On Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Wiscasset Common will come alive with First Congregational Church’s Summerfest. Music by a ragtime band and the Clarinotes will fill the air. Crafts made by the Organ Society ladies are for sale as well as yard sale items, treasures, plants, baked goods, books and toys. The Uncommon Café will serve hamburgers, hot dogs and baked goods. Silent auction items include a new L.L. Bean kayak. Children’s events and the annual dog show and parade round out the day’s activities.
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.