LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Branch Fest is very excited to feature over 28 musical acts between 2 stages with some extended sets (over 2 hrs) for many of our feat. artists at the top of the bill. Plus with no conflicting music schedules, you actually get to see all the music you pay for! That’s right – the only thing stopping you is your own limitations, cause we party into the late-night. Just make sure you enjoy yourself responsibly, stay hydrated and wear some hearing protection, alright? 🙂
We’re also spicing things up all weekend long with collaborative artists-at-large, known as The Branches, that will be making special appearances on stage and elsewhere as well as many other forms of live entertainment going on across the concert fields, vendor areas and campgrounds! Here’s what you can expect:
- FIRE performances by Spiral Sparks Fire Arts (see video)
- LED and FLOW performances by Eternal Flame Entertainment
- Glass blowing by Last Fair Deal
- Live Visual Art by:
- Mekowhy Kawon Art (feat. on the Main Stage)
- FLOW: Visions of Kirstie Connon
- Gryphon Dor
- Nocturne Imagery (w/ mural)
- DiP SouLion (w/ mural)
- Bryce Lewan (w/ mural)
- Austin “Slim” Gee (w/ mural)
- Papa Bear (w/ mural)
- Jefferson Danger
- Mandrake Bronder
- Driftwould Art (feat. on the Main Stage)
- Noah StickyBear Weaver
- Jordan Owen
MANY CAMPING OPTIONS
Nothing truly completes a good back-to-nature experience like camping out for the weekend, and there certainly aren’t any shortages of ways to do it at Branch Fest! Whether you want to camp next to your car, bring your RV or just pick a good spot in our beautiful wooded campgrounds to pitch a tent, we have options for just about everyone. Some of those options even include sites with direct line-of-sight of the main stage with our Fenceline and VIP camping areas!
With the sheer number of activities and attractions right around the corner from your campsite, there’s really just no better way to experience this festival. Best of all, when you choose to camp for the weekend, we’ll throw in Thursday for free – a weekend camping exclusive! All campgrounds open at 12 PM on Thursday, May 30th (but no lining up beforehand); so, come claim your spot (first come, first serve) and let’s get this party started early! There’ll be live music and a lot more – even then! Campers can also stick around until 12 PM on Monday, June 3rd, just in case some people need some extra recovery time…
ART GALLERIES & INSTALLATIONS
Branch Fest boasts one of the most unique, diverse and culturally-engaging scenes out there – and you can find it all on display in our art galleries and installations!
With 4K projections by TJ Spurge and Gryphon Dor, along with some other interesting crossovers between our gallery and live visual artists, expect to discover some truly remarkable displays with the help of the following featured artists:
- TJ Spurge
- Ryan Gardell
- Colette Aimée
- Spencer Yates
- Cameron Lee Gauthier
- Nate McClennen
- Cori Anne Whatley
- Tabitha Spectra
- Gryphon Dor
- Zach Pettengill
- Giancarlo Berg
- + Many More!
Spotlight photos shown here. More info. on our installations coming shortly!
FOOD COURT & CRAFT VENDING
Food Vendors – We strive to provide a good variety of cuisine and menu options with every food vendor we accept, as well as assure there are special preparations available to accommodate just about everyone’s needs, including Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Organic options with a preference for locally sourced ingredients. Food vendors for this year include: (1) Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop, (2) Solar Cafe (w/ RootFire), (3) Street Eats, (4) On A Roll, (5) Fried Specialties, (6) Uncle Mitch’s Munchies, and (7) Juicy J’s Lemonade and Eatery.
Craft Vendors – (1) Last Fair Deal [Glass Blower], (2) Boyman Acres, (3) Shantified, (4) Moon Glory Gears, (5) Dr. Remidi’s Necessities, (6) Enlighten, (7) Hostel Del Funk, (8) The Bazaar, (9) Grateful Don’s, and (10) All Kind Products and Apparel.
General Store – Provided by River View Music Junction.
Beer & Wine – Served by Pirates, Patio and Galley.
Branch Fest is a very family-friendly event that offers something for everyone of all ages to enjoy and experience! Children 10 and under will be admitted for free and family camping options with earlier quiet and waking hours will be available, for those interested or in need.
The Kid Zone will be brought to you by The Way We Move 🎪🤹♀️ – a new non-profit, social circus based in Portland, ME working towards bringing the circus arts to everyone. They’ll be bringing the FUN for kids of all ages in Branch Fest’s Kid Zone! 👶
Saturday’s theme is ‘Circus’, so come on down to learn some circus skills with our trained instructors. Sunday is for all things ‘Magical’, so the Kid Zone will be home to mermaids, wild things and fantasy creatures. Come swing by for some enriching family-friendly entertainment! 👨👩👧👧
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
Planning a family vacation or some other kind of extended getaway? Branch Fest isn’t the only thing this part of Maine has to offer! Come check out some of Maine’s many other local attractions – while you’re not at Branch Fest, of course – and get the full Maine experience for your next trip up:
- Muddy Waters Outpost in Pittsfield, ME
- Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island
- Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect, ME
- Peaks-Kenny State Park in Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Have an attraction that should make our list? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.