3rd Annual “Maine Fiddlehead Festival: Local Food Day,"
About the Festival
First meeting to coordinate 2014 Third Annual Maine Fiddlehead Festival: Local Food Day was held on Friday, November 2nd. Based on notes from debriefing after last year’s festival, the committee worked on suggestions for improvements and changes to the upcoming festival.
We will again have the tractor parade and continue with vendors. Small food vendors will not be charged for space and will be outside in front of the Emery Center and perhaps on Academic Street, which will be closed off for the event. Last event, many vendors sold out of their selections. Ashley Montgomery’s cooking demos were a big hit and should be included in the evnet schedule. It was also suggested Bell Dancers and demonstration be added to the events as well as a Contra Dance!
The Children’s activities were successful and welcomed it was decided will will have these again with the hope of Liz Quigley organizing them once again.
Perhaps we will shorten the day’s events. Discussion around whether to have a keynote speaker, music throughout the day, and work with area businesses to run specials and discounts. Luke and/or Drew will talk with John Moore for suggestions and Sue for heading up a fashion show again.
In an effort to expand the depth of the committee we are looking to ask more food producers, area business leaders, and community members to join in.Read More