The beautiful fall season is here in Maine and Skowhegan will be bustling with activities and events. The fall foliage will be changing and enthusiasts will be coming from all over to enjoy the changing colors from Skowhegan to Lake George and all the way up Rt. 201!
The second annual Celebration of the Arts (COTA) will be Saturday October 10th from 10 am to 4pm. Unlike last year the event will be in Coburn Park. This means one central location to see and experience all of the artists, craftsmen and musicians. So come out enjoy music, art, and more. To register contact the chamber office.
Also returning to the fair grounds is the yearly tradition of the Haunted Hayrides! The rides will be running on Friday and Saturday, October 23rd and 24th. We are always looking for volunteers to participate in the event which always has a very large turnout (over 1,000 riders last year!). Whether volunteering or just coming out for some fun please be aware that the Haunted Hayrides are intended to be very scary and is not recommended for children under 5. Rides only cost $5 per head; people without heads ride for free.
Other upcoming events include the Maine Craft Fair on Oct. 4th and 5th and don’t miss the bounty of local foods at teh Skowhegan Farmers Market running Wednedays and Saturdays throughout October. More events and Fall fun will be coming to the Skowhegan area and we hope to see you out there!
For more information please check out our event calender here on the site or contact us ant the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce at 207−474−3621.
Get your very own Skowhegan Indian!
The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new fundraising partnership featuring the work of local whittler, Sharon Kimball. The artistry is amazing as Sharon has created three pieces of art for the Skowhegan-lover in your family. The three pieces are various-sized depictions of Bernard Langlais’ iconic masterwork, The Skowhegan Indian. Sharon has created three sized works to scale including a …17-inch, an 11-inch and a 4-inch ornament-sized Indian. The proceeds from the sales of these statues will go towards an evolving maintenance and stewardship account for the Indian to beautify the statue, the area around it and for continued maintenance through the years. Each piece is hand-whittled and unique to the owner of that piece. There is nothing like it around.