This year's Trails End Festival is Sept. 18, 19 and 20th.  The Committee is still compiling the music for this year's festival. Once again, the weekend will include the chili cook-off, 5k race, classic car and motorcycle show, presentations at the Appalachian Trail Community Center, the Pub Crawl, Children's activities and more.  Stay tuned to this site for times, music groups and more.  We are again seeking vendors who want to participate in the weekend festivities.  Contact the chamber for costs and vendor forms. If you are an artist, we are inviting you to design the 2015 poster. 

The Trails End Festival planning committee would like to extend an opportunity to artists who love the Katahdin region to create a poster for their upcoming festival this year.  The theme is a landscape without people, depicting Katahdin and incorporating the idea of trails.  The original for the poster needs to be 17" x 11" in any medium in a vertical format and will be photographed here at North Light Gallery for production into the poster.  The compensation for the winning image will be 50% of the amount from a raffle of the piece.  The piece will be displayed for two months before the festival during which time the raffle will take place, accompanied with extensive advertising.  The drawing will take place during the peak of the festival at the bandstand.  Hopefully the artist can be present at the drawing.  The deadline for submission of an image is Friday, June 12th.  Bring or send works to North Light Gallery.  The Trails End Committee will pick the winner.

All works submitted will be on view at North Light Gallery and offered for sale at 50% commission.  There will also be a paint out during the festival, with works created available for sale at 50% commission.  There will be a $25 entry fee for the paint out and more information will be forthcoming at a later date.

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Good luck and make us something beautiful!

Trails End Festival 2014

sept. 12, 13 & 14 2014 – "it's gonna be BIGGER!"

All trails will again lead to Millinocket, Maine and the 2014 Trails End Festival held on September 12th, 13th and 14th. People in the Katahdin Region and from all over will celebrate with food, activities and fun for the whole family. Join us for 3-days of free music in downtown Millinocket.  

This years musical lineup is still being compiled. We were fortunate to have had the Mallett Brothers Band headlining our festival in 2012 & 2013 and are pleased to announce they will be back for 2014!  All of our musical performances will continue to be free for your enjoyment!

In 2013 we added a 5K Race and Classic Car & Motorcycle show to our festival.  Due to their success, plans for a 2nd Annual 5K Race as well as a 2nd Annual Classic Car & Motorcycle show are in the works.  Times will be added as the planning advances.

It's gonna be even BIGGER this year!

The Trails End Committee would like to thank all of our sponsor, vendors and volunteers who helped make the 2013 festival a success.  If you see any of the sponsors who donated money, please tell them how much you appreciated how their donations brought activities, music and food to downtown Millinocket.