When, Where, Why?

2021 Maine Cheese Festival

Celebrate Maine Cheese and Cheesemakers with the Maine Cheese Guild at the annual Cheese Festival. Highlighting the 2021 Festival is the inaugural Maine Cheese Awards.  This family-friendly event is sure to delight everyone!  Come for the music, food trucks, adorable goats, and of course, come for the Maine cheese!

When: Sunday, September 12th, 2021
Session 1: 11am – 2pm
Session 2: 3pm – 6pm

Where: Manson Park
51 Peltoma Ave.
Pittsfield, ME 04967

Why:  For the love of cheese!

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Meet the Makers

A highlight for many festival attendees is the chance to “meet the makers” aka some cute goats.  See where your cheese comes from and make a new furry friend!

The Maine Cheese Guild wants you to love Maine cheese and the Mainers and animals that make it so unique.  Our mission is to support and encourage the Maine cheesemaking community, assist cheesemakers in their efforts to produce the best cheese possible, make great cheese more accessible to consumers, and share the joy and art of regional cheeses.  As a resource for cheese-lovers everywhere, the Guild offers classes, product information, and organizes community events. For there is much joy to be had, and much cheese to enjoy!

*In order to safely gather per CDC guidelines, we have split the festival into two identical  sessions to limit the number of people attending at one time.

Schedule of Events

11:00 am: Festival Gates open for Early Session

11:00 am: Food Trucks available

11:15 am : Welcoming remarks: Welcome attendees to the Maine Cheese Festival!

Music Stage: 11am-2pm  Whipporwill Wood: Whippoorwill Wood is a three-piece folk/rock band based in Ellsworth, Maine playing fun songs you know and love, others you don’t know, and others you forgot you love.

Demonstration Tent: TBA

2pm: Early Session Closing, Early Session Attendees depart

2:00-3:00 Break: Vendors reset displays and ready for second session

3:00 Gates open for Late Session

3:15 Welcoming remarks: Welcome attendees to the Maine Cheese Festival!

Music Stage: 3:00-6pm The Smelts: six-piece band keeps the party rollin’ with a fun variety of rock, funk and blues.

Demonstration Tent: TBA

5:00: Maine Cheese Awards Ceremony- Live streamed on Facebook!

6:00 Festival Closing Thank You to all who took part!

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