One of the most loved cultural events in Central Maine is Waterville's annual "Taste of Waterville".  The day-long event gives locals and visitors a chance to sample some great food, drink some great local beers, and hear some amazing local bands.

Over the years, the event has morphed, slightly.  In recent years, the event shifted from being a family event to more of an adult event.  And, this year, the location has changed.  It has shifted from being spread across Main Street to being centered on Head of Falls.

Here is everything you need to know about the event...

Where & When

The 2022 Taste of Waterville runs from Noon to 11 PM on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022.  All of the action will be held at the beautiful Head of Falls.  You can find this amazing park right off Front Street.



Your best bet for parking is on The Concourse.  There will be shuttles running back and forth all day long.



Access is free.  All you need to pay for is food and drinks.


Food & Vendors

Of course, one of the most important parts of Taste of Waterville is the food!  This year, there is a mix of restaurants and food trucks.

They include:

  • 207 Foodies
  • Asian Cafe
  • Bao & Beyond
  • Blue Smoke BBQ
  • Geez Louise
  • Hero's On Wheels
  • I'd Wrap That
  • Laurie's Lunch
  • Maine Pine Catering
  • Portland Pie Co.
  • Pat's Fudge
  • Pinky D's Poutine
  • Rita's Catering
  • Gouda Boys
  • Road Warrior Pizza
  • Stan's French Fries
  • Twisted Pretzel Concessions

There will also be crafters on hand selling everything from soap to quilts.  And, Dunkin' will be there giving away SWAG!



There will be tastings from 3 PM to 7 PM.  Participating breweries include:

  • Bigelow Brewing Company

    Geaghan Bros Brewing

    Rock Harbor Brewing Co.

    Freedom's Edge Cider

    Lake St. George Brewing Company
  • Threshers Brewing Co.

    Beatbox Beverages

    Sugarlands Distilling Company

  • Nutrl & Cutwater

    Dasch Selzter

    Long Trail Brewing Co.

    Smuttynose Brewing Co.

    Citizen Cider


Live Music

The event really is an all day party!  There'll be live music throughout the entire event.  Bands include:

1PM - 2PM Riff Johnson

2PM - 3PM Rick Ray

3PM - 4PM New England Music Camp

4PM - 5PM New England Music Camp

5PM - 6PM Adam Babcock

6PM - 7PM Mike Morrison

4:30PM - 6:30PM Downeast Brass

6:30PM - 8:30PM Trifecta

9:00PM - 11:00PM Motor Booty Affair


Get more details about the event right now through the Taste of Waterville website.

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