Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)
Annual Patriots Day: April 17-19, 2015
The following is a list of activities that were held during the 2014 events. We will update the schedule of activities as soon as they are finalized.
*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
MOON OVER MAINE
PERKINS & PERKINS FINE WINE & GIFTS
REVELATIONS GIFT SHOP
CLIFF HOUSE RESORT & SPA
BLACK BOAR INN
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE AMERICAN PIE CONTEST"
FIRST PLACE: York-Ogunquit Storage Solutions Staff - "Tarte Spangled Banner Pie"
SECOND PLACE: Sue and Emma Godel - "Purple Heart Pie"
THIRD PLACE: Jennifer Walker - "Coconut Cream Pie"
FOURTH PLACE: M. E. Curley / D. B. Bostoorf
READ MORE FOR THE 2014 SCHEDULE
24th Annual 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, with proceeds to fund the Ogunquit Memorial Library.
7:15pm-7:45pm: HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: 1801 PARTY AT DOLLEY MADISON'S HOUSE (downstairs at the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) This short play will focus on the roles of women in early 19th century American society, as well as the political shenanigans of the day.
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 Main Beach parking lot) Over 50 vendors will sell their wares under the tent! You may find yourself shopping beside or from one of our historical personages.
9:00am-5:00pm: OGUNQUIT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library)
9:00am-2:00pm: ABC SALE (Ogunquit Museum of American Art) ABS stands for art, books, and collectibles from the museum, the museum shop, and from donated gifts.
9:30am - 10:30am: 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, or Toothpick Top, then learn how they work. Learn about the crafts of the colonial times, then make your own doll of rags or yarn.
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.
10:30-11:00am: CARDING AND SPINNING DEMONSTRATION (Ogunquit Fire Station, School Street) Learn how the colonial women made yarn from wool. Marcia MacDonald will bring wool from her alpacas and explain to us the steps needed to turn that wool into clothing. (Marcia will be selling her finished goods under the craft tent at the beach.)
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 variety of area restaurants will serve up their special dishes for you to try out! Buy tickets at the door or ahead of time under the tent at the beach!
NEW THIS YEAR: You can choose to eat only at the Taste of the Town at the Dunaway Center, or buy an expanded "Touring Taste of the Town" ticket to experience other restaurants at their establishments as well. Tickets for the traditional event at the Dunaway Center are $10. As of press time, restaurants at the Taste of the Town include: Bessie's / Fresh, Clay Hill Farm, Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza, East, Feile Irish Restaurant, Jake's Seafood, Jonathan's Restaurant, Mekhong Thai, That Place in Ogunquit, and Village Food Market. Tickets for "Touring Taste of the Town" are $15, and include admission to the event at the Dunaway Center as well as tasting portions at the following establishments during their business hours on Saturday and Sunday: Annie's Irish Pub, backyard coffeehouse & eatery, Bread & Roses Bakery, Five-O Shore Road, Jackie's Too, Jake's Seafood, Post Road Tavern, Roost Cafe & Bistro, Rose Cove Restaurant.
11:15-11:45pm: CARDING AND SPINNING DEMONSTRATION (Ogunquit Fire Station, School Street) Learn how the colonial women made yarn from wool. Marcia MacDonald will bring wool from her alpacas and explain to us the steps needed to turn that wool into clothing. (Marcia will be selling her finished goods under the craft tent at the beach.)
2:00pm: BAKING IN THE COLONIAL KITCHEN & TRADITIONAL CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS (Black Boar Inn, 277 Main Street) Check out the authentic colonial cooking fireplace in this historic home and learn about bread baking in colonial times. We will be using the home's beehive oven ... will the bread we bake be as good as modern packaged bread? Traditional craft demonstrations will also be featured, such as quilting with Michelle Knight of Knight's Quilt Shop, as well as the fine art of local artist Virginia Souza.
2:00-5:00pm: WINE & SWEET TASTING (Village Food Market, 230 Main Street)
3:00-6:00pm: WINE & OLIVE OIL TASTINGS (Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop, 478 Main Street) Sample great wines for spring and perfect for Easter dinner, as well as infused olive oils from Cucina Aurora - a great new product with a variety of uses.
6:30-11:00pm: YOUTH ENRICHMENT CENTER ANNUAL FUNDRAISER GALA (Ramsdell-Rogers Function Facility, 9 Hannaford Drive, York) Join the Youth Enrichment Center for a fun-filled evening to help support a great organization for children. hors d'oeuvres, food stations, desserts, silent auction, live auction, raffles. Live music. $40 per person. FMI: 207-361-1385 or hilton-winnfarm.org.
7:00pm: IRISH TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC (Annie's Irish Pub, 369 Main Street).
8:00pm: ROCK BOTTOM LIVE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC (Feile Irish Restaurant, 1619 Post Road, Wells).
9:00pm: ALL TOGETHER NOW BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND (Jonathan's Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit) Reservation required. Tickets available online at jonathansrestaurant.com.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tent at the Main Beach parking 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.) $5 per person.
12:00pm: PATRIOTIC POOCH PAGEANT AND FASHION SHOW (Liquid Dreams parking lot, 696 Main Street. Weather permitting.) Dress your dog in costume, or just come to 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. Animal Welfare Society will be there to feature some of their adoptable dogs.
12:00pm: CUB SCOUT DUCK RACE (Ogunquit River) Buy your tickets for the Duck Race under the tent prior to the race. You need not be present to win.
Company Website Merchandise
Amalia Rita Designs www.amaliarita.etsy.com jewelry
Amy's Creations sand dollar items, paint-a-shell kits
Annette LaGace jewelry, seaglass soap, hair wraps
Art by Lisa paintings on canvas & wood blocks
Blarney Stone Pottery www.blarneystonepottery.com pottery
Calli b jewelry
Central Maine Woodcraft solid wood cutting boards & trivets
Copper Moon Studio www.thecoppermoonstudio.com jewelry
Cub Scout Pack #356
D Sullivan Photography www.dsullivanphotography.com photography
Decorative Dames www.decorativedames.com paper crafts and sewn items
Designs by Jackie O sealed flowers in frames, scarves
Diane Chapruet sunglasses, hats, sweats, tees
Ed Conroy www.puzzledanimals.com hardwood puzzles
Eileen Sopyla cloth wall hangings, kitchen linens, slate
Fresh www.freshharvestinajar.com low sugar jams and jellies, scone mix
G Treasures blown glass, mother of pearl
Garden Clayworks ceramic garden accents
Grand New Flag www.grandnewflag.com American flags, poles, brackets
Great Works Regional Land Trust
Guilday Glass www.guildayglass.biz stained glass items
Gunther's Goodies! www.gunthersgoodies.com gourmet dog treats
Hemlock Springs Soaps www.hemlockspringssoaps.com handcrafted soaps, lotions, salts, lip balms
Hoist Away Bags www.hoistawaybags.com recycled sailcloth bags
Inspired With Love pillow case dresses, tie dye accessories
Jane & Steve Ward www.potterybyjaneward.com pottery
Jax Real Maine www.jaxrealmaine.com photos on canvas
Lakonia Greek Products www.lakoniagreekproducts.com Greek olive oil, olives, dressings, herbs
Linda Cronin original folk art paintings
Long Plains Alpacas www.lanaplantae.com alpaca yarn & handmade goods
Maine Homestead www.mainehomesteadfarm.com pickles, jam, jelly, relish
Marbled Art Essentials www.marbledartessentials.com silk infinity scarves and hats
Medicine Wheel Herbals www.medicinewheelherbals.com herbal infused soap, body butter, lotions
Northwood Naturals www.northwoodnatural.com organic soaps, lotions, creams, salt scrubs
Ogunquit Rotary Club
Ogunquit Soap Co. handcrafted soaps, lip balm, moisturizer
Ogunquit Women's Club
Origami Owl www.jennwayboer.origamiowl.com jewelry
Periwinkle Designs www.periwinkleshells.com shell wreaths, driftwood hangers
Rock Garden Pottery www.rockgardenpottery.com pottery
Royal Towne Fudge homemade fudge, country signs
Runa Couture bags, ponchos, sweaters
Sawdust Sisters dog and cat birdhouses
Scentsy www.lisahart.scentsy.us warmers, plugins, wax
Seaside Treasures antiques, collectibles, linens
Shining Tiara jewelry
Shore Décor wood-burned furniture, wreaths, cribbage boards
Silpada Designs www.mysilpada.com/cheryl.ahearn sterling silver jewelry
Silver Teardrops www.etsy.com/silverteardrops crochet necklaces and other jewelry
Susan Gallant items made from vintage silverware
TB Pots www.stonewarebytbpots.etsy.com stoneware dinnerware
The Silver Seashell sterling silver jewelry inlaid with seashells
Unique Seaglass Collections seaglass windchimes, fused glass items
Windows by Lisa www.windowsbylisa.blogspot.com vintage windows
Your Body Works www.spaandmassage.com massage