Making Summer Plans

Festival goers at the Maine Brew Fest

Now that you have packed away your winter clothes and prepped your skis or snowboards for next season, what’s next? Don’t forget that your favorite winter destination has summer fun too, with festivals, concerts, and much more. Take a look at our coming events in Bethel Village and at Sunday River.

I have a few, not to miss, summer events that are permanently etched on my calendar. The Bethel Art Fair kicks the summer season off for me. The Bethel Common is filled with artisans and food vendors from all areas of Maine. There is something for everyone from photos, art, pottery, jewelry and much more.

Next, is our most popular and well know festival Mollyockett Day which begins the day with a one-mile run, diaper dash and five-mile run. The festival on the Bethel Common is like an old-fashion fair, filled with crafts, food, live music, pony rides, and a frog jumping contest. Don’t worry, you don’t have to catch your own frog. You can buy one there. The day culminates with spectacular fireworks at 9pm.

Lastly, my new summer obsession is the Maine Brew Fest. Maine is producing incredible beers and getting national recognition with over 130 craft breweries in the state. Here is a chance to sample the best of Maine with 100 samples of craft beer and cider. The tastiest part of this event is the Maine OysterBrew, pairing my two loves: fresh Maine oysters with Maine craft beer.

Take a look at the full events calendar below, and I hope to see you here this summer. Check out our latest listings so you can plan a showing around your favorite summer events, too.

Summer Events Schedule:

June 3 – Opening Day for the L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools at Sunday River

June 27 – Opening Day for the Mountain Park at Sunday River

July 5-6 – River Rock Music Festival at Sunday River

July 6 – Bethel Art Fair on the Bethel Common

July 13  – Annual Western Maine Gem and Mineral Show at Telstar High School

July 19-20 – New England Forest Rally at Sunday River

July 20 – Mollyockett Day with a road race and fireworks on the Bethel Common

July 26 –  Annual New England Couples Golf Tournament at The Bethel Inn

July 26 – Big Ass Bash at Sunday River

July 27 – Tough Mountain X at Sunday River

July 28 – Mini Mountain Challenge at Sunday River

September 13-15 – Maine Brew Fest at Sunday River

September 21 – Harvestfest and Chowdah Cook-off on The Bethel Common

September 29- Oct 1 – Annual Fall Festival Pro-am Golf Tournament at The Bethel Inn

Oct 12-13 – Fall Festival at Sunday River

October 12 – North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River

Oct 13 – New England Corn Hole Championships at Sunday River

October 25-26 – Outing Club Ski Sale Gould Academy Field House

About the Author

Working in real estate has given me the opportunity to share this special place. I am honored to offer my sellers and buyers the knowledge I've gained from years of real estate experience, but more importantly, to share their passion for the ski resort and the Bethel area. Whether you are buying or selling, I will communicate, advocate, and share my expertise. I fell in love with Bethel as a Gould student athlete, but I grew up skiing the slopes of Sunday River and Mt. Abrams with my family every weekend,  and it's where I learned to ski at four years old. Skiing as a family was a choice my parents made and one of the reasons we moved to Maine.

I started my real estate career in 2000, and have built and sold several homes in the area. I currently live in Bethel with my daughter, Charlotte Lambert. She attends Gould Academy and among her many interests is a passion for ski racing. She is learning the student athlete balance and a love for the outdoors. 

We are the official real estate company for Sunday River, and in turn, we have the largest marketing base of any real estate company in the area. We cover the entire western Maine mountain region, selling homes, land, waterfront, house packages, commercial, and seasonal rentals. The ski industry and Sunday River move at a fast pace. Working with Sunday River Real Estate affords our clients the most up-to-date information about the resort. For expert knowledge of resort changes and real estate developments, please join our newsletter. I look forward to working with you!


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