Maine Moxie Festival

The Maine Writer

Everything is coming up Moxie at the Maine Moxie Festival in Lisbon Falls, July 8th-10th. Moxie has many fans in Maine and New England, and this is the only festival that celebrates the oldest continually produced soft drink in the United States. The Moxie Festival is three days of fun with events for all ages. Even if you don't like the taste of Moxie, you will like this fun festival celebrating the first bottled carbonated beverage made in the USA. Lisbon Falls is thirty-five minutes from Augusta; an hour and a half from Conway, New Hampshire; and an hour and thirty-five minutes from Bangor.

Just some of the daily events:

Friday, July 8th

4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Food and vendors

6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. There will be a Friday night concert with two local bands on the stage behind Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Drive.

6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Touch a truck and public safety demonstrations at Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Drive.

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Moxie fireworks behind Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Dr.

Saturday, July 9th

All-day you will have the chance to participate in the Moxie chicken chucking competition at the MTM Center, 18 School Street. Take a chance and try your luck chucking a rubber chicken the farthest distance. The person with the best distance at the end of the day will be the chicken chucking champion.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. model trains will be at the Moxie Festival. Head to the MTM Center at 18 School Street to see an operating model railroad display.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hamster wheel snow cone machine. You power the machine to make a snow cone.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Moxie Festival parade begins at Capital Avenue and goes to Rt. 196 to Crafts’ Cars across from Avery Street.

Sunday, July 10th

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Moxie car show is at Beaver Park, 37 Cotton Road, Lisbon. Admission is $5. There will be hundreds of cars, food, and music.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Moxie bass fishing tournament features contests for kids and adults on the Androscoggin River.

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