2018 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 7:30 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. www.artnorthlight.com for contact and more information. 256 Penobscot Ave., Millinocket
Fri 4:00 PM - Vendor Fair
ALL DAY at Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave.
Fri 4:30 PM - The Lost Woods
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. A funky rock group from deep in the woods of Maine, The Lost Woods consist of New Hampshire transplant Patrick Flynn (guitar/vocals), along with Maine natives, Scott Powers (guitar/vocals), James Martin (bass/vocals), and Mike Bridges (drums/vocals). The Band met while attending college in the Bangor Maine area and started spreading their brand of funk through the dense forests of central Maine in 2015. The band is currently booking dates across New England for this summer and will be releasing their debut album in the fall.
Influences include: Umphrey’s McGee, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Winery Dogs, Incubus, Rage Against the Machine.
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 entrants must register by September 4th.
Fri 7:00 PM - Yellow Sun Wreckers
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Yellow Sun Wreckers is an Americana 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 9:00 AM - Vendor Fair
ALL DAY at Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave.
Sat 9:00 AM - Sewall House Yoga and Massage
Yoga sessions and massage table, more info to come!
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 9:00 AM - Painting with Laura
Paint blueberries on glass for a fun take-home craft.
Sat 10:00 AM - Rattle The Windows & The Strum Dingers
Veterans Memorial Park 50 Penobscot Ave.
Ready for a real treat? Come see these cloggers and a whole band of ukuleles!
Sat 10:00 AM - All Trails Lead to Millinocket Parade
Bring your favorite Trail equipment and join the parade celebrating "All Trails Lead to Millinocket" and The Trails End Festival. Parade begins at 10:00 am from Stearns HS (line up at 9:30 am). The parade will leave Stearns, to Central St., over Penobscot Ave. to Veteran's Memorial Park. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. ATV's, Hikers, Walker, "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 and kayaks or white water rafts. We encourage all trails to be represented in the parade.
Sat 10:00 AM - Katahdin, Baxter State Park Auth
Katahdin, Baxter State Park Authority. Games and other activities for kids.
Sat 11:30 AM - Gus Lacasse
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Described as a folk fiddler with both speed and savage energy, Gus La Casse’s repertoire reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, playing both standards of the genre and his original material.
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 12:00 PM - Face Painting
Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave. from Noon to 3:00PM
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 1:30 PM - Dennis "The One Man Band" McGuire
Veteran's Park 50 Penobscot Ave. Nostalgic Americana standards from Tennessee Ernie Ford to Hank Williams.
Sat 2:30 PM - Brad Hutchinson Duo
Veterans Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave.
Sat 3:30 PM - Pete Jamieson -- Open Mic
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave.
Come listen to Pete, or join in, or take the stage yourself! It's Open Mic time at the Bandstand.
Sat 4:30 PM - The Rustic Overtones
Veteran's Park Bandstand 50 Penobscot Ave. Rustic Overtones are a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60's and 70's.
“A unique sound steeped in both Earth, Wind and Fire-style funk and late-era Beatles psychedelia." -Rolling Stone
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! 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 10:15 AM - Katahdin Country
Crandall Park 55 Congress St. Bluegrass, country, and gospel music as the parade heads down Penobscot Ave!
Sun 11:30 AM - Undertone
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 with duo partner Kevin Hogan.
Sun 11:30 AM - No Duck Left Behind 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 1:00 PM - The Mallett Brothers Band
Crandall Park 55 Congress St. -- The Mallett Brothers Band are an Alt/Rock/Country band from Portland, Maine by way of Sebec.