Go Your Own Way in Maine's Kennebec Valley
Maine’s Kennebec Valley flies under the radar for most visitors to Maine. But with easy access to popular outdoor activities like rafting, hiking, and fishing, its recognition is steadily rising. Including both Kennebec and Somerset counties, the region takes its name from the mighty Kennebec River. Swift at first, the river becomes wide and slow around the state capitol at Augusta. The Kennebec is the true heart of this spectacular region.
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Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival
AUGUST FEATURED EVENT
The Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival marks the unofficial close of summer, annually on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend in historic downtown Skowhegan, Maine.
VIP hour (2-3 p.m.; requires VIP ticket) features specialty brews not available during the general tasting session, and VIP attendees will receive unlimited beverage samples from 2 to 7 p.m., a $5 food voucher, samples from food vendors specializing in local harvest, a souvenir T-shirt and tasting glass, and a swag bag.
Doors open for VIP hour at 1:30 p.m., with VIP food options served from 1:30 to 3 and brews poured from 2 to 3. The general session will begin at 3 and run until 7 p.m.