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For the Cal­en­dar of events in the area for 2017 please find it here. The Sum­mer Movie list­ings are below and also on our Face­book Page. Please stay up to date with us on here, by click­ing here.

2017 River Fest sched­ule can be found here, or below:

Tues­day, August 1, 2017

Sappi Tour
5 p.m., Sappi Som­er­set Mill
Learn about the paper-​making process, for­est sus­tain­abil­ity, com­pany inno­va­tion, and more. For safety, all vis­i­tors must be at least 16. Pants, a shirt with sleeves, and closed-​toe shoes required. Tours last approx­i­mately an hour and a half; be pre­pared to walk at least a mile in warm weather. Call or email Char­lie Savoy to reserve a spot: 2072383098 or This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Movie Night
Dusk, Coburn Park
Kick off River Fest with a free screen­ing of hit film Moana at beloved Coburn Park! Rain date is Wednes­day, Aug. 2. Find more here.

Wednes­day, August 2, 2017

Sappi Tours
9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., Sappi Som­er­set Mill
Learn about the paper-​making process, for­est sus­tain­abil­ity, com­pany inno­va­tion, and more. For safety, all vis­i­tors must be at least 16. Pants, a shirt with sleeves, and closed-​toe shoes required. Tours last approx­i­mately an hour and a half; be pre­pared to walk at least a mile in warm weather. Call or email Char­lie Savoy to reserve a spot: 2072383098 or This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lions Club Chicken Bar­be­cue Lunch
11:30 a.m., Big Top
A meal at the Lions Club’s pop­u­lar bar­be­cue includes one half bar­be­cued chicken, coleslaw, chips, a roll and but­ter, bot­tled water, and a whoopie pie. Ticket price $10.

Clas­sic Car Cruise-​In
4:30 p.m., Big Top
Clas­sic, restored, and mod­i­fied cars from the area will be on display.

Lions Club Chicken Bar­be­cue Din­ner
5 p.m., Big Top
A meal at the Lions Club’s pop­u­lar bar­be­cue includes one half bar­be­cued chicken, coleslaw, chips, a roll and but­ter, bot­tled water, and a whoopie pie. Ticket price $10.

Museum after Hours: Remem­ber­ing Locke’s Tav­ern
57 p.m., Skowhe­gan His­tory House
Museum Direc­tor Melvin Burn­ham will lead a dis­cus­sion about his­toric Locke’s Tav­ern, a local land­mark destroyed by fire in Feb­ru­ary. The dis­cus­sion will cen­ter on the role Locke’s Tav­ern played in the community’s his­tory and the sto­ries and leg­ends sur­round­ing the 1811 tavern.

Skowhe­gan Com­mu­nity Band Con­cert
5:30 p.m., Big Top
The Skowhe­gan Com­mu­nity Band will play the classics.

Karaoke
710 p.m., Bloomfield’s Tav­ern
Enjoy karaoke with Mike Davis.

Thurs­day, August 3, 2017

Moon­light Mad­ness
5:3010 p.m., Water and Com­mer­cial streets
Hosted by the Skowhe­gan Area Cham­ber of Com­merce, this pop­u­lar event includes kids’ activ­i­ties pro­vided by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, live music under the Big Top, numer­ous ven­dors, and the famous bed race. Find more here.

Live Music: Uncle Spudd
67 p.m. and 89:30 p.m.
Skowhegan’s own Uncle Spudd will play dur­ing Moon­light Madness.

Music at the Pub: Dave Mello Blues Band
69 p.m., Old Mill Pub
Stop by the pub for some great food and live music.

DJ Ralph
6 p.m.-close, Bloomfield’s Tav­ern
DJ Ralph will play all your requests, and Bloomfield’s will be offer­ing spe­cials all day.

Bed Races
7 p.m., Water Street
Hosted by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, teams of five com­pete head to head by push­ing beds on caster wheels down Water Street. Fill out this reg­is­tra­tion form or reg­is­ter at Moon­light Mad­ness under the tent until 6:30 p.m. For ages 14 and up.

The Savan­nah Sip­ping Soci­ety
8 p.m., Lake­wood The­ater
Randa, a per­fec­tion­ist and worka­holic, has lost her job. Dot, on the brink of an idyl­lic retire­ment, has lost her hus­band. Mar­lafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has lost her lifestyle. And spunky Jinx, who offers her ser­vices as a life coach for the women … well, Jinx has lost her self. Through mis­ad­ven­tures, laugh­ter, and liba­tions, they dis­cover a renewed deter­mi­na­tion to live in the moment. Say “Cheers!” to this joy­ful and sur­pris­ingly touch­ing com­edy! Pur­chase tickets.

Fri­day, August 4, 2017

Skowhe­gan Rotary Club Lob­ster Bake
11 a.m.-8 p.m., Big Top
Lob­ster, ham­burg­ers, and hot­dogs will be avail­able. Each meal comes with corn, coleslaw, a roll, dessert, and a drink. Prices are as fol­lows: single lob­ster meal $15; twin lob­ster meal $25; ham­burger meal $8; hot­dog meal $5. For tick­ets, con­tact a Rotar­ian or pick up tick­ets at one of these Skowhe­gan loca­tions: Ban­gor Sav­ings Bank, Ham­mond Lum­ber, or Franklin Sav­ings Bank.

Dri­vers and Duf­fers Golf Clas­sic
Noon, Lake­wood Golf Course
This golf clas­sic is put on by the Skowhe­gan Area Cham­ber of Com­merce. Reg­is­tra­tion includes one round of 18 holes, one ticket for a lob­ster din­ner, and one player’s por­tion of a cart. Click here for the reg­is­tra­tion form.

Bigelow’s Sum­mer Con­cert Series: The Shack
5 p.m., Bigelow Brew­ing Co.
Local band The Shack will be play­ing at Bigelow. Stop by for a lis­ten, and grab a local brew and some wood-​fired pizza while you’re at it!

Live Music
58 p.m., Big Top
The Misty River Band will play dur­ing the lob­ster bake din­ner hours.

The Savan­nah Sip­ping Soci­ety
8 p.m., Lake­wood The­ater
Randa, a per­fec­tion­ist and worka­holic, has lost her job. Dot, on the brink of an idyl­lic retire­ment, has lost her hus­band. Mar­lafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has lost her lifestyle. And spunky Jinx, who offers her ser­vices as a life coach for the women … well, Jinx has lost her self. Through mis­ad­ven­tures, laugh­ter, and liba­tions, they dis­cover a renewed deter­mi­na­tion to live in the moment. Say “Cheers!” to this joy­ful and sur­pris­ingly touch­ing com­edy! Pur­chase tickets.

Glow Stick River Run
8:30 p.m., Route 2 rest area east of down­town
Pad­dlers are equipped with glow sticks for a visu­ally com­pelling expe­ri­ence. Reg­is­tra­tion fee is $5 and includes glow sticks. Reg­is­ter at the Skowhe­gan Com­mu­nity Cen­ter (39 Poulin Dr., 2074746901), and bring your own gear. Some canoes and kayaks will be avail­able for those who wish to borrow.

DJ Ralph
9 p.m.-close, Bloomfield’s Tav­ern
DJ Ralph will play all your requests.

Sat­ur­day, August 5, 2017

Pan­cake Break­fast
79 a.m., Tewks­bury Hall
Enjoy pan­cakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, cof­fee, and juice for only $7 per adult and $3 per child.

Skowhe­gan Farm­ers’ Mar­ket
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Som­er­set Grist Mill park­ing lot
Area farm­ers sell veg­eta­bles, meat, cheese, breads, and more.

Main Street Craft Fair
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Big Top
Main Street Skowhe­gan presents this fair fea­tur­ing numer­ous ven­dors with a vari­ety of hand-​crafted wares. Inter­ested in vend­ing at the fair? Find the reg­is­tra­tion form here.

Fam­ily Fun Day Activ­i­ties
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Munic­i­pal Park­ing Lot
Pre­sented by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, activ­i­ties include rock-​wall climb­ing, river rock paint­ing, a watermelon-​eating con­test, and more.

Raft Rides
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m., Ken­nebec River Gorge
Moxie Out­door Adven­tures spon­sors free raft­ing rides! Orga­nized by Skowhe­gan Parks and Rec, these rides are sure to be a mem­o­rable adven­ture. Sign up at the Skowhe­gan Rec tent near the climb­ing wall; rides are on a first-​come, first-​served basis until full. For ages 5 and up.

Run of River Sup­port Pad­dle
13 p.m., Ken­nebec River down­town
Pad­dlers from all over the state will pad­dle in sup­port of Run of River, pro­vid­ing a pre­view of how peo­ple will use Run of River’s white­wa­ter park.

River Slalom Demo
13 p.m., Ken­nebec River down­town
Pad­dlers will pro­vide a demon­stra­tion of a slalom event, maneu­ver­ing through gates strung over the river, sim­i­lar to a down­hill ski slalom.

Pad­dle Board Rentals
13 p.m., Ken­nebec River down­town
The Wesserun­sett Pad­dle Club will have a pad­dle board dis­play and pad­dle boards to rent.

Move More Kids Day Activ­i­ties
14 p.m., Munic­i­pal Park­ing Lot
Pre­sented by the New Bal­ance Foun­da­tion and Som­er­set Pub­lic Health, Move More Kids Day includes activ­i­ties such as hula hoop­ing, relay races, an obsta­cle course, and more.

Story Walk
2:00 and 3:15 p.m., start­ing from the Skowhe­gan Cham­ber
Som­er­set Pub­lic Health and the Move More Kids Pro­gram will offer this story walk com­bin­ing phys­i­cal activ­ity with lit­er­acy. Meet at the Skowhe­gan Area Cham­ber of Com­merce on Com­mer­cial Street and walk to Island Dairy Treat for a read­ing of Where the Wild Things Are by Mau­rice Sendak. The story walk will also be avail­able to walk at your leisure all after­noon. Fam­i­lies welcome.

Games and More Fam­ily Fun
25 p.m., Island Dairy Treat park­ing lot
Pre­sented by Island Dairy Treat. They will have activ­i­ties and make your own worms in the gar­den Sun­dae for 3.00, Hot dogs will be $1.00 ea.

Brew­ery Tour
5 p.m., start­ing from Bloomfield’s Tav­ern
A shut­tle will take atten­dees to local brew­eries Oak Pond Brew­ing Co. and Bigelow Brew­ing Co. The shut­tle will start board­ing at 4:30, with a 5 p.m. depar­ture. Dur­ing the tour Skowhe­gan Sav­ings Bank will have a draw­ing for two VIP tick­ets to the Skowhe­gan Craft Brew Fes­ti­val on Sat­ur­day, Sept. 2, 2017. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Music at the Pub: Kendall Jack­son
69 p.m., Old Mill Pub
Stop by the pub for some great food and live music.

The Song Pirates
8 p.m.-close, Bloomfield’s Tav­ern
The orig­i­nal mem­bers of The Song Pirates are get­ting together for a reunion. Come on in after the Brew­ery Tours for River­fest and lis­ten to some great music and Dance the night away! Rumor is you will have the chance to walk the plank also! There is no cover charge for this.

The Savan­nah Sip­ping Soci­ety
8 p.m., Lake­wood The­ater
Randa, a per­fec­tion­ist and worka­holic, has lost her job. Dot, on the brink of an idyl­lic retire­ment, has lost her hus­band. Mar­lafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has lost her lifestyle. And spunky Jinx, who offers her ser­vices as a life coach for the women … well, Jinx has lost her self. Through mis­ad­ven­tures, laugh­ter, and liba­tions, they dis­cover a renewed deter­mi­na­tion to live in the moment. Say “Cheers!” to this joy­ful and sur­pris­ingly touch­ing com­edy! Pur­chase tickets.

Fire­works
9 p.m., Great Eddy
Atlas Fire­works will light up the night sky. View this spec­tac­u­lar River Fest cul­mi­na­tion from down­town, the eddy, or the pedes­trian bridge.

Sun­day, August 6, 2017

Con­cert in the Park: Misty River Band
5 p.m., Philbrick Gazebo, Coburn Park
Bring a blan­ket or some lawn chairs, and set­tle in for a delight­ful musi­cal inter­lude at one of Skowhegan’s loveli­est spots. Find more here.

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