About Us

The Best of the North Festival represents the coming together of three unique events: the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) Wine on the Waterfront and Tap into Summer, and the United Way of Eastern Maine’s Wingfest Maine. Combined with local music and a great kid zone, it will come together to be a family-friendly event like no other.

The Best of the North festival will feature wings from about two dozen restaurants and organizations, beer from nearly 30 breweries, as well as wine and other spirits from 12 vintners. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite wings and beer of the day and the winner will receive a huge trophy, bragging rights, and a nice prize package.

All proceeds stay in eastern Maine to benefit the work of the United Way of Eastern Maine and the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau.