Maine Artisan Fest
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2023

Maine Artisan Fest

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2023
Indulge Your Senses

Maine's Finest Delights

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    Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2023

Delight in the finest flavors of Maine at the Maine Artisan Fest. Indulge in a world of Maine's finest creations, support local businesses, and savor the unique tastes of this remarkable event.

Rain or shine, our events are happening, and we're still celebrating Maine Artisan Fest! Join us in the lodge or under our large slopeside tent. We've got you covered!

Bigger Mug, More Beer

Secure the exclusive River Fest Mug for more beer at no added cost! Available in-person only, get yours and enjoy 4 extra ounces per fill during the last three weekends of River Fest, featuring premium craft brews from the 78-tap Maine Beer Box.

Stay & Fest

Start your River Fest planning now, and save 10% on one night, or 20% off two or more nights when you stay with us, exclusive to River Fest weekends.

Event Schedule

Saturday, September 30
  • Artisan Tasting Tent
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 12-4PM
    Savor the unique tastes of this remarkable event with products ranging from Maine cheeses to artisan Maine cocktails. Featuring whiskey tastings with local distillers Chadwick's Craft Spirits, Mossy Ledge Spirits, Maine Craft Distilling, Harshore Distilling Company, and New England Distilling  | Buy Tickets
  • South Ridge Cruise-In
    South Ridge Parking Lot | 11AM-3PM
    Cruise into South Ridge with your muscle car, vintage roadster, or antique motorcycle for an afternoon of Fall fun
  • Maine Beer Box
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 11AM-4PM
    Sample Maine craft beer from the 78 taps on the Maine Beer Box
  • Live Music
    South Ridge Lodge | 11:30AM-5PM
    Groove to the tunes of Kitty & JT and Beau Sasser Trio
  • Artisan Demos
    South Ridge Lodge | 12PM-4PM
    Observe professional potters from The Pottery Studio throw amazing functional ceramics and watch Forged in Fire Champion, Sam Smith, of the Maine Blacksmith's Guild as they craft traditional metal hardware, campware, knives and more!
  • Kaleidoscope Class
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 1:30-4:30PM
    Craft your own Kaleidoscope under the tutelage of world-renowned craftswoman, Sue Rioux | Buy Now
Sunday, October 1
  • Cars & Coffee
    South Ridge Parking Lot | 8-11AM
    Meet us in the mountains with your vintage automobiles and motorcycles as the cruise in continues at Sunday River
  • Artisan Tasting Tent
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 11AM-3PM
    Savor the unique tastes of this remarkable event with products ranging from Maine cheeses to artisan Maine cocktails. Featuring whiskey tastings with local distillers Chadwick's Craft Spirits, Mossy Ledge Spirits, Maine Craft Distilling, Harshore Distilling Company, and New England Distilling  | Buy Tickets
  • Maine Beer Box
    Slopeside at South Ridge | 11AM-4PM
    Sample Maine craft beer from the 78 taps on the Maine Beer Box
  • Paint & Sip
    South Ridge | 12-2PM
    Join our vibrant Paint & Sip event, where creativity, and wine flow as freely as the good times with local artist Judy Taylor of Creative Canvas | Buy Now
  • Artisan Demos
    South Ridge Lodge | 11AM-3PM
    Observe professional potters from The Pottery Studio throw amazing functional ceramics and watch Forged in Fire Champion, Sam Smith, of the Maine Blacksmith's Guild as they craft traditional metal hardware, campware, knives and more!
  • Live Music
    South Ridge Lodge | 10:30AM-3:30PM
    Details Coming Soon

Participating Distilleries

Doom Forest

Mossey Ledge Spirits

Maine Craft Distilling

Hardshore Distilling

New England Distilling

Savory Snacks From

Pineland Farms

Silvery Moon Creamery

Noisy Acres Farm

Three Charm Farm

Sunflower Farm Creamery

Winter Hill Farm

Spring Day Creamery

Part Of

Weekend Activities & Deals

  • Scenic Lift Rides

    Open Saturday-Sunday | Ride the Chondola up to North Peak for a hike or just to take in the amazing views at Sunday River.

  • Sunday River Golf Club

    Open for the season | One of the most spectacular mountain golf courses in the country, with stunning views and dramatic elevation changes.