fairs and festivals

The Kennebunkport Festival is Here!

The Kennebunkport Festival officially marks the kick-off of summer in Maine, bringing loads of exciting events to town.  With a focus on the finest things in life, including food, wines and spirits, and stunning artwork, this festival brings loads of exciting events to Kennebunkport. In addition to enjoying incredible artwork all around the community (including the display of historic American architecture), some of my personal favorite events center around food – of course!  This year, instead of a Grand Tasting, the Kennebunkport Festival will… Read More

Historic Kennebunkport Inns Prepare for Garden Party

Now that the Kennebunkport Festival is underway, our group of Kennebunkport inns are busy preparing for this weekend’s Garden Party.  This Saturday, guests of any of the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport can enjoy tours of each of the four unique properties, as well as a signature snack and beverage! But not only will visitors have the opportunity to explore each of these inns (the Maine Stay Inn, included), they can mingle with other guests from across the nation and even the globe!  Now, we know… Read More

Coming Soon – Kennebunkport Festival 2012

It hardly seems possible, but the Kennebunkport Festivalis upon us again, kicking offer summer with the season’s first great celebratory festival.  Starting Tuesday, this five day long celebration will honor three of the finer things in life – food, wine, and art.  And what better location than Kennebunkport?!  The evenings feature cocktail events at restaurants around town, opportunities for viewing incredible local art, inventive menus by area chefs, and private dinners hosted at some of the most spectacular homes in the area.… Read More

Christmas Prelude is Underway in Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine is alive with the activities of Christmas Prelude, and tonight is no exception! Now that the tree has been lit with its signature lobster topper, town looks particularly festive.  That said, this time of year is always especially cheerful, with Christmas trees lining the downtown area, light posts wrapped in garlands, and historic homes (including our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast) sparkling with their Christmas lights.  In 2010, over 9,000 people lined the streets to celebrate the 29th anniversary of Christmas Prelude,… Read More

The Kennebunkport Festival Draws to a Close

The Kennebunkport Festival has brought much excitement to Kennebunkport Maine during the past five days, as food, wine, and fine art have filled this quaint New England community.  Held the week following Memorial Day, the Kennebunkport Festival is a wonderful way to kick off summer, and enjoy some of the things that make the area particularly unique as a vacation destination. Some of the most popular events include the Art of Dining dinners held at some of the stunning private residences that… Read More

Kennebunkport Festival Excitement This Weekend

The Kennebunkport Festival marks the kick-off of summer in Maine, bringing loads of exciting events to Kennebunkport Maine.  For the first time since the inception of this festival, our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast isn’t hosting a resident artist for the weekend.  But that doesn’t mean that this event has lost its focus on the arts.  In fact, the artistic presence may be more prominent than ever!  Starting at noon tomorrow, you can admire the creations of over 40 from across the state… Read More

The Kennebunkport Festival is Here!

So you’ve missed Day 1 of the Kennebunkport Festival, but it’s not too late to take part in some or all of the exciting events that make this week so special.  In fact, there’s still room in tomorrow’s “Art of Dining” intimate dinners.  Just steps from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast lies the Samuel Stairs House.  This stunning manse was built in 1810 and boasts one of the tallest spiral staircases in New England (it’s three and a half stories high!).  Incredible… Read More

Just Around the Corner: the Kennebunkport Festival

With Memorial Day Weekend off to a great start, all of us in Kennebunkport Maine are looking forward to next week’s exciting event – the Kennebunkport Festival.  This kick-off to summer has been around for several years under a variety of names, including Arts in the Inns and the Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival, but this year the reins have been turned over to Maine Magazine.  Despite all the changes, the Kennebunkport Festival is celebrating the start of the summer season with a… Read More