Fairs and New England go hand-in-hand like America and apple pie. It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting for the first time or you’ve been here since day one, fairs are a cornerstone of what makes Maine great and provide events that people look all year toward.

If you’re in the mood for cotton candy, fried dough, or grilled red hot dogs (yes, they’re better than their brown cousins!) then get out your calendar, check out the list of fairs and carnivals in Maine, and prepare to block off a few weekends.

Did you notice a fair or carnival that we missed? Let us know by emailing newenglanddads@gmail.com.

Common Ground Country Fair (Unity)
Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival (Lewiston)
Harvest on the Harbor (Portland)
Bethel Harvestfest & Chowdah Cook off (Bethel)
United Maine Craftsmen’s Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts (Westbrook)
York Harvestfest and Kidsfest (York)
International Seaplane Fly-in (Greenville)
Fryeburg Fair (Fryeburg)
Acadia Night Sky Festival (Mount Desert Island)
Acadia Oktoberfest, Wine Tasting, and Beer Fest (Southwest Harbor)
Cumberland County Fair (Cumberland)
Yarmouth Clam Festival (Yarmouth)