2019 Old Hallowell Day Schedule of Events

Through Sunday, July 21st

Old Hallowell Day Poster for sale

at Boynton’s Market, City Hall, and Hubbard Free Library.

Price: $20. Old Hallowell Day 2019 commemorative buttons for sale, $3 each, limited quantity. T-shirts for sale for $15.

Friday, July 19th

12 - 6 pm

“The Places in Between, a solo exhibition of paintings by Tom Ferrero of Vienna, Maine,” Harlow Gallery, 100 Water St.

The Places in Between is a series of paintings that explore blurred boundary lines and subjects in transition. These works depict people on the verge of a discovery, objects in a state of decay and locations that straddle two worlds. The work is hopeful, sometimes somber and intentionally mysterious.

12 - 6 pm

“Striped” the annual Summer Members’ Show and Sale,  Harlow Gallery, 100 Water Street, downstairs gallery

The theme is open to the artists’ personal interpretation. 

5 pm - 6:30 pm

Lobster Roll Supper,  Sts Matthew and Barnabas Church, 20 Union Street

Just $18.00 for a generous lobster roll, chips, coleslaw, pickle, drink and dessert. Hot dog plates will also be available. Parking on Academy Street.

5:30 pm

The 27th Annual Cribbage Tournament, Hydeout at the Wharf, Water Street

Come show off your best moves and strategy! The tournament is single elimination and you must sign up at Hydeout at the Wharf 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! $75 first prize and $50 second prize. Sorry, but play is limited to adults.

7 pm – 8:30 pm

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour of Hallowell

Join The Lady in the Red Cloak for a lantern lit walking tour of Hallowell. Discover the back streets and hidden stories of this "Antique Riverport", its mysteries and haunts. The moderate walk is suitable for all ages and is by reservation only. 207-380-3806 or www.redcloaktours.com.

Saturday, July 20th

6 am - 7 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 - 9:30 am

Old Hallowell Day Café, Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Summer Street

Come join us for a nice healthy breakfast of mixed fruit, yogurt, juice, pancakes, bacon, kielbasa hash, bagels, English muffins, coffee cakes, muffins and Bolley’s famous donut holes! We will also have some good “wake-up coffee” and other assorted beverages. Children under 12: $3.00, All Others: $5.00, Family: $12.00

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!

7:30 am

Hills and Thrills Bike Ride, Hallowell Boat Landing

The 5th 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, beginners and children will not do well.

8 am

OHD Fun Run for Children 10 and under. Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets.

Participant refreshments and 5K awards. 

8 am - 1 pm

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

There are always wonderful, surprising treasures to be found at the indoor sale and delicious home-made baked goods to enjoy. All proceeds will benefit the Hall-Dale Elementary School Food Pantry which is hosted by the church. All items are for sale based on donation with no fixed pricing. The church also offers parking in its lot on Middle Street, bottled water and restroom facilities. This event is always well worth the walk up the hill. For more information visit: coxmemorialumc.360unite.com

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Cotton Mill Fair, Cotton Mill Apartments, 2 Academy Street

There will be something for everyone -plenty of tasty food, lunches and baked goods, gift certificates to be won, crafts, art exhibits, bargain priced jewelry, and hidden treasures to be discovered on the White Elephant table. See you at the fair.

8:30 am - 11 am

Old Hallowell Day 2019 Muffin Bake-Off, Berry and Berry parking lot, 121 Water Street  

Muffin drop off starts at 8:30am. Judging starts promptly at 9 am and ends at 9:30 am. Winners will be chosen at 9:45 am. This Old Hallowell Day bring 6 of your best muffins to enter into the bake off. This year's theme is muffins! There will be three categories-sweet, savory and fruit.  Prizes will be awarded for first and second place winners.   Remaining muffins will be sold 2 for $1.  

9 am - 1 pm

Hubbard Free Library GIANT BOOK SALE, 115 Second Street

Terrific bargains on large selection of fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover, as well as videos and audio books. For all ages and interests. 

9 am - 1 pm

Sale of student work (with pottery wheel demonstrations 11 am to noon) Hallowell Clay Works, 157 Water Street

9 am - 3 pm

Old Hallowell Day Committee Booth, Central & Water Street

Swing by to pick up your free schedule of events. The booth will be selling posters, t-shirts, buttons and raffle tickets!

9 am - 4 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 am - 4 pm

Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund Table, In front of Berry and Berry Floral.

The Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund is proud to be part of this year’s Old Hallowell Day celebration! Please stop by our table to find out volunteer opportunities in your area and ways to act locally to protect reproductive and sexual health care access.

9 am - 9 pm

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

Enjoy a wonderful 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! Vendors will be open from right after the parade until after the fireworks! 

10 am - 10:45 am

Old Hallowell Day parade down Water Street 

An annual favorite! Who knows what you’ll see? Pick your spot early! We offer wheelchair seating in front of the judges’ stand at the corner of Water and Wharf Streets. 

11 am - Noon

Hallowell Community Band, Cotton Mill Courtyard, Water Street

The Hallowell Community Band will continue their tradition of entertaining you with many of your old favorites. Again this year, the performance is hosted by the Cotton Mill residents.

11 am - 1 pm

Open House at Old South Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 135 Second Street

Light refreshments will be offered.

11 am - 1 pm

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

Price:  $6.00 Per Person (includes sandwich, chips, drink, and strawberry shortcake) Or Shortcake only $3.00.

11 am
(or after the parade) - 2 pm

International Kids Festival, Vaughan Field Way, near Lincoln and Middle Streets

The Capital Area New Mainers Project (CANMP) is sponsoring 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! Amer Najar, an Iraqi musician based in Portland, will play traditional Middle Eastern music. CANMP is a cross-cultural organization that welcomes immigrants and works to create a thriving, integrated community in central Maine.

11 am - 1 pm

Firefighters’ Lunch, Slates Bakery parking lot, 161 Water Street

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

11:30 am

Senior Dance Company Performance, Hallowell Boat Landing

Senior Dance Company and students from Vicki's School of Dance will be performing.

12 pm - 1 pm

Old Hallowell Day poster signing, Harlow Gallery, 100 Water Street

Old Hallowell Day artist Nancy Keenan Barron will be signing Old Hallowell Day posters of her painting "Hallowell on Parade.”

12 pm - 6 pm

“The Places in Between, a solo exhibition of paintings by Tom Ferrero of Vienna, Maine,” Harlow Gallery, 100 Water Street

The Places in Between is a series of paintings that explore blurred boundary lines and subjects in transition. These works depict people on the verge of a discovery, objects in a state of decay and locations that straddle two worlds. The work is hopeful, sometimes somber and intentionally mysterious.

12 pm - 6 pm

“Striped” the annual Summer Members’ Show and Sale,  Harlow Gallery, 100 Water Street, downstairs gallery

The theme is open to the artists’ personal interpretation. 

Noon

Swingtime, City Bandstand, Water Street

Kicking off this year's entertainment is perennial favorite Swingtime! Elaine Bender and her crew of exceptional local players return to Old Hallowell Day with a fabulous collection of songs from the golden age of American music. Whether dancing or just listening, everyone is sure to enjoy the sounds of Swingtime!

1 pm - 4 pm

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

Come and enjoy traditional lawn bowling. Elegant in its simplicity, bocce is played between two teams of two players on a team. Learn about the game at the US Bocce Federation website (www.bocce.com). Entry fee: $20 per team. Prizes presented for first, second and third place teams. Register at Boynton’s Market. Play is limited to 16 teams so register early. First come, first serve. Didn't make the list? Stop by the bocce field on OHD and you may find a spot. Sponsored by Fortin & MacDonald Real Estate.

1:30 pm

Inanna Plus, City Bandstand, Water Street

The world music ensemble Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm started out playing music centered around age-old drum traditions, from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the Middle East. After thirty years of studying various world musical forms they have created their own sound and are happy to debut their newest and seventh CD entitled, The Beauty We Love.” Their newest line up, Inanna and Friends,  includes Paul D’Alessio, from Maine’s Cuban Son Band Primo Cubano, and Tina Nadeau Murphy, from Maine’s Reggae band The Dani Tribesmen.

3 pm

Juke Joint Devils, City Bandstand, Water Street

The Juke Joint Devils The Blues is back! The Juke Joint Devils are a traditional 50’s-era Chicago style quartet featuring amplified harmonica, big-box electric guitar, upright bass and drums, infused with a heapin’ helpin’ of high energy West Coast Jump and swing. Bandleader Tommy O’Connell has been playing the harp since the tender age of 15, and for Old Hallowell Day he’ll be backed by a “who’s who” of Maine blues veterans: Steve Lynnworth on guitar, Andy Buckland on upright bass, and Jeff Davison on the drums. You’re bound to enjoy the ride!

4:30 pm

Ed DesJardins and Katie Daggett, City Bandstand, Water Street

Ed DesJardins and Katie Daggett will take the bandstand for Old Hallowell Day 2019! Ed and Katie are well known for their fine songwriting and fantastic vocal harmony and musical chemistry. They will be joined by local favorites David Thibodeau (bass guitar) and Richard (Dickie Doo) Hollis (percussion).

6 pm

Jinxed, City Bandstand, Water Street

20 years since their start, the band Jinxed will reunite for Old Hallowell Day 2019. Jinxed formed in 1999, while they were still in high school and performed throughout New England gaining a large and loyal following. Over the course of 5 years the band put out multiple albums and won over countless fans with their unique style of jam/rock/funk music. Joel Lockwood, Cody Brown, JR Davis & Matt Perez will come together to bring back the memories from 20 years ago by performing songs from their various albums.

7:30 pm

Hallowell Does The Beatles, City Bandstand, Water Street

From Here,There and Everywhere ....Hallowell Does... the Beatles! Join us and Get Back with A Little Help from our Friends for a 'Magical Mystery Tour of the iconic catalogue of the Fab Four. Let's Come Together and travel The Long and Winding Road. All You Need is Love....and your dancing shoes!

9 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…it’s a delightful way to cap off Old Hallowell Day.

Sunday, July 21st

Noon

Raffle Prizes Drawing, Boynton’s Market, Water Street