Open Farm Day & Art Trail takes place on the fourth Sunday in July on the State of Maine's Open Farm Day. The day begins with farm and studio tours around Bowdoinham. Then at 3pm the celebration will continue at Mailly Waterfront Park for a barbecue featuring fresh foods from local farms and live music. Come see why Down East Magazine named Bowdoinham one of the "Best Places to Live in Maine"!
Apple Creek Farm, Blue Bell Farm, Campo di Fiori, Dandelion Spring Farm, Eagle Hill Farm, East of Eden Flower Farm, Fairwinds Farm, Harvest Tide Organics, Left Field Farm, Peary’s Garden , and Six River Farm.
And Meet Local Artisans:
AP Curiosities, Kate Cutko, Catmint Garden & Gallery, Jane Page-Conway Fine Art Photography, LaPointe Antiques & Restoration, Scott Libby Woodworking, Steven Thomas Bunn Furnituremaker, Watersong Music, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Wayne Sanford, William Stanton, Meg Zellinger, Diana Mosher, and Starrocks.
Merrymeeting Trailblazers and Maine Farmland Trust are sponsoring the Explore Merrymeeting Bay Bike Tours, visiting the farms and exploring the scenes of Open Farm Day. The ride will include three led bike ride options for a range of abilities and interests. All three led rides will leave from Mailly Waterfront Park:
- 10:00am - 35 Mile Ride for Intermediate or Advance Riders
- 10:15am - 24 Mile Ride for Beginner or Intermediate Riders
- 10:30am - 14 Mile Ride for Beginners or Intermediate Riders Interested in Learning about Farmland Protection
- Or Create Your Own Ride! Merrymeeting Trailblazers will have suggested routes available to you if would like help planning your adventure!
At 3pm the celebration will continue at Mailly Waterfront Park for a barbeque featuring fresh foods from local farms and live music by the Intergalactic Yurt Band. The Barbeque will be catered by The Texas Barbeque Company with members of Village Lodge # 26 AF & AM the local Masonic Lodge in Bowdoinham. Bowdoinham Historical Society will also be joining the barbeque with their famous strawberry shortcake!
Barbecue (Tickets will be available at BBQ) - Menu
- Pulled Chicken
- Pulled Pork
- Potato Salad
- Baked Beans
- Corn Bread
- Strawberry Shortcake
Cost- $10 per Plate, $4 per Strawberry Shortcake
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