Apple Pumpkin Festival a Livermore Falls tradition

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Sunny skies and a display of dried corn stalks greeted visitors at the annual Apple Pumpkin Festival in Livermore Falls last fall. This year's event takes place Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By Barry Matulaitis, Staff Editor

LIVERMORE FALLS — The annual Apple Pumpkin Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Livermore Falls Recreation Field.

The Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce (JLLFCOC) sponsors the event. It features a variety of vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical and educational displays, seasonal decorations, antique tractors, raffles, and food throughout the day.

Local musicians will perform. Travis Pinkham is playing at 10 a.m.; Off the Hill at 11 a.m.; Patrick Libby at 12 p.m.; Paul Bright at 1 p.m.; and Down the Dirt Road Band at 2 p.m.

Children can play on the Tiger Slide, jump around in the Bounce House, and test their climbing skills on the Climbing Wall. AYS is planning to have a dunk tank. New this year is a baby changing/nursing station.

Community events include a Book Giveaway at Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St., Livermore Falls, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tours of Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum, at 22 Church St., will take place during the day. Visitors can learn about the history of paper making in Maine through two centuries.

FMI, contact Christine Fournier, Administrative Assistant at the JLLFCOC, at 500-2464. Visit the chamber’s website at http://www.jay-livermore-lf.org/

Sponsors include ReEnergy, Otis Federal Credit Union, Main-Land Development Consultants, Inside Out Indoor Garden Supply LLC, Androscoggin Bank, Hilltop Collision Center, and Hillside Sports Club. Fournier said there’s still time for vendors to sign up, and more sponsors are welcomed.

There is no rain date for the festival.

bmatulaitis@sunmediagroup.net

Sunny skies and a display of dried corn stalks greeted visitors at the annual Apple Pumpkin Festival in Livermore Falls last fall. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(File photo)

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