The DownEast Country Dance Festival
New in 2016:
Still the same:
- Volunteers apply online
- Only same-day tickets will be sold at the door
- See the ticket page here for more details
Our goal is to remain affordable and welcoming, especially for the young people in our community.
- Great time will be had by all
- Delicious food
- Kids 10 and under free (with an adult)
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!
26th Annual Festival: March 25 & 26, 2016
This year's Festival will feature Nor'easter with Linda Leslie, caller; Franklin County Fiddlers with Kim Roberts, caller; and Barefoot with Bill Olson, caller.
Come and join us at Mount Ararat Middle School
, Topsham, Maine (get directions
Survivors Dance: Sunday, March 27, 2016
This year's Survivors Dance will feature Nor'easter with Linda Leslie, caller. 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)
- Glen Loper - Chair
- Maureen Costello - Vice Chair
- Lynn Plumb
- Maggie Robinson
- May Hall