Olde Bristol Days

2017 OLDE BRISTOL DAYS

Welcome to the 65th Olde Bristol Days 2017!

August 12th & 13th

Located at the Old Fort Grounds at Colonial Pemaquid. Fireworks are held on Saturday, August 12th at dusk at the Pemaquid Beach Park. Please see below for a full event listing.


EVENTS

Wednesday, August 9th

  • Meet Barbara Walsh, author of ‘August Gale,’ at the Bristol Library – 5pm
  • Old Bristol Historical Society presents “Images of Old Bristol” – 7pm at the McKinley School

Thursday, August 10th

  • Chicken Barbecue Dinner by Bristol Parks and Recreation, at Pemaquid Beach Park – 5pm
  • $18 per person – first come, first served
  • Music by Pete Collins Jazz Band, 5pm – 8pm

Friday, August 11th

  • Annual Faery Tail Puppets show with Melissa Glendinning, at the Bristol Library – 10am
  • CONTRA DANCE with the NEWELL FAMILY BAND, at the Willing Workers Hall – 6.30pm to 8.30pm, free admission
  • DON ROAK AND FRIENDS playing at The Contented Sole – 7pm to 9pm, no cover charge

Saturday, August 12th

  • Olde Bristol Days Parade – line up at the Harbor Room – 10am start!
  • Pemaquid Lighthouse open for climbing, courtesy of Friends of Pemaquid Lighthouse – all day
  • Craft stands, fair and food, at Colonial Pemaquid State Park – all day
  • Annual Vintage Car show, at Colonial Pemaquid State Park – 10am to 4pm
  • Beachcomber's Rest Nature Center, Pemaquid Beach Park: PWA Beach Scavengers' Walk at 10:30am and 1pm
  • Beers, Blues and BBQ with JASON SYMONDS ABD THE WICKED GOOD BAND. 11am to 2pm on the Bankstand Lawn next to The Harbor Room (This event will be to raise money for 2018 Olde Bristol Days)
  • SCHOONER FARE playing at Fort William Henry (Colonial Pemaquid) – 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • DYER NECK GANG playing at Fort William Henry – 2pm to 4:30pm
  • Pony rides and petting zoo by Pony Express, at Pemaquid Beach Park – 10am to 4pm
  • Bouncy Castle at Pemaquid Beach Park – 10am to 7pm
  • Party Palooga! Balloons, clowns, face-painting at Fort William Henry – all day
  • Bristol Fire Department’s water slide at Colonial Pemaquid – 11am to 3pm

Saturday evening:

  • Free admission to Pemaquid Beach Park for:
    • BRISTOL ROCKS the town’s favorite rock band – 7pm onwards
    • Food options including lobster bake – 6:30pm onwards
    • FIREWORKS!! 9pm
    • More music after the fireworks!

Sunday, August 13th

  • ALVIN SPROUL ROAD RACES – 10K of fun starting at Bristol Consolidated School! For more information please click here. To register for this event you can also click here. T-shirts to will be available to those who are pre-registered. Custom Race Bibs. Proceedes Bristol Fire & Rescue.
    • The course:
      The start is across from the Bristol Consolidated School, on the Foster Road. Head east on the Foster Road, then turn right onto Route 32 south, until the end. Turn right onto Route 130 north, heading back to the school.
    • Registration Open at 7am
    • Start Times:
      • 8AM 10K Race 
      • 7:30AM Walkers 
      • 9:30AM Fun Run
  • MERRITT BRACKETT LOBSTER BOAT RACES!  10am to 1pm – watch from Fort William Henry or The Contented Sole
  • PETE COLLINS AND HIS JAZZ BAND at Fort William Henry – 1pm to 3pm
  • Craft stands, fair and food, at Colonial Pemaquid State Park – all day
  • Pony rides and petting zoo by Pony Express, at Pemaquid Beach Park – 10am to 3pm
  • Bouncy Castle at Pemaquid Beach Park – 10am to 3pm
  • Party Palooga! Balloons, clowns, face-painting at Fort William Henry – 10am to 3pm
  • Bristol Fire Department’s water slide – 11am to 3pm

 


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