Since Readfield Heritage Days is celebrated every other year, two members of the town’s Select Board have organized a Readfield Festival for the intervening years, the first of which happens to be this year.

The inaugural Readfield Festival, with the motto “Fun all over town,” is set for Aug. 11.

“We just figured, why not have an event each year to keep it in people’s minds?” Selectman Dennis Price said Tuesday. He said fellow board member and neighbor Christine Sammons asked if he could help organize the festival, since he has experience in producing shows.

“We want to make sure people know it’s two separate things,” Price said. “There’s no town money funding the Readfield Festival.” The town sets aside $5,000 each year — with voter approval — to help fund Readfield Heritage Days, so a total of $10,000 is used for that event every other year. Readfield Heritage Days is organized by the Readfield Historical Society.

Price said the festival will showcase various things in the town, adding, “We personally feel like Readfield has a lot to offer.”

The day’s events will begin at 8 a.m., with a breakfast at the Masonic Hall (above the U.S. Post Office) and include a book sale at the library, a lawn and consignment sale, a quilt show at the Union Meeting House and music inside the meeting house itself. There’s Capital City Improv Comedy at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Town Hall.

Those looking for some active sports can sign up to play in a kickball tournament at the Readfield Fairgrounds, which runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Price said there is a $20 fee per team, with each team having 11 to 15 members.

“We’re hoping for at least six teams. We’re going to give cash prizes for the winners,” he said.

Events are spread around the town. Those looking for more information can check out “2018 Readfield Festival” on Facebook.

“We want to get people to check out the trails, check out the fairgrounds, and check out the beach,” he said. “We want to have some fun in Readfield and show off the things that make the town great.”

He said the organizers are hoping for donations to cover costs of advertising and signs and already have received some financial support.

Price said people can contact him as well via email at [email protected] or Sammons at [email protected].

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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