Maine Homes

Farm Refreshed

Look up ‘off the grid’ in the Dictionary of American Slang and you’ll find Maine referenced in the exemplary phrase, “living off the grid in Maine.” Situated on 206 acres overlooking woods, pastures, and a pond and only recently electrified, the former Whitney Farm in Appleton may have been what the authors had in mind.

Down East Lobster Roll Festival 2017

Lobster Roll Festival

Join us for some old-fashioned Maine summer fun. The first-annual Down East Lobster Roll Festival will be held Saturday, July 8, at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Get your tickets today!

Food Truck Fridays

Join us for a Down East inspired afternoon of food and fun June 30, July 14, July 28, and August 11. Food trucks will be open from 12 p.m.–7 p.m., with live entertainment and cash bar starting at 4 p.m. Play lawn games and peruse our shop of Maine-Made gifts all day. Free admission. Family-friendly!

Writing Workshop

2017 Writing Workshop

Whether you’re a professional writer or write as a hobby, let the editors of Down East help you advance your craft. Learn what magazines are looking for from writers, hone your skills, and get out and enjoy Maine at the same time. September 6–9, 2017

World’s Best Lobster Roll
Final Round Judges

At this year’s Down East Lobster Roll Festival 250 VIP ticket holders will determine which chefs advance to the final round in the World’s Best Lobster Roll Competition. Once they’ve narrowed it down, this panel of pros will pick a winner.