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This is a fun community and family festival held on the Bethel Village Common on Broad Street. Events on Saturday include an arts and crafts fair, parade, contests, music & entertainment, frog jumping contest, plenty of food, fireworks, and lots more.
Sunday features the Mollyockett Days Classic Road Races - a 5-mile run or 2-mile walk for teens & adults, and a 1 mile kids' run, and a diaper dash at 10 am for toddlers 3 and under. 207.824.2282. www.mollyockettdays.com
9:00 am-4:00 pm - Craft, food, and community vendors on Main Street 9:00 am-5:00 pm - Craft, food, and community vendors on the common 10:00 am - Parade proceeds from the Casablanca Theater's parking lot, up Main Street, and around the common. Floats, cool vehicles, and creative acts needed - click here to join the parade! 10:00 am-11:00 am Traditional Penobscot basket-making demonstration with Richard Silliboy 11:15 am-12:15 pm North American Wildlife Encounter - get up close and personal with some amazing North American wildlife at the gazebo. Learn more here. Sponsored by Nadeau Development and the Rotary Club of Bethel. 12:30 pm - Parade winners and essay challenge winners presented with awards at the gazebo 1:00 pm-1:45 pm - ARTirondack Chair Auction - Bid on beautiful Adirondack chairs painted by several talented local artists. Proceeds benefit Mahoosuc Arts Council. 1:00 pm - Frog jumping contest - Whose frog can leap the farthest in 3 jumps? Kids can rent a frog or bring their own to find out! 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The Burnurwurbskek Singers - Authentic traditional Penobscot Nation drumming and dancing on the common, with narration on the meaning of the songs and dance instruction. 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Points North - Northern New England fiddling at its best! Paul Cormier and friends will get your toes tapping and your feet dancing. 7:00 pm until fireworks - Crime Scene live "classic rock with a twist" at the gazebo 9:00 pm - Fireworks over the golf course at The Bethel Inn Resort.
Registration and check-in 7:00-8:15 am: 1-mile kids' race (14 & under) 7:00-8:45 am: 5-mile run and 2-mile walk
Start times 8:30 am: Kids' 1-mile run 9:00 am: 5-mile run and 3-mile walk 9:05 am: Diaper Dash - a fun race around the common for babies and toddlers up to 36 months
12:00 pm - Tubing & Treasure Scavenger Hunt - Float in tubes from Bethel Outdoor Adventure to Davis Park, then pick up a treasure map and find treasure on the return trip! Tubes and PFDs provided by BOA. Please wear appropriate footwear.
Saturday - Craft & food vendors, music, entertainment, and kids' activities on the common 9-5 and Main Street 9-4.
Sunday - 5-mile run, 1-mile kids' run, and 2-mile walk at 9 am.