Skowhegan Moose Festival This Weekend [INFO]
Country music, a world record attempt, and of course the moose lottery drawing. This weekend all things moose are taking over Skowhegan.
The Skowhegan Moose Festival is this weekend, June 8-10. The three-day festival features the Moose Permit Lottery Drawing, live music and a World Record attempt. The moose lottery drawing will kick off Saturday at 2PM. This year 2,500 lucky hunters will be selected for moose permits from a pool of over 54,000 applicants. It's expected to take three hours to read through the winning names.
Another highlight of the big Bullwinkle bash is the moose calling competition. The competition begins at 12:45 Saturday afternoon. Following the moose calling competition, festival goers will attempt to set a world record for Most People Moose Calling Simultaneously. Organizers have filed an application with Guinness World Records to make the attempt officially sanctioned. The current record stands at 995 people. Folks looking to be apart of the attempt should be at the grandstand at 1:45.
Later in the day country star Phil Vassar and Bryan White will perform. The "Just Another Day In Paradise" singer takes the stage at 7:10 Saturday night. The concert is a ticketed event. You can purchase tickets, here.
A full schedule of events can be viewed at SkowheganMooseFest.com.
If you can't make it to the Moose Permit Lottery Drawing there's a couple ways to find out if you were selected. According to The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife the names of all those who were drawn will be posted online at MEFishWildlife.com. The list will be published starting at 6PM Saturday. Selected applicants will also be notified by mail a few weeks after the drawing.
Good luck to all who entered.