Animals and food create family fun this weekend. Local farmers and food vendors will help open the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray to the public for free to celebrate the summer solstice.

The Summer Solstice Farmers Market is Saturday, June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitors will also be welcome to walk the park grounds and gardens during the event. There will be a memorial service and dedication of a sugar maple tree in honor of former park Superintendent David Wilbur. The ceremony is 2 p.m. at the farmhouse that Wilbur and his family lived in for 35 years. The wildlife park is at 56 Game Farm Road in Gray.

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