Fairs & Festivals
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Friday, Aug. 16
The Village Folk Festival in Bridgton kicks off its first year with a celebration of local food, arts and business in an event that will close down part of Depot Street from 3 to 10 p.m. There’ll be a garden-to-table grilled chicken dinner feast, starting at 5 p.m., with music and kids activities, as part of the Community Garden Celebration beside the Bridgton Community Center; an open mic for the local music scene, a bean recipe challenge, old timey kids’ games, an all-local silent auction, food demonstrations and a street dance. FMI: Nick Chalmers, 256-9117.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Come help celebrate Fryeburg’s 250th Birthday with a full day of fun, entertainment, vendors and fireworks starting at noon at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. There’ll also be a car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fryeburg Fire Station, and a brewing, tasting and grilling party called the Allagash Birthday Bash from noon to 5 p.m. at the Good Beer Store, 285 Main St. FMI: www.fryeburgbusiness.com