FORT KENT — To help celebrate the town of Fort Kent’s 150th birthday, the Fort Kent Outdoor Center will host its annual BBQ and Band fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the 10th Mountain Lodge and Stadium at 33 Paradis Circle.
An afternoon of activities is planned, with guided mountain bike rides, guided orienteering (a map and navigation activity), Touch-a-Truck, corn hole, paintball biathlon, and the opening of the first nine holes of the brand-new Disc Golf course
All activities are free and open to the public 2-5 p.m. There will be tethered hot air balloon rides 5-8 p.m., weather permitting, $5 for children and $10 for adults.
A barbecue meal, catered by Country Farms Market, will be served 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, and can be purchased early from an FKOC board member, at the door, or online at fortkentoc.org. Local band “Revolver” will perform outside 6-9 p.m. Cash bar and bonfire will be on site.
FKOC memberships for 2019-2020 will be available for purchase, as well as raffle tickets for the following items: a Stay-and-Play weekend package at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester; an LL Bean snowshoe package; a set of flies from North Woods Fly Company; a Pineland Creamery Gift Set; an FKOC family membership; and various FKOC merchandise. Raffle tickets are $5 for one ticket, or $20 for 5 tickets.
The Fort Kent Outdoor Center offers members and day-pass holders access to miles of trails to enjoy during all four seasons. For information about FKOC and its events, or to buy a membership, visit fortkentoc.org or visit its Facebook page.