Fairs & Festivals

FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26
Always the last Saturday in July, the 80th annual Casco Days event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. until close at Casco Day Park in Casco Village, Route 121 in Casco. A midway will offer games and rides all three days. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. will highlight Thursday’s events, and on Friday a Chicken Barbecue will be held at 5 p.m. at the Casco Village Church. Saturday’s events include an 8 a.m. pancake breakfast, a road race at 9:30 a.m., the Grand Parade at 1 p.m. and a 4:30 p.m. supper at the Casco Village Church. Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band is on stage Saturday at 7 p.m., then Bold Riley. Grand prize drawings are held at the end of each night.
Find the complete schedule of events online at www.cascodays.com or visit Casco Days on Facebook.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 2-3
Scribner’s Mills opens its historic mill and homestead on the Crooked River in Harrison for its annual Back to the Past celebration of turn-of-the-century wood industry and homesteading. New this year will be freehand-cut silhouettes by Ruth Monsell ofr Artful Heirlooms. Exhibitors will demonstrate felting, weaving, chair-caning and other essential crafts, while volunteer mill workers will power up original machinery to make barrels and shingles. FMI: 583-6455 .
Saturday, August 16
An all-day finale of the Hiram Bicentennial Celebration takes place at Sacopee Valley High School on South Hiram Road in Hiram. There’ll be a 5K run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by track and field games, softball games and events and food vendors at the athletic fields. Jose Duddy will provide a music concert from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by a huge fireworks show at dusk.