Woodlawn offers a number of exciting events throughout the year. Annual favorites include the Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn, Christmas at Woodlawn and the Woodlawn Croquet Tournaments. Periodically, and often in the fall, special events that showcase an interesting historical perspective or topic of local interest are added.
Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn, staged under a tent on the museum grounds, is America’s longest running summer antiques show. Fine examples of American and English furniture and accessories, American paintings and watercolors, quilts, prints, rare books, ceramics, folk art, silver, jewelry, and oriental rugs will be among the items for sale.
Christmas at Woodlawn December 1 - 23
In December, experience the splendor of Christmas at Woodlawn. Tour the Black House and see the festive decorations while hearing a special audio tour on the history of Christmas at Woodlawn and in New England. Enjoy an elegant Holiday High Tea and browse our gift shop for an array of fine ornaments and gifts.
Woodlawn Croquet Tournaments
The Woodlawn Croquet Players hold several popular tournaments annually. The Woodlawn Invitational Croquet Tournament held in June, is a six wicket USCA sanctioned tournament with three days of block play. In September, the Woodlawn Big Lobster Tournament offering five days of spirited croquet play on the coast of Maine that includes a unique blend of six and nine wicket competition on several different courts in the area. The tournaments routinely draw players from around the country and Canada for this tournament. In 2019, the Woodlawn Big Lobster Tournament will be held September 3rd, (opening reception) – September 8th. Spectators are welcome.