Harvest on the Harbor™ is Portland, Maine’s annual food & spirits festival featuring a delicious, diverse and engaging line up of events. The event curates experiences and partnerships that hope to appeal to foodies of all kinds, offering a taste (and sip) for every appetite. The mission is to help tell the diversestory of the local food and drink scene, foster an inclusive community of passionate food & drink lovers and to give back to our community through this multi-day celebration.
In October of every year, Portland's waterfront is transformed into a gastronomic extravaganza where food enthusiasts, food tourists, and food explorers from around the world toast Maine culinary arts. They do so at Harvest on the Harbor, Maine's Food + Wine Festival, Portland’s annual celebration of exceptional food, beer, wine, and spirits from Maine and around the world. The much-anticipated festival brings award-winning chefs, epicurean presentations, and live entertainment together to showcase what Maine is renowned for – delectably delicious culinary creations from Maine’s top chefs.
Everything from backyard barbecue to craft brews and artisanal chocolate will make an appearance – attendees can see and sample them all at the centerpiece of the festival, the harborside exhibits, where authentic and gourmet products from local farmers, fishermen, and food artisans, along with wine, beer and spirit makers gather under one roof. During the festival, celebrate Maine’s agriculture and renowned chefs who support the local industry and positively impact the food system. Esteemed lobster chefs will compete for the exclusive title of Maine Lobster Chef, and samples of these succulent dishes will be served. Musical performances, demos, beer crawls, and wine soirees, scheduled throughout the weekend, lend to the festive atmosphere.
So eat, drink and enjoy – and get your tickets to the state’s premier food and wine festival early.