Old Hallowell Day Schedule Announced

Friday, July 17th
Noon – 6 pm    Member Show: The Harlow Aviary. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street
3 – 5 pm             Celebration Hats. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street
5 – 7 pm            Lobster Roll Supper – St Matthews Episcopal Church, 20 Union Street
5:30 pm             The 23rd Annual Cribbage Tournament – The Wharf, Water Street
7 pm                   Poetry reading – Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street
7:30 pm             Haunted History Tour of Hallowell

Saturday, July 18th
All day                Old Fort Western Encampment, Water street just south of Gows Lane
6 – 7 am 5K        Old Hallowell Day Road Race Registration – Hallowell Seafood, opposite the Hallowell Boat Landing
6 am                     Wake Up Hallowell Sunrise Yoga by the River – Granite City Park at the base of Winthrop Street
7 am – 3 pm        Yard Sale – Cox Memorial Church, Central and Middle Streets
7:30 am 5K          Old Hallowell Day Road Race – Starts at Boat Landing. Finishes at Vaughan Field.
7 – 9:30 am          Old Hallowell Day Cafe, Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Summer Street
8 am – 2 pm        Cotton Mill Fair – Cotton Mill Apartments, 2 Academy Street
9 am – 1 pm        Hubbard Free Library Old Hallowell Day Activities, 115 Second Street
9 am – 1 pm        Hallowell Citizens Initiative Committee Booth – Water Street
9 am – 1 pm        HABOT (Hallowell Area Board of Trade) Booth – Water Street
9 am – 3 pm        Row House Booth – Water Street
9 am – 3 pm        Old Hallowell Day Committee Booth – Central & Water Street
9 am – 4 pm        Arts and Crafts Festival – Central and Water Streets and McAllisters Real Estate.
9 am – 9 pm        Old Hallowell Day Food Court – Granite City Park
10 – 10:45 am     The Parade down Water Street
10 am – 1 pm       Pottery Demonstration – Hubbard Free Library, 115 Second Street
10 am – 6 pm      Member Show: The Harlow Aviary. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street.
11 am – Noon      Hallowell Community Band – Cotton Mill Courtyard, Water Street
11 am – 1 pm         Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon —American Legion Hall, 114 Second Street
11 am – 1 pm        Cupcake Baking Contest and Sale – Slates Bakery Parking Lot – Union & Water Streets
11 am – 2 pm        Open House – Old South Congregational Church, 135 Second Street
11 am – 2 pm        Third Annual Super Fun in Motion hosted by The Hearts for Ezra Foundation – Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets
11 am – 2 pm         The Hall-Dale Robotics Team Demonstration – PUC Parking Lot, Second Street
11 am – 3 pm         Dr. Hubbard Museum Tours – Central and Second Streets
11:30am-noon       Performance by Vicki’s School of Dance – Hallowell Boat Landing (weather dependent)
11:30am–1:30pm  Free Cookout – First Baptist Church, corner of Union and Franklin Streets
11:45 am                  Award Ceremony: Parade and Citizen of the Year – City Bandstand
Noon                        FREE Guided Walking Tour of Historic Hallowell – Meet at Row House Booth – Water Street
Noon                        Primo Cubano – City Bandstand, Water Street
12 – 3 pm                Garden Party – The Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead , 2 Litchfield Road
1 pm                         Hills and Thrills Bike Ride – Bike of Maine Ice Vault, Whitten Road
1 pm                         Presentation of the Timson Community Service Award, Vaughan Field
1 pm – 4 pm             Bocce Tournament – Vaughan Field, Vaughan Field Way near Middle & Lincoln Streets
1:30 pm                    FREE Guided Walking Tours of Historic Hallowell. Meet at Row House Booth — Water Street
1:30 pm                    Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm – City Bandstand, Water Street
3 pm                         Acoustic Chi – City Bandstand, Water Street
4 pm                         Boogie Mob – City Bandstand, Water Street
5:15 pm                    The Shakes – City Bandstand, Water Street
6:30 pm                   Veayo Twins – City Bandstand, Water Street
7:45 pm                    Dani Tribesman – City Bandstand, Water Street
9:00 pm                   Fireworks — Downtown Hallowell

Sunday, July 19th
Noon                        Raffle Prizes Drawing – Boynton’s Market, Water Street
5 – 8 pm                  Harlow Art Auction – Slates Restaurant, 167 Water Street

Hills and Thrills Bike Ride – on line registration now available

Join this new Old Hallowell Day event. Registration is $30 online and $35 on day of the event. Go to http://www.BikeReg.com/2015ohdcycle.

Hills and Thrills Bike Ride – a new addition!

A new addition to Old Hallowell Day this year is a 25-mile bike ride. This is an organized ride for experienced cyclists; beginners and children will not do well on this ride due to the distance and the hills. The ride begins and ends at the Bank of Maine Ice Vault on Whitten Rd, starting at 1:00 PM. The route takes cyclists through the beautiful rolling hills of Hallowell and neighboring communities, and finishes by climbing some of the more challenging hills in the city, including Central and Page streets. Registration fee is $30 online, and $35 on the day of the event. Online registration will be available soon.

VOLUNTEER FLAGGERS ARE NEEDED at intersections throughout the course. If you can help for 1/2 hour between 1 PM and 3 PM, please email oldhallowellday@gmail.com

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Old Hallowell Day Print Unveiled Thursday, June 18!

Come join the fun at an art unveiling and opening reception next Thursday, June 18 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Quarry Tap Room on Water Street.

The Old Hallowell Day Committee is hosting the event to unveil the 2015 Old Hallowell Day painting, a fresh and lively acrylic on canvas painting by local favorite Chris Cart, called “Up the Lazy River”, featuring local boat enthusiasts, the Kennebec River and the Hallowell waterfront.

Below is a little tease of this wonderful and whimsical painting! If you want to be among the first to see the real thing, stop by on Thursday! And if you’d like to own it, raffle tickets will be for sale.

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Old Hallowell Day Raffle Tickets – buy yours today!

Do you like to eat? Do you like to eat in Hallowell?? We’ll assume this includes everyone reading this post!

Old Hallowell Day raffle tickets are hot off the press! Prizes include gift certificates to Slates, Liberal Cup, Bolley’s, Hallowell Seafood, Quarry Tap Room, Cafe de Bangkok, Joyce’s, Vinolio, Ground Round, The Maine House, Lucky Gardens, DQ, Hattie’s, Boynton’s, Kennebec Pizza, Scrummy Afters, Brews and Views, Hallowell House of Pizza, and Juiced.

So unless you follow the Air Diet, there is something here for everyone! Buy tickets from Old Hallowell Day Committee members, Boynton’s, Age Right Fitness, Renaissance Gallery or at the Old Hallowell Day booth.

The more you buy, the better your chance of winning! 6 tickets for only $5!

Register for the 5K Road Race

Old Hallowell Day 5K Road Race

7:30 AM Saturday – July 18, 2015

Online Registration – Mail-In Registration – Course Map

Please join us for the Old Hallowell Day 5K road race. We welcome participants, spectators, volunteers and sponsors all of whom are part of this running tradition. The race starts on Water Street and weaves through Hallowell’s scenic historic business district and residential streets. Spectators are encouraged to cheer runners along Water Street, Second Street and Middle Street between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. Post race refreshments awards and a free kids run will be held at the Vaughan Field. The free kids run will start at approximately 8:15 AM.

Registration: Online pre-registration recommended. Mail-in registration form available, see link above. Pre-registration closes on Monday July 13th.

Click here for more information.


Include your special activity in the Old Hallowell Day program book

Is your company or organization planning a special event for Old Hallowell Day? Supper, art show, special sale? If so, let us know so we can include it in the Old Hallowell Day program book. Email your activity to oldhallowellday@gmail.com by June 19.

Advertising Opportunity in the Old Hallowell Day Program Book!

Please consider advertising your business or organization in the Old Hallowell Day Program booklet.

The programs are distributed free, and are in great demand during the weeks prior to Old Hallowell Day. More programs are handed out at the information booth on the day of the event.

We hope that we can count on your participation to make this year’s festivities a great success! Click on the advertising form found here OHD Ad letter 2015 for more information. Deadline for camera ready ads is June 19!

Thank you for supporting Old Hallowell Day!

News about the 2015 Vaughan Field activities

A children’s favorite – Mr Harley and the Strollers – will perform starting at 11:30 am! www.mrharley.com

Mr. Harley

And Fresh Ella’s will return providing delicious ice cream and frozen treats!

Fresh Ella's

Join the Old Hallowell Day Parade! Applications now available.

Applications are now available for the Old Hallowell Day Parade on Saturday, July 18. This year’s theme is “Down by the Riverside”. The parade is always great fun and, hey, you might win a prize! Use the link below to download the registration form.

OHD Parade Registration 2015

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