The Hamlet of Maine is having a big celebration September 14 with performances, art displays, a flea market, children’s activities and food.

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Maine Fest is being held in the meadow behind the Maine Federated Church on Route 26 at Lewis Street.

Plein Air painters begin at the crack of dawn with the first musical performance and the start of the Lion’s Club chicken barbecue at 11 a.m.

Everything wraps up with the Maine Acoustic Jam featuring many local musicians 6:15 p.m. 8  p.m.

The Maine Museum building, Nanticoke Valley Historical Society Janet W-Bowers Museum, Schoolhouse Number 4 and Pitcher’s Mill will be open for tours.

For more information go to www.themainefest.com .

Schedule: (performances in italics)

6:30 AM PLEIN AIR PAINTERS BEGIN

11:00 AM Kenny’s Choir

LION’S CLUB CHICKEN BBQ ($10 UNTIL SOLD OUT)

FREE TROLLY RIDE THROUGH THE VILLAGE

11:30 AM Ayana Del Valle

CHILDREN’S T-SHIRT COLORING (FREE TO FIRST 100)

12:00 Noon Ayana Del Valle School of Voice Student Showcase

WILLOW’S WINGS ANIMAL SANCTUARY FOR KIDS

12:30 PM Craig C. Hawkins

1:00 PM Lori & Chris Haun

1:45 PM Available Credit Duo

2:30 PM Story

3:15 PM Double Shot

4:00 PM Sydney Rose & Mike Whittemore

4:30 PM PLEIN AIR PAINTERS TURN IN WORK, JUDGING

4:45 PM Dave Scott

5:15 PM Craig Smith

PLEIN AIR AWARDS CEREMONY, RECEPTION, ART SALE

5:45 PM Jen Cork

6:15 – 8:00 PM The Maine Acoustic Jam – featuring many Maine, NY musicians