KINGFIELD – This town’s big, three-day Kingfield Festival Days celebration of summer includes the annual crowning of a “Mrs. Kingfield,” a big parade, a Whatever Floats Race and a whole lot of great music, food and artisan craft. New this year is the Blues Fest when four bands keep the good music going on Saturday night. A good many of the events, such as the Blue Fest, take place under the tent on the stage on Main Street in the center of town.
Organizer Tammy Goldfrank noted the entertainment runs non-stop each day of the festival.
“We’re really excited about the festival this year. A really great group of people helped put it together.” The festival got its start as the town’s 200th birthday celebration in 1976. “Everyone took a year or two off before the next one because they were all so exhausted,” Goldfrank said. The festival’s been running ever since then and grows bigger each year.
The festival, slated for July 18, 19 and 20, kicks off with a quilt and flower show at the Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Also on Friday from 1-4 p.m., the Stanley Museum and Historical Society hold open houses. At 4 p.m. games and activities for the kids on the stage, a Relay for Life benefit roast post supper from 5-7 p.m. under the tent at ET Cash Fuel on Main Street, and at 5:30 p.m. on the stage, the family game, Who Wants to be A Millionaire? “Holiday Addition.” Mrs. Kingfield 2008 will be crowned at 6:30 p.m., a contradance at 7 p.m., Kids’ dance at Webster Hall and live music at Longfellow’s Restaurant and Nostalgia Tavern.
On Saturday, the fun continues with a pet parade at 9 a.m., a bike and doll carriage parade on Depot Street at 9:30 a.m. At high noon, Kingfield Days Grand Parade will march on Main Street (Route 27) south through town and around School Street, with floats depicting the “Holidays.” All day, various organization will hold benefit barbecues, a used book sale at the library, a tiger slide and rock climbing wall and entertainers. At 1:30 p.m. a skateboard jam will be held at Grand Central Station on Main Street and at 2:30 p.m. the Whatever Float Race will be held. The Blues Fest takes over on the Main Street stage from 4-9:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Kingfield’s big lawn sale will be held on the lawn at the School House Bakery & Cafe from 10-3 p.m. Mud Football championship games will be played on the West Kingfield Road from 10-4 p.m. More music, food and shows until 2 p.m. Form the entire schedule of events, visit Kingfield.govoffice.com Or call Tammy Goldfrank at 265-4513 or 265-4394.