Upcoming Main Street Events

To help celebrate Main Street Skowhegan’s 10th year helping to grow a vibrant and inviting historic downtown, our volunteers are organizing the 3rd Annual Dance & Dine for Thursday, May 15; a Gala and Auction for Saturday, May 30th; and a golf tournament for Saturday, June 27.

Main Street 10th Anniversary Gala and Auction
Saturday, May 30, 5:30-10:30PM
Lakewood Inn Restaurant

Silent & live auctions, 4 appetizer courses, music, and dancing. The Snow Pond Community Music School will be performing during cocktails and auction and The Sunday Project will be playing jazz tunes for the dance. Click here for more information.

Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 27
Lakewood Golf Course

The Skowhegan Rotary Club is celebrating Main Street Skowhegan's 10th Anniversary during the 18th Annual William Philbrick Golf Tournament. Download the team registration form. Visit Facebook event page for more information.

River Fest
August 4-9

River Fest is a multi-day event that celebrates recreation and life on the Kennebec River. It's sponsored by Skowhegan Savings, and organized by Main Street Skowhegan, Skowhegan Savings, Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce, Run of River committee. See the River Fest Facebook page and the schedule of events for details.

Main Street Skowhegan Savings Entrepreneur Challenge

Are you thinking of starting a business or expanding your existing business? Participate in the Main Street Skowhegan Savings Entrepreuer Challenge!

The 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 one or more business being selected to receive a $10,000 forgivable loan, free accounting services, and other benefits 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 business community.

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The Timeline

Phase 1: attend the Starting Your Maine Business seminar and develop a 1-2 page business concept pitch by June 2015.

Phase 2: attend the Creating Your Maine Business Plan seminar and develop a business plan by September 2015.

Phase 3: present final business pitch to the program committee November 2015. Winner(s) will then be selected.

How to begin

Get in touch by completing this short online form or printing this pdf form.

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

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Skowhegan board ok’s applying for $150,000 state facade grant
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