Libertarian Party of Maine to host first Liberty Picnic


DIXFIELD — The Western Foothills Chapter of the Libertarian Party of Maine will host an informal potluck picnic in eastern Dixfield from 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

Libertarian candidates for U.S. Senate Chris Lyons and Maine Governor Richard Light are expected to attend the event, open to anyone interested in learning more about the Libertarian Party, which now has official major party legal status in Maine. The Libertarian Party promotes smaller government and lower taxes while protecting individual liberty.

Will Sampson, who coordinates the Western Foothills Chapter of the LPME, will host the picnic on his land, with a waterfall forming the backdrop for the festivities. Access to the site is on Valley Road between Severy Hill Road and Rollins Ridge Road near the Oxford-Franklin county line and just off Route 17.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own refreshments, a dish to share and folding chairs. Barbecue facilities will be available for cooking.

For more information and complete directions, contact Sampson at [email protected] or check the Libertarian Party of Maine Facebook page at


This waterfall on Tucker Brook will form the backdrop for the Libertarian Party of Maine’s Liberty Picnic at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.