Historic Machias, Maine
Machias was settled in 1763 and is rich in history. Machias is an Indian name meaning "bad little falls". These falls still run furiously today and can be viewed from the park at the bottom of college hill just as you go over the bridge into downtown.
Machias was the site of the First Naval Battle of the American Revolutionary War. Further information on the city's role in the battle is at the Burnham Tavern Museum. The Margaretta Days Festival celebrates this role in history each June.
Commerce began in the Machias Bay area with the logging, shipbuilding, and fishing industries. Many ship captains' homes have been restored and there are other homes awaiting the special talents of those who relocate to our area.
Known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World", Machias is home to the annual Machias Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. Each August the streets of downtown come alive with delicious food, art, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family.
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Machias is centrally located within Washington County and is the county seat. We call it living in the "Heart of Washington County".
Machias Annual Events
Margaretta Days Festival
Celebrates the anniversary of the 1st Naval Battle of the American Revolution between the Unity and the Margaretta.
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival
Food, art, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family.
UMM Homecoming/ MBACC Fall Festival
Homecoming parade and opportunity for prospective students and families to tour the campus.
Christmas Shopping Spree
Participating Chamber member businesses offer holiday specials and prize drawings.