Summer in Maine will Kick-off in High Style: The Kennebunkport Festival 2011 - Five Days of Great Food, Wines, and Inspired Art in a Quintessential Coastal Community

Tuesday to Saturday | May 31 to June 4, 2011

Mar 15, 2011, 16:38 ET from Maine Magazine

PORTLAND, Maine, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maine Magazine Event Team announced the official line-up for the five day Kennebunkport Festival, an annual event that celebrates Maine's chefs, artists, musicians, wineries, brewers and creative people.

The Festival, now in its seventh year, is a community-focused event that celebrates Maine living. In an effort to expand its reach, a number of new events and ticket packages have been created. "The first six years of the Festival were a great success. By adding new events, we are appealing to a larger demographic and are able to share the festival with more people," said Courtney McMennamin, Director of Events & Sponsorships at Maine Magazine. "We met with members of the community, they are enthusiastic and are looking forward to welcoming people from Maine and across the country," she added.

The Schedule for the Festival:

May 31:

An Intimate Evening at The White Barn Inn

The Art of Dining – Private Home Dinners

June 1:

The Art of Dining – Private Home Dinners

W: The After Party at Bandaloop

June 2:

The Art of Dining – Private Home Dinners

Pop the Kennebunks presented by Cellardoor Winery

Four One: The After Party at One Dock

June 3:

Art. Works. An art exhibition featuring select works by artists from Maine at The Colony Hotel

Oysters & Pearls at the Nonantum hosted by Chef Jonathan Cartwright

Grand Cru Dinner an exquisite evening of food, friends and conversation

Stripers: The After Party at Stripers Restaurant

June 4:

Art. Works. An art exhibition featuring select works by artists from Maine at The Colony Hotel

Grand Tasting: a grazing event that showcases fine food and spirits held at The Colony Hotel

Brews & Tunes: a mini music and beer festival headlined by Maine's own Gypsy Tailwind at the Pilot House Boatyard

Chef Finale: The Dream Team Dinner a multi-course fine dining experience held at the newly opened Earth at Hidden Pond

Last Call: The After Party at Alisson's

Organizers have guaranteed a donation of $20,000 to Share Our Strength in Maine, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

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SOURCE Maine Magazine