There is a lot going on any given day of the week here in Kennebunkport! Kennebunkport is your destination for Kennebunkport events as well as all Maine events.
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27th Laudholm Craft Fair
The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is held in Wells, Maine every September on the weekend after Labor Day. This prestigious event brings more than 100 artisans, selected by jury, to exhibit their wares for thousands of browsers. Music, food, and fun round out the 2-day festival.
- 110+ Master Artisans (selected by jury)
- Thousands of One-of-a-Kind Gift Items
- Incomparable Seaside Setting
- More than $8,000 in Raffle Prizes
The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 each day ($5 for Laudholm Trust members). Save money with a 2-Day Pass, available for $10 ($8 members).
Harvest Dinner at Earth
Savor a seasonal harvest dinner, cooked over an open fire and served in the stunning setting that is Earth. This seasonal dinner is in its third year, with one seating offered at 6:30.
Priced at $68 per person for a 3 course dinner, plus dessert. Exclusive of alcohol. Reservations are required. Call 207-967-6550 to reserve or online through Open Table.
Our Open House
As a museum of mass transit, we collect all types of vehicles. We have streetcars, interurbans, rapid transit cars, buses, trackless trolleys, work equipment, and freight equipment. On Transit Weekend, we bring out our rapid transit cars, buses, and trackless trolleys, which are not usually operating on a normal day.
Our bus collection is constantly on the move, with rides around the Museum as well as local bus trips around town. Mixed in throughout the day is the operation of our trackless trolley. This unique mode of transportation is a bus that uses overhead wires (like a streetcar) to power electric motors and they remain in use in only few cities across the United States. Being electric, it will seem odd sitting in a bus and hearing virtually no noise as you move down the road.
Also during the day’s activities, our rapid transit cars make frequent trips on our demonstration railway. This is in addition to the streetcar service provided normally. You will have the chance to ride on a subway train from New York City (two different vintages) or an elevated train from Boston.
Saturday lunch service provided by Ned's Bakes & BBQs.
Fall Foliage Walk
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
Why do leaves change color in the fall? Why do some leaves turn earlier than others? Discover the answers to these questions and more during this guided hike through the autumn woods with experienced Reserve naturalist, nature writer, and University of New Hampshire teaching assistant, Eileen Willard.
Time: 10am - 12pm
Find out more HERE.
"Sounds of Autumn" - DaPonte String Quartet
Enjoy a concert in the barn with Maine's premier strings group, the DaPonte String Quartet. Voted Maine's best musical act by the readers of Downeast Magazine, DaPonte returns to the Laudholm Barn with a special fall-themed concert.
DaPonte String Quartet concerts always sell out at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm -- reserve your seats now by clicking the Buy Tickets button below.
"Sounds of Autumn" Program
- Josef Haydn — Quartet in D Major, Opus 64 no. 5, "The Lark"
- Bela Bartok — Selections from 44 Duos for Violins, Sz. 98
- Felix Mendelssohn — Quartet in A Minor, Opus 13, “Under a Grape Arbor”
Click HERE for more information.
Punkinfiddle features traditional crafts, hands-on learning, lively music, old-fashioned games, fun food, farm animals, and lots of happy faces in a historic seaside setting.
This event has become a family tradition for both locals and folks from away.
Stuff a scarecrow, stomp your feet, paint a pumpkin, churn butter, quiz a fiddle maker, create a craft, walk the beach, and leave smiling.
View the full schedule and pricing HERE.
Kennebunk Art Walk
3rd Friday, self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios and museums, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, downtown area.
In case you hadn't heard, One Dock at the Kennebunkport Inn hosts their version of "Locals' Night", every Thursday night. Enjoy live entertainment, $3.00 draft beer, $6.00 glasses of wine and DOUBLE One Dock Circle points on all purchases. The music starts at 7:00pm and drink specials last all evening, so be sure to grab a bar stool and enjoy an evening out!