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 12, Saturday, 2018
“Main Street Parade” 10:00
August 12, 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


Saturday, May 19, 2018
Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest

Fiddlers will fiddle while fierce fiddlehead cooks compete in the “Cast-iron Chef” cook-off for the rights to the title of “Cast-iron Chef.” Artisans, craftsmen, demonstrations, food vendors, tours, and much more! The giant slingshot, scavenger hunt, and games will keep the kids happy!

Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest Performers include:

Gus LaCasse

John Birmingham and RFD Gang

Donna Chase and Fiddlers

Other groups soon to be announced. All musicians are welcome at the Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival; we will provide stage and informal jam space for you! View the vendor and volunteer sheet below for more information.

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

Contact us:

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