BROOKS, Maine -Â Everything from chili cook-offs and live music to a 5 mile foot race are on tap for this yearâ€™s annual Independence Day celebrations at the Brooks Community Park.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday, July 2 with the second annual Brooks Park Boosters Independence Pageant. The event, touted as â€˜a day for girls to just be girlsâ€™, begins at 3pm at the Marsh River Theater, located on Route 139 (Monroe Highway). Three different age groups (3-7, 8-12, 13-17) will be competing for first, second and third place prizes. Those interested in participating in the pageant can contact Carrier Alexander atÂ 323-0605 â€“ this yearâ€™s entry fee is $25.
Activities on Sunday, July 3rd at the Brooks Community Park include a horse show, live music from The Marsh River Singers and the Russ Lloyd Band, a homerun derby, and childrenâ€™s games and activities.
Independence Day kicks off with a community breakfast at the Varney Building beginning at 7:30 a.m.Â A five mile run (and 5k walk) begins at Brooks Community Park at 8am (with sign in starting at 7). The town parade begins at 10 a.m. Other events throughout the day at the Park include a horse pull, childrenâ€™s events, pig scramble, chicken BBQ, and a chili cook-off featuring the finest chili from area Waldo County fire departments. Live music from the Belfast Bay Fiddlers, The Rugged, and Don Nickerson and the Country Mist wraps up the evening before a fireworks celebration at 10pm.
A final schedule of these events will be available at businesses throughout Brooks this week.
The gate price at the Park will be $2 for adults (age 13 and older), and children 12 and under will be admitted for free. Concessions will be sold on July 3 and 4.
Contact Name: Jennifer Albee
Telephone Number: (207)722-4106