New Gloucester is set to kick off its 250th birthday at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with a baked bean supper and birthday cake  decorating contest  at the AMVETS, 1095 Lewiston Road.

The nearly year-long celebration will highlight New Gloucester’s history, people, places, unique features, hidden talents, farm, food, and drink specialties and more with a variety of events throughout the year.

Events will be tied to the season and designed to highlight important features of New Gloucester. Highlights include birthday cake decorating contest, town-wide yard sale, garden tours, field days, church history tour, special commemorative items, exclusive New Gloucester beer and cider, children’s events and a photo contest.

The celebration is being organized by the New Gloucester Semiquincentennial Committee, comprised of members of the New Gloucester Historical Society, town officials and members of the public.

For more information, email the committee at or visit


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