The DownEast Country Dance Festival

Festival News

New in 2016:

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 24 & 25, 2017

This year's Festival will feature Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland, Tristan Henderson, and Oliver Scanlon)

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

Survivors Dance: Sunday, March 26, 2017


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 27th annual festival will take place March 24 & 25, 2017
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