OHD July 16, 2022

2022 Old Hallowell Day Schedule of Events

Through Sunday, July 24th

Old Hallowell Day Poster for sale

at The Harlow, Hubbard Free Library, and The Quarry Tap Room. Price: $20.

Old Hallowell Day 2022 commemorative buttons for sale, $3 each, limited quantity. T-shirts for sale for $20.

Thursday, July 14th

5:30 - 7:30 pm

“The Tiger” Antique Fire Pump AND painting presentation with artist Keith Peters, City Bandstand (outside The Harlow, 100 Water Street)

Join the Old Hallowell Day Committee at this outdoor reception with local artist Keith Peters and get a chance to see this year’s Old Hallowell Day painting in person. Hallowell’s own antique fire pump, and inspiration for the painting, “The Tiger” will also be on display. Posters, t-shirts, and commemorative buttons will be on sale. Also for sale will be art raffle tickets. In case of rain, the presentation will be at Hallowell City Hall, 1 Winthrop Street.

Friday, July 15th

5:30 pm

The 28th Annual Cribbage Tournament, Quarry Tap Room,122 Water Street.

Come show off your best moves and strategy! The tournament is single elimination and you must sign up at The Quarry Tap Room beginning at 5:30 pm. Play begins at 6 pm. $10 entry fee. Bring a cribbage board and deck of cards. No board and no cards = no play! Win a handsome, hand-crafted Old Hallowell Day cribbage board. Sorry, participation is limited to adults.

6:00 pm

Gaslight Theater “I Hate Shakespeare,” Vaughan Homestead Pavilion, 2 Litchfield Road.

Gaslight Theater is at it again this summer! The Vaughan Pavilion will host Gaslight’s production of “I Hate Shakespeare” by Steph DeFerie, July 15th and 16th at 6:30 pm and on July 17th at 2:00 pm. The show is a comedy presenting many Shakespearean vignettes from a modern (and sometimes silly) point of view. Come and bring a chair, blanket, or maybe even a snack and make it an event! No admission required but donations are accepted. For more information check www.gaslighttheater.org or call 207-626-3698.

Saturday, July 16th

6:00 - 7:00 am

OHD 5K Road Race Registration, Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets.

This is the same site that has been used for the finish area in recent years.

7:00 - 9:30 am

Sacred Heart Café, Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 12 Summer Street.

Start your Old Hallowell Day with a hearty breakfast! Coffee, juice, fruit, pancakes, bacon, eggs, Bolley’s donut holes, and so much more! Children under 12: $5, All Others: $8, Family: $20.

7:15 am

Hills and Thrills Bike Ride, Hallowell Boat Landing.

The 6th Annual Hills and Thrills bike ride takes cyclists on a journey through the beautiful rolling hills of Hallowell and neighboring communities. The ride is between 20-25 miles.  For those who prefer more of a challenge, there is a hilly detour that adds another mile and an additional 200 feet of climb. This detour ascends one of the more notable hills in Hallowell – Central Street.  This recreational ride is for moderately experienced cyclists. Due to the distance and the hills this event is not recommended for beginners and children. Sponsored by George Lapointe Consulting.

7:30 am

OHD 5K Road Race, Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets.

Start and Finish at Vaughan Field. Out and back course along Middle Street. Spectators welcomed! Sponsored by Blue Marble Geographics, Quarry Tap Room, Duncklee & Nott,Positive High (medical cannabis), The Local Scoop, and Cafe de Bangkok.

8:00 - 10:30 am

Old Hallowell Day 2022 LEMON Bake-Off, Burano’s Wood-Fired Pizzeria, 190 Water Street.

Entry drop off starts at 8:00 am. Judging starts promptly at 9:15 am and ends at 9:30 am. Winners will be chosen at 10:00 am. This year's theme is LEMON! Categories include: cupcakes (adults), cupcakes (kids 10 and under), cookies/bars (adults) and cookies/bars (kids 10 and under). Learn more and register at www.oldhallowellday.org/events/bake-off or call Sally at 207-751-8997.

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Annual Yard and Bake Sale, Cox Memorial United Methodist Church, Central and Middle Streets.

Cox Memorial UMC will be holding their annual yard sale/bake sale from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. All sales will be by donation. Proceeds will go to the Hall-Dale Food Backpack program.

8:15 am

OHD Kids K Race for Children 10 and under. Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets.

8:30 am

OHD 5K Road Race and Kids K Awards and Refreshments, Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hubbard Free Library GIANT INSIDE BOOK SALE, 115 Second Street.

Come on in to find terrific bargains on a large selection of fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover, as well as videos and audiobooks. For all ages and interests.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Old Hallowell Day Committee Information Booth, Central & Water Street.

Swing by to pick up your free schedule of events and a map. Got questions? We have answers! The booth will be selling posters, t-shirts, buttons and raffle tickets!

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Arts and Crafts Festival, Central and Water Streets and McAllisters Real Estate.

Come and see arts and crafts presented by local and not-so-local artisans and crafters. Find unique gifts for an upcoming birthday, wedding ...or for yourself! There will be first, second and third place ribbons.

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Old Hallowell Day Food Court, Granite City Park, the base of Winthrop Street.

Enjoy a delicious snack, lunch, or dinner in the Granite City Park at the base of Winthrop Street. Enjoy the beautiful Kennebec River - sturgeons will be jumping and eagles will be flying! Come check out our classic and new offerings. Vendors will be open from right after the parade until after the fireworks.

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Open House, Summer of Heart & Soul Center, 172 Water Street.

Come in for a bottle of water and a break from the heat. We will have coloring stations for the kids and flipcharts for all to give input on what you love about Hallowell, and what you wish for Hallowell in the future. We also have information about things to do in Hallowell: trail maps, Museum in the Streets, Vaughan Homestead, and more - plus volunteer organization activities in town. Please stop by - we love to chat about Hallowell, and learn what matters most to you about our fair city on the Kennebec!

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Old Hallowell Day Parade, Water Street.

An annual favorite! Who knows what you’ll see? Pick your spot early!

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Firefighters’ Lunch, Parking lot next to Berry & Berry Floral, 121 Water Street.

Come have lunch with your favorite firefighters. Menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and assorted drinks!

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Open House for Kennebec Masonic Lodge 5, 330 Water Street – across from Maine Tourism Association.

Early Hallowell was founded by people who shared a passion for Education, Arts, Sciences, Social, Civic and Moral virtues. In 1796, Paul Revere, Grand Master of Massachusetts, chartered the early founders of Hallowell to open a Masonic Lodge named "Kennebec." The Kennebec Lodge of Masons has been active in the community for 220 years promoting the same moral and civic values. Plenty of parking around the back of the building.

11:00 am - Noon

Hallowell Community Band, Hallowell Antique Mall, 121 Water Street.

Note this new location! The Hallowell Community Band will continue their tradition of entertaining you with many of your old favorites. Come and enjoy music from a rollicking, old-fashioned band.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon Goodrich-Caldwell American Legion Post 6, American Legion Hall, 114 Second Street.

Price: $8.00 Per Person (includes sandwich, chips, drink, and strawberry shortcake) or shortcake only $4.00

11:00 am (or after the parade) - 2:00 pm

International Kids Festival, Hallowell Multicultural Center, 20 Union Street.

Note this new location! The Capital Area New Mainers Project (CANMP) sponsors the International Kids Festival, featuring games, music, food, and fun from all across the globe. Children can get a special Old Hallowell Day passport and travel the world! The festival starts at 11:00 am with music from the Pineland Suzuki School. CANMP is a cross-cultural organization that welcomes immigrants and works to create a thriving, integrated community in central Maine. Sponsored by Northeast Bank

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Children’s Bookmark Craft Activity and Book Give-Away, Hallowell Multicultural Center, 20 Union Street.

Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec to support family engagement in literacy and reading. There will be free, children’s new and used books that represent the diversity of our community and adult, gently used books available, while supplies last. This event is in partnership with the International Kids Festival.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Explorations”, a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by Brunswick artist Erin Seegers”TheHarlow, 100 Water Street.

The Harlow is excited to present “Explorations”, a solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by Brunswick Artist Erin Seegers. Explorations is on view until Saturday, July 23. The Harlow will also host an artist talk on July 13th at 6:30 pm.

11:30 am

Swingtime, City Bandstand, Water Street.

For so many years, Elaine Bender and Swingtime were the joyous anchor of Old Hallowell Day’s music schedule. Sadly, Elaine passed away in early June. In tribute to her spirit, her nephew Dave Gagne has assembled some of the area’s finest musicians to play her favorite songs.

Noon - 1:00 pm

Old Hallowell Day poster signing, The Harlow, 100 Water Street.

Old Hallowell Day artist Keith Peters will be signing Old Hallowell Day posters of his painting "The Tiger.”

Noon - 5:00 pm

Open House at Michel Paul Artist Studio, 168 Water Street.

Michel Paul will be painting live at the studio from noon to 5:00 pm. People are encouraged to watch, browse, or shop original art. This is a working studio and open to the public. Onlookers are encouraged. Grand opening - Friday, July 15

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Cornhole Tournament, Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets.

Come and enjoy our new cornhole tournament! Entry fee: $20 per team. Prizes presented for first, second and third place teams. Play is limited to 16 teams so register early. First come, first serve. To register or for more information, contact Tim Fortin at tim@fortinmacdonald.com or 207-441-0320. Didn't make the list? Stop by the cornhole court on OHD and you may find a spot. Sponsored by William Raveis Real Estate, The Fortin & MacDonald Group

1:00 pm

Scolded Dogs, City Bandstand, Water Streets.

Long time Hallowell favorites the Scolded Dogs describe their show as…“Level 10 vibes featuring Hallowell-made funky originals and covers.” More like Level 11!

2:30 pm

Abraxas, City Bandstand, Water Street.

Abraxas is a six piece Santana tribute band, focusing mainly on the early era of Santana. The band consists of: Justin Walton, guitar; Andy Chipman, keyboards; Dave Briggs, bass; Andy Shultz, congas & percussion; Brooke Andre, timbales & percussion; and Alfred Lund, drums.

3:00 pm

“Granite City Ghost” Tour of Hallowell, meet at the Hubbard Free Library.

Hallowell’s woman in white will lead guests through the city’s historic streets. She will share tales of history, mystery, haunts, and even murder. Join her if you dare… Tours are 1.5 hours long. Ages 13+. A second tour will be offered at 7:30 pm. Reservations can be made at: kennebeccreepsandcrawls.com.

4:00 pm

Pepin/Breau Project, City Bandstand, Water Street.

Pat Pepin and guitarist Denny Breau have joined forces to create an exciting new music showcase as The Pepin Breau Project. Pepin lights up the room, singing her heart out, and tearing it up on her tenor sax, while Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar.

5:30 pm

The Colwell Brothers, City Bandstand, Water Street.

The Portland Press Herald says of The Colwell Brothers… “This is one fun little outfit…the Bros can expect a dance floor jammed with sweaty, smiling folks. Using insistent drums, boogie-woogie harp and spot-on guitar instincts, these guys are pros at drowning sorrows.”

6:00 pm

Gaslight Theater “I Hate Shakespeare,” Vaughan Homestead Pavilion, 2 Litchfield Road.

Gaslight Theater is at it again this summer! The Vaughan Pavilion will host Gaslight’s production of “I Hate Shakespeare” by Steph DeFerie, July 15th and 16th at 6:30 pm and on July 17th at 2:00 pm. The show is a comedy presenting many Shakespearean vignettes from a modern (and sometimes silly) point of view. Come and bring a chair, blanket, or maybe even a snack and make it an event! No admission required but donations are accepted. For more information check www.gaslighttheater.org or call 207-626-3698.

6:30 pm

Northern Hybrid, City Bandstand, Water Street.

Northern Hybrid is a four piece combo with a wide range of music styles consisting of Jonah Howard on guitar, Dave Wakefield on sax/harp, drummer Al Lund,and bassist Steve Vellani. Their influences include Little Feat, The Band, Beatles, Petty and the like that culminates into a fun dance band.

7:30 pm

Hallowell Does 1972, City Bandstand, Water Street.

The musicians of Hallowell come together to perform the songs of 1972. It was the year that gave us debut music from The Eagles, Steely Dan, Jackson Brown, and Little Feat. Iconic albums like Exile On Main Street and Will The Circle Be Unbroken topped the charts next to classic soul records from Aretha, Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder. Come help us celebrate this goldmine of amazing songs from 50 years ago!

7:30 pm

“Granite City Ghost” Tour of Hallowell, meet at the Hubbard Free Library.

Hallowell’s woman in white will lead guests through the city’s historic streets. She will share tales of history, mystery, haunts, and even murder. Join her if you dare… Tours are 1.5 hours long. Ages 13+. A second tour will be offered at 7:30 pm. Reservations can be made at: kennebeccreepsandcrawls.com.

9:00 pm

Fireworks, Downtown Hallowell.

The Grand Finale! Fireworks will be set off from the Kennebec River right in front of Hallowell. The fireworks will be presented by Central Maine Pyrotechnics. Bring the whole family and plan for dinner or a snack from our food trucks. New offerings, a variety for everyone. It’s a delightful way to cap off Old Hallowell Day.

Sunday, July 17th

Noon

“The Tiger” Raffle Drawing, Summer of Hallowell Heart and Soul Center, 172 Water Street.

2:00 pm

Gaslight Theater “I Hate Shakespeare,” Vaughan Homestead Pavilion, 2 Litchfield Road.

Gaslight Theater is at it again this summer! The Vaughan Pavilion will host Gaslight’s production of “I Hate Shakespeare” by Steph DeFerie, July 15th and 16th at 6:30 pm and on July 17th at 2:00 pm. The show is a comedy presenting many Shakespearean vignettes from a modern (and sometimes silly) point of view. Come and bring a chair, blanket, or maybe even a snack and make it an event! No admission required but donations are accepted. For more information check www.gaslighttheater.org or call 207-626-3698.