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25 Best Weekend and Day Trips from Portland, Maine. Freeport, Maine is best known as a shopping destination, a favorite of New Englanders seeking deals among the hundreds of brand-name outlets. Read more at

Oyster festival comes to Freeport. The first Maine Oyster Festival will give Freeport residents and guests a chance to sample shellfish from up and down Maine’s coast. Read more at

Maine Oyster Festival debuts in Freeport this weekend. A new event geared toward fans of everything related to oysters is kicking off in Freeport this weekend. Read more at

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Oyster industry growing fast in Maine ahead of festival in Freeport. More than 20,000 oysters ready to be shucked at the first annual Maine Oyster Festival on Freeport. Folks with about 30 different oyster farms are representing the industry. See the full story on WGME.

10 New England food festivals guaranteed to leave you satisfied. Dozens of oyster farmers shuck and sell oysters farmed along the length of Maine’s coast at the Maine Oyster Festival, held June 24-26 in Freeport. Read more at The Boston Globe

Desert of Maine’s new owners bring the arts, education and mini golf to the Freeport attraction. They’ve added new play areas and exhibits, luxury cabins and educational and arts programming to the 96-year-old tourist spot. Read more at

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Beyond Bean: 10 things to love about Freeport, Maine. 
This town on Casco Bay offers much more than fleece and fly rods. Read more at Boston Globe.

In New Partnership, L.L.Bean and Mental Health America Prioritize the Power of Going Outside. Outdoor retailer going “off the grid,” unplugging from social media for Mental Health Awareness Month. Read more at PR Newswire. 

The 20 Best Things to Do in Freeport, Maine. Freeport is a coastal town in main that includes the Harraseeket Historic District, which encompasses some of Maine’s oldest maritime villages. Read more at Money Inc.

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Freeport may see world-record influx of tourists this winter, Tripadvisor says – While Maine’s traditional peak season for tourism has ended, some communities are just gearing up for the arrival of winter visitors. And Freeport may turn out to be a hotspot, with a study predicting it will see one of the largest influxes of travelers in the world. Read more.

Cheers! Freeport beer wins Good Food Award – A Freeport brewery has earned accolades from San Francisco-based Good Food Foundation, which on Jan. 14 announced 244 national winners recognized for sustainability and social responsibility practices as well as exceptional taste. Read more. 

Freeport arts group rings in February with music, laughter – Meetinghouse Arts, home to the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport, kicks off February with a month of performances from acclaimed Folk Americana band Josephine County, physical comedian Janoah Bailin, and the Women in Harmony Outreach Ensemble. Read more.

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How two brothers brewed success by ‘doing what’s right’ – Brothers Daniel and David Kleban created Maine Beer Company with a mission to do what’s right by their employees and the planet. David and Daniel Kleban don’t walk around like they own the place – though they quite literally do. Instead, you can find them at the end of the bar, casually chatting with patrons – a pint of their favorite beer in hand. The only indication of their elevated status is unrestricted access to the bar taps – which they help themselves to regularly. Read more by Today

Changes coming for the desert of Maine in FreeportThe owners of Freeport’s desert of Maine are on their way to turning Maine’s only desert into something bigger. They have cleared one of the last hurdles before they can begin their plans for a multi-million dollar renewal. Earlier this week the owners were approved for a town zoning change to help push along their efforts. Their goal is to have the desert become a cultural, educational and natural hub. Read more by WGME here

How To Spend A Fantastic Day In Freeport, Maine: Shopping, Eating, And Relaxing– Shop till you drop is easily accomplished in the downtown Freeport shopping district. However, just a few miles out of town, and you are in the Maine forest, peacefully hiking for views of the Harraseeket River and Casco Bay. Finish off the day with a stop for a classic lobster roll and a craft brew. This charming seaport town will enchant you with her rustic charm. Read more by Travel Awaits

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An Open Letter to L.L.Bean in Freeport, Maine – Dear L.L. Bean Flagship Store in Freeport, Maine:
I have known you as a friend for more than 50 years and you still feel like family to me. While the media and millions of customers have rightfully focused on your quality merchandise and honest, knowledgeable customer service that has lasted through the generations, I would like to focus on your sincere quest to become a successful small business ownerRead more here.

The Elite Experience – When I heard about Elite Airways launching direct flights twice a week in June from Halifax (the only Canadian city they service) to Portland, Maine, I was looking forward to giving them a try – especially since I love Maine! Read more here.

The Harraseeket Inn L.L.Bean Guest House – Shopping can be exhilarating and exhausting, especially in Freeport, Maine, where the opportunities to quench your browsing (and purchasing) thirst are virtually endless. So, after a day of searching for bargains at L.L. Bean’s flagship store, along with name-brand outlets, what could be better than checking in to the new L.L.Bean Guest House at the Harraseeket Inn? Read more by New England Living

Here’s Why the Lobster Cooker Grill in Freeport, ME is the Real Deal –  If you ever find yourself in Freeport, Maine, the Lobster Cooker Grill is a must-go. Situated in the lovely downtown, across the street from the O.G. L.L.Bean store, the Lobster Cooker Grill is about as authentic as you can get. Here’s why this seafood joint is the real deal. Read more by Spoon University.

You’ll never guess which shopping destination is at the top of the list! If you still long for the good old days when you could touch and feel something before handing over your credit card, here are seven cities that have managed to preserve their shopping bona fides and are worth considering as you plan your next vacation or weekend getaway. Click here to see the full list by AARP.

Brown Goldsmiths Named Winner in The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 – Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across AmericaRead more.

Harraseeket Inn – L.L.Bean decks out a historical inn in FreeportThe L.L.Bean Guest House at the Harraseeket Inn provides all the comforts of a fine hotel (including room service) in a single-family house while giving you the chance to see how much you really like that leather chair you ogled at L.L.Bean HomeRead more at

Think Freeport is all outlets? Made in Maine shops will show you otherwise.  The shaving scuttle mugs, ikebana vases and butter dishes from Georgetown Pottery travel less than 30 miles from a studio on a Maine island to the showroom in Freeport. The journey for Maine Woolen’s woven blankets is even more brief, a 10-mile jaunt from the Brunswick mill to the Main Street shop. At Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections, you can lob a maple maltball from the factory floor to the retail area without straining your arm. Read more by The Washington Post

Best Christmas Celebrations in New England. In search of the Christmas spirit? These 10 New England Christmas Celebrations guarantee good food, shopping, activities, and plenty of ho-ho-holiday cheer. This annual event in bustling Freeport (home to the L.L. Bean flagship store, several specialty shops, and a bevy of designer outlets) is a whirlwind of holiday cheer and excitement. Read more by Yankee Magazine

Best 5 Holiday Shopping Towns in New England. Where one-of-a-kind treasures and old-time Yuletide merriment bring the magic of the season to life. It’s New England’s only place to shop at any hour, 365 days a year-and to talk to a Christmas tree. What enables the conifer at the corner of Main and Bow streets to converse during Sparkle Weekend? Organizers will only reveal: It’s magic! Read more by Yankee Magazine

Where to Experience 6 Quintessential Fall Activities. On Saturdays and Sundays in October, Wolfe’s Neck Farm offers its guests hayrides out to its picturesque pumpkin patch. Climb into the back of its open-air wagon and relax as a tractor pulls you past the magnificent fall foliage. Read more by Flipkey

Where to travel for your summer food favorites. Lobster Rolls in Freeport, MaineSure, you can get a lobster roll at Panera Bread. But it’s never going to taste as fresh as it will at a classic lobster pound like Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster in Freeport, where the Coffin family has operated a fishing and restaurant business for over 40 years. Enjoy fresh seafood and whoopee pies (another Maine specialty) under a covered awning with views of Casco Bay.  Read more by Newsday.


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