Shaker Village Wabanaki artists, culture event is Aug. 24

NEW GLOUCESTER — The 11th annual festival of some of Maine’s finest, award-winning Wabanaki artists will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.
Sabbathday Lake is the world’s only active Shaker Community, and the gathering is the southernmost gathering of Wabanaki artists in the state. More than 40 members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki art forms, including basketmaking, stone carving, bark etching, beadwork and jewelry, in addition to featured performances of storytelling by Geo Neptune, drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling by the Burnurwurbskek Singers and Dancers from the Penobscot nation.
A wide selection of traditional crafts are offered for a range of prices from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine.
A barbecue lunch will be served, and the Shaker Museum and Shaker Store will be open.
Shaker Village is at 707 Shaker Road (Route 26). For more information, visit, follow on Facebook at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village or call 207-926-4597.