Fall is rolling into Maine. That means shorter days, cooler temperatures, football weekends, and preparing for winter.

It's also the season that brings us a plethora of fun and exciting fairs and festivals that can be found statewide. These events bring Mainers and tourists together to enjoy the state's wonderful agriculture, local artisans, delicious fair food, exciting games, and more.

One of those major festivals has recently enjoyed national attention after being included on a very prestigious list. Bangor's Maine Harvest Festival has been named one of the country's best.

The popular travel site Trips to Discover decided to take a closer look at America's love affair with festivals, specifically ones held in the fall. The cooler months tend to be loaded with festivals due to harvest season coinciding with the ideal temperatures.

The site put together a list of 14 of the best fall festivals in the country. One of the selections was the Maine Harvest Festival. The event, which takes place in November, is a coming together of all things Maine. Festival-goers will enjoy hundreds of local products from local venders. It's a true celebration of what makes this state so special.

Held annually at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, the Maine Harvest Festival is an amazing opportunity for local farmers, distillers, brewers, chefs, and artisans to highlight their creations. It's also just a few weeks before the holiday season kicks off, so it's a great way to find some early Christmas gifts.

Don't just take my word for it. Here is a little of why Trips to Discover included the Maine Harvest Festival on their "Best" list.

The Maine Harvest Festival takes place a bit later in the season as compared to most, celebrating the harvests of hundreds of local farmers and artisans who created handcrafted goods throughout the region. It’s held in mid-November, bringing chefs, distilleries, and wineries who show off their highest-quality products.

It's wonderful to see such an important festival get this kind of recognition. Maine is a very communal state. It's a region that still relies on neighbors looking after neighbors. And events like this are a wonderful representation of that. We love supporting our farmers and local artisans. They continue to be the true backbone of Maine's communities.

The Maine Harvest Festival will be held this year from November 18-19 at the Cross Center in Bangor. You can find out more information on the festival's website. Expect to see more info about vendors added soon.

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