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* Taste of Waterville, Waterville
* Loon Calling Contest, Belgrade Lakes
* Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass
* Country Fest, Litchfield
* Anson-Madison Days, Madison
* Skowhegan Craft Brew Fest,
Attractions & Highlights of the Region:
* The Maine State Museum in Augusta
houses the "story" of Maine as told by
it's historic artifacts and art. The museum, a cache of Native American artwork
and great repository of Maine's industrial past also houses a working three-story
watermill transported to and rebuilt inside the museum.
* With a single drop of nearly 100 feet
(one of Maine's largest) Moxie Falls in
The Forks is a must visit Kennebec Valley attraction. The easy round-trip hike to
the falls is just over a mile on an wide and
well-kept trail located two miles east of
US 201 in The Forks.
* Catch a matinee at Lakewood Theatre,
America's longest running "summerstock" program in Madison since 1901.
Each summer comes with a new slate of
performances including special performances for children. The region is also
home to Maine's Official Shakespeare
Theater at the Theater at Monmouth.
* Old Fort Western in Augusta is New
England's oldest surviving wooden fort
and block house. Interpretive educators
tell the story of this 18th century military, settlement, trade and family life in
the original main house built in 1754.
* As you pass through Skowhegan, stop
in and check out the towns collection of
artist Bernhard Langlais' work including
the artist's late 1960's gift to the town a
62-foot tall sculpture of a native American atop a 20-foot concrete base. Recently restored, the Skowhegan Indian
is the world's tallest, and a celebration
of the important contributions of native
American culture in the region given by
the artist on the 150th Anniversary of
* Keep your eyes peeled for this evergrowing collection of colorful and somewhat mysterious birdhouses located on
the east side of the Old Canada Scenic
Byway as you head north above Wyman
Lake in Moscow.
* Arnold's Landing in Solon is the site
of one of the Kennebec River encampments of the failed march on Quebec led
by revolutionary war hero turned traitor
Benedict Arnold's troops.
* The amazingly restored theater at the
Waterville Opera House welcomes local
and national and international touring acts
to the stage. It is also one of the key venues
for the Maine International Film Festival.
* The Alfond-Lunder Pavilion at Colby
College Museum of Art in Waterville
added over 10,000 square feet of gallery
space to the museum when it opened in
2013, a fitting home to the world's foremost collection of American art spanning
* The State House in Augusta was designed by noted Boston architect Charles
Bulfinch and built in 1829.
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