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This is the Weekend of Boozy Festivals

Photo: Maine Fare

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a round-up of the ridiculous number of booze fests happening throughout the state on Saturday:

1) Maine Fare
When: Friday, June 20 to Saturday, June 21
Where: Steamboat Landing Park and The Boathouse, Belfast
What: While not strictly a beer fest, Maine Fare does include various tasting events, including Oysters + Beer (Saturday, June 21, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), where you can meet brewers and farmers and sample their wares, and Cider + Cheese (Friday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), which is like Oysters + Beer but with Cider + Cheese. See previous Eater coverage and check out the Maine Fare site for full details and schedule for this epic celebration of Maine food and ingenuity, hosted by the Maine Farmland Trust.

2) Bangor's Beer Festival—Tap Into Summer!
When: Saturday, June 21, VIP 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., General 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 26 Front Street, Bangor (the waterfront)
What: With over 20 Maine breweries and an advance general admission ticket price of $25, this is an affordable way to experience some of the best beer our state has to offer. From small, new breweries (Bigelow Brewing Company) to veterans (Andrew's Brewing Company), and even Maine's only monastery brewery (Friars' Brewhouse), the scene is well represented. A word to the wise: Perhaps in accordance with the low entry fee, event info doesn't mention food options, so you should probably eat some lunch before redeeming your limited beer sample tickets.

3) Great Falls Brewfest
When: Saturday, June 21, VIP 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., General 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston
What: Presented by Lewiston's keg- and can-only Baxter Brewing Company, this fest is "a celebration of the outdoors, brewing, summer & the Great Falls community." For a $40 general admission ticket, you can sample what you'd like from over 30 breweries from Maine and elsewhere. Food vendors such as Pinky D's and Urban Sugar Mobile Cafe will be selling their goodies; music, art, and more entertainment is planned as well. Anyone who volunteers for the Annual Androscoggin River Cleanup leading up to the fest will get a free BBQ lunch and a beer at Fire House Grille, and get the option to purchase a VIP ticket for only $40.

2) Grapes and Grains Summer Celebration
When: Saturday, June 21, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Portland Company Complex
What: Townsquare Media, which now owns local radio station WCYY and others, is hosting a fest that includes not only beer, but wine and spirits, too, for anyone looking to cover all their bases. Tickets are $40 in advance; food vendors should be selling their wares, and live music is a facet of the event, but there's not a lot of information beyond the list of alcohol purveyors. An important note: Townsquare Media has clarified that the time of the event is 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., which is what's listed on the ticket purchase page. Ignore the Facebook event page if it still says 5 p.m., and don't do the math on the website's countdown timer, which suggests the start time is 4 p.m., if our math is correct (it's probably not).