Upcoming Events


Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest Musicians, Craft Fair, Food Booths, Tours and Silent Auction to benefit the PLM Endowment Fund                  — May 20, Saturday–

Museum open 54th season –May 26, Friday–

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

June 11, Sunday
“Father’s Day”
Free Admission to Museum
for all Fathers!

July 1, Saturday
Patten Alumni Dinner

August 7-13
Patten Pioneer Days 

August 10, Thursday
“Evening at the Museum”
Video presentation of
“Early Patten in Photos”

August 12, Saturday
Main Street Parade 10:00
August 12, Saturday
Bean Hole Bean Dinner 11:00-4:00

October 9, Monday
Columbus Day
Closing for the Season

November 2, Thursday
Friends and Family
Annual “Pot Luck” Dinner

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We rely on your donations; your membership will help preserve Maine history for future generations!
Did you know?
Bean-hole beans were first created by the Penobscot Indians.
MAY: 26, 27, 28 and 29th 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JUNE: Friday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JULY 1-OCTOBER 9: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM


Saturday, May 20, 2017
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 26, 2017
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum opens for its 54th season.


Sunday, June 18 Father’s Day: Free admission for all dads!


Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Founders Day

Plan to spend the day with us as we will have our annual fund-raising bake/yard sale, blacksmithing and wood turning demonstrations, guided tours of the Museum and “old time” logging movies showing in the Reception Center.


Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Evening at the Museum

Photo Presentation of “Early Patten” Celebrating 175th Anniversary of a pioneer lumbering town.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017
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, 2017
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum closes for the season!

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 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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