Open Farm Day & Art Trail

Dandelion Farm 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"!

Come Tour:                                                                                                                                                          

ArtApple Creek FarmBlue Bell FarmCampo di FioriDandelion Spring FarmEagle Hill FarmEast of EdDandelion Farm en Flower FarmFairwinds FarmHarvest Tide OrganicsLeft Field FarmPeary’s Garden , and Six River Farm

And Meet Local Artisans:

AP CuriositiesKate CutkoCatmint Garden & GalleryJane Page-Conway Fine Art PhotographyLaPointe Antiques & RestorationScott Libby WoodworkingSteven Thomas Bunn FurnituremakerWatersong MusicMerrymeeting Arts Center, Wayne Sanford, William Stanton, Meg Zellinger, Diana Mosher, and Starrocks.

The Bowdoinham Historical Society will also have Merrymeeting HallJellerson School & Merrymeeting Bay Museum and the Meeting House open for tours.

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 RidersEast  of Eden
  • 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) - MenuKate

  • Pulled Chicken
  • Pulled Pork
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Corn Bread
  • Strawberry Shortcake      

Cost-  $10 per Plate, $4 per Strawberry ShortcakeHarvest Tide

Check Out Our:

Open Farm Day Brochure

Open Farm Day Guide (Printer-Friendly)