Bar Harbor offers an array of shops, restaurants and activities.

Discover our quaint, sleepy coastal village during the quieter seasons — late fall, winter and spring.

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Look for our Spring Flag at our members' businesses!

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For more than a decade, the Bar Harbor Merchants Association has promoted Bar Harbor as a Four-Season destination.

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Bar Harbor Merchants Association Spring Flag

The Bar Harbor Merchants Association members fly one of our three different flags when they are open. Not all members are open throughout the entire year, but you can tell when they are by looking for the flag.
Merchants Registration form for 2016 Street Stroll Sidewalk Sale Click Here

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Think Local First: Thinking locally reduces transportation costs and protects our environment, supports local artists, farms, businesses, producers and organizations, and creates a supportive community and more sustainable economy.

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Time for our annual Summer Wine'd Down wine tasting! This Friday 4-7pm. Free.

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Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce Sara O'Connell and Brandy Marchetti as recipients of the 2016 Agnes Salisbury "Customer Service" Award, the Bank's highest employee honor. Throughout the year employees award one another "stars" for exemplifying behaviors consistent with the Agnes Award as part of the Bank's peer-to-peer, employee recognition program called "Stars on the Horizon." It is from these nominations that the award winners were chosen. The prestigious Agnes Salisbury Award, established in 1989 in memory of long time employee, Agnes H. Salisbury, recognizes beyond best service in a number of areas: customer service, teamwork, positive attitude, community service, or assuming extra responsibilities above and beyond regular duties.

Sara O'Connell, SVP/Human Resources is recognized for her positive attitude and community service. Sara is enthusiastic and driven, which inspires her co-workers. She naturally extends her expertise, knowledge and hospitality to so many in a warm, personable way. In her hiring role at the Bank, Sara has gone above and beyond to assist new employees and their families acclimate to the area. She willingly serves on committees for various projects, offering creative ideas as well as following through with implementation. Sara helps with the planning of community fundraising events and also participates in many of them. She delivers beyond best service every day in everything she does.

Brandy Marchetti, Risk Management Analyst is recognized for her community service. She has gone above and beyond as a member of the Bank's Relay for Life team, "Banking on a Cure," working on fundraising initiatives for the American Cancer Society. Brandy is excellent at working with other people; single handedly motivating the entire Bank to participate in the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" day, raising money and awareness. On the job she is especially skilled at quickly analyzing processes, grasping concepts and designing new improved systems. Brandy's knowledge, expertise and dedication consistently deliver successful results for the Bank and the community.

Please join Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in congratulating these outstanding employees.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 14 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2016 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to
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The Scoop

The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

Spring is bringing the soft greens and pastel colors to Bar Harbor, so your year round BHMA members are here get you out of hibernation and keep you entertained and well fed. Below are featured some of the upcoming events. For current non member events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar

May 19th – 22nd, 2016
Village of Bar Harbor
Taste of Bar Harbor
Our Annual Festival Celebrating the Tastes of DownEast Maine.
Full calendar of events can be found here.
However we like to Hightligth a coupl fo specific events that your Bar Harbor Merchants Association Members are directly involved in.
On Thursday,  May 19th, The Dessert Night is sponsored by BHMA – this is your chance to check out Desserts from our local restaurants and vote for the best one! There’s a good chance that it’ll be a BHMA member and so available for you to enjoy all tear!
Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Spring.
Saturday, May 21st is our Street Stroll Sidewalk Sale Between 9am – 3pm stroll the sidewalks for a taste of all that Bar Harbor Merchants have to offer. Featuring unique shopping, culinary and made-in-Maine products, Spring sales and new offerings. With such a diversity of participating shops and retail locations, there is sure to be something for everyone’s taste! We’ll be here Rain or Shine so come and say Hello.
Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Spring.