Maine is home to a vibrant craft beer industry with more than 90 breweries large and small now in operation throughout the State. A great time to sample many of our fine Maine beers, ciders and mead is at Acadia’s Oktoberfest held annually on Columbus Day Weekend and located at Smugglers’ Den Campground in Southwest Harbor surrounded by beautiful Acadia National Park. Acadia’s 22nd Oktoberfest will kick off a week of tours, concerts, tastings, talks and demonstrations, with Southwest Harbor featuring the history and riches of Acadia’s Quietside, ending on Sunday October 15th at the finish line for the 16th running of the MDI Marathon.
Each day during the intervening week a theme will highlight one of the area’s cultural resources. Events will take place at various venues on the western side of Mount Desert Island. Visit AcadiaChamber.com for the latest calendar. Tickets for events will be added as venues are confirmed.
The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce works to promote a vibrant economic community by attracting visitors and connecting them to local businesses. It hosts annual events such as Fourth of July Fireworks and Acadia’s Oktoberfest. It runs a Visitor Center in Southwest Harbor and the website AcadiaChamber.com, valuable resources for both visitors and residents of Mount Desert Island. The Chamber also seeks to enhance the experience of visitors by publishing popular maps of the island and supporting self-guided audio tours.