Celebrating 250 Years of Community

Union's Sestercentennial Celebration

Join us for three days of festivities, history, and community spirit as we commemorate our 250th anniversary.

Event Details

Date

July 19, 20 & 21, 2024

Time

Varies- see schedule of events

Location

Union Fairgrounds: 175 Fairgrounds Ln
Union Common: Between Common & Burkett Rds.

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Union Sestercentennial

Event Schedule

Friday, Union Common

3:00 – 6:00 Union Historical Society Robbins House Open

3:00 – 7:30 Merchandise Table and Raffle Baskets Open

4:00 – 5:00 Welcome/Opening Ceremony

4:00 – 9:00 Food Vendors Open

5:00 – 7:00 Children’s Activities (Scavenger Hunt, Face Painting)

5:00 – 5:45 Bicentennial Movie at the Old Town House

5:30 – 7:30 Union Area Chamber of Commerce Pie Social

5:30 – 7:00 Free Concert: Blue Hill Brass Band

7:00 – 9:00 Free Concert: Enter the Haggis

Friday, Fairgrounds

10:00 – 4:00 Mathews Museum Open

3:00 – 9:00 Food Vendors Open

Saturday, Union Common

i7:00 – 9:00 Pancake Breakfast (Donations accepted) United Methodist Church

8:30 – 10:30 Bus Tour (Meet at the Old Town House)

9:00 – 7:30 Merchandise Table and Raffle Baskets Open

9:00 – 10:00 Walking Tour of the Common (Meet at the Old Town House)

9:00 – 10:00 Author’s Reading of “The Lobster Lady” Children’s Book

9:00 – 3:00 Corporal Cobb Information Table

10:00 – 3:00 Children’s Actvities (Relays, Tag, Cooperative Games)

10:00 – 3:00 Traditional Arts Demonstrations

11:00 – 12:30 Sestercentennial Parade

12:00 – 2:00 Union Masonic Lodge #31 Chicken BBQ

12:00 – 5:00 Food Vendors Open

12:30 – 1:30 Walking Tour of the Common (Meet at the Old Town House)

1:00 – 2:00 Beard Contest

1:00 – 1:45 Bicentennial Movie at the Old Town House

1:00 – 3:00 Free Concert: Cats Pajamas

4:00 – 5:00 “Union Community Voices” Film at the Old Town House

7:00 – 8:00 Silent Movie: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush” at the Old Town House

Saturday, Fairgrounds

9:00 – 7:00 Company B of 20th Maine Demonstrations

9:00 – 4:00 Food Vendors Open

10:00 – 4:00 Mathews Museum Open

12:30 – 4:30 Merchandise Table Open

1:00 – 3:00 Vintage Drive-In: Maine Sports Car Club

1:00 – 3:00 Antique Tractors Drive-In

1:30 – 2:30 Ashland One Wheelers: Learn to Unicycle Event

3:00 – 4:00 Sheep Dog Demo

4:15 – 5:15 20th Maine Musket Firing Exhibition

Sunday, Union Common

9:30 – 10:30 Gospel Music Hour

10:45 – 12:00 Non-Denominational Church Service

11:00 – 5:00 Merchandise Table and Raffle Baskets Open

11:00 – 4:00 Food Vendors Open

12:00 – 4:30 Corporal Cobb/Civil War Information

12:00 -2:00 Pine Tree Boating Club at Ayer Park & Seven Tree Pond

1:00 – 2:00 “Union Community Voices” Film at the Old Town House

1:00 – 3:00 Children’s Activities (Water Games, Parachute Games, Relays)

2:00 – 3:00 Sundaes on Sunday and Birthday Cake

2:00 – 3:00 Walking Tour of the Common (Meet at the Old Town House)

3:00 – 4:30 Closing Ceremony

Sunday, Fairgrounds

7:00 – 6:00 Food Vendors Open

9:00 – 10:30 Bounce Houses (weather permitting)

9:00 – 2:00 Company B of the 20th Maine Demonstrations

11:00 – 3:30 Merchandise Table Open

11:00 – 12:30 Cornhole Tournament

11:00 – 2:00 Founding Descendants Picnic (bring your own food)

11:00 -1:00 Antique and Collectible Auction Preview

1:00 – 2:30 Antique and Collectible Auction – Blueberry Acres building

2:00 – 4:00 Family Kickball Game

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors

  • The Anonymous Donor that started it all
  • Tidewater Telecom
  • Luce Transportation
  • Peggy and Lincoln Hawes
  • Lorna Hills
  • Woods & Sea
  • Michael Colson
  • Elmer and Holly Savage and Savage Oakes
  • Union Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 7 Tree Farm & Greenhouses, Hawes & Sons
  • McFarland Family
  • Gary Sukeforth
  • The Common Market
  • John & Linda Mountainland
  • David Robbins Homestead
  • Union Farms Equipment
  • Steel-Pro
  • Maine Outdoors
  • Anonymous Donor
  • The Community of Union

Join the Celebration!