There was an amazing crowd at the Forum Saturday for Taste the North. Everyone loved the drinks, food, live music, art, family & friends at Taste the North.

We have some great pictures from the big event! You'll see the custom tasting glasses, Common Crossing jamming, the live Art Battle + more. (See gallery below). We have even more pictures on our Facebook.

Taste the North served over 100 different kinds of beers, wines and ciders Saturday! Amazing food was offered from your favorite local eatery!

A huge thank you for all the awesome food!

Taste the North Featured Restaurants:

THE ELM TREE DINER: They’ve been serving home style food in Houlton since 1947. With a long tradition in Northern Maine, they make delectable food and fresh baked pastries, squares and cakes.

GOVERNOR'S RESTAURANT & BAKERY: A tradition in Presque Isle for family & friends all over Aroostook County, Maine. Try their entrees and baked goods at Taste The North.

IGA: Your local grocery store with friendly service, fresh groceries and convenient locations in Star City, Hillside and Mars Hill. Try their burgers at Taste The North.

WINNIE'S RESTAURANT & DAIRY BAR: Visit them on Parsons Street in Presque Isle with family & friends. Sample their fried clams at Taste the North.

MAINELY MEXICAN: Presque Isle's local mexican food restaurant is open for your family and friends. Visit them on State Street and see them at Taste the North.

The Maine craft beer, wine and cider was flowing!

Taste The North Featured Brewers & Wineries:

FLIGHT DECK BREWING: Featuring their award winning craft beer! Try it in Presque Isle and visit the Brewery & Tasting Room on Brunswick's Landing

FIRST MILE BREWING CO.Brewing a wide range of beers with "something for everyone." Visit their tasting room and hang out in the tap room on Route 1 in Fort Kent.

BAXTER BREWING COMPANY: Located in Lewiston, Baxter Brewing Company was the first brewery in New England to can all its beer. Plus, they make a beer for every season!

BIGELOW BREWING COMPANY: Using local ingredients to make the best local beer. Meet the crew at Taste the North and visit them in Skowhegan.

HIDDEN SPRING WINERY: Spend time with them at Taste the North and try their unique wines. Make sure you visit them in Hodgdon.

YOUNITY WINERY & VINEYARDS: Check them out at the their tasting room in Unity, Maine & enjoy their Maine wines at Taste the North.

There was spectacular Maine artistry on display at Taste the North!


Here’s how it worked: 8-10 local artists created their best work with a Maine theme. People moved around the easels and watched different techniques and the creative process.

Wintergreen Arts Center sold $1 tickets for people to vote for the people’s choice award.

There was a live auction after the art battle. People took home their favorite piece for the right price. Proceeds from the tickets and auction go to support the Wintergreen Arts Center.

Music filled the Forum as people danced and listened to the grooves!


COMMON CROSSING jammed all day!

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Safe Driving sponsored by Ryan Madore State Farm

VIP sponsored by Dunn Furniture

Beer Glasses sponsored by Impact Auto Body & Rathbun Lumber

Photo Booth sponsored by Richardson's

Presenting sponsorWireless Zone of Maine

Presenting sponsor: Northern Maine Brewing Company

Live Art Battle sponsor: North Country Auto

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