• Festival Parade and Activities for Kids

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    Roaming RailroadThe Machias Wild Blueberry Festival is great fun for kids. In addition to special activities, 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 free 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:

     Children’s Parade (canceled if it rains)

    • 5:45 line up at Machias Valley Baptist Church, Broadway, Machias. Limited parking at MVB Church; arrive early. No motorized vehicles allowed.
    • 6 p.m. Parade begins. Dress up if you wish.
    • Parade ends at Centre Street Congregational Church.
    • 7 p.m. Free entertainment follows at the Performing Arts Center at the University of Maine at Machias with the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers. Held in the Performing Arts Center (PAC)

    Kid’s Zone

    Under the big yellow and white tent on the green space next to CSCC. All sorts of fun activities for little ones and their parents. Sponsored by the Washington County CAN Council. Saturday from 10 to 2.

    At 12:00 under the big yellow and white tent is a free puppet show, for all ages, called Climate 911. Kids and their parents can learn how to help our earth get, and stay healthy.

    At 2:00, don’t miss the amazing magic of Wes Booth. This free event is fun for the whole family. Wes and Donna Booth are Maine’s Master Magicians! They travel the state bringing magic, laughter, and joy to children of all ages! Seeing them in person is like taking a 45 minute vacation from reality. Do not miss Wes and Donna Booth’s “IT’S MAGIC!”