Lunch, vendors, free tote bags

40th Festival of Lights Craft Show supports local homeless animals

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ROCKLAND — As the days get shorter and cooler we know that fall is here and inevitably winter will follow, according to Pope Memorial Humane Society, in a news release.

Though that means cold and snow, it also means the holidays! Start the season off right, with the annual Festival of Lights Craft Show hosted by Pope Memorial. 2019 marks this Midcoast Maine tradition’s 40th year.

The show takes place on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rockland Elks Lodge (210 Rankin Street, in Rockland).

Admission is $2 and children under 12 are free. 

The Elks Lodge’s kitchen will be open and serving lunch for purchase. More than 50 artists from all over the state of Maine will showcase one-of-a-kind products such as ornaments, jewelry, pottery, candles, clothing, pet accessories, and more.

“You will be sure to find something for everyone on your list and feel good about supporting local homeless animals this holiday season,” said Pope. 

Additionally, the first 750 entrants will receive a free PMHS reusable tote bag.

Proceeds from the Festival of Lights Craft show will go towards food, medicine, care and shelter for homeless animals in Pope Memorial Humane Society’s care.

For more information, email Kasey at

Pope Memorial Humane Society was founded in 1989 in response to the needs of homeless animals – their protection, care and adoption.

Pope Memorial Humane Society is devoted to caring for and placing unwanted and abandoned animals in loving homes; promoting responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals.

The following towns contract with the Pope Memorial Humane Society: Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville & Tenants Harbor; So. Thomaston, Spruce Head, Union, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, and Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.

Event Date: 

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

Rockland Elks Lodge


210 Rankin Street
Rockland  Maine
United States