Open Farm Day & Art Trail 2016

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Schedule of Events

Meet the Farmers & Artists

Thank you to our Sponsors


Join us on Sunday, July 17th for Bowdoinham 5th Annual Open Farm Day & Art Trail. The day will begin with farm tours at: Campo di fiori, Apple Creek Farm, Gruff Acres Farm, Life Force Farm, Blue Bell Farm Maine, Stonecipher Farm, Fairwinds Farm, Six River Farm, Havenridge Farm, Left Field Farm. East of Eden Flower Farm, and Harvest Tide Organics. So come explore our local farms and see how our food is made! And because Bowdoinham is a "Very Crafty Town" we'll have Catmint Garden & Gallery, Swan Island Restoration, Morphee Creations, Watersong Music, Melissa M. Fiori, Debbie Spaulding, Diana Mosher, Starrocks, Steven Thomas Bunn Furnituremaker, Bloom, Jane Page-Conway Fine Art Photography and Merrymeeting Arts Center joining us with an Art Trail. Bowdoinham Historical Society will also have both the Jellerson School and Meeting House open for tours and The Long Branch School of Maine will have Tiny Home tours. Come see why Down East Magazine named Bowdoinham on of the "Best Places to Live in Maine"! 

Then from 3 to 6pm the celebration will continue at Mailly Waterfront Park for a Barbecue featuring fresh foods from local farms and live music. The Barbeque will be catered by Texas Barbeque Co., Mark and Jen Wescott matched their love of Barbeque with the catering business in 2012 and are looking forward to applying their special recipes with locally grown and raised products! As they have a busy season lined up, they have teamed up with members of Village Lodge # 26 AF & AM the local Masonic Lodge in Bowdoinham.  Masonry is one of the oldest Fraternities in the world and their charity within this community is extensive. Bowdoinham Historical Society will also be joining the barbeque with their famous strawberry shortcake.

This year Merrymeeting Trail Initiative and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust are sponsoring their 4th Annual Explore Merrymeeting Bay Bike Ride on Open Farm Day.  They are expanding the event to include three led bike ride options for a range of abilities and interests: at 10am is an 8mile ride, at 11:30am is a 40 mile ride and at noon is a 24 mile ride. All three led rides will leave from Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham.


Barbecue -


Menu - Pulled Chicken, Pulled Pork, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Corn Bread, and Strawberry Shortcake


Cost- $12- Adult; $8-Kid/Senior (smaller serving), $4- Strawberry Shortcake


Pre-registration for the Barbecue is appreciated, please contact Nicole at or 666-5531.  Or you can buy your tickets in advance at the Bowdoinham Town Office.