Maine Summer Fun: Bread and Rivers

Maine Artisan Bread FestivalYou never know what you are going to come across driving up to Northern Outdoors for a Maine whitewater rafting vacation.  Sure, you expect to see lots of great views, stands of birch trees, maybe even a moose – but a Bread Festival?  Not exactly high on the list!

For those traveling north on July 29-31, 2010, however, bread should be moved to the top of the list.  The annual Kneading Conference and Artisan Bread Fair is taking place in Skowhegan, Maine.  The Kneading Conference, July 29-30th, brings togeather professional bakers and bread enthusiasts, and requires pre-registration.  On July 31, 2010, the Artisan Bread Fair is free and open to the general public.  Yummy, yummy, yummy!

What better way to start Maine adventure vacations off than with a a taste of fresh, hearty fare?  We know whitewater rafting takes lots of energy and stocking up on fresh-baked carbohydrates is a great way to get some.    Hot summmer days, cooling river rafting, warm bread…not a bad way to spend the weekend!