Moosehead Lake Maine Events 2016
Greenville Maine Vacation Information
(Attention Moosehead Lake Area Event Organizers – Email us if you have a Moosehead Lake event you would like listed. We cannot promise inclusion of every event submitted.)
Ice Racing on Moosehead Lake, Jan-Mar
December Vacation Week: Squaw Mountain Ski Resort, family ski resort, rentals, and lessons. Beautiful views of Moosehead Lake.
Mid January – March (Saturdays): West Cove Ice Racing on Moosehead Lake. Races on 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. Rentals and private guided snowmobile tours available depart from town or from your cabin.
January-Mid March: Snowmobile Radar Runs by local clubs and businesses on Moosehead Lake
January – March: Squaw Mountain Ski Resort- downhill skiing, Thursday afternoons, Friday – Sunday until 4pm. Open vacation weeks and special events planned
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 Ice Fishing Derby – Cash Prizes for biggest Togue. Great Ice Fishing and Ice Shack rental on Moosehead Lake at The Cozy Moose Waterfront.
February 6, 2016 Snow Fest Events: Kicks off with Moosehead Lake Wilderness Sled Dog Race Moosehead Lake Sled Dog Race -Free to public, this Moosehead event offers viewing for spectators and organized events throughout the day in Greenville.
February – Friday before Presidents Day: Moosehead Lake, Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club House Chili / Chowder Fest in Greenville, Maine Snow Fest week event.
February Sunday before Presidents Day- Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival- Delightful chocolate samples to choose from with to go containers. Moosehead Lake fundraiser. Arrive early – sold out 2016
February 15: Moosehead Lake opens Salmon Ice Fishing
Maine Ice Fishing
February Presidents Day Week: Annual Moosehead Riders Winter Snowfest on Moosehead Lake. Fun filled snowmobile events, radar runs, activities for the entire family, snowmobile parade, and evening bonfire. Fireworks West Cove Moosehead Lake. Squaw Mountain Ski Resort open everyday during vacation week.
February: Typically Saturday after Presidents Day – 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: Maine Ice Fishing Event, Moosehead Lake by Moosehead Lake Vacation Sportmans Assc.,
March: First Week in March TBA: Annual Moosehead Motorsports in Greenville Maine – Moosehead Lake to Eagle Lake Snowmobile Train Ride
March: TBA from 10am – 2pm Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club Cookout. Enjoy snowmobiling in Maine with The Moosehead Riders. Join us for fun, cookout and games, snowmobiling fun and excellent food.
March TBA: Maine 100 USCC – United States Cross Country Snowmobile Race East (USCC East): Race schedule to be announced – Focus for common rider to test his skills on cross country trails.
March 16 – May 22: Quite Season Rates offered at The Cozy Moose Cabins
March Maine Event – Typically second last Sunday or last Sunday in March 2016 : Maine Maple Syrup Sunday. There are two local sugar houses that open to the public offering free tours, tastes of Maine Maple Syrup.
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 – Get them when you can a short 2 week season. Maine Foodie Activity – Road side stands – Get them while you can
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.
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 23 – 44th Annual Piscataquis River Canoe Race Event. This 8 mile run starts in Guilford and ends in Dover/Foxcroft. Racers compete in over 20 racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks. This is an American Canoe Association Event. For more information contact SPCC at 207.564.7533.
May: Jeep Tours – Vehicle 4×4 tours – Adventure Wildlife Tours start and are offered throughout the season thru October.
Mid-May- Mid Oct: Moose safaris begin throughout the Moosehead Lake Region. Private guided tours available. Observe and learn about Maine’s majestic moose. Contact us for private guided sightseeing tours.
May 15 – June 30: Moosehead Getaway Safari Tour Package -Celebrate Moosemania with private guided moose safari Vehicle tour into moose country.
May 15 – June 30: Moosehead Getaway Safari Tours -Celebrate Moosemania with a private guided moose safari by 4×4 vehicle Jeep tour into moose country.
June 2016 Moose Mainea Celebration featuring our #1 resident The Moose. Craft fair, Maine events, geocaching scavenger hunt, activities, , kids fun day with prizes and treats. Greenville Maine town wide garage sale.
Other events include Moose River canoe race, Annual Moose photo contest and more.
Mid May: Spring Birding and Foraging Trip- Guided Bird Tours, Maine Birding trip identify birds of Moosehead and their calls. Bird sit and easy walk session on wildlife plants foraging.
May 31: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, Greenville and other locations.
June 15th, Maine Moose Lottery Drawing
Mid-June: Strawberry season is here! Berry-picking farms open to the public. Stutzman’s Farms
June 25th: Maine Whoppie Pie Festival – 2016 Maine Event – Dover Foxcroft Maine – Registration Now Open To Enter
June 19-Sept 27: Moosehead Historical Society- Docent guided tours being Wednesday-Friday from 1pm-4pm.
June 27 to Oct 15th: Katahdin Sightseeing Cruises on Moosehead Lake – Tues – Sat
June TBA : Bike and Boat annual Moosehead Lake, Maine Event – Bikers travel 19.5 miles to Rockwood and return on Moosehead Lake aboard the Katahdin Steamship. Family and team members. Fund raiser for CA Dean Hospital.
July Thursday Evenings: Music in The Gazebo 7pm- The first in a series of concerts in downtown Greenville sponsored by The Town at 7pm throughout the summer. Entertainment TBA. Bring your lawn chairs, or a blanket and enjoy!
July 3-5: Worlds Largest Book Sale 10am-3pm, Masonic Hall
July 3: 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 3 Fireworks Maine Event – Moosehead Lake Cruise on Katahdin departs at 6pm
July TBA: 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. Advance registration required.
July – Mid August: Moosehead Lake Maine Events – 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.
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. For more information contact Moosehead Marine Museum.
Maine Cultural Tourism Events and Sightseeing
July : C. A. Dean Chicken Barbecue, Greenville School.
July Last Week: Bangor State Fair, Bass Park, Bangor.
July Last Weekend: Abbott’s Anniversary Celebration, Featuring a parade, street dance, craft fair, children’s games, woodsman competition, BBQ, Blacksmithing and candle making competition.
July 13th – 16th Maine Event Thoreau – Wabanaki Festival Downtown Greenville cultural awareness of rich Indian History of Moosehead Lake .
August Thursdays : Music in The Greenville Gazebo. TBA
August 12-13: Maine Event – Forest Heritage – Logging event 2 day celebration of Maine’s most historic industry. educational event about foresting the Maine North Woods. A Moosehead Lake Maine Event – Woods tours, educational exhibits, craft fair, and logging competition.
August 20: Forrest G. Whitman Memorial Golf Tournament- Moosehead Lake Kineo Golf Course, Call Terri 207-695-5215
August : Moosehead Historical Society Tea and Fashion Slide Show 2pm.
August 2nd Week: Skowhegan State Fair – Oldest continuous running fair in US.
August : Ready Workers Public Supper- Community House, 5pm to 6:30pm.
August : Ready Workers Lumberjack Breakfast- Community House 7am to 9am.
August : Kiwanis Auction, Greenville Event
August : CA Dean’s Auxiliary Fair
August TBA : Summer Sky – Moosehead Lake Maine Event, Astronomer will speak about the summer sky and observation event.
August : Piscataquis Valley Fair, Dover-Foxcroft, Old fashioned agricultural fair.
September Weekend after Labor Day: International Seaplane Fly-In Weekend 9/8 – 9/11 – This aviation event offers entertainment, presentations, contests, and awards dinner. A very popular event.
September 10: Fly In Cruises- on the Kate steamship throughout the day
September : International Seaplane Fly-In Supper & Breakfast at Community House, Greenville Fly Bys, Craft Fair and Foodie Event
Mid September to Mid October: Scenic Fall Foliage — Leaf-peepers – See best fall foliage displays. Vivid blue Moosehead Lake against the array of fall colors and green pines is hard to beat.
Katahdin Cruise: Traditional Leaf Peeping tours through October 10th
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 Event.
October: Ready Workers Fair 10am to 2pm and Harvest Supper 5pm to 6:30pm.
October 17- Nov 27: Quite Season Rates Begin at The Cozy Moose. Save on lodging .
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 Thanksgiving Weekend: Christmas Craft Fair, Santa Claus comes to Greenville.
December TBA: Deck the Halls Holidays at Moosehead Maine Event. Come to our home for the holidays.
December 31: New Years Specials- Featuring live entertainment. More details to come.