What is a Schooner?

A basic description of a schooner is that it's a type of ship that has two or more masts.

What is Wiscasset Schoonerfest?

Soak in "The Prettiest Village in Maine" also known as Wiscasset, for four days of fun and ships!

Through the 4 day event, you'll find characters around town dressed in 1800s costumes based on Wiscasset history. They're sure to be confused by your iPhone. There's also daily Geocaching and live musical performances.

Friday and Saturday there's the Kids and Family Schoonerfest with face-painting, corn-hole, and more.


Two schooners, the WHEN AND IF and ISHMAEL will arrive in Wiscasset Harbor to a canon salute on Friday. On Saturday you can take a tour aboard the WHEN AND IF and ISMAEL.

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Saturday night there will be a stunning lighted boat parade along with fireworks, Sunday there's a triathlon and regatta!

More details are sure to come for this August 18th-22nd event so mark your calendars and enjoy all Wiscasset has to offer.

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