The DownEast Country Dance Festival

Festival News

New in 2017:

Still the same: Our goal is to remain affordable and welcoming, especially for the young people in our community.

About the Festival

The DownEast Country Dance Festival is an annual celebration of traditional music and dance in Maine. At the festival you can: contra, folk and swing dance; attend dance, instrumental and singing workshops and family activities; play in the festival orchestra and jam sessions; and enjoy performances in the auditorium and bistro. Come and join us at Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, Maine (get directions)!

Check out photos and videos of past festivals and events!

27th Annual Festival: March 23 & 24, 2018

Come and join us at Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, Maine (get directions).

Click here to see the draft schedule for 2017, or here to view or print a Festival flier.

Survivors Dance: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Join us at the Bowdoinham Town Hall (get directions).


The Comfort Inn in Brunswick is offering a discounted rate for Festival attendees. Let them know that you're attending the DownEast Country Dance Festival to get the discount.

You can also connect with local dancers on our Facebook page.

DownEast Country Dance Festival Committee

(All hard-working volunteers)
The 28th annual festival will take place March 23 & 24, 2018
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