be held on Ayers Island in the Basin Mills area of Orono, Maine, the island
consists of 60 acres in the Penobscot River that is reachable by a one
lane bridge. Historically part of one of the largest lumbering areas in
the world, the island has also been home to pulp and paper companies,
a textile mill, and at the present time, Ayers Island, LLC. A 360,00 square
foot mill on the island serves as the headquarters of a redevelopment
effort that seeks to unite economic development, cultural renaissance,
historical revitalization, educational opportunities, and public access.