Westfield Jubilee hits lucky 13

17 years ago

    WESTFIELD, Maine – ATV pulls, a parade, pony rides, and – for the first time – antique tractor pulls will be featured this weekend at the 13th annual Westfield Jubilee Days.
According to Holly Wood, chair of the Westfield Jubilee Days committee, organizers try to find something new each year and thought the antique tractor pulls would appeal to a lot of people.     “We’re really excited about offering the antique tractor pulls,” said Wood, who has been involved in every Jubilee but the first one. “We were trying to figure out something new, and somebody had seen them [antique tractor pulls] last year somewhere and gave me the names of the individuals who organized them. We contacted them, discussed it, and they agreed to do them for us.
“They say it usually brings in a good crowd,” she said, “so we’re expecting a good day.”
The antique tractor pulls will be held from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the ATV track at the ball field. Registration will begin at 10 a.m.
Westfield Jubilee Days will be held Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25.
People are encouraged to bring their chairs and watch the parade.
“The parade starts at the ball field and goes downtown to the Town Office on Main Street,” said Wood. “It’s a little over a mile. People always line the hill and there’s a good crowd downtown.”
The parade will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Among the activities for kids to be held Saturday include a haystack hunt, bowling, a duck game, and a challenge where children will have balloons tied to their feet and try to pop them; the last one with an inflated balloon will win a prize.
The children’s games will be held on the playground portion of the Westfield Park.
Wood said Westfield Jubilee Days has grown a lot in the last 13 years.
“We have a loyal following,” she said. “Every year people come and bring their friends, and really look forward to our bean-hole bean and pig roast dinner. I walk through the park at various times through the day and there will be all kinds of people sitting around talking, watching the kids, and listening to the music.
“I’ve had a lot of people say it’s a good, old-fashioned, hometown get-together,” said Wood. “That’s what we like to hear.”
This year’s schedule of events is as follows:
Friday, Aug. 24
5:30-6 p.m.    Registration for the ATV pulls. For more information, call 429-8273.
5:30-9 p.m.    Food booth open.
6 p.m.    ATV pulls.
Saturday, Aug. 25
10 a.m.    Antique tractor pull registration. For prior weigh-in information, call Roger Boulier at 768-6911.
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.    Bingo (paper cards). Cash prizes.
10:30 a.m.    Parade lineup. To register, call 425-2133.
11 a.m.    Parade. Please bring your own chairs.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.    Food booth opens.
11 a.m.    Shrine Clowns.
11 a.m.    Horseshoe tournament. Please bring your own horseshoes. Cash prizes. To register, call 429-9558.
Noon-2 p.m.    Pony rides courtesy of Mane Eventers.
Noon-2 p.m. Wagon rides.
Noon-4 p.m.    Antique tractor pulls.
1-3 p.m.    Live music with Wendell Hudson.
2 p.m. Kids’ games.
3 p.m.    Talent show. To register, call 429-9558.
3:30 p.m.    Frying pan throwing contest for women.
5 p.m.    Pig roast and bean-hole bean dinner. $5.
5-7 p.m.    Live music with Fireman Fred Parsons.
7:30 p.m.    Live country music at Camper’s Paradise.
9:30 p.m.    Bonfire at Camper’s Paradise.
Most events will be held at the Westfield Park. Participants are asked not to park along the road. Parking will be available where posted.