No festival this year, but we will be at the Fish Ladder on weekends to welcome visitors. We have announced a road race, a concert and a quilt raffle. Keep checking here for more information about our plans.
Our first festival was in 2007. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Fish Ladder and associated infrastructure. Our progress and current goals are described on the Restoration page.
The Rise of the River Herring
By the generosity of our sponsors, our community and our volunteers we provide
- Oysters, Beer, Seafood
- Ice cream, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers
- Coffee, Breakfast Sandwiches, Burgers, Smoked Alewives at Mulligan’s Smokehouse
- Music, Games and Activities for children
- Hats & Teeshirts
- Run With the Alewives 5K
- Face Painting
- Fish Printing
- Darling Marine Center Touch Tank
- Osprey Game
- Slide Show
- Silent Auction
- Bake Sale
- Goods & Gear
See the full festival Schedule.
We have a planning committee of volunteers from Damariscotta Mills and larger community of volunteers who staff the festival on the day. If you are interested in volunteering on the day see Volunteering.
Click for directions to the Fish Ladder. A shuttle bus to the Alewife Festival will be available all day from the Lincoln County Publishing Company parking lot at 116 Mills Road, Newcastle.
No Festival, but alewives and birds do not care
Yet again no festival this year, but we will be at the Fish Ladder on weekends to welcome visitors and, in other posts below this, we have announced a road race and a concert. Keep checking here for more information about our plans. The alewives run during May 1-June 15, but most reliably from Mother’s Day […]