Old Home Week

Old Home Week, July 14-23, 2017

The Curran Homestead Village at Fields Pond will have a number of offerings for visitors this year including:

  • July 20-23, 8AM-1PM, Giant Yard Sale: This will include just about everything, including a kitchen sink. This interested in books, furniture, tools, restoration projects: sleighs, household items, children items, and more…
  • State of Maine Open Farm Day, Sunday, July 23, 10-2. The public is invited to come and see our new developments, including a new timber frame Woodworker’s Shop. There will be hands-on activities for the family and animals to see.
  • Saturday, July 22, 3-7PM there will be Bluegrass music with a variety of local musicians including our own banjo picking board member Jim Leighton. A BEAN SUPPER with a variety of homemade bean dishes, salads, pork loin, hot dogs, desserts and more… will be 4-6:30PM. $12 Adults. $10 Seniors, & $8 Children Under 12. All proceeds go to benefit Curran Homestead Village.
  • Reservations are now being taken for ten minute sittings on July 14, 15, & 16 for old fashioned  SILHOUETTE PORTRAITS at the Curran farmhouse. On the spot framing of your portrait is available. See www. curranhomestead.org/silhouetteportraits
  • Saturday, July 22, 9AM- 2PM. Curran Homestead Village Bicycle Rally Race. We will be awarding prizes for best twenty five year or older bikes that you can enter in the race. All types of bikes welcome. The race will entail completing a marked out circuit that begins in front of the Curran barn and takes the bicycler to points in Orrington, Holden and Brewer where there will be check points. Bicyclers will be given a map to follow when they register. At check points, bicyclers will complete a task connected with local history.

The Rally Race is a fundraiser. Free registration for the race will begin Saturday, June 24; registrants can stop by the Curran farmhouse, 372 Fields Pond Road and receive a map and SPONSOR-A- MILE fill out sheet, or email us at: thecurranhomestead@gmail.com. The fill-out sheet is for each bicycler to get donations from individuals and local businesses to sponsor them in the Rally Race. Of course, registrants can choose not to seek sponsorship and simply participate in the race. At each check point a stamp will be placed on the bicycler’s SPONSOR-A-MILE fill out sheet to prove that they have completed the task. Each bicycler will donate the funds collected for their sponsorship to The Curran Homestead at the end of the race. Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers, best bicycles, and outstanding knowledge of local history; recognition will be given for each bicycler’s sponsorship efforts.