Welcome to Eliot Maine

Parking is at the Eliot Commons on Route 236 with shuttles running regularly. This is also where you need to access ATM machines as none are at the Festival grounds.

Please download our liability waivers for this year’s Donut and Pie Eating contests!

At 1 pm we are having a Kids’Donut Eatin’ Contest followed by an Adult Pie Eatin’ Contest.

Sign up at the Festival Booth on Saturday and maybe bring a clean shirt for afters.

Pie Eatin’ will be for those 16 yo & older. Expect blueberry or apple pies. 16 contestants total.
Donut Eatin’ will be for 10-15 yo and 9yo and under. 24 contestants in each group.

Eliot Festival Day is a community event featuring the Eliot Festival Day 5K Road Race in the morning and the Donut and Pie Eatin’ Contests in the afternoon. Along with crafts, food, products, and informational booths we have a Farmer’s Market for area agriculture, a Colonial Re-enactment camp, a PARADE for one and all, Chalmers Kids’ Fun Run, live music, Dancing DJ Carmen and more!

Held the last Saturday in September — this year that is September 30, 2023 — right by the gazebo on State Road.

Booth Vendors

Parking is at Eliot Commons on Rt 236. Click here for the shuttle schedule

2023 Booth Vendors as of September 29

Booth Vendors PDF of load in schedule and directions

  • A B C Portsmouth -Teaching boating safety
  • Anna’s Banana Bread – pumpkin &fruit breads as well as variety of banana breads. Gluten & vegan options.
  • August Block – Farmers Market rubs, sauces, and seasonings
  • Baha’i Faith of Eliot, Maine – Spin Art
  • Birds & Bees Farm – Farmers Market
  • Bondgarden Farm – Farmers Market
  • Curtain Call Performing Arts – Dance and Theatre for children
  • EarthLight Wellness for Life LLC – therapies & hand crafted kits to support wellness and energy, handmade bracelets, pendants & stones/crystals.
  • Eliot Age In Place – making an Age Friendly Community for all citizens, regardless of age.
  • Eliot Agriculture and Food Security Coop – Farmers Market
  • Eliot Connects – neighbors helping neighbors
  • Eliot Democratic Committee – register to vote at this booth no matter your party affilation
  • Eliot Congregational Church – food for kids and kids at heart
  • Eliot Garden Club – Farmers Market
  • Eliot Historical Society – Connecting and preserving Eliot’s amazing past.
  • Eliot Republican Town Committee – Republican and patriotic literature and information.
  • Great Works Regional Land Trust – Support your local land trust ! Trail guides and memberships available
  • Happy Home – Home decor and gift shop
  • King Tuts Cider – Locally pressed cider and apples
  • Kona Ice of the Seacoast – shaved ice treats you get to customize with fun flavors
  • Living Water United Methodist Church (previously Eliot United Methodist Church) – fresh Moe’s sandwich fundraiser
  • Maine St Crafts Co – 3D wooden pictures and cards
  • Maine Pine Yard Chair – locally made wooden chairs, benches, whirly gigs and bird houses
  • Marshwood High School Volleyball Boosters – bake sale and MHS apparel
  • Mrs. Elf’s Toys & More – CROCs Jibbitz fair items & bracelets
  • Noah’s Park – A Menagerie of Plush Toys
  • NotGreatShirts – fun custom designed T-shirts for locals
  • One Button Short – handsewn accessories for the family
  • Pet Wants – healthy treats for your furry friends
  • Renewal by Andersen – invest in your home invest in new windows
  • Ricks Rustic soap – handmade soap
  • Seaside Crochet – hand made animals and accessories for the home and the family
  • Shipmast Farm – Farmers Market – Honey
  • Solstice Herb Farm – Farmers Market – herbal tea blends, body care products, dried flower bouquets and seasonal wreaths
  • South Berwick/Eliot Knights of Columbus – Fried Dough fundraising
  • South Berwick/Eliot Rotary – Gelato fundraiser for scholarships & projects
  • South Eliot Advent Christian Church – Homemade baked goods, donuts, cinnamon rolls, coffee, chili, apple crisp, soda, water
  • Sturgeon Creek Farm – Farmers Market – local women-owned diversified farm with a farm store selling fruit, veggies, meat, cheese, diary and other locally produced items
  • Town of Eliot Conservation Committee
  • Town of Eliot Agriculture Committee – get your map to the farm stands of Eliot here
  • Town of Eliot Planning Dept.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Walker Keay Farm – Farmers Market – CSA, veggies and flowers
  • West End Wellness – Natural, holistic healthcare using nutrition counseling, whole food nutrition & Nutrition Response Testing.
  • Wicked Fit – fresh- made juice drinks for health and energy
  • Widi Realty Group – Stop by and see what is happening on the home front
  • William Fogg Library – Check out the programs and events lined up for the cozy seasons
  • York Woods – Eliot’s family owned & operated landscape supply company providing land clearing, green waste recycling, and indoor and outdoor retail items for your garden.

We have closed our booth sign-ups for 2023. IF you would like to be notified when we open up in Spring 2024 just drop an email to us at: [email protected]

Get on the list for the 2024 Eliot Festival vendor application

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5K Road Race

Sign-ups for 2023 race are on RaceRoster.com

You won’t be gone long when you run the Eliot Festival 5K This is a fast, smooth, straight course.  And it shows off our beautiful Eliot countryside quite nicely.  For you competitive types, these course records could be a challenge: Cathy O’Brien 16:06.18 in 1996 (also the Maine State 5K Road Race record) and Patrick Tarpy 14:15.72 in 2006.  Click on the map to download a printable copy.

Do you love track & field, but have hung up your spikes? Come and volunteer during the Eliot Festival 5K Road Race. We need timers, people to assist runners, and other event jobs that track people know how to do.  It promises to be great fun. Check out EliotFestival.com/volunteers/.

Email [email protected] with questions about the road race — running in it, volunteering at it, or sponsoring it!

A special thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:


Want to join the parade? We welcome individuals, hobby groups, businesses, marching groups and community organizations.

Set-up location FOR PARADE is the Eliot Boat Basin (aka Dead Duck) 90 Hammond Ln, Eliot, ME 03903

Parade Line-Up Schedule Saturday, September 30, 2023 (rain or shine) :

  •       Vehicles arrive 9 – 9:30 am
  •       Participants arrive 9 – 9:45 am
  •       Line-up to establish order for the grandstand 10 – 10:15am
  •      Step off onto RT 103 10:30am!!

If your parade entry includes a vehicle there will be a strictly enforced 10 MPH on State Road during the festival.

Parade application fill it out online so we know to expect your entry and so our emcee can give you a shout out!

Liability Waiver download the pdf and follow directions for applicable signatures BEFORE the Festival, please.

Please email your parade questions to  [email protected]

10:15 am Parade kicks off from Eliot Boat Basin to arrive at Eliot Elementary School reviewing stand at 11:00 am

So don’t leave it too late to grab a great seat for our Annual Parade.

Parking is at the Eliot Commons on Route 236 with shuttles running regularly.