Welcome to Eliot Maine

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 28, 2024– right by the gazebo on State Road.

2024 Booth Vendors

Click here for our online Booth Vendor Application

Booth Fee  — $60

Vendors are included in our social media and webpage marketing as soon the application & fee are received for the event year.

This is a family-friendly event so please ask if you have any questions. [email protected]

Who can have a booth at Eliot Festival Day?

Small businesses in the area getting out to meet potential clients

Non-profits looking to raise funds and meet new folks in the area

Local microbusinesses like farm stores/stands or services like knife sharpening and snow plowing

All types of craft makers and fine arts creators

Food trucks and food booths are a special treat for us all.

We have plenty of room for vendors of all shapes and sizes, though we will be assigning booth space closer to the day.

2024 Vendors List (updated as we can get to it so email if you have questions)

Anna’s Banana Bread – homemade varieties of banana and pumpkin bread

Bombalicious – hot chocolate bombs

Cocheco Quilters Guild – promoting the art of quilting and supporting local charities Look for a raffle

Emily’s Crafts & Photos – South Berwick crafter

Knights of Columbus – South Berwick/Eliot chapter – fried dough and cold drinks

Kona Ice of the Seacoast -food truck

Maine Street Crafts– 3D pictures

Noah’s Pets – handmade plush toys

One Button Short – handmade doll clothes, mittens, embroidered items

Pet Wants Portsmouth – healthy treats and foods for your pets

Ricks Rustic Soaps – handmade soaps

Seaside Crochet – handmade knitwear and toys

South Eliot Advent Christian Church – drinks, chili and baked goods (apple crisp, cinnamon rolls, homemade donuts)

West End Wellness – Natural Healing Solutions

5K Road Race

Sign-up here for the 2024 Eliot Festival 5K Road Race.

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!


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

The 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 28, 2024 (rain or shine) :

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

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 the 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.