The 2014 schedule is in the works!
The activities below are confirmed for the 2014 festival.  Check back as more information will be added all the time!



2014 Trails End Activities

Thu 4:00 PM -  North Light Gallery "Paint-Out"
Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, Sept. 14 Artists are invited to participate in an Annual "Paint-out" in downtown Millinocket. Artists may register Thursday evening. $25 includes shower and shelter for a sleeping bag. The fee also includes a contribution to the refreshments for a reception which will feature the works produced from the "paint-out" on Friday. The open house on Sat. will be from 10:00-6:00 with musical entertainment from 1:00-3:00. Artists who wish to participate should contact Marsha Donahue at and will receive maps of sites to paint in the Katahdin region.


Fri 7:00 AM -   Hard Core Project
A yearly Trails End Festival tradition and a way to give back to the Appalachian Trail. Work on the AT, earn a Trails End Hard Core patch then enjoy a Bar-B-Q at the AT Lodge. It is a hard day's work but a lot of fun!! To register call 723-4321.

Fri 5:30 PM -  3rd Annual TEF Chili Cook Off
You be the judge!!! Taste all the chili and cast your vote for your favorite. The winner will receive a trophy to display in their business or organization for the year, along with bragging rights for the best chili in the area. Proceeds benefit the Trails End Festival. $5 per person


Sat 7:00 AM -  2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk 2.5K Walk
Race/walk begins at 8 am behind Stearns High School and follows the newly developed Michaud Trail thru Downtown Millinocket. Registration begins at 7 am or you can pre-register online at Entry fee is $15.00 (children 12 and under $5.00)

Sat 10:00 AM -  Parade
Led by the Warrior Hikers, the parade begins at Stearns High School to the bandstand at Veteran's Memorial Park. Hikers, bikers, walkers ATV'S are welcome. Polish up your favorite trail gear and join the parade.

Sat 10:00 AM -  North Light Gallery Open House
Featuring the works of the "Paint Out" artists from 10 am - 6 pm at North Light Gallery, 256 Penobscot Ave. Reception with refreshments. Music by Mark Miller from 1-3pm. This open house will also include a group show of North Light Gallery artists.

Sat 11:00 AM -  Warrior Hikers
Saturday, Appalachian Trail Community Center 11:00 am Warrior Hikers "Walk Off the War Program" will speak about their experiences as AT thru-hikers, veterans and what this very special program means to them. Come meet and greet the Veteran's who completed their hike in time to celebrate the Trails End Festival

Sat 6:00 PM -  Moonlight Kayak Paddle
Bring a flashlight to paddle around the Millinocket Stream from Jandreau's Greenhouse to Crandal Park. Lifeguard will be present and kayaks will be available if needed. Sign up at the Chamber booth at Veteran's Park.

Sat 7:00 PM -  Downtown Pub Crawl
The Pub Crawl is bigger and better than ever before!


Sun 9:00 AM -  Classic Car/ Cycle Show
Taking place in the public parking lot in Downtown Millinocket. Registration from 8-9 a.m. Show runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 entry fee. People's Choice Awards. Shine it up and show it off!

Sun 11:00 AM -  Tai Chi Demonstration
Downtown Millinocket in the KVHC parking lot.

Sat 12:30 PM -  Homemade Pie & Cake Auction
Each year local citizens and volunteers bake their best pies and donate them to the festival pie auction and local auctioneer, Kermit Cote, auctions them off. Join in the fun and soothe your sweet tooth with a homemade pie. Proceeds to benefit the Trails End Festival. Submitting a pie or cake for the auction? Drop it off at Appalachian Trail Lodge by 10:00 am