What is Summerfest?
Every year on the fourth Saturday in July, the Wiscasset Common comes alive with the activities of Summerfest.
Music by a ragtime band, a Scottish piper, a barbershop quartet or a guitar-playing college student may fill the air. Crafts made by the Organ Society ladies are for sale as well as jumbles, treasures, plants, baked goods, wood products and toys. The Uncommon Café serves hamburgers, hotdogs and sandwiches. Children’s events and the annual dog show and parade round out the day’s activities.
The First Congregational Church’s Summerfest began as an all-church affair in 1983, following many years as an annual summer fair held by the Ladies’ Organ Society. Proceeds of the fair are donated to local outreach organizations at a special Sunday in October set aside for the presentations.