10:00 am – 2:00 pm Kids’ activities at the Hancock Lumber tent
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Loaded baked potatoes and goodies off the grill for sale at the chamber’s booth next to the gazebo. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm A Harvest of Local Talent - Live music at the gazebo
11:00 am - 3:00 pm Appearances by Oakie the Acorn and free samples from Oakhurst
12:00 pm CHOWDAH IS SERVED! (Restaurants SIGN UP HERE!) Buy your bracelets from volunteers circulating through the line. Chowder + drink: $10 Chowder + drink + slice of apple pie a la mode: $13 Kids’ price chowder + drink: $5 Individual sample: $2
12:00 pm ’till it’s gone Apple pie slices on sale. Grab a slice a la mode! (To participate in apple pie contest judging, register here and drop your pie off at the chamber’s tent before 11:00 a.m.) 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Free horse-drawn wagon rides leaving from the corner next to the Chapman Inn
2:00 pm Chowdah cookoff and apple pie contest winners announced!
Friday, September 15
8:45-10:30 am VIP 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. Don't miss this interesting opportunity! Details & registration
3:00pm - 5:00pm $2 drafts and 1/2 price appetizers Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort 5:30 pm 5k or 10k trail race on the new Bethel Village Trails Race starts next to the tennis courts behind The Bethel Inn Resort Post-race social time at The Bethel Inn Resort's Millbrook Tavern
8:00 pm - late night Live music with Jim Gallant Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort
Saturday, September 16 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday River Mountain Park open Scenic lift rides, ziplines, disc golf, mountain biking, a climbing wall, and a bungee trampoline. Details
Self-guided canoe/kayak tour on the Androscoggin Bethel Outdoor Adventure & Campground offers 10% off rentals and shuttle service from Gilead to Bethel. Reservations recommended. (207) 824-4224
3:00pm - 5:00pm $2 drafts and 1/2 price appetizers 8:00 pm - late night Live music with Jim McLaughlin Millbrook Tavern at The Bethel Inn Resort
Sunday, September 17
Ecumenical church service and CROP Walk with West Parish Congregational Church - Sunday, the public is welcome to a special church service on the town common at 10:00 am, followed by the CROP (Communities Respond to Overcome Poverty) walk leaving from the town common at 11:30 am. 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.
Local Food Tour 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! View map The Gardens of Nabos - 2 Mechanic St.Inside you'll find wonderful gifts, clothing, & home decor, outside check out and pick from Amanda's extensive vegetable gardens and fruit trees! Farm vendors on the town common 9a-4p Saturday Bethel Farmers' Market - 9am-noon next to Norway Savings Bank on Parkway. Apple Picking - Pick atGibson’s Apple Orchard (55 Gibson Rd., Bethel, 4 miles from Rt. 2 off the North Road. (207) 836-2972) or Lyon Orchard (684 Grover Hill Rd., Bethel. 3.6 miles from Rt.5/35) (207) 824-2842)