The DownEast Country Dance Festival

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Directions to the Orion PAC

The Orion Performing Arts Center (website) at Mount Ararat Middle School is located at 58 Republic Ave (off Canam Street) in Topsham, Maine. Click here for a printable map with directions or see below for detailed instructions.

(Note: The Orion PAC venue has worked well for us - with an actual sprung floor in the gym! Please help us continue to be welcome by keeping things clean, and following all instructions about access (or non-access) and street-shoe storage. Please be sure to bring soft-soled, non-street shoes to preserve this wonderful floor!)

The signs for Mount Ararat Middle School and the Orion Performing Arts Center on Route 201 can be easy to miss, but the turn to the school/OPAC complex is marked by a flashing yellow light. The sign looks like this:
Orion PAC sign

To the Orion PAC from the south:

To the Orion PAC from the north:

To the Orion PAC from coastal Maine

To the Orion PAC from the west:

Directions to the Bowdoinham Town Hall:


The Comfort Inn in Brunswick (199 Pleasant St.) is offering a discounted rate for Festival attendees. Let them know that you're attending the DownEast Country Dance Festival to get the discount.

You can also connect with local dancers on our Facebook page.

The 28th annual festival will take place March 23 & 24, 2018
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