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, 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 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!

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Festival Guide

We’ve brought 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. Call us at 207-865-1212 to request one by mail or pick up a copy at the Festival.

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! Some of our favorites that fall on this weekend include ” A Sense of Wonder” at Meetinghouse Arts, Brown Goldsmiths Studio Tours, Gluten Free Bread Baking at SipHouse, the corn maze at Pineland Farms and more!

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NEW! Free Shuttle Service on Saturday & Sunday

Although downtown Freeport has plentiful, free parking, we’re adding even more convenience this year for those who would like to park quickly and get dropped off right at the heart of the Festival.

Parking: L.L.Bean Corporate Headquarters, Casco Street at Route 1
Shuttle Stop: Nathan Nye Street, right next to the L.L.Bean Home Store



Shuttle Schedule for Saturday, October 7

Casco Street >>> Nathan Nye Street
Departures every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Departs every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nathan Nye Street >>> Casco Street
Departs every 30 minutes from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Departs every 15 minutes from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Shuttle Schedule for Sunday, October 8

Casco Street >>> Nathan Nye Street
Departs every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Departs every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nathan Nye Street >>> Casco Street
Departs every 30 minutes from 11:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Departs every 15 minutes from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Sponsors



Freeport Village Station

Mallard Parking Lot (Behind Freeport Historical Society)



Friday, October 6, 2023
12pm - 6pm
Saturday, October 7, 2023
10am - 6pm
Sunday, October 8, 2023
10am - 4pm


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