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The Festival is held on the beautifully landscaped and intimate campus of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, a 45-minute drive from Portland and west of the extraordinary Maine coast.

Lewiston-Auburn is a community of 60,000 people that shares the ethnic and cultural heritage of the many industrial areas including a strong French-Canadian influence — that grew up along New England’s rivers during the 19th century.


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Campus Map

Explore the campus!

Tour Bates Campus

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Dining & Accomodations

Tips on where to stay and eat.