Open Farm Day

Open Farm Day is a statewide event connecting visitors to Maine farms. Each site is different and offers visitors a chance to meet farmers and learn more about the role of farms across Maine.

Open Farm Day Dates - The fourth Sunday in July!

2022 Date: July 24, 2022
2023 Date: July 23, 2023
2024 Date: July 28, 2024

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About Open Farm Day

Save the date! July 24, 2022 is Open Farm Day.

We celebrate Maine agriculture year-round, and Open Farm Day is an extra special day to visit a farm and discover more ways to enjoy farm products year-round! Maine's Open Farm Day gives visitors the chance to explore host farms throughout the state the fourth Sunday in July rain or shine. Please visit RealMaine.com to learn more about this special invitation to see Maine agriculture where it happens, get tips for a good visit, and find a list of participating farms.

Find a Participating Farm


For Host Farms

How to Sign Up

This annual event happens the fourth Sunday in July. There is no fee for farms to participate, but you must sign up via the Real Maine website. Sign up deadline is May 1.

The sign-up steps differ for those who currently have a Real Maine membership account, and those who do not.

Not sure if you have an account? Take a look - search for your farm on RealMaine.com

If you're already a member of Real Maine follow these steps. +

You can update your profile when you log into the Member Portal.

  1. After login: Click profile update linkScreenshot with arrow pointing to category of Farm and Business Features to opt into statewide promotional events
  2. Click edit my profile button
  3. A menu screen appears
  4. Select Farm and Business Features
  5. Scroll to EVENTS (use the image at the right for example) 
  6. A blue box with a white check mark means you opt-in to the event
  7. Review the other menu areas (e.g., General Information, Online Listing Social Media). Refresh (add, remove, edit) information if needed.
  8. Save and submit! **

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If you need to sign up for Real Maine, follow these steps first. +

  1. Avoid a duplication - Double check to see if you're already listed on RealMaine.com
  2. Join Real Maine and sign up for Open Farm Day
  3. Add all the required information
  4. Submit your information
  5. You will receive a membership confirmation and approval (typically within one to three business days)
  6. After your membership approval you may log into the Member Portal to make additional updates**

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**Use the How-To Guide, watch the tutorials or  email Real Maine if you need help. 

Host Farm Resources

Current & potential participants: Receive emails and updates about Open Farm Day. Find more resources on the Department's agritourism webpage.

Planning Tips and Templates

Signs - Promotional, Directional and Safety

Risk Management - Insurance, Safety and Maine's Liability Statute

Important Dates - Annual Schedule and Deadlines

Month Items Due
January - May
May
May - July
  • Continue event planning and preparation
  • Add your info to the online event listings
  • Make the most of promotions - share on social media with #MaineOpenFarmDay
  • Finalize plans for your farm
  • Share your farm’s event feedback with organizers thoughts about Open Farm Day. (This is optional. Organizers use this to help plan future events.)
Fourth Sunday in July Open Farm Day!

Interested farm participants should email ACFOpenFarmDay@maine.gov or call (207) 287-7620 with questions.