Wings only: $28
Combo: Wings, Wine & Beer: $50
VIP Package: $70 (Includes advanced entry from 11 – 12 PM, lunch fromMoe’s Original BBQ, exclusive North/South beer collaborations, the chance to speak to brewers, exclusive wings and other perks to be announced.)

The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and the United Way of Eastern Maine have announced the creation of the “Best of the North Festival.” The 2018 edition will feature wings, wine, and beer and will raise funds for both organizations. The inaugural event will take place from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, June 16 on the Bangor Waterfront.

The festival represents the coming together of three unique events – the CVB’s Wine on the Waterfront and Tap into Summer, and the United Way’s Wingfest Maine. The Best of the North Festival will also feature local music.

The Best of the North festival will feature wings from more than two dozen restaurants and organizations, beer from nearly 30 breweries, as well as wine and other spirits from 12 vintners. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite food and drink of the day and the winners will receive a prize package, as well as a trophy and bragging rights.

Tickets are $28 per person for just wings, $50 per person for the wings, wine and beer combo ticket or $70 per person for the VIP ticket. For more details visit

All proceeds from The Best of the North Festival will stay in Eastern Maine to benefit the work of the United Way of Eastern Maine and the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more details, a complete list of participants, or to purchase tickets, visit

*** Prior purchase of Tap Into Summer and Wine on the Waterfront tickets will be honored for this event. ***