42nd Central Maine Egg Festival
Annual Festival with dozens of activities, tons of live entertrainment & fun activities held at Manson Park & other locations in Pittsfield
The Central Maine Egg Festival Committee and the Town of Pittsfield are pleased to welcome our many guests to the 42nd Central Maine Egg Festival from Monday, July 14 – Saturday, July 19, 2014. Our theme this year is “EGG”wareness – “Support Your Favorite Cause”.
The Town of Pittsfield is home to the Egg Festival. A quiet industrial community of less than 5,000 people, Pittsfield welcomes more than 35,000 visitors each July. A large Street Dance, Egglympics, Window Painting, Art Show and Craft Fair are just a few of the scheduled events during the week leading up to the Big Day – Saturday, July 19 – which features The Big Parade, Kiwanis Karnival with its rides and booths, Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show, Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-in and Fireworks. It is the event of the year in the region.
The festivities start out with live music concerts at Hathorn Park on Monday, July 14. Tuesday, July 15 features the Art Show, Sidewalk Art Contest and Street Dance; and Wednesday focuses on the famous “Egglympics” for the children; Art Show and live music at Hathorn Park.
Founded in 1973, the Egg Festival was designed to celebrate the egg industry in Central Maine and compliment the already popular Kiwanis Karnival. Though the egg industry has all but left the region, the Festival remains stronger than ever. The Festival prides itself on providing a venue for area non-profit groups to come together and fundraise for their programs. Literally hundreds of volunteers and non-profits gather every July to host a fun event for families and children while raising funds for their causes.
The Egg Festival is very important to the region for community and economic development. During this week, people are able to visit, network and have family get-togethers. It is a time that we showcase the community and region. In addition, it is great fun and a positive experience for children and families. It is part of the region’s heritage and tradition.
There is something for everyone in this exceptionally friendly town located on the banks of the Sebasticook River. Please enjoy Pittsfield’s hospitality!