2017 Festival Schedule
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 7:00 AM - All Day Artist Paint Out
Sponsored by North Light Gallery. Call Marsha at 207-723-4414 to register by Thursday evening. All artists are invited to participate as we head out to some of the most beautiful spots in the region to paint. We will gather at North Light Gallery 256 Penobscot Ave on Friday at 7:00AM to pair off and get directions to our destinations. Lunch provided; $15 to participate.
Fri 4:30 PM - Frank Fotusky
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. "Fotusky is one of the premier acoustic blues stylists in the nation. His inventive arrangements, splendid picking and soulful singing make for the complete blues package." - Ian Zack, Author 'Say No To The Devil'
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.
Fri 6:30 PM - Yellow Sun Wreckers
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Yellow Sun Wreckers is an Amnericana roots music band, serving up a unique, smoking-hot sonic gumbo of classic and contemporary bluegrass and country, modern folk, rock and blues, seasoned with ragtime, rhythm, and soul.
Sat 8:45 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 - Boo Boo Booth
Sponsored by Millinocket Regional Hospital. Bring your child and their favorite “stuffie” and have the hospital’s medically certified toy experts provide a full check-up. A Certificate of Health and/or treatment for any “Boo-Boos” will be given to all "patients". The booth will be open from 10:00AM - 2:00PM in Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave.
Sat 10:00 AM - Jeff Hamm
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Bluegrass, country, and gospel music as the parade heads down Penobscot Ave!
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, "Paint Out" 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 11:00 AM - Woodstone
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Woodstone's John Robinson and Don Levesque will entertain you with their unique and diverse vocal harmonies, instrumentals, and creativity. Their style is a mix of traditional folk to compelling modern arrangements with depth and energy.
Sat 12:00 PM - Face Painting
Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave. from Noon to 3:00PM
Sat 12:30 PM - Homemade Pie & Cake 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 1:30 PM - Don Campbell Band
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Contemporary/Country crossover and American rock ensemble whose uniquely clear and well-delivered presentation of music supports the story in the song.
Sat 2:00 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 3:00 PM - Wally Paul & Company
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. A local favorite! Come hear catchy tunes from now and then!
Sat 4:00 PM - Chris Ross and The North
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. A Hancock County Maine native, Chris Ross has been writing and performing his songs for the better part of a decade. He mixes smokey folk with a rambling and witty poetry, which earned him the "Songwriter of the Year" award at the 2014 New England Music Awards. His music is simple yet rich, catchy yet worn at the edges. His new band, Chris Ross and the North, has taken the songs to another level. Their brand new album, "Young Once" has been met with critical acclaim, featuring the songs "Annabelle", "The Long Way" and "When The Dark Allows"
Sat 5:30 PM - Dennis "The One Man Band" McGuire
Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave. Nostalgic Americana standards from Tennessee Ernie Ford to Hank Williams.
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 on tap at AT Café (210 Penobscot Ave.), Angelo’s Pizza Grille (118 Penobscot Ave.), Turn the Page Wine & Book Store (57 Penobscot Ave.), Blue Ox Saloon (61 Penobscot Ave.), and Highlands Tavern (973 Central St). FREE shuttle to and from Highlands - contact Pamola Shuttle at 207-731-6663.
Sun 9:30 AM - Rattle The Windows & The Strum Dingers
Crandall Park 55 Congress St. Ready for a real treat? Come see these cloggers and a whole band of ukuleles!
Sun 10:00 AM - Rubber Ducky 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 10:30 AM - Hawk Henries
Crandall Park 55 Congress St. Native flute maker, player, and composer Hawk Henries will play a variety of different flutes. Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now Southern New England. He has been composing original music and making Eastern Woodland flutes using only hand tools and fire for over twenty years.
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!
Sun 11:30 AM - Trish King
Crandall Park 55 Congress St. "Straight from the heart music with an eclectic flair." Local musician singer/songwriter Trish King plays a mix of alternative folk, rock, blues, and country.