The state of Maine is well-known for many things, with the rocky coast and lobster springing immediately to mind.

But there is much more to Maine than that, the state is full of creative people turning out high-quality products and works of art, and that's what will be on display at the huge Townsquare Media Made in Maine Expo at the Colby College field house in Waterville on Saturday, Aug. 10.

There will Maine-made clothing, art, maple syrup, baskets, food, shoes, dishware, collectables, quilts, the list goes on and on! If it's made in Maine, it will be at the Expo!

Here's a look at just some of the exhibitors that will be at the Expo

Jessica Peill-Meininghaus will be bringing her art to the Expo, she does tapestries, art stones and gnomes under the MoonGoat name and she does felted books and custom felted banners under the Crazy Momma Productions name, she will have examples of both kinds of art for sale at the Expo.

Gram J creates decorative nets in a traditional knotted style using hand-carved needles, she makes a variety of nets, with the most popular being the pocketbag pictured above.

All of Gram J's pocketbags are unique and the one-of-a kind items cannot be reproduced. She also creates hand-netted shopping bags, which while lightweight, can hold 200 pounds!

Based in Litchfield, Eric and Sherry Rossignol offer handcrafted cold process soaps made with all natural ingredients along with hand-poured 100% soy candles. They are constantly experimenting and creating new products and they accept custom orders and requests.

Gracie's Gourmet Goodies will be at the Made in Maine Expo on Aug. 10 with a wide variety of their unique and delicious cake pops. They create orders of custom cake pops in a wide variety of designs and flavors that have to be seen (and tasted!) to be believed.

Ward's Boards will be bringing a variety of hand-created wooden items to the Expo. The products include, hand-crafted pens, bottle openers, pizza cutters, deer calls, ice cream scoops, razors, makeup and shaving brushes, cribbage and cutting boards and much more!

Based in Gardiner, the Village Jeweler is a full-service jeweler, offering a wide variety of services including custom work, complete jewelery repairs, engraving, stone polishing and in-house casting. Their motto is "Experience You Can Trust".

And those are just a few of the many vendors, crafters and other exhibitors who will be at the Made in Maine Expo at Colby College on Aug. 10! Here is a list of all of the exhibitors who will be at the Expo:

  • Beautiful Beaded Bobbies
  • Caldwell County Chili Spice Co.
  • Canine Coats
  • Casco Bay Home Improvement
  • Colorfest Quilting
  • Crafty in Maine
  • Crazy Momma Productions LLC
  • Dragon Song Creations
  • Electricity Maine
  • Emery's Meats & Produce
  • Gram J's Nets
  • Juicy Totes
  • Medicine Wheels Herbals
  • Nature's Poison Ivy Relief
  • Patricia Gammon
  • Rossignol Farm Soaps
  • Seaglass Creations
  • Uniquely Music
  • Village Jeweler
  • Ward's Boards
  • Gracie's Gourmet Goodies

Admission is just $3!  There is something for everyone! While the guys check out the new hunting and fishing gear, the ladies can browse the handbags and jewelry.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event runs till 4 p.m. There a few booths available for exhibitors to be a part of the fun. If you own a business that makes or sells Maine-made goods, call us now at 623-4735 or email Julie at to reserve your booth, space is limited and you won’t want to miss this!