Events

October is American Cheese Month

October is American Cheese Month

Cheese and cheesemakers are being celebrated all over North America this month, including right here in Maine, specifically with two events by the Maine Cheese Guild. On Sunday, October 8, cheesemakers around the state will open their doors to cheese lovers who want to learn more about how this heavenly product is made during OPEN CREAMERY DAY. Most places will be open 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Check in with the Maine Cheese Guild for a list of participating creameries. Now in its second year, the MAINE CHEESE FESTIVAL is officially an annual event, and this year will be even bigger and better than last, promises the Cheese Guild. The event will again be at Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15. Tickets are $10 in advance of $12 the day of. Find complete details...

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2017 New England Dairy Summit & Holstein Convention

  Hosted by the Pine Tree Holstein Association October 27-28, 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, October 27, 2017 12:45 PM    Tour IDEXX, Portland, Maine 2:00 PM   Juniper Farms, Gray, Maine – Open House and Youth Workshop 4:00 PM    Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine                                     Open House – Linear Judging Contest 4:30 PM    Maine Products Showcase – A Taste of Maine    Special food and beverage tasting event highlighting Maine-made ingredients and specialty food products, including dairy, blueberries, maple syrup, craft beer, wine and cider. 7:00 PM    Youth Social – ‘Aero Air Park”, Lewiston, Maine 7:30 PM     Dairy Girl Network Social hosted by the DGN at Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch, Auburn Overnight:   Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch 14 Great Falls Plaza; Auburn, Maine 04210                                           Room Rate: $99/night + tax   Saturday, October 28, 2017 All Day Silent Auction – all proceeds donated to New England Junior Holstein Association. Auction is open all morning at the hotel and will be moved and closed at the lobsterbake Saturday evening. 7:45 AM    Awards Breakfast featuring a keynote speaker, the New England Cow of the Year, Master Breeder and Outstanding Dairy Caretaker awards will be presented at the breakfast 9:30 AM   New England Holstein Association – Annual Meeting Dairy Seminar: Educational forum coordinated in conjunction with Maine Dairy Industry Association and Maine Dairy Promotion Board Junior Contests: Dairy Knowledge, Prepared Public Speaking Possible tourist activity to Portland Headlight & LL Bean, if enough interested participants 12:30 PM    Lunch featuring a panel discussion on robotic milking systems 2:45 PM     Brigeen Farms, Turner, Maine  –  Open House 4:15 PM     Conant Acres, Canton, Maine  –  Open House 5:00 PM     Traditional Maine Lobsterbake at Conant Acres,           Canton, Maine Overnight: Guests may choose to return to the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch this evening, or start travel...

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