BAILEVILLE, Maine — The Bailevilleâ€™s Octoberfest , under direction of Jo Gallant and Muriel McPhee, is set to start Sept. 30.
Kicking off the festivities is the ever-popular shirt tail parade. This event takes place Friday, Sept. 30. Folks of all ages are encouraged to dress in costume for a chance to win goodies and prizes. Line up starts at 4 p.m., at the little league field, with the parade at 5 p.m. heading down Main Street to the high school, where attendees will enjoy entertainment by Jamie Bohannon DJ. There is no fee to enter the shirt tail parade; however, an item for the food pantry is requested.
The eighth annual Miss St. Croix Valley Pageant will be held on Saturday, October 1st. This pageant is for girls ages 5 to 30 who reside in Washington County, Maine or Charlotte County, New Brunswick. It is a preliminary pageant to Miss Maine High School America and Miss Maine Collegiate America, as well as Miss Teen New Brunswick Canada and Miss New Brunswick Canada. More information about the pageant can be found at www.wix.com/easternmaine/pageants.
Open to all children ages 1 to 4, the Octoberfest Pageant has become one of the festivalâ€™s most beloved and memorable events. Little girls ages 1 and 2 are invited to join the Wee Miss Octoberfest Pageant, while little girls ages 3 and 4 can participate in the Little Miss division. Little boys, too, are invited to partake in the fun, with the Wee Mr. Octoberfest Pageant for ages 1 and 2 and the Little Mr. Octoberfest Pageant for ages 3 and 4.
The fee to enter the pageant is $5, with a $3 admission fee charged at the door for audience members. Doors at the Woodland Elementary School will open at 12:30 p.m., with the pageant beginning at 1 p.m..
Following the pageant, and again sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Pageants, is the doll carriage and bike parade at 3 p.m.. Children up to age 9 can decorate their bicycle, tricycle, baby doll carriage, or wagon for this entertaining event. Prizes and goodies will be awarded for the most appealing, the most creative, best Octoberfest theme, and an overall award of best in show. There is a $2 entry fee for each child participating. Downeast EMS will be present as well, providing a close up look at the ambulance for the children.
Surely a favorite event of the festivities is the annual â€śHome Town Music Jamâ€ť on Monday, Oct. 3. This event features local musician and friend to all Jeff Gagner performing at the Woodland Elementary School. He will bring back with him locals Pete and Noelle Gould, Jim Moffitt, Larry Saunders, Eloie Richardâ€”the recently named New Brunswick Country Music Star, and more. This evening of entertainment will start at 6 p.m. and admission is a $3 donation for the schoolsâ€™ libraries. A 50/50 draw will also take place.
All Baileyville residents are encouraged to pull their family together and decorate their yard for the annual scarecrow decorating contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three. And again this year is a decorating contest for all Baileyville businesses. It is hoped that all businesses will decorate their store fronts, windows, or lobbies for a chance to earn year-long bragging rights and a trophy to display all year. Those families and businesses interested in the scarecrow contest and decorating contest are asked to call the elementary school at 427-3882 by Tuesday, Oct. 4, to register.
On Tuesday, the Woodland Elementary School will also be the setting for a fun family movie night starting at 6 p.m.. Kids are encouraged to come dressed comfortably in pajamas with their pillows and blankets and enjoy this family night with popcorn and drinks available. All kids in attendance will have their name entered into a drawing to win the dvd of the movie, and those bringing in items for the food pantry will earn an additional ticket.
Wednesday, again at Woodland Elementary School, â€śTWO: High Energy Juggling Actâ€ť performs. The Atlantis Resort calls them â€śAMAZING,â€ť Inside Edition has dubbed them â€śOne of the hottest juggling acts in the country,â€ť and Fox News says â€śThey make their Momma proud!â€ť. This event is great for folks of all ages, with a $5 admission fee charged at the door. The show starts at 6 p.m..
On Thursday, Oct. 6, the festivities continue with a talent show, sponsored by Alicia Nicholsonâ€™s Dance Expressions and the holiday committee, being held at Woodland High School. There is no fee for any group or individual wishing to enter the contest. Monies raised from admission at the door will be donated to the food pantry. All performers ages 7 and older are encouraged to enter for a chance to win cash prizes donated by the holiday committee.
The Peopleâ€™s United Methodist Church will offer their delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings on Friday, Oct. 7. This dinner will start at 4 p.m. with take outs available.
The â€świcked popularâ€ť Birdie Googins, also known as â€śThe Mardenâ€™s Lady,â€ť will entertain Friday evening at the Woodland Elementary School. This show, sponsored by the Riverside Rebekahâ€™s, starts at 7 p.m. Ticket information will be available soon.
Youngsters up to grade three are invited to the Woodland Public Library on Saturday, October 9th at 9:00 to enjoy childrenâ€™s hour and pumpkin decorating. Also on Saturday is the grand parade.Â The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the town office and continues down Main Street.
Following the parade, many events will take place in the downtown park area. The Woodland High School Band and students of Barbaraâ€™s International School of Dance will perform. A â€śhot shotâ€ť basketball contest for those in grades 4 to 12, along with contests in pie eating, egg tossing, and soda drinking will follow. As well, the giant Chinese auction will take place as a fundraiser for the holiday committee, Beta Sigma Phi pumpkin carving contest, a trapper display, antique car show, food vendors, an inside craft fair, haunted house, plus more.
For information on any of Baileyvilleâ€™s Octoberfestâ€™s events, or if you are interested in food vending, having a craft table, or entering the parade, call Jo at 427-6575 or Muriel at 427-3649.
Contact Name: Jo Gallent
Telephone Number: (207)427-6575