NORTH BERWICK, Maine — A parade honoring the Maine wild blueberry, a movie in the park with fireworks, and a petting zoo are just some of the activities planned for the Mill Field Festival Saturday in North Berwick.

The day begins with a 5K road race, the 6th Annual Honduran Rooster Run, that kicks off at 6:30 a.m. then at 9:30 a.m. the parade steps off from Pratt and Whitney, proceeding down Wells Street, left onto Main Street, left onto Portland Street and back to Pratt and Whitney. The theme of this year’s parade is the wild Maine blueberry.

The D.A. Hurd Library will hold a book and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and throughout the day Sparky The Fire Dog and Friends will be roaming around the festival, along with the North Berwick Rescue Ambulance and Members.

Other events include a North Berwick Sponge Cake Contest, an Antique Car Show in The Hair Shop Parking Lot and the “Kidding Around” 4-H area with a variety of animals and demonstrations throughout the day.

Concessions will be provided by the American Legion offering pulled pork, sausage subs, corn on the cob, the firefighters will have hot dogs, hamburgers, fresh cut fries and drinks, while Knights of Columbus offer fried dough. The Boy Scouts will have Shaker Pond Ice Cream.

Children 8 and under are invited to join the Young Children’s Doll Carriage and Tricycle Parade and display doll carriages, tricycles and bikes with training wheels only, must be decorated to enter.

Guided tours of Morrill-Sherburne House located on Old County Road, off Route 9, sponsored by the North Berwick Historical Society. Oakwoods Church on Meetinghouse Road open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marty England and The Reconstructed will perform at the Gazebo and Boy Scout Troop #312 will host a Raingutter Regatta, where children can make a boat and race it.

The North Berwick Police Department will be selling raffle tickets for a New Harley Davidson Motorcycle, with proceeds to benefit Special Olympics.

At dusk there will be a movie in the park, “Big Hero 6.” Organizers suggest people bring a blanket or chair, warm clothing and bug spray.

The fireworks display will take place during the movie intermission.

On Sunday from 9 — 10 a.m. the churches of North Berwick will hold a community tent service under the tent in the Mill Field. They will be collecting a “Love Offering” for the local food pantry, North Berwick Christmas Project and the North Berwick Fuel Fund.

According to Town manager Dwayne Morin, as the town was preparing to celebrate its 175th anniversary about 10 years ago, the idea for a festival came about, the third Saturday in August was chosen.

In conjunction with their grand opening this past Saturday, Hannaford Supermarkets donated $6,000 for flags to decorate the town and some will be flown during the Mill Field Festival.

The full schedule of events is online at the town website

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