Make it a Hoppy Father’s Day

Give Dad what he really wants this Father’s Day: wings and beer. Just a short drive from Dirigo Pines, Bangor is ready with fun events focused on both this June – the perfect ticket to celebrate Dad (and enjoy some suds). Check out these fun-filled events just in time for Dad’s special day…

Wing Fest

The month kicks off with the food that kicks back. Sample wings from restaurants all over the Dirigo Pines region. Taste test, vote for your favs, and enjoy a beer sample. As if that’s not enough, attendees also get mini whoopee pies and live music from Chris Ross and the North (check them out here: Mark Dad’s calendar for June 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. And find more info and tickets at All proceeds to benefit the United Way of Eastern Maine.

Wine Fest

Perhaps Dad prefers a nice merlot to an ale? Check out Wine on the Waterfront 2017 on June 16 from 4:30-8 p.m. in Bangor. Maine wineries and distilleries are offering up sample of their wines and spirits. Local favorites like Cellardoor Winery, Winterport Winery, Dragonfly Farm & Winery and Twenty2 Vodka and lots more will be there! Find more information at

Beer Fest

Bangor’s Beer Festival: Tap Into Summer 2017 is set for June 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. This is the 5th year for this fun-filled event, which offers samplings from 25 Maine breweries. And just when it couldn’t get any better for Dad – they’ve added a bacon bar courtesy of Hops House 99. Go crazy and get Dad the VIP ticket, which includes lunch with the brewers, early admission, and T-shirt. Visit for more info and tickets.

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