Why Are 1,000 Watermelons Coming to L.L. Bean?
If you love watermelon, you won't want to miss this first of it's kind event!
The first-ever Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival is coming to L.L. Bean with 1,000 watermelons on Saturday, August 12 from 11am-4pm. Presented by Whole Foods Market, attendees will experience a full schedule of family fun and watermelon-themed activities throughout the day including watermelon salsa making, a watermelon eating contest, greased watermelon relays, children’s painting activities and much more. Local bands will perform live music including Blindsided Breakaway, Fighting Fiction and OC and the Offbeats.
Organizers hope to raise $30,000 for Camp Sunshine, an award winning, free-of-charge retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families on the shores of Sebago Lake in Casco, Maine. At Camp, attendees join other families on similar journeys and experience the benefits of empathy and encouragement, recovery and recreation, and hope and inspiration.
Funds raised at the event are used explicitly for local families to attend Camp Sunshine. To support the festival and the mission, visit: www.campsunshinewatermelonfestival.org.
What: Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00am Music, Food, Family and Kids Activities - Lots of Watermelon!
12:00pm Kids Painting in the Park (all day)
Family Lawn Games Open (all day)
Pop-up puppet shows (12-2pm)
1:00pm Greased Watermelon Relay
2:00pm Key Bank Watermelon Eating Contest
2:30pm Juggler Steve Corning
4:00pm Festival Concludes
11:00am DJ Nate Hicks – Hicks Productions
12:30pm Blindsided Breakaway
1:45pm Fighting Fiction
3:30pm OC and the Offbeats
Who: Camp Sunshine, L.L. Bean
Where: L.L. Bean Flagship Campus
95 Main Street
Contact: Kayley Walker, (207) 598-6886