Upcoming Events


“Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest”

Musicians, Craft Fair, Food Booths, Tours and Silent Auction to benefit the PLM Endowment Fund                  
May 16, Saturday–2020

“Museum open 58th season”

May 22, Friday- 2020

June 21, Sunday, 2020

“Father’s Day”

Free Admission to Museum
for all Fathers!

June 27 , Saturday 2020

“Patten Academy Alumni Dinner”


August 3-8, 2020

“Patten Pioneer Days”

 August 8, Saturday, 2019
“Main Street Parade” 10:00

August 8, Saturday

“Bean Hole Bean Dinner” 11:00-4:00

October 14, Monday, 2019
“Columbus Day”
Closing for the Season

 November 7, Thursday, 2019
Friends and Family
Pot Luck Dinner”

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Did you know?
Bean-hole beans were first created by the Penobscot Indians.

2020 “Open for the Season” SCHEDULE
MAY: 22,23,24, 25 and May 29,30, and 31th  10:00AM – 4:00PM
JUNE: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JULY 2-OCTOBER 14: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM Closed Mondays except: Memorial day,  Labor Day and Columbus Day. We will be open for these 3 holidays.


Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest

Saturday, May May 16, 2020 10:00-5:00

Free Admission

This year’s 7th annual Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest will feature  Belfast Bay Fiddlers as well as other talented musicians to include Katahdin School Band, Hannah Boone, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, Erica Qualey, Dave Putnam, Jeff Hamm with Katahdin Country Band, Hope Rowan, Donna Chase and friends.

From 4:00pm-5:00pm, a combined jam session of all interested musicians will conclude the day’s events. Come join us for a community fun-filled family day to welcome spring to northern Maine.

Silent Auction proceeds and donations will benefit the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Endowment Fund.

Our Children’s area will include period games such as the Tug of War and Giant Slingshot sponsored by the Katahdin Outdoor Education  and Katahdin After school Program.

Local Non-Profits Organizations provide food options including Fiddlehead Quiche, Chowders, fried fiddleheads, homemade pies , locally made ice cream topped with Maple Syrup, Beans and dogs, and much more.

Many Katahdin Region Artisans will present their unique arts and crafts for sale.

This is a great Community event to get everyone out after the long winter with live music, food , arts and crafts and educational information.

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors who include Emera , Katahdin Valley Health Center ,  Katahdin Trust , Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, and Case Professional Resources LLC as well as our many Friends of the Museum, musicians and our volunteers!

Friday, May 22, 2020
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum opens for its 58th season.


Sunday, June 21, 2020Father’s Day: Free admission for all dads!

Saturday, June 27, 2020 Patten Academy Alumni Dinner



Friday, August 7th, 2020

Come by the Museum at noon on Friday, August 9th to watch the process of preparing the pots of beans for the bean Dinner. The men will be build the fires in the bean holes, hang the pots of beans over the fire to parboil, season the beans and finally place them on the bed of coals and cover them for their overnight baking.

Saturday, August 8th, 2020
Annual Bean-Hole Bean Dinner

Always the second Saturday in August
Bean-hole baked beans like the river drivers used to do it
Maine’s own “red” hot dogs
Biscuits made and baked by the fire
Gingerbread made by our own local ladies
Coffee boiled over the open fire- yes, if you wait til the end of the day, you can stand a spoon up in it!
Wagon rides with John and Linda Boyce, Champ, and Cherry
Music by the RFD Band
Blacksmithing demonstrations- try your hand at it!
Wood turning demonstrations- watch a bowl be “turned” from a burl off a tree
Meet Authors such as Randy Probert- author of many books depicting his stories of his days as a local game warden
Children’s games
Crafters’ tables



Monday, October 14, 2019
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum closes for the season!

Haunting at the Museum- Date to be announced


Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Annual Pot Luck Dinner

Bring a dish and join us!

The Patten Lumbermen’s Museum | 61 Shin Pond Road | Patten, ME 04765 | (207)528-2650

Contact us:

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