Annual Riverfest celebration continues today in Old Town

Posted Sept. 25, 2010, at 12:27 a.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — The annual Old Town Riverfest celebration, which began Friday evening with live music in downtown Old Town, continues Saturday with the fifth annual “Ride for a Cure — Brenda Sibley Memorial Ride.” Registration starts at the Old Town McDonald’s at 8 a.m., and the ride itself will take place at 9:30.

The Riverfest Parade is scheduled to step off at 10 a.m., with grand marshals Joe and Sue Cyr guiding the parade through the downtown.

A number of events will take place in downtown Old Town throughout the rest of the day Saturday, including a craft fair, canoe and kayak demonstrations, pony rides, wagon rides, games, face painting and a chicken barbecue.

There also will be a variety of performances throughout the day, including a country band, a rock ’n’ roll band, cloggers, and the University of Maine Marching Band, starting at 11:15 a.m.

Riverfest will conclude on Sunday with the Fun Dog Show and Blessing of the Animals at the Herbert Sargent Community Center. Registration for the dog show starts at noon, with showtime scheduled for 1 p.m.

Riverfest is free and open to the public.

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