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Events and Rentals

Birthday Parties

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The Desert is a perfect place for an utterly unique birthday party. Kids can run, climb, and play in a place that is engaging, fun, and big enough to contain their energy!
Adults can relax knowing that the property is designed for kids and well-contained.
Private Events

Tuttle Barn

The 200+ year old Tuttle Barn is one of the most historic barns in all of Maine, set on the rolling sand dunes of the Desert. It is currently being fully restored but we are planning host private events starting in May of 2025. The Tuttle Barn is a perfect location to host family gatherings, corporate events and retreats, local group meetings, or whatever else you can imagine. 
  • Seating and parking for 200+
  • A loft for smaller groups​
  • Full access to the dunes/exhibits included as part of the rental fee
  • Mini golf!
  • Luxury campground on-site with A-frame cabins, lawn games, and more​
  • Snack bar on-site and a location near the barn for food trucks
Events Calendar

Desert Tent

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New this year is our 20'x40' frame tent overlooking the dunes! We use this tent primarily for Birthday Parties, but it is also perfect for private events, baby shower, corporate meetings, and more!
  • Seating for 60people
  • Coolers, tables, chairs, place settings included
  • Large TV available for slide shows / presentations
  • Sidewalls to protect against the elements
  • Access to the dunes/exhibits for 2 hours included (additional time available)
  • Water / electrical outlets

Now booking events for 2023!

Events Calendar

Throughout our season, we host events such as musical performances, plays, and guest speakers. Our events are organized by our non-profit, the Desert of Maine Center for Arts & Ecology, which operates on-site. 

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