July 20 & 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20
7:00-10:00am: All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast at The Bethel Inn Resort. $7.95
7:00-10:00am: Pancake Breakfast to benefit Telstar Project Graduation at Bethel Masonic Lodge, Chapman Street.
8:00am - 6:00pm: Library Book Sale on the library lawn.
9:00am – 5:00pm: Craft and Food Vendors open on the Common and along Main Street (Main Street booths close at 4pm -- traffic resumes at 5pm.)
Stop by the Chamber tent all day for:
- MollyOckett Days' schedules
- MollyOckett Days' Sunday road races registration forms
- MollyOckett Days' commemorative posters
- General information
9:00am - 3:00pm - Car and Motorcycle Show at the BIG Adventure Center. Antique and unique cars and bikes on display. Enter yours between 9am-12pm. Judging at 2 pm with prizes awarded. Contact info.
10:00am: Parade: Theme: "Stewardship of the Earth" Want to join the parade? Click here for a parade application.
10:00am - 5pm: Native American Demonstrations under the tent next to the Bethel Historical Society on Broad Street
- Butch Jacobs, traditional basket maker: hands-on activity all day
- Richard Silliboy, traditional basket maker specializing in potato baskets: demonstrations from 11:30am-12:15pm and 2:45-3:30
- Natalie Michelle, herbalist: 1-2pm
- Barry Dana, food and agriculture: all day
10:00am - 4pm: Bethel Historical Society open - Exhibits include "Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured," and "In the Field & On the Homefront: Bethel During the Civil War." Museum shop also open. FMI: www.bethelhistorical.org
11am - 7pm: Traditional Lobster Bake / Grand Opening at Bethel Bait, Tackle, and More. Each meal will contain a lobster, 1 lb. of steamers (clams), and an ear of corn. BB&T will set up picnic tables, cook, and serve outside on its lawn. Cost $19.99, only 200 tickets sold. 7 Mechanic Street (just off Main), Bethel. FMI: 207-824-HUNT (4868).
11:30am - 12:30pm: The W.I.L.D. Center Zoological Park of New England: Live animal show featuring native North American species. Don't miss the bobcat! Sponsored by Nadeau Development and Bethel Rotary Club.
12:30pm - 1pm: Presentation of float awards and essay contest winners at the Bethel common gazebo. Essay contest winners for 2013 are Liam Gallagher and Alison Corey. Click to read Alison Corey's essay. Click to read Liam Gallagher's essay.
1:00pm: Frog Jumping Contest organized by Allen & Mame Connors, sponsored by Pete & Vicki Rackliffe. (on Stan Howe's side lawn, corner of Broad and Main)
1:00-2:00pm: SpiritHouse Band, "a soul-rocking jam band" from Boston, plays at the gazebo.
2:00pm: Conni St. Pierre performing "Reconciliation Story Suite": (Gazebo) Conni St. Pierre (accompanied by Aranka Matolcsy) on flute, drums, and percussion, performing a piece especially composed for this event, telling the history of Native American children who were taken from their relatives to be educated in white schools, the pain that caused, and current cross-cultural efforts at reconciliation.
2:00 pm-6:00pm: Paddle with the Androscoggin Source to the Sea Trek from Gilead to Bethel. FMI: Androscoggin River Watershed Council.
4:00 pm - ARTirondack Chair Auction at the gazebo. Bid on stunning Adirondack-style chairs painted with a variety of scenes by local artists. Proceeds benefit the Mahoosuc Arts Council and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Click for more info on chair auction.
12:00 pm until fireworks - Party at The Foothills Grille - Food & drink specials and music. 186 Main St.
4:00-6:00 pm - Luau Party and pizza-eating contest (5pm) at Homeslice Pizza - 117 Main St. Enjoy music from surf-rock band Thee Icepicks and luau-style party from 4 to 6. FREE pizza-eating contest starts at 5pm. First to finish a large cheese pizza wins free pizza for a year! Bounce house, water games and face painting.
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Native American Drumming and Dancing on the Common
9:00pm: Fireworks behind The Bethel Inn Resort over the golf course
After the fireworks -
The Bethel Inn Resort's Millbrook Tavern - Rock n’ Roll with The Elmore Twist Band
Funky Red Barn - SpiritHouse Band, "a soul-rocking jam band" from Boston
Thank you to the following MollyOckett Days fireworks sponsors:
- Leslie B. Otten
- Town of Greenwood
- Town of Woodstock
- 22 Broad Street
- Franklin Savings Bank
- Douglass Higgins
- Oxford Federal Credit Union
- Pooh Corner Farm & Greenhouses & Florist
- Robert & Linda Bill Family
- Good Food Store
- Maine Mountain Weddings
- Pleasant River Campground
- Smokin' Good BBQ
- Funky Red Barn
- Pat's Pizza
Sunday, July 21
MollyOckett Days Classic Road Races
See the Competitions page for more information and online registration.
Registration and check-in:
7:00-8:15am: Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run
7:00-8:45am: Adult 3 & 5 Mile Race
8:30am: Kids’ 1 Mile
9:00am: Adults' 5 Mile & 3 Mile Walk
9:05am: 3rd Annual MollyOckett Days Diaper Dash, a fun race for crawlers and toddlers
Click here for Diaper Dash Application.
10:30am: Race Awards
Tubing & Treasure Scavenger Hunt
Tubing & Treasure Scavenger Hunt For families and individuals of all ages. Float in tubes from Bethel Outdoor Adventure (BOA) to Davis Park. Then get your treasure map and find treasure between Davis Park and Bethel Outdoor Adventure! Tubes and PFDs provided by BOA. Please bring appropriate footwear.
A family-friendly event sponsored by BOA.
Lots of fun, and prizes too!
Held at Bethel Outdoor Adventure/Maine Mineralogy Expeditions, 121 Mayville Road/ Route 2, Bethel (next to the Androscoggin River in Bethel).