Plenty of fun in store at Guilford river fest

Posted July 23, 2009, at 12:18 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:12 p.m.

GUILFORD, Maine — Plenty of fun will be on tap Saturday, July 25, when the Piscataquis River Festival is held.

A public breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. at the Guilford United Methodist Church, followed by a road race at 9 a.m. and a parade featuring firetrucks, floats and marching units at 9:30 a.m.

Other events during the day include a library book sale, historical society tours, children’s games, an antique car cruise-in, a chili cook-off, the Lilac Princess pageant, a pie-eating contest, a firemen’s hose foundation, a rubber duck race on the Piscataquis River and a street dance.

There will be crafters, vendors and food booths open throughout the day at the athletic field, where most of the activities will be held.

Lots of entertainment will be offered, starting at 11 a.m. with the Fishers of Men, followed by Thorn Hill. Other groups will include the Pig Muffin band at 3 p.m., Like Minded at 4 p.m. and Old Men, Old Tricks at 5 p.m. Attendees should bring their own chairs.

For more information, call Carrie Fellows at 876-3407.

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