2024 is our 25th Anniversary!
Each year on the first weekend in October, Visit Freeport brings together over 200 of the best New England artists, makers and local food producers for a three-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus, in the Mallard Parking Lot behind the Freeport Historical Society, on the lawn at 135 Main St, Freeport Town Hall, and in the Freeport Village Station courtyard in Freeport, Maine.
In addition to browsing local art, join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus and the Second Stage in the Mallard Parking lot for three days of live music. There are also plenty of free activities for kids from make ‘n take crafts, to scavenger hunts and more. And, thanks to our generous sponsors, it’s all FREE!

Please note: Artist, Maker & Food Truck applications are closed for 2024. The 2025 cycle will open in November. 

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Festival Guide

Each year on the first weekend in October, we bring together the best New England artists and makers for a town-wide three-day festival in Freeport, Maine. Enjoy browsing for just the right piece to add to your collection, plus sample all the fun of a day in Freeport! The 2023 festival brochure is available to view below to provide an idea of what to expect.

Click here for the 2023 festival brochure!

*Brochure is an 11 X 17 document and type will be very small if scaled to print on letter-sized paper. 

Where to stay

Freeport is perfectly situated where Greater Portland meets the Midcoast making us the perfect place to be your homebase for a long weekend or a full week in Maine! Guests may choose from one of our upscale inns, national brand hotels, or historic bed & breakfasts. Interested in a more rustic experience? Pop up your tent, park your RV or rent a yurt at one of our stunning campgrounds among the pines, on the bay or at the foot of a mountain.

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Other Things To Do This Weekend

Come for Freeport Fall Festival, stay and discover many more things to do in Freeport!

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Free Shuttle Service All Weekend!

Although downtown Freeport has plentiful, free parking, our complimentary Festival shuttles offer even more convenience for those who would like to park quickly and get dropped off right at the heart of the Festival.

Free Shuttle Parking: L.L.Bean Corporate Headquarters, Casco Street at Route 1

2024 Shuttle Stops:

Elm Street, near the intersection with Main Street

Nathan Nye Street, right next to the L.L.Bean Home Store

Main Street, near the intersection with West Street



Shuttle Schedule 

Friday, October 4 from 10 am – 7 pm

Saturday, October 5 from 8 am – 7 pm

Sunday, October 6 from 8 am – 6 pm

Shuttle Notes

Our two comfortable & convenient shuttles are both accessible for wheelchair users.

Both shuttles will run continuously during the times indicated on a staggered schedule.

Each loop is estimated to take approximately 15 minutes.

Special thanks to the Town of Freeport and Freeport Town Council for allocating funds to help underwrite the cost of providing special event shuttles this season. 

Our Sponsors



Freeport Village Station

Mallard Parking Lot (Behind Freeport Historical Society) 

135 Main Street (former KeyBank lawn) 

Freeport Town Hall



Friday, October 4, 2024
12pm - 6pm
Saturday, October 5, 2024
10am - 6pm
Sunday, October 6, 2024
10am - 4pm


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