The Black Bear Inn and Conference Center will have food on site for SnowCon attendees. These will include a variety of snack foods and beverages available all day and a special menu for mealtimes.
SnowCon attendees must abide by the site rules, which stipulate that no outside food or drink may be consumed in the convention areas. Attendees are welcome to bring refillable water bottles.
There are many, many dining options close by, and there are scheduled breaks for lunch and dinner, so attendees have time to leave the site if they wish.
Orono’s downtown features an array of dining options in an easy walk from each other: The Tacorita, Black Bear Brewery, Family Dog, Harvest Moon Deli, Margarita’s, the original Pat’s Pizza, Thai Orchid, Woodman’s Grill, Marsh Island Brewing, and Yama’s Greek Restaurant. Pastries and coffee are available at Nest and The Store Ampersand. Thai Kitchen, Orono House of Pizza, the UMaine student union, and Orono Brewing Company are not too far away.
In Old Town
Old Town downtown dining options are a little farther but are still very close. They are Happy Thai, Pepper’s Landing (with a beautiful river view), Pastries de’Amor, Kosta’s, and upscale Kanù. Also in the Old Town are Governor’s, Angelo’s Pizza, Riverside House of Pizza, China Town, and Jersey’s Subs & Sweets.
The area also has many fast food options, including Domino’s Pizza, Aroma Joe’s, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Freshies, and a couple more Dunkins and Subways.
You can also travel to Bangor as well, which has numerous excellent restaurants, including fast food, fast casual, chain restaurants, and unique regional and local eateries.