The Town of Lincoln has a great Events and Tourism Committee that works hard to put together great family friendly events throughout the year. Here is a list of the events we hold in our town as well as a brief description.
Harvest Moon Festival
Lincoln’s Harvest Moon Festival features a 5k, a kids race, vendors, musical performances at Veterans Square, Pontoon boat rides around scenic Mattanawcook Pond, and the Harvest Moon Festival Dinner at the Lincoln Regional Airport. This year we have Geaghan Brothers Brewery on board for a beer pairing, and rumor has it, they made a brew just for Lincoln! The meal will be prepared by local legend Chef Herman, Angela Belk and committee members! The entertainment is the Ryan Carter Band.
Haunted Trail Walk
This spooky trail is a favorite and people come from all over to be scared in our ghoulish walking trail. This year is going to be scarier than ever so you’ve been warned! The dates for this year’s Haunted Trail Walk is October 20th and October 27th! Stay tuned for more details!
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa is a huge event! Families meet up at Mattanawcook Academy for a great breakfast, there’s entertainment by Flippin Fun Studio, arts, crafts, fun, and best of all, Santa! Stay tuned for details!
Festival of Lights Parade
The Festival of Lights Parade ends with our tree lighting ceremony in Veterans’ Square and there are carols, hot cocoa and more! For this event we partner with the Lincoln Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. We will have more details on the 2018 parade soon!
Earth Day Spring Cleanup
Volunteers meet up at the Loon and then go around town picking up all the trash and litter that has appeared over the winter. Last year in 3 hours we picked up over 40 bags of trash! Let’s keep Lincoln beautiful!
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine , Lincoln PD, and area businesses put on this fun event for children ages 10 and under. It’s a safety course, there’s a big BBQ put on by the Knights of Columbus and lots of giveaways, including a chance to win a new bicycle.
MSG Gary Gordon Day
In 2018, the Town of Lincoln paid our respects to our Hometown Hero, MSG Gary Gordon. We held a day of patriotic events to celebrate his memory. MSG Gary Gordon was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously in 1993 for his heroics in Operation Gothic Serpent in the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia. We were honored to have Senator Susan Collins as a keynote speaker. We also had the 195th Maine Army National Guard Band perform.
Town Wide Yard Sale
We held our first ever Town Wide Yard Sale in 2018, and the proceeds from the signup were donated to the MSG Gary Gordon MOH Memorial Fund. It was a really big success and we are already looking forward to next year.
The Loon Festival is Lincoln’s biggest annual event. The Loon Festival features The River Drivers Supper, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, The Redneck Regatta, The Loon Festival Parade, lots of great food, great musical performances and a giant fireworks display. This event gets bigger and better every year!
Penobscot Pirate Paddle
2018 was the maiden voyage of the Penobscot Pirate Paddle. Over 16 vessels participated. Dressed in pirate garb, these buccaneers went on a treasure hunt on the Penobscot. It was a great time!