Upcoming Main Street Events

Main Street Skowhegan Bennefit Dinner
at The Pickup Cafe
September 19, 4-9PM

Come eat at The Pickup Cafe and support Main Street's 10th year revitalizing downtown Skowhegan! The Pickup Cafe will be donating a portion of the evening's food proceeds to support Main Street's continued efforts to grow a vibrant and inviting historic downtown. See the Facebook event page and for details.

Main Street Block Party
and Ping Pong Tournament
October 18, 2-6PM

Enjoy all the wood-fired pizza you care to eat and enjoy a ping pong tournament on two tables! Tournament starts at 2:30. Tickets will be available at The Bankery and at the event. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets include ping pong registration, unlimited pizza and soft drinks. Pay $10 if not playing ping pong. Pizza and ping pong hosted by Maine Wood Heat

Block Party Tickets
Ping Pong Registration Form

23rd Annual Holiday Stroll
December 4-5

Holiday Stroll 2015 is a two-day event that has been a tradition in Skowhegan for over 20 years. It starts with a holiday parade through downtown Friday evening and continues Saturday morning-afternoon with lots of free activities and treats throughout and near downtown, including pictures with Santa!

Would you like to volunteer, participate in the parade, or set up a vendor table? Let us know by completing the Parade Application and/or Vendor Application.

Main Street Skowhegan Savings Entrepreneur Challenge

Main Street Skowhegan and Skowhegan Savings Bank have teamed up with area organizations and business leaders to develop an entrepreneurship program.

The program will include 3 phases with the last phase resulting in the selection of one business who will receive over $20,000 in incentives to aid in the start or expansion of their business. Other participants may be eligible for some benefits as made possible by donated services by the community.

Learn more about the Entrepreneur Challenge here.

Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary

Main Street Skowhegan has been working for almost ten years toward a shared vision of downtown that is vibrant, beautiful, and economically sound. Our Board of Directors ushered in our 10 year anniversary celebration with a successful fundraising campaign called Decade of Development. Thanks to support from Hight Family of Dealerships, Kyes Carpenter Insurance, and 97 other businesses and individuals, we surpassed our $10,000 fundraising goal. Learnn more about the Decade of Development campaign here.

In 10 years we have:

  • Upgraded pocket parks, sidewalks, crosswalks, lamp posts, gardens, parking areas, street trees, business facades, and connections to nearby trails

  • Restored the Bernard Langlais Skowhegan Indian sculpture through partnership with the Chamber

  • Organized community building events like Holiday Stroll, River Fest, and the Maple Festival

  • Supported local farms at the downtown market and led wellness initiatives for small businesses

  • Connected Skowhegan to statewide promotional networks to attract visitors

To start the next decade, we will:

  • Attract and develop new business and support existing ones with new incentive programs

  • Create and promote a downtown trail of Bernard Langlais sculptures

  • Renew the business facade improvement program

  • Plant an educational garden at the Skowhegan Indian sculpture viewing area

  • Organize vibrant annual events, gardening efforts, and other ongoing projects

Recent Press:

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August 20, 2015 Mainebiz: Skowhegan entrepreneur contest offers$20K prize

August 8, 2015 Morning Sentinel: Langlais Park dedicated in Skowhegan

August 7, 2015 WABITV5: Skowhegan River Fest Underway

August 6, 2015 Fox22: Historic River Town Looks to the Future

August 6, 2015 WABITV5: River Fest Continues in Skowhegan

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