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 presentation on the history of Christmas at Woodlawn and in New England. Visit the Holiday Train Display. Enjoy an elegant Holiday High Tea. Treat your work team to a unique holiday party in one of the most beautiful settings in Ellsworth.
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, it is either 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, or the Woodlawn Mini Lobster Tournament which is strictly a six wicket USCA sanctioned tournament. The tournaments routinely draw players from around the country and Canada for this tournament. In 2017, the Woodlawn Big Lobster Tournament will be held September 6th – 10th. Spectators are welcome.