2015 Festival Schedule
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 8:00 AM - Town Wide Yard SaleSpoiled Hair Studio is sponsoring a Town Wide Yard Sale in Millinocket to kick start the Trails End Festival weekend as well as provide an excuse to empty your closets & make a couple bucks. Those wishing to participate and have their addresses listed should register no later than September 1st by picking up a registration form available at Spoiled Hair Studio or the Chamber of Commerce. A $10 minimum donation is requested.
A list and map of participating yard sales will be advertised via local papers, social media and will be available at KACC and local merchants by September 10th.Fri 8:00 AM - North Light Gallery "Paint-Out""Paint Out" Artists are welcome to register for free on Friday morning, Sept. 18 at 8:00 am at North Light Gallery. Paint all day then display your works on easels in the gallery all day on Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be a reception with refreshments from 10:00 to 6:00 on Saturday then stay and paint all day on Sunday, Sept. 20th. Fri 3:30 PM - Walk with a Local NaturalistMeet at Crandall Park and walk along the Michaud Trail with a local naturalist and explore the natural resources we have in downtown Millinocket. Learn the difference between native and invasive species of plants as well as the bird and insects that pollinate them.Fri 5:00 PM - Local MusiciansLocal area musicians will perform at the bandstand on Friday night. Fri 5:30 PM - 3rd 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 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 - 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.Sat 10:45 AM - Blue Hill BrassThe Blue Hill Brass makes its second appearance this year at The Trails End Festival. They have been performing for over 25 years and bring a unique style of brass music to audiences from Kittery to Caribou. Perhaps you have seen and heard them as they are traditions at the Bangor State Fair, the Fryburg Fair and the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. This lively group will start Saturday's entertainment at 10:45 at the Bandstand.Sat 12:00 PM - Emily GuillowEmily Guillow is a true friend to the festival, she has performed here since her early teens. It has been fun watching her song styling and writing ability grow. Emily is a full time student at the University of Maine Orono and works various clubs in the greater Bangor area. Sat 1:00 PM - Learn how to paddle!Learn how to paddle! Join Greg Friel, Registered Maine Guide, for lessons and demonstrations of kayak and canoe techniques. Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to experience the Katahdin area water trails! All equipment will be provided.Sat 1:00 PM - 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 Appalachian Trail Lodge by 10:00 am Sat 1:30 PM - NashVegasNashVegas is a Bangor based band playing high energy country rock and top 40 country. Front man Parris Bacon is a singer song writer who has spent time in Nashville. These guys are great fun and you don't want to miss them.Sat 3:15 PM - Sorcha Cribben MerrillSorcha’s “sultry and jazzy” voice captures the blues, jazz and country influences in her music. Wielding acoustic guitar and claw hammer banjo, this 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist “unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes” (Portland Pheonix).Sat 4:45 PM - Chris Ross and The NorthA Hancock County Maine native, Chris Ross has been writing and performing his songs for the better part of a decade. He mixes smokey folk with a rambling and witty poetry, which earned him the "Songwriter of the Year" award at the 2014 New England Music Awards. His music is simple yet rich, catchy yet worn at the edges. His new band, Chris Ross and the North, has taken the songs to another level. Their brand new album, "young Once" has been met with critical acclaim, featuring the songs "Annabelle", "The Long Way" and "When The Dark Allows"Sat 7:00 PM - Downtown Pub CrawlEnd this fun-filled day with a little cheer! Sponsored by Baxter Brewing Company and The Trails End Festival purchase our fun, reusable mugs at the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Appalachian Trail Cafe, Angelo's Pizza or The Penobscot Hall Bakery for $10.00 before the event or during the day at the Trails End Festival($12.00) and gear up for some local beer! Live music featured throughout the downtown pubs and restaurants. This years mugs are 16 oz Stainless Pint with both Baxter Brewing Company and Trails End Logos on it.
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 9:30 AM - Hike the Bait HoleMeet at the bandstand in the park and join local trail expert Don Nodine for a hike on the Bait Hole Trail. This hike will last approximately 60-90 minutesSun 11:30 AM - Emily GuillowEmily Guillow is a true friend to the festival, she has performed here since her early teens. It has been fun watching her song styling and writing ability grow. Emily is a full time student at the University of Maine Orono and works various clubs in the greater Bangor area. Sun 12:30 PM - Sorcha Cribben MerrillSorcha’s “sultry and jazzy” voice captures the blues, jazz and country influences in her music. Wielding acoustic guitar and claw hammer banjo, this 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist “unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes” (Portland Pheonix).Sun 2:00 PM - The Mallett Brothers BandThe Mallett Brothers Band are an Alt/Rock/Country band from Portland, Maine by way of Sebec.