PITTSFIELD — Entertainment at the 18th annual Central Maine Egg Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 28, will be varied and geared to all ages. While games, rides, concessions, crafts and exhibits will fill Pittsfield’s Manson Park, live entertainment also is planned.
The highlight of the afternoon schedule for the past few years has been an All-Star softball game between a contingent of Pittsfield merchants and the personalities and families from WABI-TV. The game is scheduled to get under way at 12:30 p.m. at the ball diamond in the center of the park.
For one hour beginning at 12:30 p.m., Kevin Duplissie, a children’s storyteller, will entertain the younger set at a location near the municipal tennis courts. At 2 p.m., children are encouraged to attend a vaudeville show featuring the Heart of Gold Vaudeville company at the same location by the tennis courts.
Also at 2 p.m., at center stage, Good Times Five will provide contemporary music. The Mid-Maine Cloggers will follow at 3 p.m. The Kennebec Valley Chordsmen will perform at 3:30.
Another offering at 3 p.m. will be the Maine State Police Canine Demonstration.
At 4:30 p.m., country music begins at center stage with Westwind.
Evening music will feature nostalgic music from past decades, with the High Ryders Golden Oldies Show beginning at 7 p.m.
Scenic plane rides will be offered by the Maine Flight Center at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport throughout the day, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., at $8 a person. Flights also will be offered from noon to 8 p.m. Friday for the same fee.
Also at the airport at 5 p.m., Rick Hallett will demonstrate remote control airplanes from Hallet’s R-C Planes in Pittsfield.
The day traditionally comes to a close with the Grand Finale Fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Kiwanis Karnival rides, games and concessions will continue throughout the day until 11 p.m.