Life Happens Outside Festival

I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society.

–Henry David Thoreau


The Life Happens Outside Festival celebrates Maine’s outdoors and its passionate outdoor community.

I was asked to shoot photos of the event and jumped at the chance, but I have to admit shooting photos instead of partaking in all the great outdoor activities was a bit depressing. I am already looking forward to next year’s Festival.


There was something for everyone and the event was a great success. All proceeds from the Festival will be donated to high school outing clubs throughout Maine so that every student can have the opportunity to shake off the heavy hand of civilization and escape to the woods.

Jake Doyle, a Maine native, took first place in the speed climbing competition.

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