LIVERMORE FALLS — After taking a year off because of the pandemic, the Select Board will be deciding whether the annual Apple Pumpkin Festival will make it’s return later this year.

A public hearing for a special amusement permit for the festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Office, according to Town Manager Amanda Allen.

If approved, it will take place on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Livermore Falls Recreation Field, according to the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce website. Last year it was not held because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Attendees sit under tents at the Apple Pumpkin Festival during a previous year’s event, organized by the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy file photo 

“[The festival] will feature a variety of vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical and educational displays, seasonal decorations, antique tractors, raffles and plenty of food all day long. There will be local musicians entertaining throughout the day, and returning this year, from highway safety, the seatbelt simulator, and a pie judging contest,” the site stated.

Also on tap for the meeting, the selectmen will discuss whether they want to put forth a question to voters in November about allowing marijuana-related businesses in town, Allen said.

In another matter, the board gave both union and non-union sewer and public works employees a 2½% wage increases for each year of a three-year agreement retroactive to July 1.

Selectmen made the decision on the union contract in July and for the non-union employees on Aug. 3. Negotiations with the Police Department on their new contract are still ongoing, Allen said.

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