Don’t miss these great Moxie Festival weekend events:

Friday, July 11

Moxie Recipe Contest: Moxie lovers from near and far make food taste better by adding Moxie soda to the mix. The categories are Appetizers, Salads, Dressings, Sauces; Main Dishes, Meat Dishes, Casseroles; and Desserts, Pies, Pastries. Recipe judging will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at Chummy’s Mid-Town Diner.

Saturday, July 12

· Moxie Day 5K: The 19th annual Moxie Day 5K Road Race begins at 7:30 a.m. rain or shine near Lisbon High School. It is an early and quick scenic run through the outskirts of Lisbon Falls. The route includes two steep upgrades, one at the start and the second at the two-mile mark. The $15 pre-registration and $20 day-of-race fee includes a free Moxie 5K race t-shirt. At 7 a.m., the Moxie 5K Kids Fun Run will take place at Gazebo Park across from Lisbon High School and the cost is $5.

· Moxie Chugging Challenge: The Moxie Chugging Challenge is not for the faint of heart or esophagus. If you can’t hold your Moxie, this is not a challenge for you. If, however, you aspire to gastronomic greatness, the cheers of amazed crowds, and the title of “Moxie Chugging Challenge Champion,” here’s what you’ll need to do: Be one of the first five chuggers to arrive at the Main Street Stage at 1:30 p.m. and pay the $5 entry fee. Chugging starts at 2 p.m.

· Moxie Concert in the Park. Bring a lawn chair and rock at the Park: “SCARAB … The Journey Experience” from 6-8 p.m. at The Pavilion at the MTM Center on School Street in Lisbon Falls.  “SCARAB … The Journey Experience” is the closest re-creation you will see to the group of the 1970s and 80s. This internationally touring tribute act performs a two-plus hour concert with all the sights, sounds and of course songs, that made Journey famous.

Sunday, July 13

Moxie Car Show: The Moxie Car Show will take place in the fields behind Lisbon High School on Route 196 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Spectator admission is $5, $3 for children 12-17, and children under 12 are free. There is an entry fee of $10 for the driver and passenger.

· 16th annual Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race: Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under if registered by end-of-business Monday, July 8. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, lunch, and free shuttle service. The Worumbo Race is an amateur competition of approximately six miles, with possible class I rips and easy class II rapids, depending on water levels on race day. The race is a family friendly event and allows racers to experience a section of the Androscoggin River with many other recreational enthusiasts.

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