Current Tourist News Issues

Tourist News is a seasonal (April through November) arts and entertainment newspaper

with stories about events, galleries, businesses, people, points of interest and local history.

Calendar and Amusement pages list things to do and places to go. Year-round and seasonal

residents, as well as vacationers, depend upon the Tourist News to find out what’s going on

throughout Maine’s south coastal region.


The Tourist News is available here as an online PDF, as well as in print.

The back page map is also in PDF format below.



Color a Festive Holiday Maine Moose!

Illustration by Geraldine Aikman

Coloring books are all the trend right now, and this festive moose adorned with ornaments is great for all ages. Created exclusively for the Tourist News. Print it out (8.5x11) or pick up a copy of the Tourist News and start coloring.


11-16-17 Cheers to 25 Years!

KBA Presents Spectacular 36th Christmas Prelude, Christmas in Cape Porpoise, Christmas in Kennebunk, Ogunquit's Christmas by the Sea, York Festival of Lights, Creative and Colorful Gifts Made in Maine, Holiday Concerts, Historic Inns Welcome Visitors to Benefit Food Pantry, Intriguing Reads for Holiday Gifts, Book Signings, Calendar of Events, Art & Craft Shows, Fairs, Christmas Parade in Wells, Celebrate New Year's Eve in Kennebunk, 'Tis the Season ~ 12 Ways to Show Your Holiday Spirit in Southern Maine, South Berwick Hosts "Home for the Holidays, "Holly Daze" Parade Planned for Downtown Sanford, "Nutcracker" Will Be Performed in Ogunquit, Museums of Old York Hosts Holiday Events, Welcome Your Guests with Creative Appetizers, Holiday Brunch Ideas from an Award-winning Chef, Playhouse Brings White Christmas to Music Hall, Saco Museum and Dyer Library Host Festival of Trees – and you don’t want to miss The Yankee Quipper!




10-5-17 Cheers to 25 Years!

Kennebunkport Brewing Company and Federal Jack's Celebrate 25 Years, Pumpkinhead Ale Leads the Crop of Seasonal Favorites, Kitchen Tour Showcases Nine Homes in the Kennebunks, Brick Store Museum Hosts Annual "All Souls Walk", Virtuoso Pianists Will Perform in Ogunquit, Presentation about Gravestone Art at Kennebunk Library, Advocate for Safe Teen Driving Will Speak at Library plus a Kennebunk Library Book Sale. Fire of '47 Presentation in Kennebunk, Homeport Pottery and Artisans Gallery Celebrates Maine Craft Weekend, plus Family Fun Day at Hilton-Winn Farm, Octoberfest in Lyman Celebrates Rural Life, Harvest Festivals and Holiday Fairs listings.



9-28-17 Punkinfiddle and Fun Fall Fairs

Punkinfiddle: Family Fun with a Harvest Theme, I Heard It at The Post Office by Val Marier, New Gallery "Branches Out" with Pine Crafts, Maine Women in the Arts Hosts 40th Anniversary Awards "Big and Small" Exhibit, 35th Annual Eliot Festival Day and 5K Road Race, Anglers Eagerly Awaiting Autumn Striper Blitz. Plus Fall Fairs and Festivals, Nightlife, Old Berwick Historical Society Lecture Explores Slavery in New England, Hikes Visit Historic Sites in South Berwick, Book Review: Imagining the Life of Andrew Wyeth's Famous Muse, Have Fun Getting Lost at Zach's Farm Corn Maze, Three Easy Hikes with a View to Fall Foliage




9-21-17 Celebrating Maine's Favorite Fall Fruit - the Apple

What's Better Than Apples? Apple Donuts, of Course!, Fall Festivals, Brick Store Museum Joins National “Museum Day Live!”, Take a Pumpkin Patch Ride at the Trolley Museum, Multimedia Installation on Exhibit at Pepperell Mill. Plus Maine Art Gallery Features Exhibit of New Work by David Witbeck, Anglers Still Awaiting Striper and Bluefish Migration, The Yankee Quipper, Nightlife,  Frinklepod Farm Flourishes with Hard Work and Community Support, There's High Drama in the Skies over Southern Maine as Raptors Fly South, and UMaine Extension Beekeeping Course.



9-14-17 Fall Fairs and Festivals

This issue includes: Biddeford and Saco Host River Jam Festival, Maine Indian Basket Makers Tell Their Stories in New Book by Kennebunkport Gallery Owner, The Shipwreck Story That Made Mark Twain Famous, Book Inspired by Congressmens' Duel, Fall Fairs and festivals, Saltwater Fishing Report, Tide Chart, Saco Museum Hosts Monotype Guild Exhibit, Monica Grabin Will Discuss Her Heritage at Brick Store Museum, Agricultural Fairs Listings, Nightlife, Old Orchard Beach Hosts Blues and Jazz Festival, Farmers' Markets in Southern Coastal Maine, Elvis Takes the Stage in Ogunquit's World Premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, Concert Series Opens with Old-time Music - and The Yankee Quipper: Real Mainers Not Impressed with Tiny House Trend.


8-31-17 Maine Lighthouses Welcome Visitors

Maine Lighthouses Welcome Visitors for Tours on Open Lighthouse Day, How One Maine Lighthouse was Saved, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to Host Maine Celebration of Reading, "Strut Your Mutt" Event Will Benefit AWS, Annual September Summer Solstice Craft Show to be Held in Wells, Painter Liz Hoag Featured at Maine Art Gallery, Art Guild of Kennebunks Hosts Awards Exhibition, York Parks and Recreation Department Presents Mount A Trail Challenge, New Exhibit at Arundel Farm Gallery Celebrates American Folk Art,  Saltwater Fishing Report, Kennebunkport Historical Society Will Host Tea Party at White Columns, 30th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival at the Wells Reserve, Tomato Day at York Farmers’ Market, Ogunquit Celebrates 27th Annual Capriccio September 8 to 17.

8-24-17 Fall Fairs & Festivals Issue

Articles this week include: Fall Fairs and Festivals, Best-Selling Author at Fine Print Booksellers, Famous Ogunquit Dory Now on View in Perkins Cove, York County Audubon Workshop at Biddeford Pool,  Honk if You Like Classic Car Shows!, MS is No Match for This Unstoppable Equestrian Champion, Another Great Week for Anglers Along the Coast, Mustang Rescue Center in Biddeford Will Host Vintage Base Ball Game, Hackmatack Closes Season with Romantic Fantasticks, The Yankee Quipper: Finding Inspiration in Mainers Who Embrace the Wild, Auction Will Benefit Historic School Preservation, 16th Annual Chili-Fest Heats Up in Wells, Seasoned Chef Elevates Simple Foods to the Sublime at Pearl

8-17-17 It's A Dog's Life in Southern Maine Issue

Articles this week include: Best New Doggie Toys, Treasures and Treats, Let Your Pooch Play Off-leash at a Local Bark Park, Mystery Novels Are Going to the Dogs, Calendar Sales Benefit Pug Rescue, "Love Four Paws" Fundraiser in Ogunquit, Seasoned Angler Reveals Favorite Freshwater Fishing Locales, Another Great Week for Anglers Along the Coast, Sixth Annual “Woodies in the Cove” Car Show, Concert Pays Tribute to "Ice House Five," Brick Store Museum Offers A Shipbuilding Odyssey, Author Will Discuss Growing Up Franco American, Summerfest Benefits Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, Legend of the Mustang Powwow in Biddeford, Foraging with Snug Harbor Farm.

8-10-17 The Lobster Issue

Articles about lobster include: Exploring the Mystique of the Maine Lobster, Dying for Lobster? Take a Crack at These Mystery Books, Arundel Boat School Collaborates with Maritime Academy for "Green" Lobster Boat, Local Experts Recommend Best Wines to Serve with a Lobster Feast, Lobster Hauls Reach New Heights in Maine, Thinking Outside the Pot: Going Gourmet with Your Lobster. Plus Mustang Rescue Center Welcomes Visitors, OMAA Presents Talk on World War I, Maine Art Shows Features Three Artists for a Three-Week Exhibit, Arundel Farm Gallery Features Jack Brumbaugh, Ragtime Now on Stage at Ogunquit Playhouse.

8-3-17 The Hiking and Biking Issue!
Included are: These Seaside Walks Offer Spectacular Views, Hop on Your Bicycle and Try These Scenic Rides, Getting Back to Nature with Easy Two-Milers, Eastern Trail is a Boon to Outdoor Enthusiasts, Fat Bikes Can Handle Dirt, Ruts, Rocks and Snow,  12th Annual Family Fun Day in West Kennebunk, DaPonte String Quartet Will Perform at Wells Reserve, Brick Store Museum Hosts Steampunk Fair, Nonantum Resort Hosts 5th Annual Paddle Battle, Striper Fishing Remains Strong on the South Coast, Mystery Drama at Hamilton House, Awesome Blueberry Recipes from Maine Friends Near and Far, Classical Piano Concert at Colony Hotel, Hackmatack Playhouse Presents Steel Magnolias...

7-27-17 Savor the Flavors of Maine - Our Ice Cream Issue!
Included are: Favorite Ice Cream Shops, The Ice Cream Guide ~ Saco to Kittery, The Ice Cream Map, Tim Janis Will Perform at St. Ann’s Church, The Yankee Quipper, Wells Harborfest Events, Raitt Farm Hosts Annual Antique Tractor Show, Ogunquit Art Association Hosts Auction at Barn Gallery, Amusements, Saltwater Fishing Report & Tide Chart, Guide to Beaches, Physicist, Astronomer Will Give Talk on Major Eclipse, and Congdon's Donuts Adds Food Truck Park Next Door.


7-20-17 Open Farm Day Issue

Maine welcomes visitors on Open Farm Day! We have listings of fifteen York County farms, with times they're open, and what they offer visitors.

Articles include: A Day in the Life of a Dairy Farmer, Spiller Farmland in Wells Preserved Forever, Learn about Laudholm's Agricultural History, Springvale Farm Trail Walk, Biddeford's City Theater Presents The Wizard of Oz, Robert Dennis and Tom Bradbury Collaborate to Create Reflections, The Summer of the Silver Queen by Dana Pearson, Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture Marks 20th Year with 20-day Celebration, Arundel Farm Gallery: Works by Peter Coes, The Originals Presents Moon Over Buffalo, and Baseball League Home Game Schedules in Southern Maine.


7-13-17 The Blueberry Issue

Celebrate Blueberries! It's National Blueberry Month.

We have wild blueberries, health benefits of blueberries, blueberry smoothies recipes, places to pick your own blueberries, test your blueberry knowledge with a quiz all about - yes, blueberries! Read about: Castaways in Wells Features Beach Decor and Coastal Carvings; Maine Mystery Writers Serve Up Juicy Crime Stories; Portland's Good Theater Will Stage Productions at Little Theater in Sanford; Wright Gallery Open House; Art Trail of the Kennebunks;

Biddeford Pool’s Union Church Announces Stellar Summer Speaker Series; Bullets Over Broadway is a Sure-fire Hit at Ogunquit Playhouse; Live Music is on the Menu at Kennebunkport Hotels. And... our calendar of things to do, fishing report and tide chart, and agricultural fair listings.


7-6-17 Secrets of the Sea Issue

In this issue,"Secrets of the Sea," we have a special pull-out section with fascinating facts about the ocean and its inhabitants, and great tips about how to help improve the ocean and the planet. Plus Coast Encounters Offers Tide Pool Adventures, Cape Porpoise Mariner Searches for Earhart Plane, Adorable Harbor Seals on Maine Coast, Moxie Day at Seashore Trolley Museum, Summer Solstice Craft Show Coming to Wells, Art Exhibits, Navajo Silversmith at Kennebunkport Gallery, calendar of things to do, puzzles, tide chart and agricultural fair listings.


6-29-17 4th of July Issue

Coastal Towns Plan Festive 4th of July Week, Sunday Concerts at Historic Hamilton House, New Bookstore Opens in Kennebunkport, Meet the Mustangs at Open House, Maine Arts Shows Features Craig Mooney, Brick Store Museum Seeks Participants for Annual Steampunk Fair, Arundel Farm Gallery Hosts "Asian Fusion" Exhibit, Adventures Await at "Night at Our Museum," Ogunquit Heritage Museum Open for the Sea, Container Gardening and Yardscaping Workshops,"Culinary Experience a Plus" for New Cape Porpoise Restaurant Owner-Chef, and Second Annual SummerFest Will Take Place in Downtown Kennebunk. Also Craft Fairs in Southern Maine, Tide Chart, Saltwater Fishing Preview, Nightlife and the 2017 Maine Agricultural Fairs.


6-15-17 LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival Issue
LAUNCH! Schedule of Events & Map,including Boat Parade, Captain's Cook-Off, Lobster Bake and more. Articles include: Seafaring History of the Kennebunks, Landing School Builds on Shipbuilding Heritage, Amateur Birdwatcher Stuns with his "Big Year" Record, OMAA Launches Rich and Varied Exhibit Season, Honk! If You Like Classic Auto Shows,
plus Amusements, Nightlife, Seniors' Activities, Tours, Art Openings, Tide Chart, Saltwater Fishing Report, Theater, Calendar of Events and things to do. . .


6-1-17 Summer Theater and Concert Previews Issue
Summer Theater and Concert Previews, Chamber Music Festival in Ogunquit, Chris Humphrey Band Coming to City Theater, "Power of Place" Sculpture Exhibit at Wells Reserve, WWI Researcher and Author to Speak in Kennebunk, Veterans Fish for Freedom, Music Is in the Air with Southern Maine's Eclectic Summer Concerts, Vinegar Hill Music Theatre Tunes Up for the Season with New Director, Mamma Mia! at Ogunquit Playhouse, plus Art Openings, Tide Chart, Theater, Calendar of Events and things to do. . .


5-18-17 Season Calendar Issue
Season Calendar, Brick Store Museum Celebrates Vintage Baseball, Memorial Day Observances, Special Surfers Documentary, Artist Al Brulé Showcased in South Berwick, White Columns in Kennebunkport Opens for the Season, Harvey Reid and Joyce Anderson Will Perform at the Dunaway Center, Saltwater Fishing Begins Memorial Day Weekend, Leavitt Theater Opens Silent Film Series May 25, Rebecca Kinkead at Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture, Community Plant Sales, City Theater Presents Engaging Steel Magnolias, "Garden Interventions" Begins at Ogunquit Museum, Yankee Quipper, Tide Chart, Birdwatching and things to do…


5-4-17 Gardening Issue
The Gardening Issue contains Kennebunk Hosts May Day Festival, Bloomers Sure to Brighten the Shady Places, Flowering Shrubs that Thrive in Zone 5, Plant Sales Offer Bargains and Variety, Foraging for Fiddleheads, Could Radishes Become the New Kale? Talk on Shorebirds, Providing Water for Bees, Photography Exhibit, Tide Chart, Birdwatching, Theater, Calendar of Events and things to do…



4-13-17 Spring Issue

This issue includes Patriots' Day Celebration Schedule of Events in Ogunquit, Laudholm Hosts Earth Day Celebration, Auction Fiesta Will Benefit Kennebunk Land Trust, Learn about Impact of Rising Oceans on Tidal Marshes at Audubon Event, New Exhibit Opens at the Brick Store Museum - “Once Upon a Time in Maine: An Art and Artifacts Show,” Brick Store Museum Hosts Talk on Kitchens, "Psychology of Money" Presentation at KFL, "ABC Sale" Will Benefit Ogunquit Art Museum, Maine Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was Nation's Most Celebrated, Longfellow Home in Portland Welcomes Visitors, and From the Publisher's Desk by Judith Hansen: Reflections on My First 25 Years as Publisher of the Tourist News.

The back page map can be viewed in a PDF format by clicking on this image.


Tourist News covers from 2016