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Upcoming Events

Kringleville Auction, October 29 at 5pm at Silver Street Tavern
While it is hard to believe, the holidays will soon be upon us once again, and Waterville Main Street is busy planning for the Parade of Lights, Kringleville, and the Kringleville Auction! This year's auction will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at 5pm at Silver Street Tavern in Downtown Waterville and will feature a live auction, catered meal, and lots of holiday cheer.

We are asking you to support this important fundraising event by donating a gift or gift certficate with a minimum value of $25 or by making a cash donation. We are also encouraging donations of "experential" items such as special lessons, services and vacation rentals. A list of auction items and donors will be posted on our Website and on our Facebook page and promoted in our newsletter.

Proceeds from the Kringleville Auction support Waterville Main Street's year-round program of work, which includes not only the cherished holiday events listed above, but also streetscape improvements, like bike racks and banners, business recruitment and retention activies, and events like Arts Fest and Harvest Fest/Hill 'n the Ville. With your help, we look forward to continuing our efforts to make Downtown Waterville a vibrant center of commerce and culture. Thanks in advance for your support! If you would like more information, please call (207) 680-2055. We will be happy to assist you! Please let us hear from you by October 3rd.

To make a cash donation to the auction and/or purchase tickets and pay online with a credit card, click HERE!

To make a donation and/or purchase tickets and pay by check or have us invoice you, click HERE!

SEE THE LIST OF AUCTION ITEMS HERE (UPDATED AS ITEMS ARE SUBMITTED)!

12th Annual Harvest Fest NOW Combined with Hill 'n the Ville, October 5, 2014 at Head of Falls on Front Street in Downtown Waterville from 10am-5pm
The day-long event will feature hayrides, scarecrow-making, pumpkin carving, and entertainment and activities from Colby's civic and social clubs like a cappella groups and Woodsmen, KV Connect's young professionals and local vendors.

"The spirit of this event is to have a family fun day, where Colby students share with the community what they're up to on campus, in a beautiful waterfront setting, and really get to know each other.

Sponsored by: Winslow Community Federal Credit Union ,

City of Waterville and Colby College

Arts Festartsfestreimagined

Waterville Main Street hosted fifty creators of all types in one of the oldest outdoor art shows in the state. Arts Fest, held on July 12, 2014 from 9am-4pm in Downtown Waterville had something for everyone.

From paintings to drawings to photography to jewelry to beautifully crafted quilts, weavings and dolls - there was an abundance of talent and art to delight everyone.

More than $2400 in prize money was awarded to the following artists:

  • Best of Show: Laurie Lefebvre
  • Harry Faust Award for Photography: Craig Wratten
  • Special Merit Award for Photography: Alec Hartman
  • Waterville Area Art Society Award: Susan Newkirk-Sanborn
  • Artisan Award: Odin Oxthorn
  • First Place Watercolor: Dorene Paul-Hebda
  • Second Place Watercolor: Marvin Jacobs
  • Third Place Watercolor: Ardys Arlin
  • Special Merit Watercolor: Carolyn Folsom
  • First Place Oils/Acrylics: Joseph Cousin
  • Second Place Oils/Acrylics: Christine Sullivan
  • Third Place Oils/Acrylics: Robin Davis
  • Special Merit Oils/Acrylics: Maryse Roy
  • First Place Pastel: Ann Rhinehardt
  • Second Place Pastel: Keith Curtis
  • First Place Graphics, Drawing, Mixed Media: Zoe Quick
  • Second Place Graphics, Drawing, Mixed Media: Sharon Boody-Dean
  • Third Place Graphics, Drawing, Mixed Media: Ryan Kohler
  • Special Merit Graphics, Drawing, Mixed Media: Katlyn Collins

If you have any questions, please call Waterville Main Street, M-F, 8am-2pm (207) 680-2055 or send an e-mail to June.

Arts Fest is sponsored in part by:

KFS KFS - Kennebec Federal Savings

Day's Jewelers

With additional support from: Colby College Museum of Art, Common Street Arts, FrameMakers, Friends of Bill Taylor, Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Maine Film Center, Stained Glass Express, Waterville Area Art Society, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Opera House, Waterville Public Library

Shop Local

We hope you visit downtown for all your shopping needs. Make a day of it! Dine at one of our fabulous restaurants and spend an afternoon browsing and shopping at our many independently owned businesses. Stop in to say hello to see what they have to offer. Please see the quarterly coupon sheet for April, May, June 2014 or the newest issue for July, August, September 2014. This is a quarterly publication in which our Downtown Merchants offer a new sale or special to reward local customers.

The Waterville Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market is coming back to the Concourse every Thursday, beginning April 17 through November 20th. The hours are 2-6pm. The market will offer everything from herbs to eggs, vegetables to goat cheese. Other products that will be available at the market include meat products, cut and dried flowers, seedlings, maple products, berries, annuals and perennials, baked goods and jams and so much more. For more information on the market, please visit Waterville Farmers' Market.

 

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Year Round Calendar of Downtown Events
* denotes events that are NOT coordinated by Waterville Main Street

Maine Open Juried Art Show, March - April, 2015
The Waterville Area Art Society and Waterville Main Street are proudly co-presenting the 2014 Maine Open Juried Art Show at the spectacular, newly-renovated Waterville Public Library in Downtown Waterville. Now entering its 23rd year, the Maine Open Juried Art Show attracts over 80 artists representing over 50 Maine communities and a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and other media.

Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market - Thursdays in the Concourse
Last Thursday in April through Thursday before Thanksgiving, 2-6pm

Shoppers will delight in the wide variety of locally produced meats, veggies, fruits, breads, cheese, seedlings, milk, eggs, and SO much more. Read more about the market and its vendors online at www.watervillefarmersmarket.org. Better yet, come check it out in person!

Special thanks to the DWFM Sponsor:
Maine International Film Festival, July 10-19, 2015*
www.miff.org
A 10-day event featuring the best of American independent, international, and Maine-made films. Visiting actors and filmmakers interact with attendees in intimate Q&As and at lively receptions and parties.
Annual Waterville Intown Arts Fest, July 11, 2015
Over 100 artists line Main Street in beautiful Downtown Waterville for one of the state's oldest art shows. Offering a wide variety of art in a range of prices, the Waterville Intown Arts Fest promises something for everyone.
Taste of Greater Waterville, August 6, 2014*
www.midmainechamber.com

Join the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce under the stars in Downtown Waterville to celebrate the Greater Waterville area and share the region's finest cuisine.
12th Annual Harvest Fest NOW Combined with Hill 'n the Ville, October 2014
The day-long event will feature hayrides, scarecrow-making, pumpkin carving, and entertainment and activities from Colby's civic and social clubs like a cappella groups and Woodsmen, KV Connect's young professionals and local vendors.

"The spirit of this event is to have a family fun day, where Colby students share with the community what they're up to on campus, in a beautiful waterfront setting, and really get to know each other. Groups of volunteers are excited to work together in this way, and bring new energy to the table," said Jennifer, Olsen, Executive Director of Waterville Main Street.

Kringleville Auction, Wednesday, October 2014
This event is to raise money for Waterville Main Street's most cherished and loved events. Kringleville kicks off with the Parade of Lights bringing Santa to Downtown Waterville for the holidays. The lighting of the giant spruce in Castonguay Square and the beginning of Santa & Mrs. Claus visiting with children during the holidays in Downtown Waterville.

Parade of Lights, November 28, 2014
Watch dozens of floats light up Main Street as Santa arrives in Downtown Waterville, and the giant spruce tree is lit in Castonguay Square.
Kringleville, November 28 - December 21, 2014
One of Downtown's oldest traditions. Parents, bring your children to visit Santa at his Waterville home. This year Santa will have visiting hours at REM, 93 Main Street in Downtown Waterville. Visit www.kringleville.com for more information, including Santa's schedule, photos from past years and more!
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Contact Us:
Waterville Main Street
44 Main Street, Suite 202
Waterville, ME 04901
Telephone: 207-680-2055
Fax: (207) 680-2056
E-mail:
Jennifer Olsen, Executive Director jennifer@watervillemainstreet.org
June L'Heureux, Office Manager info@watervillemainstreet.org


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Elm and Park Streets

Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, the first president of Colby College, formed this church in 1818. Because it was illegal for a religious group to own property, an organization of pew holders was formed... Learn more.

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.