Maine Craft Weekend October 5 + 6, 2019
Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community oriented, family friendly weekend Saturday and Sunday, October 5 + 6, 2019 with some opening night events occurring Friday, October 4. MCW is scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October. Modeled after Maine Maple Sunday and Buy Local Saturday, this self-guided tour features participants all over the state who are not regularly open to the public or who have planned special MCW events and demonstrations at their locations. Plan a route to include a pottery wheel lesson and a glass blowing demonstration in the morning, swing by a brew pub for lunch, wrap up the day perusing a craft show and start all over again on Sunday!
Maine Craft Weekend is produced by The Maine Crafts Association; Maine Made is an Event Partner. 2019 Featured Cities are Belfast, Bucksport, Ellsworth, Hallowell and Waterville.
Maine Craft Weekend invites the public into these dynamic studios and businesses to see the magic behind the products they produce. Examples of participating sites include individual potters’ home studios, craft galleries, glass blowing studios, outdoor installation sites, non-profit craft organizations, craft-based schools, craft beer breweries and craft beer brewery-restaurants. Events will vary by type of location and will include open studios, demonstrations, tastings, exhibitions, sales, tours, kids’ projects and other creative and interactive activities.
The public interested in visiting sites during Maine Craft Weekend can visit mainecraftweekend.org to learn about participants and events and use the interactive region maps to plan their route!