LIVERMORE – The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will hold its 30th Heritage Days Festival on June 25 and 26.

Norlands will welcome back the Third Maine Regiment whose participants will do demonstrations. In the Farmer’s Cottage, the Norlands’ interpretive staff will exemplify “Life in Rural Maine.”

People can explore the barn and see what life was like on a farm in the 1800s. The clock collectors’ exhibit returns this year and will be on display in the downstairs of the library. Throughout the weekend, 19th century kids’ games will be offered. For an additional fee, people can tour the history center’s restored buildings with the guidance of costumed interpreters. Another popular attraction is Holly McCormick and her team of draft horses; she’ll offer hayrides for $2 a person.

Saturday will feature the farmer’s scoot. In it, draft animals compete by pulling a series of logs. Ribbons will be awarded to the best teams. On Saturday, June 25, people from Livermore Methodist Church will offer a bean supper from 4 to 6 p.m., and a traditional barn dance will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, June 26, the VFW will see barbecued chicken from noon to 4 p.m. Local musician Jerry Ellis will entertain on the pump organ in the Meeting House, and various contests will be held, including wood sawing and relay races.

Heritage Days run Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ,with the bean supper until 5 p.m. and barn dance until 7. The festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Admission: $3 per person, with a family discount available. For $5, people can attend both days.


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