Buy Bowdoinham

Buying local is one thing in this economy that we can all control.  Buying local supports the businesses that support the community.  These are the businesses that sponsor and support your local sports teams, the schools, local government, and charitable groups.  Buying local creates more local jobs, lightens the impact on the environment, and builds stronger community.


Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans Sale

Friday, December 5th, 6-8pm

Saturday, December 6th, 10am-3pm

at Bowdoinham Town Hall

Top quality fine arts including jewelry, pottery, fiber art, photography, prints and paintings all crafted by the members of the Bowdoinham Guild of Artisans will be on sale at this show which is now in its 11th year. Gift items from the Bowdoinham Library are also available.  Come enjoy the delicious food and great live music by some of Bowdoinham’s best while you shop. On Friday night, Ben Hunsberger and Kathleen McGee will be playing and Susan Brown, students and friends will join us Saturday morning. 


Christmas Open House

Friday, December 5th, 3-8pm

Saturday, December 6th, 9am-4pm

at 312 Millay Road

The Christmas Open House will be full of a variety of crafts from Maine Artisans. Come enjoy  a cup of warm mulled cider and enter a drawing for a basket of goodies!


Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, December 6th, 10am-2pm

at Bowdoinham Community School

There will be lots happening so come join the fun with:

• Over 40 Crafters

• Pictures with Santa (11am-1pm)

• Bake Sale and Cafe

• Holiday Village Display

• Kids Make-A-Craft with Merrymeeting Arts Center (11am-1pm)

• And much, much more!!

For more information, find us on Facebook at Bowdoinham Community School Craft Fair.


EMS Craft Fair  

Saturday, December 6th, 9am-2pm

at Bowdoinham Fire Station, 57 Post Rd

Shop local crafts while you enjoy homemade refreshments.


Long Branch Holiday Show                         

Saturday, December 6th, 10am-3pm

at Long Branch School of Maine, 20 Main St

Local artist and crafters offer an amazing assortment of gifts for the holidays, whether you are looking for beauty, fun or function and you can soothe your holiday stress with a chair massage. Warm yourself with a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie. Noon to 2 pm sweeten your adventure with cookie decorating; enjoy all of the fun and none of the clean-up!


Woodworkers Show

Saturday, December 6th, 10am-3pm

at Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St

Come see the high quality craftsmanship of our fine woodworkers.


Pottery Studio Open House

Saturday, December 6th, 10am-3pm

at Merrymeeting Arts Center, 6 Main St

Explore the Arts Center’s new pottery studio while you shop for wonderful handmade gifts. Also, there while be a Make-a-Gift Workshop for Kids, 1-3pm.



Before you shop online or get in your car and drive to a mall, stop at the Town of Bowdoinham website and check out the local business listing. Give the gift of local this Holiday Season, and support the businesses that support our community.  Buy Bowdoinham!