Friday, November 5, starting at 5:30: Harvest on the Harbor kicks off with Meet Your Maker
Some of the finest distillers in the world are right here in Maine, and this event, featuring the members of the Maine Distillers Guild, is where you’ll find them under one roof. Meet the distillers and taste their spirits: Maine-made Gins, Vodkas, Bourbons, Rums, and more, plus a variety of food pairings to complement the huge selection of spirits. 21+
Saturday, November 6 includes two Maine OysterFest Sessions
If you’re an oyster lover, this is your party. Enjoy the choicest oysters from up and down the coast of Maine. Tickets include oysters and beers from Allagash Brewing Co., Austin Street Brewery, and Los Dos Cava Spanish sparkling wine! While you’re slurping and sipping, make sure to take time to meet the owners from some of the rising star oyster farms, as well as our best-known oyster farmers. 21+
Harvest on the Harbor Fringe Events
We are lucky to be supported by some great brands, including the Festival’s Fringe Event partners, which create special, intimate celebrations outside of our major events. Order tickets to this year’s Fringe Events below. 21+
Wednesday, November 4 at 4 PM: Three of Strong Spirits Presents Beyond the Piña Colada – An Introduction to Rum Mixology
While many people only think of rum as a cheap mixer for a glass of Coke or as an overly sweet, frozen drink, rum is a complex spirit with a great cocktail range. One of Portland’s newer distilleries, Three of Strong Spirits, has become known for its creative cocktail program featuring its own rums and sugarcane-based gin. Their knowledgeable team will guide you through a tasting and demonstration of two cocktails. You’ll leave with recipes and tips for how to include rum in your home bar. Tickets include the tasting and two mini-cocktails.
Thursday, November 5 at 3 and 5 PM: Maine Craft Distilling Presents One Shaken, One Stirred
Head to Maine Craft Distilling on Portland’s Washington Ave for a fun and hands-on educational class offering the two basics of cocktail making – one shaken and one stirred. You’ll be able to use Maine Craft Distilling’s tools and ingredients to make two different cocktails. Enjoy the cocktails with bites sent out from the kitchen. Tickets include two full-sized cocktails, snacks, and a tour of the distillery.
Harvest on the Harbor’s major events are a short 15-minute walk from Portland Old Port and Arts District hotels to O’Maine Studios, and there’s plenty of nearby lot and street parking. If you’re attending a Fringe Event, be sure to check the address!
Important: Attendees must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization or the Food and Drug Administration OR provide proof of a negative COVID test prior to entry. The last dose of the vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days prior to the event. We will accept proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted within 48 hours of the event or a negative COVID-19 rapid (antigen) test within 12 hours of the event.