FARMINGTON — The Farmington Summer Fest Kid Events takes place Saturday during the downtown Summer Fest activities.

A variety of activities for children including a parade takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the front lawn of The Pierce House and Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, said Beth Beaudoin, who along with Barb Marshall and Mary Frank are planning the event for the Downtown Business Association.

Members of the Association discussed how to incorporate more activities for children into the festivities formerly known as Moonlight Madness and then the Strawberry Festival.

This year the group extended the event into two days, renamed it Summer Fest and sought lawn space downtown to include activities and food items to appeal to children.

There will be a marshmallow golf challenge, water carrying and sack races, bean bag toss, milking a 4-H cow, face painting and popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs and lemonade available from local vendors, Beaudoin said.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. children can participate in a workshop on Henderson’s front lawn to decorate their bikes or make hats and musical instruments for a children’s parade that starts at noon from Old South Church, also on Main Street. Unicycle Max will lead the parade. Children with helmets and adult supervision are welcome to ride their bikes in the parade. Supplies for the decorating workshop will be provided.

The parade will follow the sidewalk up Main Street to the Bangor Savings Bank parking lot then to the front of Kyes Insurance and return down to the church, she said.

All the activities are offered to children at no charge. Prizes will be awarded, based on the number of tickets they collect for each game.

A complete list of the two day Farmington Summer Fest is available at

For more information about the children’s events on Saturday, call Mary Frank at 778-4695.

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Ashton and Trenton Beaudoin prepare for the sack races that will take place at Farmington Summer Fest on Saturday with children’s games and activities held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the front lawns of the Pierce House and Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. A parade takes place downtown on Main Street starting at noon from Old South Church on Main Street.