There is lots to do and see at the festival but if you are looking for more... here are a few other things you should know about.


Mountain Biking

Back Country Excursions is northern New Englands  popular destination for serious mountain bikers. Its 8800 acre preserve provides a base of operations. Bike rentals, dedicated single track trails for all levels of riders, terrain parks, guided rides, and instruction if needed. They're just 10 minutes from the Music Festival. Day and 1/2 day rides always available. Some camping also available.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Two Maine rivers, the Saco and the Ossipee, meet in Cornish. You can put in to the Ossipee River above the festival grounds and paddle down to our swimming hole. There are also plenty of area lakes with public launches. 

Rentals and guided trips are available at River Run Canoeing in Brownfield, ME. 30 minutes from festival. 


Douglas Mountain - Sebago, ME      
Fantastic views of lakes and White Mountains to the North East.  30 minutes from festival.
Burnt Meadow Mountain - Brownfield, ME    
Demanding hike with rewarding views to the east and south.  30 minute drive from festival.
Foss Mountain -  Eaton, NH      
Awesome blueberry picking!  35 minutes from festival.

Green Mountain - Effingham, NH      
Great 360º views.  30 minutes  from festival.
Mountain Division Trail
- walking or biking 

Maine Forest Service 

D I N I N G 

*All within 10 min of grounds, turn right out of the fairgrounds and head towards downtown Cornish* 

krista's restaurant  2 Main Street. 207-625-3600

fine dining atmosphere with family friendly menu, beautiful setting with outdoor porch. 

Bay Haven Restaurant 2 Maple Street. 207-625-7303

fresh seafood specialties and takeout window, family friendly and screened porch. 

Cornish Inn Restaurant-Cornish, ME, 2 High Street. 207-625-8501 

fine dining in beautiful old inn, early-bird specials and outdoor porch. 

Sophia's Pizza-125 Maple Street. 207-625-4500

laid-back greek style with take out window. 

Sacopee House of Pizza-200 Maple Street (after heading towards Cornish, make U-Turn at Rite Aid onto R. 25 West) 

Breakfast Buffet Sunday! 

Phat Boy's 172 Main Street, 207-625-7980 

Breakfast joint with fresh food and free wifi  

Parkside Ice Cream-28 Main Street 

homemade hard ice cream, many flavors, lunch food as well   

H O P P I N G  A N D  A N T I Q U I N G

Musical Instruments

Friendly River Music- Vintage, new and reconditioned electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins and accessories. Come by our booth at the festival or drop by the store. Open Wednesday thru Friday 4 to 7:30 pm. Saturday 10 'til 5 (207) 625-8639 40 River Road, Lower Bridge Street, Cornish ME 04020 


*North Conway, New Hampshire, 40 minutes northwest of the festival, has an abundance of outlet shopping, movie theaters, restaurants and hotels*  

For additional information about activities and services in the area visit the Cornish Association of Businesses (CAB).