Places to Explore

homey things to do in Maine

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Homey Things To Do In Maine This Winter

Places to Explore

Various Locations

Shop for local food and crafts at one of Maine’s 27 Winter Farmers’ Markets. Various times.


Peruse wares from more than 50 New England dealers at the Bath Antique Sale. Jan. 12 & March 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 207-832-7798.


Sample more than 50 pies at participating inns and restaurants as part of the 16th annual Pies on Parade. Proceeds fund the local food pantry. Jan. 26, 1–4 p.m. 207-596-6611.


Get inspiration for your 2020 renovations at the Maine Home & Remodeling Show, featuring more than 180 exhibitors and an artisan marketplace. Feb. 15 & 16, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

South Portland

Find a new piece of Maine or Maine-themed art at Barridoff Galleries’ February Fine Art Auction. Feb. 22, 3 p.m.


Bid on antiques and fine art — including an Andrew Wyeth painting! — at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Winter Auction Weekend. Feb. 28–March 1, 11 a.m. 207-354-8141.


Dress up in Roaring ’20s style, dance, and enjoy a three-course meal at the Bangor Historical Society’s annual Speakeasy Event & Awards. Feb. 29, 5–8 p.m. 207-942-1900.


Celebrate historic preservation and Maine’s bicentennial at Maine Preservation’s Annual Gala, featuring a silent and live auction of art and experiences. March 5, 5–8 p.m.