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Upcoming Events 2024

The success of the events listed is not measured by the amount of money made or lost but by the number of people who are encouraged to visit our community. The Chamber continues to have an ambitious plan for 2024 even though the past two years have forced the cancellation of many of our events. Our active board of directors and with the added support of our community are looking forward to the New Year.

Recognizing that an active community benefits everyone in the Greater Houlton area the following is a list of Chamber sponsored events for the New Year.

March 16 2024
The Chamber’s Annual
Dinner & Gala Event  

The Annual dinner and Gala has become the Board of Directors gift to our members and friends as well as one of our best fundraisers. The evening begins with a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres served at 6 pm by a wait staff comprised of seniors from the Houlton Higher Education Center. Dinner is served at 7:00 and is cooked by the Board of Directors. Dessert follows with the Annual Report, Awards Ceremony, and an always exciting auction to finish the evening.

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Black Fly Brew Fest Eclipse Edition
April 6th

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Black Fly Brew
Fest Eclipse
Edition
April 6th

This event has traditionally been held at the Millar Civic Center and welcomes  brewers and wineries from throughout the State of Maine.

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Total Eclipse April 8th

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Tim
Sample 

April 7th

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Join us at the Houlton Community Art Center at 7 Bird Street, on April 7 at 5PM, for stand-up comedian Tim Sample.

 

For tickets and information call (207) 694-3414 or visit eventbrite. 

 

Tickets can be purchased locally at the County Co-op and Farm Store at 53 Main Street or at the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce at 109 Main Street.

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Join us for an unforgettable night of music, laughter, and entertainment at the Howl At The Moon Dueling Piano Show!

Get ready to sing along and dance to your favorite tunes as our talented pianists battle it out on stage.

 

This in-person event will be held at 86 Main Street, Houlton, ME, USA.

Don’t miss out on the excitement and energy of this one-of-a-kind show.

 

Grab your friends, grab a drink, and get ready to howl the night away!

Cash bar.

Doors open at 6:30. Open seating. Tickets are $35

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The Southern Aroostook Trade Show is a highly anticipated event held every spring in the Millar Civic Center. We are proud to be one of the major supporters of the Civic Center.

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The Southern Aroostook Trade Show

April 20th & 21st

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45 Vendors setting up displays with attendance averaging 1800 people gives our business community a chance to showcase their product.

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May 4th 
The Meduxnekeag River Canoe Race

The Meduxnekeag River Canoe Race has been part of Houlton’s history, for over 39 years.
The event for which paddlers “from away” praise the Town of Houlton and its collaborative spirit, hosts over 100 paddlers.

Our friends from outside the County love that we give away Aroostook County potatoes as parting gifts and say it’s the best part of the day!

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Houlton Community

Market

 

May 25 to October 12- is open in Historic Market Square  from 8:30 to 12:30 and Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:30.

 

This is a great opportunity to support local farmers and talented crafters as well as listen to music, enjoy some food and learn some fun nutrition facts.

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July 2nd

Strawberry Shortcake 

In Market Square and held the day before Midnight Madness. Pick up or have

them delivered.

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Midnight Madness July 3rd has become the definitive event for the Town of Houlton with vendors in Market Square, musical performances, a road race, and the ever-popular fireworks over the Gateway Bridge at 9:30.
Over the years the event has become less of a shopping opportunity and more of a street fair which seems to work well for the community.
Crowds number in the thousands.
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The 4th of July Parade

The 4th of July Parade was happily taken over by the Chamber in 2014 and has become one of our favorites.

The parade started at 10:00am  in the parking lot of the Catholic Church on Main St. and is a mile long loop through Historic Market Square, into Union Square and back up Military St.

 

The last entry leaves the parking lot at the same time the first entry returns making it a true mile long parade!

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July 6th
Arts and Crafts Fair

In Monument Park coincides with the Houlton Ag Fair which gives the community another event to enjoy over the holiday weekend

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August 16th

Potato Feast
Lobster-to-go meal

August 16th

Doll and Wagon Wrangler Parade
Candy Drop

The Harvest Festival

September 14 – Harvest Festival is a small event to celebrate the Houlton Community Market and the bountiful farmers on our area.  The Chamber of Commerce is happy to provide support for this fun family event.

Shape Up

October 3rd

Apple Crisp Sale 

 

A new tradition to build

on the success of the

Strawberry Shortcake Sale

the day before Midnight Madness.

Pick up in Market Square or have

them delivered.

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Halloween Spooktacular

October 26th

Halloween Spooktacular, hosted in partnership with the Houlton Rec Center.

 

This event is geared to young children and family groups and held on the Saturday before Halloween in downtown Houlton.

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Small
Business
Saturday

November 30th 2024

Holiday Open House.

Held in downtown Houlton on the Sunday before Thanksgiving from noon to 4:00 pm.

This is the informal kick-off to the Christmas holidays.

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Holiday Light Parade

November 30th 

Application Form

Holiday Light Parade is held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving at 6:00
p.m.

Local businesses decorate floats with lights, costumed walkers sing and dance their way through the parade route music and Santa and Mrs. Claus light the Christmas tree and be available to hear the children’s Christmas wishes after the parade.

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