10:00 am - 3:00 pm Petting Zoo on the lawn of the Mason House, 14 Broad Street High Horse Stables & AlphaK9 Kennel is having a mini horse, calves, goats, sheep, ducks, chicks, bunnies, pigs, and puppies at their petting zoo. Fun for all ages! ($5 admission)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Museums of the Bethel Historical Society Robinson House, 10 Broad Street Exhibits: Gould Academy Archives; Oxford County Ski History; History of Maine Labor Mural Replica; Telstar Communications Project at Andover, ME; 250th Anniversary Quilt (limited # of squares to purchase) Cider-making demonstration (free samples!) Museum Shop
11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Live Music - Bruce Marshall at the gazebo
11:00 am – 3:00 pm FOOD! Loaded baked potatoes, burgers, hot dogs and drinks near the gazebo
12:00 pm CHOWDAH IS SERVED! (RESTAURANTS SIGN UP HERE) Buy your bracelets from volunteers circulating through the line. Chowder + drink: $12 Chowder + drink + apple pie or crisp a la mode: $15 Kids’ price chowder + drink: $5
12:00 pm until it’s gone Apple pie & crisp on sale. Grab a slice a la mode! (To participate in the apple pie contest as an amateur or professional pie maker, REGISTER HEREthen drop your pie off at the chamber’s tent before 11:00am.)
1:00-3:00 pm - Live Music - The Cobblestones at the gazebo
1:00–3:00 pm - Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides leaving from the corner by Chapman Inn, 2 Church Street
2:00 pm - WINNERS ANNOUNCED for the chowdah cookoff and apple pie contest! at the gazebo
Around Town (Friday - Sunday)
Friday, September 17, 2021
8:45 -10:30 am - Tour of Hancock Lumber's Bethel sawmill Hancock Lumber, proud sponsor of Bethel Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff, is offering a very special inside-scoop tour of its Bethel sawmill, where it manufacturers world-class Eastern White Pine products. Limited to the first 25 registrants. It sold out last year, so don't miss this great opportunity!
Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Ecumenical church service and CROP Walk with West Parish Congregational Church - The public is welcome to a picnic lunch (bring your own) and the CROP (Communities Respond to Overcome Poverty) Walk leaving from the town common at 11:30am. The CROPWalk supports the work of Church World Service (75%) around the world with disaster relief and reducing the root causes of poverty and hunger. The local effort (25%) supports the Bethel Food Pantry's efforts to respond to hunger needs in this immediate area. 11:00 am Picnic Lunch (please bring your own) 11:00 am - 11:30 am Registration 11:30 am Start the CROP Walk (approx. 3 miles)
Local Food Tour Farm vendors - Saturday 10am-3pm on the Town Common Bethel Farmers' Market - Saturday 9am-1pm next to Norway Savings Bank Apple Picking in Bethel - Gibson’s Apple Orchard (55 Gibson Rd., 4 miles from Rt. 2 off the North Road. (836-2972) - Peaked Hill Apple Orchard, Route 2, Gilead, just before Bog Road Edible Bethel - Community volunteers have teamed up with Bethel village businesses and organizations to create themed planter boxes and gardens to offer accessible food for the education and enjoyment of all. Stroll, admire, and pick, especially at Amanda Moran Designs' extensive vegetable gardens and fruit trees!