The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival is great fun for kids. In addition to special activities, the Banner Contest, the Cooking Contest, the Pie-Eating Contest, and the Blueberry Run all include children's categories.
On Friday, enjoy the Children's Parade and entertainment sponsored by the Washington County Children's Program". The parade forms at the Machias Valley Baptist Church at 5:45 p.m., and all children are invited to participate. After the parade, there will be entertainment for children and families at the Performing Arts Center at the University of Maine at Machias, just across the bridge and up the hill. More information below:
- Friday, August 14: Children’s Parade (canceled if it rains)
Machias Valley Baptist Church, Broadway, Machias. Limited parking at MVB Church; arrive early. Line up at 5:45 p.m. No motorized vehicles allowed.
- 6 p.m. Parade begins. Dress up if you wish. Parade ends at Centre Street Congregational Church.
- 7 p.m. Entertainment follows. Location: the Performing Arts Center at the University of Maine at Machias
You can download the poster for the parade from the Downloadable Documents page.
Bird-House Building, Puppets, and More!
Look for the Downeast Coastal Conservancy booth, which will have activities for kids on Saturday. Kids can build and decorate a bird house, have their faces painted, and play with puppets in an interactive theater production with the theme TBA.