6TH ANNUAL BASS DERBY: Make plans to participate in our 6th annual bass derby right here in Howland Maine on July 27th. We have public boat launches on both the Penobscot and Piscataquis Rivers for anglers to access these two great bass fishing rivers. Come enjoy the day on one or both waterways where you will see eagles, geese, beavers and much more wildlife if you keep an eye on the shoreline. The Penobscot River is known for being one of the best bass fishing waterways on the east coast. With miles of river, you will not need to worry about someone finding your secret spot. If you do not fish, you can still purchase tickets for some great shore prizes. This year there are over $1,500 in Cash Prizes for fish caught in the Penobscot and Piscataquis Rivers and the following bodies of water Cold Stream Pond, South Branch Lake & Saponac Ponds. Derby Entry: $10.00 (includes shore prize entry) Anglers May Only Enter One Fish. Weigh In: Lot at the Howland Car Wash & Laundromat. Find More Information on Facebook Pages: Howland Maine Fishing Derby & the Howland Maine Community Events or you can also Call 207-447-7277.   

Community volunteers needed

The Town of Howland is seeking volunteers to help with planning a 200th birthday party committee. We are looking for people who are creative and can work with others in a group setting to brainstorm and plan the event. Possible ideas are

  • Parade
  • Band & Dance
  • Community BBQ in the park (Pig Roast)
  • Color run/walk
  • Chili or Ribs cook off competition

The 200th anniversary is in 2026 so we have time to plan and budget accordingly. If you would like to volunteer for this committee, please stop at the town office.