Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)
Please join us April 11-13, 2014!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Easter falling on the actual Patriots Day weekend in 2014, our celebration has been moved to the previous weekend.
Vendor applications are now available. Click here. (Please note, the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse any vendor for any reason.)
*Please note, the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse admission to any vendor for any reason.
KENNEBUNK SAVINGS BANK
HANSON GROUP: GORGES GRANT HOTEL, JUNIPER HILL INN, THE MILESTONE
OGUNQUIT BAPTIST CHURCH
REVELATIONS GIFT SHOP
CLIFF HOUSE RESORT & SPA
PERKINS & PERKINS FINE WINE & GIFTS
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PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all events subject to change)
Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00am-5:00pm: LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library) Used book sale, withproceeds to fund the Ogunquit Memorial Library.
7:15pm-7:45pm: HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: 1801 PARTY AT DOLLEY MADISON'S HOUSE, (downstairsat the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road)
8:00pm: FIFE AND DRUM CONCERT (upstairs at the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Learn about our colonial heritage of song as the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo play traditional songs and teach us about the instruments themselves and the signals revolutionary fifers and drummers gave to the soldiers in the heat of battle.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tents on the MainBeach parking lot) Over 50 vendors will sell their wares under the tent! Youmay find yourself shopping beside or from one of our historical personages!
9:30am - 11:00am: COLONIAL CHILDREN’S GAMES AND CRAFTS (Ogunquit Fire Station, School Street) Play games from the colonial era, and make your own to take home and play later! Make your own Bilbo Catcher, Button Whirligig, Thaumatrope, orToothpick Top, then learn how they work. Learn about the crafts of the colonial times. Make your own doll of rags or yarn.
Time TBD: EXPERIENCE THE COLONIAL KITCHEN (Black Boar Inn, Main Street) Check out the authentic colonial cooking fireplace in this historical home and learn about the different parts and how they were used.
9:00am-5:00pm: OGUNQUIT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library)
10:00am-3:30pm: HISTORICAL FIGURE TREASURE HUNT Collect signatures of all of our historic characters. Return your book for inspection to the Chamber table at the Beach Bazaar to be entered to win a great prize! See the list of available figures. They may be seen throughout town, but will also be available in specific locations at specific times. Historical characters courtesy of Ogunquit’s unparalleled residents.
10:00am – 3:00pm: OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot) Photo opportunities for the whole family! Don’t worry, the stocks don’t lock, but they will be available all weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-out stand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathing suits, or as Uncle Sam!
10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.
11:00am: AMERICAN PIE CONTEST (downstairs at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) Submit one home-made pie in an "American" flavor to our "celebrity judges". Pies will be judged during Taste of the Town in the following categories: theme, appearance,and taste. The grand prize winner will receive $50 in Gift of Ogunquit gift certificates, and the recipe will be featured in the next edition of our Ogunquit cookbook. Of course the best prize is the bragging rights for having made the best pie in Ogunquit! Winners will be announces after Taste of the Town.
11:00am – 2:00pm: “TASTE OF THE TOWN” (Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) A large variety of area restaurants will serve up their special dishes for you to try out! $10 regular admission; $12 VIP tickets. Buy tickets at the door or ahead of time under the tent at the beach! Tickets also available until April 8 in Ogunquit.org’s online store.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tent at the Main Beachparking lot) See Saturday description.
10:00am – 3:00pm: OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot) Photo opportunities for the whole family! Don’t worry, the stocks don’t lock, but they will be available all weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-out stand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathing suits or as Uncle Sam!
10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5per person.
12:00 – 1:30pm: PATRIOTIC POOCH PAGEANT AND FASHION SHOW (Liquid Dreams parking lot. Weather permitting.) Dress your dog in costume, or just cometo watch the show! Two costume categories: Patriotic (red, white, and blue) and Favorite American (any Abe Lincoln wannabe’s out there?) Prizes will be awarded for most patriotic costume and best costume impersonation.
25th Annual Patriots Day Celebration will be held on April 17-19, 2015.