Trails End Activities

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Fri 7:00 AM  -   Hard Core Project
A yearly Trails End Festival tradition and a way to give back to the Appalachian Trail. Work on the AT, earn a Trails End Hard Core patch, and enjoy lunch from the Appalachian Trail Cafe. It is a hard day's work but a lot of fun!! To register call the AT Lodge at 207-723-4321. We will meet at the AT Lodge 33 Penobscot Ave. Millinocket at 7:30AM if you need transportation, or meet us at the Katahdin Iron Works Road Gate at 9:00AM.

Fri 7:30 AM  -  Katahdin Plein Air Paint Out
North Light Gallery with a grant from the Sewall Foundation will sponsor a plein air (open air) painting event that will be judged for prizes during the Trails End Festival. Cash prizes will include first, second and third place plus two honorable mention awards. Participants will register at the gallery Thursday between 2-6 PM and Friday between 7:30-10:30 AM for $25 each and have their canvas/paper stamped to authenticate it to be used during the contest. Participants will return Friday evening from 6-8 PM with the finished piece and judging will take place Saturday morning before the gallery opens at 10 AM. All plein air works will be on display at the gallery Saturday and Sunday between 10-6 for the public to view, along with refreshments. for contact and more information. 256 Penobscot Ave., Millinocket

Fri 12:00 PM  -  Vendor Fair
ALL DAY at Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave.

Fri 6:00 PM  -  Chili Cook-Off
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Millinocket. You be the judge!!! Taste all the chili and cast your vote! Proceeds benefit the Trails End Festival. $5 suggested donation to taste. Cash prize for first place, no fee to enter, all are welcome.


Sat 9:00 AM  -  Vendor Fair
ALL DAY at Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave.

Sat 9:00 AM  -  Hike the Bait Hole
Meet at the Veteran's Park Bandstand at 8:45AM and join local trail expert Don Nodine for a hike on the Bait Hole Trail. This hike will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Dogs are welcome!

Sat 10:00 AM  -  All Trails Lead to Millinocket Parade
Join the parade and represent your favorite trail. Parade begins at 10:00 AM from Stearns HS (line up at 9:30 AM). The parade will go down Central St. to Penobscot Ave. to Veteran's Memorial Park. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. ATV's, Hikers, Walkers, "Plein Air" Artists, Children join in the fun with your bikes, wagons or scooters, Snowmobilers tow your sleds, water enthusiasts let's see those canoes, kayaks or white water rafts. We encourage all trails to be represented in the parade!

Sat 12:00 PM  -  Face Painting
Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave. from Noon to 3:00PM

Sat 12:00 PM  -  Hay Bale Toss
Poplar St. next to Veteran's Park. How far can you throw a bale of hay? $1 per toss, or 6 for $5. Prizes to the winners!

Sat 12:30 PM  -  Homemade Pies & Cakes Auction
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. with Auctioneer Kermit Cote! Each year local citizens and volunteers bake their best pies and donate them to the festival pie auction. Join in the fun and soothe your sweet tooth with a homemade pie, cake or other goodies. Proceeds to benefit the Trails End Festival. Submitting a pie or cake for the auction? Drop it off at Memories of Maine (80 Penobscot Ave.) by 10:00 am Saturday.

Sat 6:00 PM  -  Pub Crawl
The Pub Crawl is back this year! Purchase a Baxter Brewing Co. mug for $10.00 and join the pub crawl! Live music and delicious beer -- details to follow.


Sun 10:15 AM  -  Rubber Duck Race
Central Street Bridge between Ash St and State St. Adopt a duck and cheer them all on down Millinocket Stream! Ducks will be dropped into Millinocket Stream at the Central St. Bridge and race to Crandall Park. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last duck across the finish line.

Sun 11:30 AM  -  Rubber Duck Rescue Paddle
Crandall Park 55 Congress St. Bring your own canoe or kayak and help rescue the ducks that didn't make it to the finish line!