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.
Lincoln’s Egg-Cellent Adventure!
Lincoln’s Egg-Cellent Adventure is taking place at the Lincoln Walking Trail (Ella P. Burr School entrance) Saturday, April 20th from 2-4 pm.
The Egg-Cellent Adventure will be an mix of an Egg Hunt and a Scavenger Hunt. Kids will be given a list of clues to help them find the eggs on the trail! The eggs will be filled with eggstra-ordinary surprises!
Please bring your own baskets to the Adventure.
The Egg-Cellent Adventure will be fun for all ages, but small children will need someone who can read the clues to them.
This event is free!
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!
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.
The 2019 Lincoln Harvest Moon Festival is going to be September 14th.
Download and print your Lincoln Harvest Moon Festival Vendor Form here.
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 Haunted Walk starts at the Ella P Burr entrance to the Walking Trail.
Breakfast with Santa
Festival of Lights Parade
Join the Town of Lincoln and the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce for our annual Festival of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting.
The Events and Tourism Committee held our first ever Lincoln Comedy Festival Feb 8th and 9th. We featured Legendary Maine Humorist, Tim Sample on Friday Feb 8th with the Strumdingers as the opening act. The Second night of the Comedy Festival featured 6 Boston Stand Up comics. Ed Waugh, Tim King, AJ Hapenny, Trent Wells, Miguel Perez and Alan Fitzgerald performed at the Waterfront Event Center. Both shows were a big success and we can’t wait for next year!
FIRE and ICE
The first ever FIRE and ICE party was a big hit! It took place March 9 from 5-8 pm at Prince Thomas Park for an Ice Skating Party on Mattanawcook Lake. Public Safety had a giant bonfire on the shore. Lots of ice skates were donated and now the Rec Dept has a great supply of skates for the community to borrow. More than 100 people came out to skate, it really was a great community event.
There was hot cocoa and Tim Bits from Tim Horton’s for sale. The proceeds went towards more fun activities for kids in Lincoln. Over $200 was raised! Thanks to Angela Belk and the Tims Crew!
Thank you to Dakota Downs from E.H. Downs and David Lloyd from Lincoln Public Works and Bub Hesseltine for making a such a great skating rink for our town to enjoy!
This event was brought to you by the Lincoln Events and Tourism Committee, Lincoln Public Works, The Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, and Tim Hortons of Lincoln.
2019 Lincoln Invitational Basketball Tournament
The 2019 Lincoln Invitational Basketball Tournament (March 8,9, &10th) was sponsored by Carlos L. Lopez and Associates and Motorbrain Consulting, Inc. This was the 17th anniversary of the tournament and a great success as always. Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, teams and families who make this tournament a success year after year.