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September
* Maine Cheese Festival, Pittston
* Skowhegan Craft Brew Fest
October
* Swine & Stein Brewfest, Gardiner
* Maine Craft Weekend
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 threestory
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 a 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
Maine's statehood.
* Keep your eyes peeled for this evergrowing
collection of colorful and somewhat
mysterious birdhouses located on
the east side of the Old Canada Scenic
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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 three centuries.
* The State House in Augusta was
designed by noted Boston architect
Charles Bulfinch and built in 1829.
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