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New Maine festival will celebrate worms and the people who dig them

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024
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Think of any iconic Maine product, and there’s a good chance someone has started a festival to celebrate it: lobster, wild blueberries, Moxie, whoopie pies. But there’s a more humble Maine export that hasn’t gotten its due: the worm. This year, Wiscasset aims to change that with an inaugural event it’s calling Wormfest. The daylong shindig on June 8 will celebrate the town’s heritage of marine worm harvesting, two decades after National Geographic declared the midcoast community the “worm capital of the world.” Wiscasset has been a focal point for...

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