The 2014 schedule is in the works! Below you will find the 2013 schedule. We will update as soon as the information is available.
2013 Trails End ActivitiesThu 4:00 PM - North Light Gallery "Paint-Out"Thursday, September 12-Sunday, Sept. 15
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 email@example.com and will receive maps of sites to paint in the Katahdin region.
FRIDAYFri 7:00 AM - Hard Core ProjectA 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 3:00 PM - Hike on the Appalachian TrailTake a short, level hike from Abol Bridge gravel pit to talk about the Appalachian Trail corridor, info kiosk, introduce AT Stewart and the history of the AT in Baxter State Park. This hike will be lead by Jean Hoekwater of Baxter Park. Meet at Abol Bridge (on the Golden Road) gravel pit. Hike appropriate for all ages and children are welcome. Fri 5:30 PM - Bake Sale to Benefit Performing Stop by and pick up a homemade treat at the Chili Cook Off. Proceeds from sales to benefit the local performing arts.Fri 5:30 PM - 2nd Annual TEF Chili Cook OffYou 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
SATURDAYSat 7:00 AM - 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk 2.5K WalkRace/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 www.active.com. Entry fee is $15.00 (children 12 and under $5.00) Sat 10:00 AM - G-Force Laser Tag & Giant Bounce HouseG-Force Laser Tag combines the popular games of hide & seek, tag & capture the flag with state of the art interactive technology, creating an exhilarating experience. All ages welcome. Accommodations available for young, “young at heart”, and persons with physical or mental impairments. $10 for an all day pass or $3 per game.
New GIANT Bounce House: Bouncing, games & jousting. Great for all ages!Sat 10:00 AM - North Light Gallery Open HouseFeaturing 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 10:00 AM - ParadeLed by the Warrior Hikers and the Maine State Dixieland Jazz Band, 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. The Dixieland Band will perform at the bandstand following the parade.Sat 11:00 AM - Baxter Park ProgramAn interactive program for children including making their very own binoculars and animal mask! Join Baxter State Park internists in this fun and interactive workshop. Sat 11:00 AM - Warrior HikersSaturday, 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 FestivalSat 11:45 AM - Homemade Pie & Cake AuctionEach 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 Memories of Maine after 10:00 AMSat 1:00 PM - A Child's Walk in the WildernessA father and son's 7 month trek on the AT. Come meet and hear from Paul Molyneaux and his son, Asher, as they recall memories of their thru-hiking journey two years ago when Asher was 8 years old.
Paul has written a book documenting their journey as seen through a child's eyes. Asher assisted in the process by illustrating trail sketches.Sat 4:00 PM - Forum of AT HikersStories of the trail, as told by thru-hikers, day hikers and section hikers. Open discussion, questions & answer.Sat 6:00 PM - Warrior Hike Public DinnerThe American Legion, VFW and "Cooking With The Troops" are sponsoring a public Pork BBQ dinner with all the trimmings for the Warrior Hikers. Everyone is invited. Cost is by donation.Sat 6:00 PM - Moonlight Kayak PaddleBring 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. For more information, call Ryann at 447-6888 or Susan at 723-9266. Glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces available for a donation. Sat 7:00 PM - Downtown Pub CrawlSponsored by Baxter Beer Company, the Pub Crawl is bigger and better than ever before. Purchase a commemorative mug with the Trails End and Baxter Beer logo on it for $12.00 then present your mug at the participating downtown pubs and fill it up with Baxter Beer for $2.00. Participating "pubs" include AT Café, Angelo’s Pizza Grille, Scootic In, Pelletier Loggers Family Restaurant & Blue Ox Saloon. Festival entertainers will provide spontaneous music throughout the evening at various downtown establishments.
SUNDAYSun 9:00 AM - Classic Car/ Cycle ShowTaking 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 9:00 AM - Canoe Millinocket StreamJoin Greg Friel, Registered Maine Guide, for a paddle on Millinocket Stream. We will meet at Crandall Park and car pool to the starting location. We have a limited number canoes so sign up early. You can join us with your own canoe or kayak. All children must be accompanied by a parent and young children must have their own pfd. Sign up early by calling the KACC 723-4443 or at the Trails End Festival booth on Saturday.Sun 10:00 AM - Rubber Ducky RaceDucks will be dropped from State Street bridge. The first ducky to cross the finish line is the winner of a child's bicycle. Purchase your rubber ducky at KACC Office, Appalachian Trail Cafe & Angelo's Pizza. Ducks will also be available to purchase at the KACC table during the festival. Each duck is $5.Sun 10:00 AM - Food Safety & PreservationFelicia Dumont, of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will be doing a program on food safety and making of your own dried foods for hiking or camping. She will talk about the safest foods to pack for a long hike and how to make your water safe to drink.Sun 11:00 AM - What's in Your Backpack?Paul Renaud of Ole Man's Gear Shop will talk about proper packing and gear for trail hikers.Sun 11:00 AM - Tai Chi DemonstrationDowntown Millinocket in the KVHC parking lot.