Every June, Dover-Foxcroft holds the annual Maine Whoopie Pie Festival—an event which draws in thousands of locals and tourists alike. Visitors can eat whoopie pies to their heart’s content as well as participate in (or just be a spectator) to the many activities taking place throughout the day. There are whoopie pie eating contests, races, Clydesdale carriage rides, live musical performances and plenty of activities for the kids.
Dover-Foxcroft is just about a two-hour drive from Portland, so if you’re planning on vacationing in the area during June, make sure to visit the website for the festival beforehand to check its date. It’s an experience which is most certainly uniquely Maine, and it is just one of the many great food festivals which take place in the state during the summer months. Other notable festivals include the Yarmouth Clam Festival, the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, as well as a number of blueberry festivals in various towns. Of all the things Maine is famous for, fresh seafood, blueberry pie and whoopie pies are at the top of the list, so when you’re here you should try all of them.
In a state where the official state treat is the whoopie pie, you can be sure you don’t need to look far to find this classic dessert. Some of the best whoopie pies are made right in Freeport, Maine at Wicked Whoopies—and their selection of whoopie pie flavors is astounding. Regardless of your vacation itinerary when you’re in Maine, make sure to try at least one whoopie pie so you can understand why it is so widely beloved.