For the second straight year the Whoopie Pie Festival, the largest annual event in Piscataquis County, has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.
The event is making plans to return to Dover/Foxcroft on June 25, 2022.
Here’s the announcement for the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce:
We regret to inform you that a decision was made to cancel the 2021 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival due to the high and rising Covid-19 rate in Piscataquis County. We understand the impact this has on our local businesses from an economic perspective, from the inns and lodges who are booked solid that weekend to the vendors who were depending on profits at the festival to make up for the horrible year they had in 2020; the restaurants and retail businesses that look forward to the foot-traffic, and the local non-profits like the Kiwanis who utilize the festival as a fundraiser. Many families rescheduled their summer vacations to October simply so they could attend the festival. We too, as a chamber, greatly depend on the revenue generated by the Whoopie Pie Festival and will be markedly affected by its cancelation.