The guestrooms are "individually decorated with comfort, privacy and romance in mind." -Summertime in the Belgrades
"...the refurbished inn reflects the duo's philosophy that couples need to be pampered, to have a retreat where they can celebrate some very special moments together." -Summertime in the Belgrades
"If Belgrade Lakes is not the prettiest little village in Maine, it is certainly a contender." -Maine Sunday Telegram

Event Calendar

January

It's time for our winter hibernation ... see you on Valentine's!

February

Valentine's Day is our specialty, here at Wings Hill! Dining and lodging packages posted each December.

Belgrade Lakes: Ice Fishing Derby (statewide locations; Oakland, Vassleboro, Belgrade Lakes, Skowhegan and more.) 207-495-3880 , 465-3031-465-7357

Mardi Gras Parade: Hallowell

March

Augusta: Augusta Boat Show; 207-623-4559

Statewide: Maple Sunday; www.getrealmaine.com

April

Statewide: open water fishing begins

Augusta: Home and Garden Show 207-623-4559

May

Here at Wings Hill Inn: graduation reservations accepted, up to one year ahead; and don't forget your Mother's Day reservations! Dining and lodging packages posted in February.

Belgrade Lakes: BL Golf Course opens (conditions permitting); www.belgradelakesgolfcourse.com

Belgrade Lakes: The Farmers' Market returns! Thursdays and Sundays, May through September, downtown in the village.

Belgrade Lakes: Green Hatter's Hoe Down. An environmentally-focused free evening of music & contra call dancing, Center for All Seasons, featuring the Gawler Family Band.

Belgrade Lakes Association annual/centennial raffle begins; tickets to win a 20' pontoon boat available in the village.

Farmers Market: Waterville. Thursdays, 2-6 pm in the Concourse (May - Oct.)

Oakland: Memorial Day parade; 207-465-7357

Waterville: Memorial Day parade; 207-873-3315

Waterville: Annual Special Olympics Open Bass Tournament

June

Belgrade Lakes: mailboat rides begin

Belgrade Lakes: The Farmers' Market returns! Thursdays and Sundays, May through September, downtown in the village.

Belgrade Lakes: Public pool at Center for All Seasons opens

Belgrade Lakes Association annual/centennial raffle continues; tickets to win a 20' pontoon boat available in the village.

Rome Strawberry Patch opens for "pick-your-own", subject to weather

Augusta: Annual Muster Civil War Encampment

Farmers Market: Waterville. Thursdays, 2-6 pm in the Concourse (May - Oct.)

Main Street Madness: Waterville. 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in The Concourse

Waterville: Voice of the Kennebec Festival; 680-4233

Waterville: Mid-Maine Chamber Golf Classic 207-873-3315

"Whatever" Festival: Augusta. A panoply of river-related and other activities during this family oriented two week event. Phone (207) 623-4559 for details.

Rock on the River: Hallowell. Tuesday evenings, late June - late August (except July 4) from 7 - 8:30, free outdoor concerts at the city stage on the river. Rock to jazz to swing to reggae! 620-7477

Gardiner : Arts Festival; 207-582-3100

Windsor: The Maine Fiber Frolic; info@fiberfrolic.com

Skowhegan: Lakewood Theater summer season opens; 474-7176

Sidney: Blistered Fingers Annual Bluegrass Festival; 873-6539

Sidney: N.E. Music Camp Concerts begin; free series and paid admission events; 465-3025

Skowhegan: Maine Antique Power Show; 474-6049

Skowhegan: Maine Quarter Horse Show; 474-6049

Skowhegan: Spring Classic Horse Show; 474-6049

Kingfield Festival of the Arts, Kennedy Farm, late June, 10-4: live music, artisans & food

6th Annual Kingfield Pops concert; Kennedy Farm in Kingfield; late June; live music, festivities, food, fireworks & more

July

July 4th: Belgrade Lakes. A small town celebration from sunrise to well into the evening. Music, wide foods, games, antique boat parade, shop specials, frog jumping contest, street parade and fireworks over Long Pond.

"Whatever" Festival: Augusta: The festival ends with July 4 fireworks in Augusta and Winthrop. Phone (207) 623-4559 for details.

Winslow 4th of July: Winslow. The biggest celebration in Maine. Extensive parade, military flyover, four marching bands, renowned drum contingents, performances, activities at Fort Halifax park, and fireworks. the five-day celebration includes a Miss 4th of July pagent, lobsterbake, bean supper & pig roast, and street dance.

Gawler Family Concert, to benefit the Belgrade Library; mid-July; 207-495-3508: the area's First Family of Folk performs at Belgrade's Center for All Seasons!

Belgrade Lakes Association annual/centennial raffle continues; tickets to win a 20' pontoon boat available in the village.

Moxie Festival, Silver Anniversary; mid-July, Lisbon Falls; www.moxiefestival.com: lots of free activities, including Maine's largest parade

Statewide: Open Farm Day; www.getrealmaine.com

Farmers Market: Waterville. Thursdays, 2-6 pm in the Concourse (May - Oct.)

Maine International Film Festival: Waterville, mid-July. A 10 day event featuring the best of American independent, international, and Maine-made films. Visiting actors and filmmakers interact with attendees. Over 80 films screened.

Intown Arts Fest: Waterville, mid-July. Over 100 artists line Main Street for one of the state's oldest art shows.

Waterville; Bossov Ballet Theater; 873-7000

Old Hallowell Day: Hallowell's mid-summer celebration, with road races, arts & crafts, food fair, parade, music and fireworks' mid-July.

Rock on the River: Hallowell. Every Tuesday evening in the summer (except July 4) from 7 - 8:30, free outdoor concerts at the city stage on the river. Rock to jazz to swing to reggae!

Oakland: Lions Fun Festival; last weekend in July. 465-3340

Pittston Fair; late July. www.thepittstonfair.com.
Small, family oriented country fair with midway, animal pulling events, children's games, woodsman contest.

Sidney; Craft Festival; 465-3025

August

Belgrade Lakes: The Farmers' Market returns! Thursdays and Sundays, May through September, downtown in the village.

Loon Calling Contest: Belgrade Lakes. 495-7739 / 495-3312. Small town fun at its very best.

Belgrade Lakes Association Lobster Bake & Auction; 207-495-3481 for tickets & info.

Taste of Greater Waterville: share the region's finest cuisine, with tasty treats for all throughout downtown. Early August.

Annual Sidewalk Sales: Waterville. Early August. Great deals and great fun!

Belgrade Lakes Association annual/centennial raffle continues; tickets to win a 20' pontoon boat available in the village.

Rock on the River: Hallowell. Every Tuesday evening in the summer (except July 4) from 7 - 8:30, free outdoor concerts at the city stage on the river. Rock to jazz to swing to reggae!

Maine Quilts: Augusta. Over 400 quilts on display, art, antique, judged, display, raffle, special exhibits, workshops with national instructors. Merchants Mall, demonstrations, lectures, quilt appraisals, silent auction. 415-4417

Waterville: Gem and Mineral Show; 547-3154

Sidewalk Art Show: Winthrop. 80 artists from around New England compete for cash prizes. Book sale, bake sale, luncheon, and book signings. 377-8020

Monmouth: Monmouth Fair; 933-2512

Readfield: Heritage Days Fair; 685-3812

Sidney; Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival; 873-6539

Sidney; NE Music Camp Concerts; 465-3025

Skowhegan; Appaloosa Horse Show; 474-6049

Skowhegan: Coburn Park Sunday Concerts

Skowhegan: Harvest Days; 474-3621

Skowhegan: Skowhegan State Fair; 474-2947

Winslow: Blueberry Festival; 877-8895

September

Belgrade Lakes: The Farmers' Market returns! Thursdays and Sundays, May through September, downtown in the village.

Common Ground Fair: Unity. Hundreds of vendors, exhibitors and demonstrators join more than 1,000 volunteers and over 40,000 fairgoers to share knowledge about sustainable living; eat delicious, organic, Maine-grown food; buy and sell beautiful Maine crafts and useful agricultural products; compete in various activities; dance; sing and have a great time. Downeast Magazine calls it "Maine's most authentic country fair, uniting, as it does, old-time folkways with progressive ideas about living the good life on a fragile planet." 207-568-4142

Statewide: Pick-Your-Own Apples in Maine; getrealmaine.com

Waterville: Franco-American Festival; 680-4204

Manchester: Annual Apple Festival; 623-5925

Skowhegan: Autumnfest Horse Show

Skowhegan: Lake George Fiddle Festival; 474-1292

Skowhegan: Lake George Mountain Bike Challenge; 474-1292

October

Oktoberfest: Belgrade Lakes. Individual business sponsor autumn events, such as pumpkin carving, hay rides, chili contest, live music and more. Saturday of Columbus Weekend.

Harvest Fest: Waterville. Live music, farmers' market, hay rides and more. 680-2055

Fall Festival: Hallowell. 207-622-1350.

Augusta: Woodcarving & Wildlife Art Show; 873-3370

Unity: Great Maine Apple Day and Fall Harvest Festival; www.getrealmaine.com

Statewide: Pick-Your Own Apples in Maine; 287-3491

Waterville: Colby Orchestra Concert; 859-5670

November

Here at the Inn:Call early to arrange your business event or private party; the holidays book quickly.

Maine Crafts at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. A juried craft fair featuring the fine handwork of over 30 Maine artisans.

Electric Christmas Parade: Waterville

Kringleville: one of downtown Waterville's oldest traditions, Santa's Maine home, in Castonguay Square.

Arts & Crafts Show: Augusta. 125 talented artisans. Free gift drawing every hour. 621-2818

Statewide: Pick-Your-Own Maine Christmas Tree; getrealmaine.com

December

Here at the Inn:Office events, private luncheons and dinner parties are a specialty! Or contact us for party platters and specialty desserts for pick-up or drop-off.

Christmas Stroll: Belgrade Lakes. An evening of holiday magic. Luminaries line the street, and individual business sponsor fun such as horse drawn wagon rides, carolers, hot cider and refreshments, Santa, and the annual Cookie Walk bake sale. Typically the first Saturday of December.

Kringleville: one of downtown Waterville's oldest traditions, visit Santa's Maine home, in Castonguay Square.

Christmas in Old Hallowell: Maine's Antique Riverport (and smallest city) sparkles! 623-0053.

Hinckley: Festival of Trees; 238-4280

Gardiner: The Twelve Days of Christmas; 582-3100

Skowhegan: Holiday Stroll: 474-6900

State Wide: Pick Your Own Christmas Tree; 287-3491

Waterville: Colby's Festival of Carols and Lights; 872-3000

For More Details

Local event information is taken from postings on area directories and newspapers. Please follow up on events that interest you, as timeframes and locations are subject to change.