PITTSFIELD — Wednesday was an egg-filled day for children in Hathorn Park playing organized games as part of the weeklong Central Maine Egg Festival in Pittsfield.

Colorful plastic eggs, rubber chickens and other objects were used in a competitive egg toss games — the egg-lympics — in the park, in which everyone came away a winner, said event volunteer Alahna McCarron, daughter of festival president Stephen McCarron.

“The theme of the Egg Festival this year is Egg-stra-Terrestrial — like outer space,” Alahna, 13, said. “I’m a volunteer. I just like working with kids. Saturday the festival goes all day with a big parade at 9:15 a.m.”

The Egg Festival, in its 44th year, celebrates days gone by when egg production was king in the Pittsfield area.

The festival continues Thursday with window painting from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Main Street downtown. There is an art show all day at the Pittsfield Public Library. Maine crafters will set up a tent from 4 to 8 p.m. in Manson Park; and the Kiwanis Karnival, with rides and games, kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Events are scheduled for a full day on Friday, with a quiche and cheesecake contest from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Middle Street, an open house at the Pittsfield Historical Society and the Marketplace Tent at Manson Park. Friday’s events end with Steve Dunphy performing at 5:30 at Manson Park and Suss4 performing from 7:45-9:45 p.m., also in Manson Park.

Saturday is the festival’s big day, with a breakfast at 6 a.m. on the festival grounds sponsored by Pittsfield Youth Athletics.

The Experimental Aircraft Association will hold its Young Eagles Rally from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Airplane rides are free for those aged 8-17, with an adult’s consent. There is a fee for adult rides. Aircraft will also be on display.

The Famous Big Parade begins at Industrial Park at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and moves down Somerset Avenue, onto Main Street and ending at Manson Park. A chicken barbecue is set for 12:30 p.m. in the food tent, sponsored by the Detroit Fire Department.

A fireworks display is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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