This year marks the 41st celebration of Chester Greenwood Day Saturday, Dec. 2, beginning at 8 a.m., honoring the Farmington native and inventor of the earrmuff. The theme this year is “Favorite Childhood Toy.” Many anticipated events are back on the schedule this year.
Also returning is the “Taste of Farmington” event. Purchase a passport and visit the participating local eateries on Chester Greenwood Day from noon to 3 p.m. to enjoy a sample of the food downtown has to offer.
Seven participating restaurants include The Roost, Tuck’s Ale House, Farmington House of Pizza, The Homestead, Thai Smile & Sushi Restaurant, Dunkin Donuts and Uno Mas. Taste of Farmington passports are available for purchase at the Franklin County Chamber office or Franklin-Somerset Federal Credit Union prior to Dec. 2 or on th day of the event at the information booth.
Highlights from the Chester Greenwood Day festivities include the annual gingerbread house competition from 9 a.m. to noon., with entries to be dropped off at Bangor Savings Bank, Main Street, from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.; two different craft fairs beginning at 9 a.m.; a parade beginning at 11 a.m. in all kinds of weather, see the web site for forms and rules; Santa’s arrival by sleigh at Franklin Savings Bank, 198 Front St., where he will listen to Christmas wishes, complete with a tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.; the 31st annual Polar Bear Dip on Clearwater Lake in Industry; and horse-drawn wagon rides from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has posted the entire schedule, including updates and changes, on its website — www.franklincountymaine.org — and on Facebook. For questions or more information, contact the chamber at 207-778-4215 or .