DOVER-FOXCROFT — The 2017 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in downtown Dover-Foxcroft.

The festival will feature bakers from across the state. Attendees can enjoy live music all day by Destroy Them My Robots, an ’80s cover band from Bar Harbor. There also will be magic shows at the Varney Agency Kid’s Zone, bounce houses, rides and other games and entertainment for children. Baker booths, artists, crafters, vendors and other food vendors will line the street.

Festival goers can participate in one of three whoopie pie eating contests for children, teens and adults. The contests are scheduled for 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. in the food court downtown.

Patrick Myers, the organizer and founder of the festival, is particularly happy with the community support the festival has received, “There are many other activities around town during the festival that people should check out. There’s a huge rummage sale at the Congregational Church, tours of the renovations of the historic Central Hall building, the Dover-Foxcroft Farmers Market, and so much more.” Myers also said that the fun doesn’t stop after the festival, “

Magician and illusionist Joel Meyers will perform at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre, 20 East Main St.

The festival is a fundraiser for the Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The cost is $5 per person, or free for children 12 and younger. Attendees should follow the signs to the Piscataquis County Fairgrounds where they can park and get on the free shuttle to the festival.

For more information, call 564-8943 or visit MaineWhoopiePieFestival.com.


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