Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)
Please join us April 12-14, 2013!
OGUNQUIT - The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the Patriots Day contests.
On Saturday, we hosted our first annual "American Pie" competition. We were excited with the response of nine entries. With a theme as broad as "American Pie" it was up to the contestants to decide what they considered to be American. Pies were then judged on theme, beauty, and taste. Ogunquit's own Brownie troop 1103 won first place with their "Girls are the Captains of the World - Bon Voyage Ogunquit" pie. Brownie Isabella Bazata told her troop that if they wanted to win, the pie should be made with Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. The troop agreed, and built the pie around the crust, spending an entire meeting planning the design and taste testing puddings that would go well with thin mints. They ended up with a vanilla creme with white chocolate drizzle, with an edible Ogunquit scene complete with sand, ocean, fireworks, boats and a lobster. In second place was Ogunquit resident Kay Hamlin with a beautiful three-layer berry pie made with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Her husband Ray has requested that we have more competitions because he has the enviable task of taste-testing her practice pies. Third place went to Brownie troop 1103 for their "All American Girls" pie, with a flavorful mixture of cherries, apples, and blueberries for the filling, and a Girl Scout cookie crust and crumble. Honorable Mention was won by Pat Doyle, for her "Post Office Peach" decorated with "Ogunquit 03907".
On Sunday, our area dogs dressed in their finest red, white, and blue outfits for the second annual Patriotic Pooch Pageant. Dogs competed in one of two categories: "red, white & blue" and "my favorite American". First place in the red, white and blue category went to local wheaten terrier Ruby. Second place went to bull terrier Chopper, from Chester, NH. In the my favorite American category, first place went to a 6 month old deaf pitbull mix, Rain, dressed as Bette Davis. Rain is currently available for adoption at the Animal Welfare Society. Although she couldn't hear, she managed to follow the directions of the volunteer she was with, and her lovable personality shined throughout the event as she played with the other dogs and with the children in the audience. In second place was Blue, a labrador retriever from York who was dressed as Uncle Sam.
The Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in Patriots Day weekend, and we look forward to bringing these events and more to Ogunquit in 2014.
*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
Friday, April 12, 2013
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 Fifeand Drum Duo play traditional songs and teach us about the instrumentsthemselves and the signals revolutionary fifers and drummers gave to thesoldiers in the heat of battle.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
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!Ogunquit Parks & Recreation will serve a variety of refreshments and snacksas a fundraiser for new tennis courts.
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 homeand play later! Make your own Bilbo Catcher, Button Whirligig, Thaumatrope, orToothpick Top, then learn how they work. Learn about the crafts of the colonialtimes. Make your own doll of rags or yarn. We will also make our own butter andtry it on some traditional breads.
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 historiccharacters. Return your book for inspection to the Chamber table at the BeachBazaar 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 specificlocations at specific times. Historical characters courtesy of Ogunquit’sunparalleled residents.
10:00am – 3:00pm: OGUNQUITSTOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot) Photo opportunities for thewhole family! Don’t worry, the stocks don’t lock, but they will be availableall weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-outstand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathing suits!
10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 perperson.
11:00am: AMERICAN PIE CONTEST(downstairs at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) Submit one home-made piein an "American" flavor to our "celebrity judges". Pieswill 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 giftcertificates, and the recipe will be featured in the next edition of ourOgunquit cookbook. Of course the best prize is the bragging rights for havingmade the best pie in Ogunquit!
11:00am – 2:00pm: “TASTE OF THE TOWN” (Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) A largevariety of over 15 area restaurants will serve up their special dishes for youto try out! $10 regular admission; $12 VIP tickets. Buy tickets at the door orahead of time under the tent at the beach! Tickets also available until April 9in Ogunquit.org’s online store.
1:30pm- 3:00pm: PLAY BALL!BOOK SIGNING (Animal Instinct, 232 Main Street) Local author and illustratorMatt Tavares will be signing his new book " Becoming Babe Ruth" andhis latest classic "There Goes Ted Williams." Books can be ordered inadvance at 207-646-7728.
2:00pm – 5:00pm: WINETASTING (Village Food Market, 230 Main Street) Sample wines with cheese andfruit.
3:00pm – 6:00pm: WINETASTING (Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop, 478 Main Street) Stop inand sample some great new wines for spring.
4:00pm: WOMEN'S TEA DANCE(MaineStreet Ogunquit, 195 Main Street) Ladies, get together and dance with DJJodi!
6:30pm: AN EVENING WITH BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - CITIZEN (Clay Hill Farm, 220 ClayHill Road, Cape Neddick) T: Just 2 miles west of Ogunquit. Patriot's Day Entertainment-Clay Hill Farm Presents...An Evening with Benjamin Franklin: Citizen. IntimateDinner Theatre. Weds 4/10, Sat 4/13 & Weds 4/17. $12 Tix w/a la carte menu.Limited Seating - call 207-361-2272 for reservation. Doors open at 5:30,performance at 6:30pm.
Sunday, April 14,2013
10:00am – 3:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tent at the Main Beachparking lot) See Saturday description.
10:00am – 3:00pm: OGUNQUITSTOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot) Photo opportunities for thewhole family! Don’t worry, the stocks don’t lock, but they will be availableall weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-outstand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathingsuits!
10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5per person.
12:00 – 1:30pm:PATRIOTIC POOCH PAGEANT AND FASHION SHOW (Angelina’s Ristorante Parking Lot,655 Main Street. Weather permitting.) Dress your dog in costume, or just cometo watch the show! Two costume categories: Patriotic (red, white, and blue) andFavorite American (any Abe Lincoln wannabe’s out there?) Prizes will be awardedfor most patriotic costume and best costume impersonation.
4:00pm: DUCK RACE (at the Beach Street Bridge) Proceeds fundWells/Ogunquit Cub Scout Pack #356. Buy your duck under the tent on Saturday,or email email@example.com for more information.
24th Annual: April 11-13, 2014*
*not actual Patriots Day Weekend because of Easter