IV. Shopping in Cornish
The town of Cornish, Maine (5 minutes from fairgrounds) has both a downtown shopping center, specializing in antiques, and many stores where you can pick up all your last minute items for the festival. Check out the Cornish Association of Business website for a full list here
. Here is a brief list of the kinds of shopping you can find in Cornish.
–8 reputable antique stores hosting a wide variety of wares from several centuries.
–a vintage and fine jewelers shop, a fine florist, and several thrift stores
–The Artisan’s Gallery, featuring crafts from all over Maine
–The Local Gear: all you need for any outdoor activity, hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.
–Many farm stands are available, the closest is Merrifield Farmstand in Porter 20 minutes
but don’t forget to be on the lookout for farmers selling corn and blueberries & sandwich veggies AT the festival!
–If you love the area, Apple Acres Farm
offers full service weddings May-October, and pick-your-own & a farm cafe in September and October
–Other shops include two hardware stores, a Rite Aid, an IGA, a country market and three gas stations which offer diesel, all within 10 minutes of the festival.
–There is also a walk-in clinic: The Sacopee Valley Health Center, just 10 minutes from the festival. The closest hospital is Bridgton Hospital. If you need services during the festival come to the front gate for first aid. For emergencies simply call 911.