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14th Annual Bucksport Bay Festival 2011

Thursday and Friday evenings , July 28th and 29th
ALL day Saturday, July 30th
 With offsite events on Sunday, July 31st

We also want to thank all our 2010 sponsors for their support. Click here!

Here is a past Schedule of Events for the 13th Annual Bucksport Bay Festival ~ July 2010

Last Year' s Applications for Events

2010 Bucksport Bay Festival 5K Fun Run , Saturday July 24th
This race helps sponsor the Sub 5 Track Club
High School/College Scholarship Fund

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PARADE APPLICATION - 8:00 a.m.. on Saturday, July 24th, 2010
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The Bucksport Bay Festival has always been a family oriented event! Activities range from an Antique and Classic Car Show to a 5K Family Fun Run, as well as the Hancock County United Bikers of Maine and their Motorcycle Show. We offer “Live Music” at the Gazebo from 11am until 8:45pm Saturday. Music includes The Dixieland Band, The 195th Army National Guard Jazz Band, Money Down, Matthew Drinnenberg,The Willy Kelly Band and The Steel Rail Express. Best of all , these are all talented singers and musicians from Maine! There is the Expanded Kid’s Center filled with activities to keep youngsters of all ages occupied and amused. The Kids Center will be open from 10am – 5pm. For $5 dollars you get “The Works” ..King Lion Maze, (2) Bounce Houses, Hole in One Golf, Skee-Ball , Face Painting and several other games under the tent. There will be a Small Animal Petting Area hosted by the 4-H Hoof and Paws Club & Warren Associates Family Farm Insurance. An Interactive Puppet Show sponsored by Redeeming Love Church of GOD. There will also be a Sports Area with (3) games sponsored by the Army National Guard. Try your skills at Pitching Baseballs (radar clocked), Shooting Hoops and Tossing Footballs. The Hannaford Pie Bake-Off Contest will offer up slices of goodness for sale after the judging. We have the Parade on Saturday starting a little earlier than usual at 9:30am, which will include (3) Anah Shriners Units, Reenactors from Ft. Knox, The 195th Army National Guard Marching Band and of course many local participants from the surrounding area. The Fireworks will take place at 9 pm Saturday night. This year they will be launched from the boat landing on Verona Island. There will be a Karaoke Contest at 7pm on Friday night at the Gazebo , which should be a crowd pleaser! Open to all ages. Cash prizes will be awarded !! 1st Place $125 , 2nd $75, 3rd $50. Registration and admission is free. Registration starts 5:30pm at the Gazebo and is limited to 15 contestants. Participants must supply their own “music only” background CD. After the Karaoke contest venture out behind The Alamo Theater for a Free Outdoor Movie showing of “To be Announced ”. There will be 70+ Maine Crafters, Artisans, and Food Vendors galore lining our waterfront all day Saturday, offering some of the most unique items to be found in this part of Maine.

The Bucksport Healthy Communities Coalition will be hosting the “To be Announced” at Flagpole Point. Be sure to walk along the scenic 1 mile paved Waterfront Walkway to see all of this year’s attractions as well as the Bucksport Area Veterans Memorial with it’s waterwheel , footbridge and fountain. There will be book signings at the Bookstacks booth on Saturday by the Flagpole. History buffs can peruse the displays at the Bucksport Historical Society, located in the old train depot near the town dock. The weekend would not be complete if you did not head on over to Fort Knox. Check out the 20th Maine Encampment and their re-creation of Civil War Life. First Student Transportation will be providing free shuttle bus service to-and-from the Fort all day Saturday. For more information check out the Fort’s website at fortknox.maineguide.com

The Festival opens on Thursday, July 28th 7pm with the Riverbend Players evening show “To be Announced “at the Alamo Theatre. The Festival then kicks into high gear on Friday evening, July 29th and early Saturday, July 30th. On Sunday the 31st, there will be a few activities to enjoy such as an encore presentation of the Riverbend Players show at the Alamo Theater 7pm and continuing activities at Ft. Knox until 3pm. This is just a sampling of the many events and activities that have come to define the Bucksport Bay Festival. Please check back after June 15th for a complete schedule of events. You’ll never know what new and interesting events and adventures will be added to our Festival. Many individuals and organizations collaborate to make this Festival one that folks will truly enjoy, and we invite you to join us for one of the best family oriented weekends in our part of Maine. We are looking forward to seeing you , your family and friends, sometime between July 28th and 31st along the scenic Penobscot River Waterfront Walkway in downtown Bucksport!

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