Schedule of Events 2017

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Farm & StudioTours, 9am-4pm

Times vary, please see below.

 

 

             

*This year Merrymeeting Trail Initiative and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust are sponsoring their 4th Annual Explore Merrymeeting Bay Bike Ride on Open Farm Day.  They are expanding the event to include three led bike ride options for a range of abilities and interests: at 10am is an 35 mile ride, at 10:30am is a 24 mile ride and at 11am is a 8 mile ride. All three led rides will leave from Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham.

 

(1)  

Campo di Fiori  

212 Fisher Rd

9am-4pm.  Come explore Andrew’s naturalistic gardens, experimental hybrid hazelnut orchard and nursery.  Melissa Fiori & Lynn Sternfels,  will be displaying their work from 10am to 2pm.

 

(2)    

Apple Creek Farm

448 Millay Rd  

9am-1pm. Enjoy pasture walks and meeting the livestock.  Products will be available for sale including, pre-orders for geese and turkeys.

 

(3)

Gruff Acres Farm

919 Post Rd

10am-3pm. Come see the beautiful  gardens, meet the goats & hens, try some goat meat and homemade cheese samples and see Diana Mosher’s cards, jewelry and paintings. 

 

(4)

Havenridge Farm

727 Ridge Road

9am-3pm. Tour Dick & Debbie's gardens, visit their herd of Lowline Angus Cattle and see Debbie Spaulding’s beautiful quilts.

 

(5)

Lobster Buoy Birdhouses

760 White Road

10am-3pm.  The barn shop will be open for tours  and kids are welcome to paint their own cedar fish or ornament. They’ll also be offering an event special: Birdhouses - $36, Suet Feeders - $23, Planter - $29, and Ornament - $6.

 

(6)

Blue Bell Farm

767 Carding Machine Rd

12-4pm. Tour the hoop-houses, perennial fruit plantings, bring your birding binoculars for a stroll through the back field, and meet Bill Stanton.

 

(7)

Eagle Hill Farm

1360 River Rd

1-4pm.  Learn about Equine Assisted Therapy and meet the horses.

 

(8)

Stonecipher Farm

1186 River Rd

12-3pm.  Visit Ian, feed the baby goats, and run around in the giant sprinkler (weather permitting).

 

(9)  

Mortimer LaPointe Woodworking 

1191 River  Road

10am-3:pm.  You’re invited to explore Mortimer’s shop and see his woodworking projects.

 

(10)

Harvest Tide Organics

304 Pork Point Rd

9am-12pm.  Join Eric & Bethany for farm tours and refreshments at their new field.

 

(11)

Left Field Farm

513 Browns Point Rd, please park by the greenhouses.

11-2pm. Come tour the farm and join us for some veggie tasting. 

 

(12)

Kate Cutko

554 Browns Point Rd

9am-12pm. Come and see Kate's latest recycling project- her 1963 vintage Airstream trailer.

 

(13)

Fairwinds Farm

554 Browns Point Rd

9am-12pm. Tour Pete &  Cathy’s Bowdoinham  fields and enjoy some samples of fruit shortcake.

 

(14)

East of Eden Flower Farm

601 Browns Point Rd

10am-1pm.  Come see the flower fields in bloom, and join Julia and David for guided tours of the farm that will start on the hour. Please park by the greenhouse.

 

(15)

Jellerson School & Merrymeeting Bay Museum

2 Centers Point Rd

9am-2pm. Visit Bowdoinham's 1910 one room school house outfitted just as it was 107 years ago.  Then step into the attached Merrymeeting Bay Museum and learn how our unique Merrymeeting Bay and her six rivers have influenced Bowdoinham and the lives of the people living here. 

 

(16)

Six River Farm

46 Centers Point Rd

10am-1pm. Come discover a diverse array of vegetables, berries, herbs and cut flowers along Merrymeeting Bay. 

 

(17)

Meeting House

1 Browns Point Rd

9am-2pm.  Join the Historical Society for an Open House featuring our “Farming in Bowdoinham 1717 - 2017” display. Photos, artifacts, equipment, memories, and more will fill the hall.

 

(18)

Catmint Garden & Gallery

16 School St

10am-3pm.  Come explore Sarah’s gallery of paintings, cards and children's books, along with her beautiful perennial gardens.

 

(19)

Cathance Place

9 Main St

 

Watersong Music

12am-3pm.  Come check out Earl’s music studio and see where all the magic happens.

 

Merrymeeting Arts Center

1-4pm.  Enjoy a reception for the opening of "Word & "Whimsy" exhibit and a Celebration of Bryce Muir's birthday with an expanded exhibit of his works "Toymaker to Sculptor: Bryce's Evolution”.

 

(20)

Arts Studio

6 Main St

1-4pm.  Join Georgia Ahlers for a special wood building project in the spirit of Louise Nevelson.  All ages welcome.

 

(20)

Skatepark Mural

6 Main St

11am-2pm.  Manon Whittlesey and Jane Page-Conway will be at Bowdoinham’s new skatepark working on the mural.  Come take part in this fun community project.

 

 

Barbecue, 3-6pm  

 

(21)   Mailly Waterfront Park

 1 Main St

Join us for a Barbecue featuring fresh foods from local farms and live music!  The Barbeque will be catered by Texas Barbeque Co., Mark and Jen Wescott matched their love of Barbeque with the catering business in 2012 and are looking forward to applying their special recipes with locally grown and raised products! As they have a busy season lined up, they have teamed up with members of Village Lodge # 26 AF & AM the local Masonic Lodge in Bowdoinham.  Masonry is one of the oldest Fraternities in the world and their charity within this community is extensive. Bowdoinham Historical Society will also be joining the barbeque with their famous strawberry shortcake.

Menu

(Items subject to change)

 

  • Pulled Chicken    
  • Pulled Pork
  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Corn Bread
  • Strawberry Shortcake

Cost

  • $12 - Adult
  • $8—Kid/Senior (smaller serving)
  • $4 - Strawberry Shortcake

 

Pre-registration for the Barbecue is appreciated, please contact Nicole at nbriand@bowdoinham.com or 666-5531.  Or you can buy your tickets in advance at the Bowdoinham Town Office.