Mollyockett Day - Family Festival Weekend
Saturday, July 16, 2016
9:00am - All Ages
The Bethel Common (map)
Bethel’s annual Mollyockett Day Celebration. An arts & crafts festival, live music, family activities, demonstrations and great food. A fun filled day that finishes with fireworks and live music at The Inn. Make your lodging reservations at The Bethel Inn Resort, steps away from all the weekend activities. The weekend line-up includes:
7:00am - 10am: All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast in the Main Dining Room at The Bethel Inn Resort.
9:00 am-4:00 pm - Craft, food, and community vendors on Main Street and the Bethel Common
10:00 am - Parade proceeds from the Casablanca Theater's parking lot, up Main Street, and around the common. Floats, cool vehicles, and creative acts still needed.
10:00 am - BBQ and Beer Tent at The Bethel Inn Resort. Sausages, Maine Lobster Rolls, Ice Cold Beer
10:00 am-11:00 am Traditional Penobscot basket-making demonstration with Richard Silliboy
11:15 am-12:15 pm North American Wildlife Encounter - get up close and personal with some amazing North American wildlife at the gazebo. Learn more here. Sponsored by Nadeau Development and the Rotary Club of Bethel.
11:30am - 5pm - Join us for lunch in The Millbrook Tavern & Grille, comfortable, air conditioned dining, downstairs at The Bethel Inn Resort.
12:30 pm - Parade winners and essay challenge winners presented with awards at the gazebo
1:00 pm-1:45 pm - ARTirondack Chair Auction - Bid on beautiful Adirondack chairs painted by several talented local artists. Proceeds benefit Mahoosuc Arts Council.
1:00 pm - Frog jumping contest - Whose frog can leap the farthest in 3 jumps? Kids can rent a frog or bring their own to find out!
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - The Burnurwurbskek Singers - Authentic traditional Penobscot Nation drumming and dancing on the common, with narration on the meaning of the songs and dance instruction.
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Taps & Apps Special in The Millbrook Tavern & Grille. Enjoy $2 drafts & 1/2 price appetizers.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Points North - Northern New England fiddling at its best! Paul Cormier and friends will get your toes tapping and your feet dancing.
5:00pm - 9:00pm - Join us for dinner at The Bethel Inn Resort. Choose from comfortable fine or casual dining Tavern. It's a popular evening, reservations strongly encouraged.
7:00 pm until fireworks - Live music on the gazebo
9:00 pm - Fireworks over the golf course at The Bethel Inn Resort.
9:00 pm - Live Music in the Millbrook Tavern, downstairs at The Inn.
MollyOckett Days Classic
Fun for all ages!
Registration and check-in
7:00-8:15 am: 1-mile kids' race (14 & under)
7:00-8:45 am: 5-mile run and 2-mile walk
8:30 am: Kids' 1-mile run
9:00 am: 5-mile run and 3-mile walk
9:05 am: Diaper Dash - a fun race around the common for babies and toddlers up to 36 months
A great family weekend in Bethel. Make your lodging reservations today at The Bethel Inn Resort, where Kids Stay FREE! Call (800) 654-0125 to reserve.
12:00 pm - Tubing & Treasure Scavenger Hunt - Float in tubes from Bethel Outdoor Adventure to Davis Park, then pick up a treasure map and find treasure on the return trip! Tubes and PFDs provided by BOA. Please wear appropriate footwear.