We regret to inform you that a decision was made to cancel the 2021 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival due to the high and rising Covid-19 rate in Piscataquis County. We understand the impact this has on our local businesses from an economic perspective, from the inns and lodges who are booked solid that weekend to the vendors who were depending on profits at the festival to make up for the horrible year they had in 2020; the restaurants and retail businesses that look forward to the foot-traffic, and the local non-profits like the Kiwanis who utilize the festival as a fundraiser. Many families rescheduled their summer vacations to October simply so they could attend the festival. We too, as a chamber, greatly depend on the revenue generated by the Whoopie Pie Festival and will be markedly affected by its cancelation.
This is not something we ever thought would happen when we rescheduled the festival from June to October, and we truly apologize for any inconvenience or negative impact this may have.
The 2022 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival is scheduled for June 25th, and we will begin planning that event early in the new year.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me HERE. Thank you!