Ogunquit Resort Motel
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Ogunquit, Maine 03907
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Patriots Day Weekend Events
April 21 - 23, 2017

Celebrate your Patriotism in Ogunquit at the 27th Annual Patriots Day Weekend celebration! Join us as we go back to our roots, Patriots Day Weekend Ogunquitwith historical characters walking the streets, musterings, and fife & drum concerts. What could be more American than a craft show? Re-enactments, kids' carnival, cookout, taste-tests, treasure hunts and more.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND:
TREASURE HUNTS: Bring your completed Patriots Day booklet to the Chamber information table under the tents at the Main Beach, and be entered to win a prize! Don't worry, you'll be able to keep your drawings - you will fill out an official entry ticket at the booth. As a bonus, answer the question on the entry card correctly, and we will double your prize!

HISTORICAL BUILDING HUNT (throughout Ogunquit) Patriots Day is about celebrating our history. What better way to celebrate than to find some of Ogunquit's most historic buildings and landmarks? Draw at least six of the following buildings in the spaces provided in the Patriots Day booklet and be entered to win a prize: Ogunquit Memorial Library, Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit Playhouse, Marginal Way Lighthouse,Perkins Cove Bridge, Footbridge (at Footbridge Beach), pedestrian bridge (at end of Wharf Lane)

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
9:00am-5:00pm: LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library) Used book sale, with proceeds to fund the Ogunquit Memorial Library.

5:00pm: FUNDRAISING FRIDAY (Bintliff's Restaurant, 335 Main Street).

6:50pm-7:10pm: HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE, December 25, 1776 (watch from Sea Chambers or the Main Beach Parking Lot) You've seen the painting - now see us bring it to life! George Washington asked that Thomas Paine's December 23, 1776 The American Crisis read to all of his soldiers. Hear excerpts from this reading before Washington crosses. Weather permitting.

7:10pm-7:20pm: FIFE & DRUM PARADE (starting at Sea Chambers and ending at Ogunquit Baptist Church) Now that we are in the spirit,march with us to authentic revolutionary music to the fife and drum concert at the Ogunquit Baptist Church! Weather permitting.

7:30pm (or directly following the parade): FIFE AND DRUM CONCERT (upstairs at the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Learn about our colonial heritage of song as the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo play traditional songs and teach us about the instruments themselves and the signals revolutionary fifers and drummers gave to the soldiers in the heat of battle.

8:00pm: MAINESTREET CELEBRATES 17 YEARS (Mainestreet). - Free hors d'oeuvres and red carnations (the flower for 17th anniversaries). Free limited edition MEST pint glass koozies (come early-while supplies last). Fun music videos playing on our multiple TV screens in our newly renovated main lounge. 21+.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot& Perkins Cove) Photo opportunities for the whole family! Don’t worry, the stocks don’t lock, but they will be available all weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-out stand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathing suits, as Uncle Sam, and more!

COLONIAL FLAG TREASURE HUNT (under the tents at the beach) Find all of the flags at the craft fair. Using the page in your brochure, draw each flag in the appropriate colony's box. Don't worry, you aren't being judged for artistic talent! We may throw in some other Colonial-era flags in to throw you off the trail! Turn in your solution at the Ogunquit Chamber table under the tent, and be entered to win a prize.

GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE TEA CHEST (under the tents at the beach) How much did a tea chest weigh? Look at the chest and guess what it would have weighed when full of tea. No, as a safety precaution, you will not get to lift the box! As a bonus, answer the question on the entry card correctly, and we will double your prize!

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
9:00am – 4:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tents on the Main Beach parking lot) Over 50 vendors will sell their wares under the tent! We're collecting donations of non-perishable food for York County Shelter Program, and pet food for the Animal Welfare Society.

9:00am-5:00pm: OGUNQUIT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library)

99:30am - 10:15am: COLONIAL CHILDREN’S GAMES AND CRAFTS (Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Play games from the colonial era, and make your own to take home and play later! Make your own Bilbo Catcher, Button Whirligig, or Toothpick Top, then learn how they work. Learn about the crafts of the colonial times, then make your own doll of yarn. Learn about the fashions of colonial times - make paper dolls and appropriate outfits for you to dress them in!

10:15 - 10:45am: BOOK READING AND SIGNING (Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Local author Brenda York Goodale will read her new children's book, The Pride of Perkins Cove, the tale of a boy's quest to find a lost carved boat, loosely based on Perkins Cove history, that adults as well as children will enjoy. Appropriate for children ages 5-10. Books available for sale and signing by author after the reading.

10:45-11:30am: MAKE A PATRIOTS DAY SCRAPBOOK (Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a Kindle. But real books were all the fashion in colonial days. Learn how to make a book using a fold and cut method and a sewing method. Then use our art supplies to start decorating the book. Use it to record your Patriots Day Weekend adventure! Appropriate for ages 9 and up.

10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.

12:00 noon: AMERICAN PIE CONTEST (downstairs at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) Submit one home-made pie in an "American" flavor to our "celebrity judges". Pies will be judged during Taste of the Town in the following categories: theme, appearance, and taste. The grand prize winner will receive $50 in Gift of Ogunquit gift certificates, and the recipe will be featured in the next edition of our Ogunquit cookbook. Of course the best prize is the bragging rights for having made the best pie in Ogunquit! Winners will be announced after Taste of the Town.

12:00 – 2:30pm: “TASTE OF THE TOWN” (Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) A variety of area restaurants will serve up their special dishes for you to try out! Buy tickets at the door or ahead of time under the tent at the beach. AGAIN THIS YEAR: You can choose to eat only at the Taste of the Town at the Dunaway Center, or buy an expanded "Touring Taste of the Town" ticket. Tickets for the traditional event at the Dunaway Center are $10. Tickets for "Touring Taste of the Town" are $15, and include admission to the event at the Dunaway Center as well as tasting portions at establishments during their business hours.

6:30pm: RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY (Perkins Cove) Watch our colonists from the dock as they throw chests of tea off the Bunny Clark.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
10:00am – 3:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tent at the Main Beach parking lot) See Saturday description.

10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.

10:30am: CUB SCOUT DUCK RACE (Ogunquit River) Buy your tickets for the Duck Race under the tent prior to the race. You need not be present to win.

11am: RE-ENACTENT OF THE FLAG RAISING AT IWO JIMA (Marginal Way, in front of Beachmere Inn) While the flag raising at Iwo Jima did not take place during the Revolutionary War, we take a moment to remember and give thanks to all of those who have fought for our freedom throughout our history. Weather permitting.

12:30pm: PATRIOTIC POOCH PAGEANT AND FASHION SHOW (Liquid Dreams parking lot, 696 Main Street. Weather permitting.) Dress your dog in costume, or just come to watch the show! Two costume categories: Patriotic(red, white, and blue) and Favorite American (any Abe Lincoln wannabe’s out there?) Prizes will be awarded for most patriotic costume and best costume impersonation. Animal Welfare Society will be there to feature some of their adoptable dogs.

2:00pm: OGUNQUIT PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS FREE FILM - "THE PATRIOT" (Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) See "The Patriot", starring Jeff Daniels as George Washington. Free parking! Free movie! Free popcorn!

5:00 - 8:00pm: MARGINAL WAY FUNDRAISER - MEATLOAF CONTEST (Bintliff's Restaurant, 335 Main Street). Prizes! Raffle! Silent Auction! Lots of yummy meatloaf! All to help preserve the Marginal Way, one of Maine's greatest treasures.

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