Patti’s Aug. 21 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Maine Native American Summer Market

The seventh annual festival of some of Maine’s finest, award-winning Native American artists will be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

More than 40 members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate important, traditional Wabanaki art forms including basket-making, woodcarving, bark etching, doll making, beadwork and jewelry, in addition to featured performances of drumming, dancing and storytelling.

High-quality, handmade crafts will be available for sale. This is the southernmost gathering of Wabanaki artists in the state of Maine, providing a rare opportunity to learn about and experience Maine’s Native American culture. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine. Barbecue lunch plates will be available for purchase. For more information, go to or call 926-4597.

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