Upcoming Events


“Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest”

Musicians, Craft Fair, Food Booths, Tours and Silent Auction to benefit the PLM Endowment Fund                   May 19, Saturday–2018

“Museum open 55th season”
May 25, Friday, 2018

Introduction to
Blacksmith Classes
Instructed by Carroll Bates
June Dates to be Announced

June 17, Sunday, 2018

“Father’s Day”

Free Admission to Museum
for all Fathers!

June 30 , Saturday

“Patten Alumni Dinner”


 July 7, 2018
“From Away Downeast”
   Traditional Songs of Sea, River, and Woods

August 6-12, 2018
“Patten Pioneer Days”

 August 11, Saturday, 2018
“Main Street Parade” 10:00
August 11, Saturday
“Bean Hole Bean Dinner” 11:00-4:00

October 9, Monday, 2018
“Columbus Day”
Closing for the Season

 November 1, Thursday, 2018
Friends and Family
Pot Luck Dinner”

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Did you know?
Bean-hole beans were first created by the Penobscot Indians.
MAY: 25, 26, 27 and 28th 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JUNE: Friday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JULY 1-OCTOBER 9: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM


Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00-5:00

Free Admission

This year’s 5th annual Patten Lumbermen’s Museum Fiddlers Fiddlehead Fest will feature the Blue Grass band Muddy Marsh Ramblers from 1-4 pm, as well as returning Friends of the Fest The Belfast Bay Fiddlers and the talented Acadian fiddler Gus LaCasse. Live music starts at 10 am and will go all day log between the two stages. Also featuring local musicians Donna Chase, John Birmingham and the RFD band and the up and coming Patten native, Hannah Boone!

The Log Jam Stage will feature performers unplugged along with the occasional Ukelele from the north and focus on chlidren’s participation as well, thanks to returning volunteer Cecila Pinter and the Belfast Bay Fiddlers. So bring your young fiddlers and their instruments!

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

Donations and Silent Auction to 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 Katahdin High School Outdoor Education Class and teacher Kala Rush.

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 year everyone can play a part in the Cast Iron Chef Cook off. Please submit your favorite fiddlehead Recipe to curator@lumbermensmuseum.org or mail into PO BOX 662 Patten, Maine 04765 before May 5th for submission. Include any anecdotes or memories on your fiddlehead experiences. Chosen recipes will be cooked off live by local young chefs’ in front of Saturday’s crowds and then judged by local culinary experts. Prizes and honors for chosen and winning recipes as well as the honor of 2018 Cast Iron Chef Award will go to the winning chef and recipe ! Tasty and exciting fun for all! All recipes become the property of the museum . The recipes will eventually form a Cook Book for the Museum to use as a fundraiser so please dig out those old family recipes and share!

The Travelling Storybooth Project, thanks to the Millinocket Library and the University of Maine at Orono will be collecting memories from local folks throughout the day to preserve for future generations by the 1920’s cabin. Please stop by and bring your grandparents !

This is a great Community event to get everyone out after the long winter with live music, food , arts and crafts, educational information including free health info and Chair Massages from KVHC .

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors who include Emera , Katahdin Valley Health Center , Elliotsville Plantation Inc, 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 25, 2018
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum opens for its 55th season.


Sunday, June 17, 2018 Father’s Day: Free admission for all dads!

Saturday, June 30, 2018 Patten Academy Alumni Dinner


Saturday, July 7, 2018 A performance by “From Away Downeast” – Traditional Songs of Sea, River, and Woods



Saturday, August 11th, 2018
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 Randy Probert- author of many books depicting his stories of his days as a local game warden
Children’s games
Crafters’ tables



Monday, October 9, 2018
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum closes for the season!

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:00pm-7:00pm
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

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