Day Weekend Events
April 21 - 23, 2017
Patriotism in Ogunquit at the 27th Annual Patriots Day Weekend
celebration! Join us as we go back to our roots,
characters walking the streets, musterings, and fife & drum
concerts. What could be more American than a craft show?
Re-enactments, kids' carnival, cookout, taste-tests,
treasure hunts and more.
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND:
TREASURE HUNTS: Bring your completed Patriots Day
booklet to the Chamber information table under the tents at the Main
Beach, and be entered to win a prize! Don't worry, you'll be able to
keep your drawings - you will fill out an official entry ticket at
the booth. As a bonus, answer the question on the entry card
correctly, and we will double your prize!
HISTORICAL BUILDING HUNT (throughout Ogunquit)
Patriots Day is about celebrating our history. What better way to
celebrate than to find some of Ogunquit's most historic buildings
and landmarks? Draw at least six of the following buildings in the
spaces provided in the Patriots Day booklet and be entered to win a
prize: Ogunquit Memorial Library, Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Ogunquit
Museum of American Art, Ogunquit Playhouse, Marginal Way
Lighthouse,Perkins Cove Bridge, Footbridge (at Footbridge Beach),
pedestrian bridge (at end of Wharf Lane)
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
9:00am-5:00pm: LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial
Library) Used book sale, with proceeds to fund the Ogunquit Memorial
5:00pm: FUNDRAISING FRIDAY (Bintliff's Restaurant,
335 Main Street).
6:50pm-7:10pm: HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: WASHINGTON CROSSING
THE DELAWARE, December 25, 1776 (watch from Sea Chambers or
the Main Beach Parking Lot) You've seen the painting - now see us
bring it to life! George Washington asked that Thomas Paine's
December 23, 1776 The American Crisis read to all of his soldiers.
Hear excerpts from this reading before Washington crosses. Weather
7:10pm-7:20pm: FIFE & DRUM PARADE (starting at Sea
Chambers and ending at Ogunquit Baptist Church) Now that we are in
the spirit,march with us to authentic revolutionary music to the
fife and drum concert at the Ogunquit Baptist Church! Weather
7:30pm (or directly following the parade): 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.
8:00pm: MAINESTREET CELEBRATES 17 YEARS (Mainestreet).
- Free hors d'oeuvres and red carnations (the flower for 17th
anniversaries). Free limited edition MEST pint glass koozies (come
early-while supplies last). Fun music videos playing on our multiple
TV screens in our newly renovated main lounge. 21+.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach
Parking Lot& Perkins Cove) 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, as Uncle Sam,
COLONIAL FLAG TREASURE HUNT (under the tents at the beach) Find all
of the flags at the craft fair. Using the page in your brochure,
draw each flag in the appropriate colony's box. Don't worry, you
aren't being judged for artistic talent! We may throw in some other
Colonial-era flags in to throw you off the trail! Turn in your
solution at the Ogunquit Chamber table under the tent, and be
entered to win a prize.
GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE TEA CHEST (under the tents at the beach) How
much did a tea chest weigh? Look at the chest and guess what it
would have weighed when full of tea. No, as a safety precaution, you
will not get to lift the box! As a bonus, answer the question on the
entry card correctly, and we will double your prize!
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
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! We're collecting donations of non-perishable food
for York County Shelter Program, and pet food for the Animal Welfare
9:00am-5:00pm: OGUNQUIT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit
99:30am - 10:15am: COLONIAL CHILDREN’S GAMES AND CRAFTS
(Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) 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 yarn. Learn about the fashions of
colonial times - make paper dolls and appropriate outfits for you to
dress them in!
10:15 - 10:45am: BOOK READING AND SIGNING (Ogunquit
Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Local author Brenda York Goodale
will read her new children's book, The Pride of Perkins Cove, the
tale of a boy's quest to find a lost carved boat, loosely based on
Perkins Cove history, that adults as well as children will enjoy.
Appropriate for children ages 5-10. Books available for sale and
signing by author after the reading.
10:45-11:30am: MAKE A PATRIOTS DAY SCRAPBOOK
(Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Nowadays, it seems like
everyone has a Kindle. But real books were all the fashion in
colonial days. Learn how to make a book using a fold and cut method
and a sewing method. Then use our art supplies to start decorating
the book. Use it to record your Patriots Day Weekend adventure!
Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking
Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.
12:00 noon: 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 announced after Taste of the Town.
12:00 – 2:30pm: “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. AGAIN 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.
Tickets for the traditional event at the Dunaway Center are $10.
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 establishments during their business hours.
6:30pm: RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
(Perkins Cove) Watch our colonists from the dock as they throw
chests of tea off the Bunny Clark.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
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: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather
permitting.) $5 per person.
10:30am: 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.
11am: RE-ENACTENT OF THE FLAG RAISING AT IWO JIMA (Marginal Way, in
front of Beachmere Inn) While the flag raising at Iwo Jima did not
take place during the Revolutionary War, we take a moment to
remember and give thanks to all of those who have fought for our
freedom throughout our history. Weather permitting.
12:30pm: 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.
2:00pm: OGUNQUIT PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS FREE FILM - "THE
PATRIOT" (Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) See "The
Patriot", starring Jeff Daniels as George Washington. Free parking!
Free movie! Free popcorn!
5:00 - 8:00pm: MARGINAL WAY FUNDRAISER - MEATLOAF CONTEST
(Bintliff's Restaurant, 335 Main Street). Prizes! Raffle!
Silent Auction! Lots of yummy meatloaf! All to help preserve the
Marginal Way, one of Maine's greatest treasures.