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As the northernmost state of New England, Maine is known for its rolling mountains, jagged coastline, and picturesque foliage. But Maine is also known for something far more delectable – its culinary creations, coming from the top chefs of its vibrant restaurant scene.The sixth annual Harvest on the Harbor festival is the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s toast to the renowned culinary arts only Maine has to offer. Vendors supply locally sourced and responsibly raised food and drink for the pleasure and merriment of festival-goers, ensuring that no better way to fill their bellies will be found. This year, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will be directing financial contributions toward culinary scholarships, with hopes of keeping Maine a foodie’s paradise for generations to come.

  • October 23-26, 2013
  • 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME 04101

This year, there are many events to satisfy your taste buds and keep you salivating for more. Sink your teeth into Maine’s signature sea fare at the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition and see who really is the king crustacean cook. For those who want their food to be as land-loving as they are, the Top of the Crop: Maine’s Best Farm to Table Restaurant competition is sure to satiate. Four competing restaurants duke it out for rights to the crown with appetizer-sized portions of organic, grass-fed, farm-raised, and/or free-range products as their only weapons. Samplings at the Marketplace is making a big return this year, with a long list of Maine’s best wines, spirits, and microbrews to wet your deepest desires. Of course you won’t want to miss the main event, the Grand Tasting on the Harbor. Here, guests have the opportunity to meet Maine’s top chefs in the flesh and sample their best creative cookery first hand. We think “compliments to the chef” goes without saying at this mouthwateringly enjoyable festival.

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