May 20, Saturday
Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest Musicians, Craft Fair, Food Booths, Tours and Silent Auction to benefit the PLM Endowment Fund
May 26, Friday
For 54rd season
Instructed by Carroll Bates
June Dates to be Announced
June 11, Sunday
Free Admission to Museum
for all Fathers!
July 1, Saturday
Patten Alumni Dinner
Patten Pioneer Days
August 10, Thursday
“Evening at the Museum”
Video presentation of
“Early Patten in Photos”
August 12, Saturday
Main Street Parade 10:00
August 12, Saturday
Bean Hole Bean Dinner 11:00-4:00
October 9, Monday
Closing for the Season
November 2, Thursday
Friends and Family
Annual “Pot Luck” Dinner
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MAY: 26, 27, 28 and 29th 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JUNE: Friday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
JULY 1-OCTOBER 9: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest
Fiddlers will fiddle while fierce fiddlehead cooks compete in the “Cast-iron Chef” cook-off for the rights to the title of “Cast-iron Chef.” Artisans, craftsmen, demonstrations, food vendors, tours, and much more! The giant slingshot, scavenger hunt, and games will keep the kids happy!
Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Fest Performers include:
Belfast Bay Fiddlers: There are around twenty core members of the Belfast Bay Fiddlers, and about that many again who show up occasionally. The Fiddler-In-Chief is Rick Fitzsimmons and the deputy F-I-C is Loell Rogers.
John Birmingham and RFD Gang
Donna Chase and Fiddlers
Other groups soon to be announced. All musicians are welcome at the Fiddlers and Fiddlehead Festival; we will provide stage and informal jam space for you! View the vendor and volunteer sheet below for more information.
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Vendor and volunteer information/registration
Friday, May 26, 2017
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum opens for its 54nd season.
Sunday, June 18 Father’s Day: Free admission for all dads!
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Plan to spend the day with us as we will have our annual fund-raising bake/yard sale, blacksmithing and wood turning demonstrations, guided tours of the Museum and “old time” logging movies showing in the Reception Center.
Thursday, August 10th, 2017
Evening at the Museum
Photo Presentation of “Early Patten” Celebrating 175th Anniversary of a pioneer lumbering town.
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Annual Bean-Hole Bean Dinner
Always the second Saturday in August
Bean-hole baked beans like the river drivers used to do it
Maine’s own “red” hot dogs
Biscuits made and baked by the fire
Gingerbread made by our own local ladies
Coffee boiled over the open fire- yes, if you wait til the end of the day, you can stand a spoon up in it!
Wagon rides with John and Linda Boyce, Champ, and Cherry
Music by the RFD Band
Blacksmithing demonstrations- try your hand at it!
Wood turning demonstrations- watch a bowl be “turned” from a burl off a tree
Meet Randy Probert- author of many books depicting his stories of his days as a local game warden
Monday, October 9, 2017
Patten Lumbermen’s Museum closes for the season!
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Annual Pot Luck Dinner
Bring a dish and join us!