Moosehead Lake, Maine Travel, Maine Tourism, Event listings for Greenville, Maine and The Moosehead Lake Region
Greenville Maine Vacation Information

2013 - 2014 Moosehead Lake Maine Events

Greenville Maine Events and Moosehead Lake Activities

Moosehead Lake Maine Vacation Fun - Things to do in Maine

Maine vacations at Moosehead Lake Area attract visitors throughout the four seasons - Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall. Maine vacation information is posted here so you can experience all that the Moosehead Lake Region has to offer. As you can see from the list below, Greenville, Maine and the surrounding towns in The Moosehead Lake Region offers a plethora of organized events and activities throughout the year. Browse through this Moosehead Lake event travel page so you can be plan your Maine vacation stay at The Cozy Moose and be in town for your favorite event. Please note vacation event dates are subject to change, and that event activity and details should be confirmed prior to making your reservation.

(Attention Moosehead Lake Area organizations, Greenville and Rockwood businesses: Updates in progress, Email us if you have a Moosehead Lake event you would like us consider for listing. We cannot promise inclusion of every event submitted.)

Moosehead Lake Area, Maine Winter Vacation Information for 2014

Ice Racing on Moosehead Lake, Jan-Mar
Mid January - March (Saturdays): West Cove Ice Racing Assn. car races on the ice in the West Cove start at noon once ice is deemed safe.

Mid January thru First Week in March: Most predictable time to plan a snowmobile vacation in Maine. Bring your own or rent one, exclusive private guided snowmobile tours for our guests available depart from town or from your cabin. Let an experienced snowmobiler registered Maine Guide show you around.

January-February: Snowmobile Radar Runs sponsered by local clubs and businesses on Moosehead Lake

Second last Saturday in January: Moosehead Riders annual B-52 Memorial Snowmobile Ride to B-52 Bomber that crashed in Elephant Mountain

Last Weekend in January: Annual Moosehead Lake - Ricky Craven Touge Ice Fishing Derby - Cash Prizes for biggest Touge. Great Ice Fishing at Cozy Moose Waterfront.

February 2014 Moosehead Lake Wilderness Sled Dog Race Moosehead Lake Sled Dog Race Moosehead Mush Family event free to the public allowing spectators to learn about the sport of dog sledding and see them in action. The race bypasses right in front of The Cozy Moose Cabins

February 14: Valentine Sweetheart Dinner Specials offered at local inns. Enjoy fine dining, incredible atmosphere, and great service. Advance reservations a must. Call us for details.

February 15: Moosehead Lake opens Salmon Ice Fishing

February : Winter Field Trip To be annouced led by Doug Kane, IFW Biologist, centered around deer habitat, landowner cooperation in preserving deeryards and survival strategies of other Maine wildlife in the winter.

February Presidents Day Weekend: Friday Moosehead Lake, Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club House Chili / Chowder Fest Kicks off Greenville, Maine Snow Fest Week events.

February Presidents Day Week: Annual Moosehead Riders Winter Snowfest on Moosehead Lake. Fun filled week kicks off Friday night with a Chili and Chowder Fest, snowmobile radar runs, activities for the entire family with trophies, snowmobile parade, evening bonfire and fireworks on Saturday followed by a pancake breakfast and Chocolate Festival on Sunday.

February: Monson Snow Roller Day- Starts 6am-4pm Ongoing events throughout the day, Fishing Derby on Lake Hebron, snow sculpture contest, pancake breakfast, sled races, games, poker runs, lunch, and kids open gym

March: Ice Fishing Tournaments, sponsored by Moosehead Bait and Tackle, and Indian Hill Trading Post, Rockwood, and Greenville

March : Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe Tours, Guided Trips available identify animal calls and tracks.

First Week in March: Moosehead Motorsports in Greenville Maine annual Snowmobile Train Ride to Eagle Lake!

March : Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club Cookout. Enjoy snowmobiling in Maine with The Moosehead Riders. Join us on the trails for great snowmobiling fun and excellent food.

March TBA: United States Cross Country Snowmobile Race East (USCC East): Race schedule to be annouced - Focus for common rider to test his skills on cross country trails.

March 15 - May 31: Quite Season Rates Begin at The Cozy Moose. Super Saver Specials and Lodging discounts honored until May 31st. Call us for details!

March Event - Last Sunday in March: Maine Maple Syrup Sunday. There are two local sugar houses that open to the public offering free tours, tastes of Maine Maple Syrup. Appropriate for all ages.

Moosehead Lake Maine Vacations Information - Spring Vacation Events 2013

Maine Birding - Nature Walks: Great Animal Tracking - Enjoy spring as the snow melts and wildlife come out of the woods. Sweet sounds of singing birds fill the air and look for antler sheds.

Early Spring: Fiddlehead Season in Moosehead Lake Area. Ostrich Fiddleheads is a Maine delicacy.

Maine Moose and deer come out of the woods. Maine Wildlife sightings are numerous in early spring as they can easily be seen by vehicle or in the woods for the leaves have yet to come out.

March TBA: Moosehead Lake Regional Fishing biologist discusses fishing and fishing management in southern Piscataquis County waters.

April 1: Maine Fishing Open Water Season Begins in area ponds.

April 1: Application Deadline for Maine Moose Hunting permit. Applications available from Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife (207) 287-8000

April 15: Jeep Tours Adventure Wildlife Tours start and are offered throughout the season thru October.

April TBA: Fly Tying Workshop, Greenville Elementary School 6-9pm. A great opportunity to learn about Maine fly fishing in The Moosehead Lake Region with materials provided at workshop.

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Maine Ice Fishing
Last Weekend April Annual Piscataquis River Canoe Race. This 8 mile run starts in Guilford and ends in Dover/Foxcroft. Over 150 racers are expected to compete in 21 racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks. This is an American Canoe Association Event. For more information contact SPCC at 207.564.7533.

Mid-May- Mid Oct: Guided canoe moose safaris begin throughout the Moosehead Lake Region. Private guided tours available. This is truly a great way to observe and learn about Maine's majestic moose. Contact us for private guided tours departing from our cabins.

May 15 - June 30: Moosehead Getaway Safari Tour Package -Celebrate Moosemania with private guided moose safari Jeep tour into moose country.

May TBA: Moose River Canoe Race in Rockwood. Contact Amy at 534-7362

May - 14th town wide yard sale in Greenville, Maine

Moosehead Lake Moosemania Kick celebration featuring our #1 resident The Moose. Maine events and activities, , spaghetti and mooseball supper with more activities TBA

Mid May: Spring Birding and Foraging Trip- Guided Bird Tours, Maine Birding trip identifing birds of Moosehead and thier calls. Bird sit and easy walk session on wildlife plants foraging

May 31: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, Greenville and other locations.

June TBA: Annual Moosemania Tour De Moose Mountain Bike events at Squaw Mountain Resort. Choose your course either an 18 mile course over varied terrain and is physically challenging or a shorter 9 mile course. Pre-registration forms available for both events through Chamber of Commerce or on race day. Prizes awarded to first 3 places in each age group, each day along with Race T-shirts and other prize drawings from local sponsors.

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Tour De Moose

Mid June: MooseMania Craft Fair. All day fun filled day featuring the Moosterpiece Annual Craft Fair. - Moose Tales Slide Show and demonstration of moose calling, and a taste of moose refreshments. Downtown Greenville Community House.

June 15th, Maine Moose Lottery Drawing held in Greenville, Maine this year, Part of the 3 day weekend celebration above
Mid-June: Strawberry season is here! Berry-picking farms open to the public. Stutzman's Farms which is one of my favorites is about a 35 minute drive from Greenville.

Moosehead Lake Maine Vacations Information - Summer Vacation Events 2013

June TBA: Moosehead Lake Annual Rowing Regatta at the Greenville Junction Wharf. Course last year was a 4.5-mile triangular layout in West Cove. Prizes awarded for top finishers in each category.

June 19-Sept 27: Moosehead Historical Society- Docent guided tours being Wednesday-Friday from 1pm-4pm.

Juuly Friday Evenings: Music in The Gazebo 7pm- The first in a series of concerts in downtown Greenville sponsored by The Town are planned for Friday evenings at 7pm throughout the summer. Entertainment TBA. Bring your lawn chairs, or a blanket and enjoy!

July : Jazz kick off Blair Hill summer outdoor concert series at 7pm at The Blair Hill Inn

July 2-4: Worlds Largest Book Sale 10am-3pm, Masonic Hall

July 4: Town of Greenville's Fourth of July Celebration- Features special events, craft fair at 9am, games at 10am, parade at 1pm and much more. Fireworks display over Moosehead Lake. A great time to be in town.

July : Ready Workers Open House Coffee- Food and craft tables in Community House from 9am to 2pm CA Dean Celebrity Benefit Bike Ride, BBQ, and Auction at Greenville High School 9:30am to mid afternoon Greenville Recreation Dept. activities TBA. Last year a Basketball Tournament was held at outdoor basketball court at the Greenville School 9am-12pm. Advance registration required.

July - Mid August: Moosehead Lake Wednesday Moosehead Lake Hikes, Meet at the NREC office in Greenville, destinations vary based on weather. Moosehead Lake Hiking destinations: Eagle Rock, Wilson Falls, Gulf Hagus, Katahdin Iron Works, Big Moose, Little Moose, Number Four Mt., White Cap Mt., Borestone Mountain, and more.

July 9 - Mid August: Moosehead Lake Youth Days - Maine Woods Explorers, Programs for the day, meeting at 8:30am. Pre-registration required at NREC center, call or email office for forms. Offering Canoe, Kayak, Map and Compass, Foraging, Maine Authors and Artists, Rockets, Astronomy, Silverculture, Geology, Fishing and More. Moosehead Lake Day camp programs for all ages.

July Friday evenings at 7pm Music in The Gazebo- Entertainment. Last year featured Chairback Gap playing strains of original and bluegrass music. It was a great show!

July: Slide Show on Fishing and Wildlife in Moosehead Region, presented by Dan Legere, Nickerson Elementary School, Greenville.

July First Week: Vintage and Classic Boat Show- Held by the Moosehead Lake Yacht Club, at the Moosehead Marina in Rockwood. Features unique runabouts from the New England Chapter of Vintage and Classic Boat Club, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. For more information contact Moosehead Marine Museum.

Mid July- 7pm: Moosehead Lake Cultural Cross Roads- Dr. Hamilton Moosehead Native and professor offers a cross cultural perspective into the history of the Moosehead Lake Region, at the Center for Moosehead History.

July : Skowhegan Log Days, Celebration of last log drive on Kennebec River. Lobster bake, canoe and bed races, crafts, concert, BBQ and more.


July : C. A. Dean Chicken Barbecue, Greenville School.

July : Bluegrass performers The Kruger Brothers feature acoustic string music blending traditional American Folk, Bluegrass and a touch of classical influences at 7pm at The Blair Hill Inn outdoor concert series.

July - Aug: Bangor State Fair, Bass Park, Bangor.

July TBA: Archaeology of Moosehead Lake Region, at The Moosehead Historical Society Museum.

July Last Weekend: Abbotts Anniversary Celebration, Featuring a parade, street dance, craft fair, children's games, woodsman competition, BBQ, Blacksmithing and candlemaking competition.

July 3rd weekend: Thoreau - Wabanaki Festival Downtown Greenville cultural awareness of rich Indian History of Moosehead Lake .

July : Dixieland Cruise aboard the Steamship the Katahdin. 6-9pm

August : Music in The Greenville Gazebo. Entertainment TBA. Last year featured Dave Mallet with his soul searching ballads 7pm.

August : Grapevine Association Golf Tournament at Squaw Village Golf Course

August : Moosehead Historical Society Tea and Fashion Slide Show 2pm.

August 2nd Week: Skowhegan State Fair - Oldest continuous running fair in US. Midway rides, Exposition Shows, Harness Racing, and Concerts. This is one of our favorites!

August : Ready Workers Public Supper- Community House, 5pm to 6:30pm.

August : Ready Workers Lumberjack Breakfast- Community House 7am to 9am.

August : 2nd Weekend- Forest Heritage Days. A great educational event about foresting the Maine North Woods. Woods tours, educational exhibits, and logging competition. Bus tour to various spots throughout the woods to present aspects of northern forest management, recreational, wildlife, and water resources. Lunch will be provided.

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Greenville Maine Seaplane Fly-In
August : Kiwanis Auction, Greenville.

August : CA Dean's Auxiliary Fair

August : Annual Bike and Boat Ride Benefit. Ready Workers Auction at Community House in Greenville

August TBA : Summer Sky, 8pm, held at the Greenville School All Purpose Room, Junction and sponsored by The Natural Resource Education Center. Astronomer Dr. John Hermann will speak about the summer sky, complete with telescopes. Fun and educational.

August : Blair Hill Concert Series TBA .

August : Piscataquis Valley Fair, Dover-Foxcroft, Old fashioned agricultural fair with midway, horse pulling, livestock and more.

August - Sept : Springfield Fair. Experience the North Woods culture in a fun family environment. Entertainment TBA, ATV and garden tractor pulls, demolition derby, livestock, children's events, carnival rides, food and much more. See you there!

Moosehead Lake Maine Vacation Autumn - Fall 2013

September Weekend after Labor Day: International Seaplane Fly-In Weekend This aviation event offers entertainment, presentations, contests, and awards dinner. A very popular event.

September:International Seaplane Fly-In Supper & Breakfast at Community House, Greenville.

September: Fly-Buy Craft Fair, Greenville.

Mid September to Mid October: Scenic Fall Foliage -- Attention leaf-peepers --2013 Color - Trees have started to turn, Mid September to early October usually offers the best fall foliage displays. Vivid blue Moosehead Lake against the array of fall colors and green pines is hard to beat.

Katahdin Cruise: New -last lake tour September 29th head of the lake cruise. Traditional Leaf Peeping tours will end and not be offered thru Columbus Day Weekend

October: Ready Workers, Turkey Supper, Greenville.

October: Audubon Society Borestone Mountain Walk-a-thon. Help us preserve this beautiful mountain.

October: Columbus Day Weekend Annual Moose on The Run 5K Road Race and 1K Fun Run. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and The Town of Greenville

October: Ready Workers Fair 10am to 2pm and Harvest Supper 5pm to 6:30pm.

October 15- Dec 22: Quite Season Rates Begin at The Cozy Moose. 25- 40% lodging discounts honored until December 22nd.

November TBA: Fall Bazaar. All-day fair and supper, Greenville Holy Family Catholic Church.

November TBA: Ready Workers Public Supper, Community House, Greenville 5pm to 6:30pm.

November : Christmas Craft Fair, Greenville.

December TBA: Deck the Halls Holidays at Moosehead. family event includes outdoor activities for children, holiday Bazaar, Street Festival, petting zoo, live music, holiday treets and visit by Santa Claus, Horse drawn wagon rides, crafts, and shopping specials. End the evening with a christmas tree lighting and a sock hop at the school gym. Come to our home for the holidays. .

December 31: New Years Specials- Establishments offer various specials featuring live entertainment. Check back here for more details.

Moose photograph courtesy of Charles Boothbay; masthead & seaplane photograph courtesy Heather Davis
All other photographs this page courtesy of the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce