The festival kicks off on Thursday, May 14th with Dessert Night 6-9 pm sponsored by the Bar Harbor Merchants Association. Register ($15) and obtain a ballot at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce on the corner of Cottage and Main Street hen take a self-guided tour of participating restaurants sampling their signature desserts. Vote for you favorite dessert to award the restaurant with the most votes a $500 cash prize!

Friday, May 15th is the Pub Tour 5-9 pm sponsored by Atlantic Brewing Company. Tour participating venues for tastes of their featured beer and wines. Each ticket purchased includes a commemorative sample glass and 10 tasting tickets, (limit 1 per person), and may be purchased at the Visitor’s Center at 2 Cottage Street. $20/person. Call 207-288-5103 for details or order tickets here. With over 20 different pubs and restaurants participating, there's a brew for everyone!

On Saturday, May 16 we are bringing back the popular Chef’s Table sponsored by Pine State Beverage. Experience a 5-course dinner and wine pairings at one of four exclusive restaurants. Chefs will be giving tours, demonstrations and sharing recipes. The cost is $85 per person and is limited to 50 seats. Your undisclosed dining location will be revealed at a reception from 5-6 pm at FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars.

During the day on Saturday, don’t miss the Bar Harbor Merchants Association Sidewalk Stroll. Stroll the sidewalks for a Taste of all that Bar Harbor Merchants have to offer. Featuring unique shopping, culinary and made-in-Maine products, Spring sales and tasty treats.

On Sunday, May 17, we are happy to announce the addition of the Eden Farmer’s Market to the festival’s schedule. Featuring a diverse group of local food growers, producers and artisans, the market will provide an opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful food sources available in our area, and give you the opportunity to sample, purchase and learn from the Downeast sources themselves.

Along with the Eden Farmer’s Market, there's the 2nd Annual Waiter Race! Watch as the finest servers from our area’s restaurants compete against one another for bragging rights, as well as the “Ultimate Tip” cash prize!

Get out all festival long for the $20.15 Menu! Enjoy a different taste of Bar Harbor every day with the $20.15 menu specials. Participating restaurants and businesses will be offering special menus, specials and tastings for the price of $20.15 throughout the entire weekend of the Taste of Bar Harbor. Perhaps you will get a glass of wine and an appetizer, a flight of local beers, or a 3-course meal.

You can get more information by calling the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-345-4617, or by visiting the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Website. For more information on the Taste of Bar Harbor, visit the Taste of Bar Harbor Website, or Facebook page.