Heritage Day 2014: Obstacle course, scarecrows, robotics, pie-eating, children’s theater and more (Updated)

Above: Trottier Band entertaining omlookers as they march in last year’s Heritage Day parade. (Photo byBeth Melo)

The Southborough Recreation Department has shared its schedule for Heritage Day weekend this year.

As usual, there’s plenty on offer for everyone.  (Including the Pie Eating contest!)

Take a look at the timing of events below, and make your plans accordingly.

16th Annual Light-Up Southborough – Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sponsored by Southborough Rotary Club

4:00 – 6:00 pm – drop-off in front of the Library:

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Pumpkin Lighting & Viewing

Heritage Day – Monday, October 13, 2014

Activities running from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

9:00 am The Friends of the Southborough Library Book and Bake Sale. Takes place in Library’s parking lot and downstairs meeting rooms until 3:00 pm.

9:30 am  St. Marks Field booths and vendors open at corner of Route 30 & Route 85 (setup begins at 7:30 am)

10:00 am Annual Heritage Day Parade begins from St. Anne’s Church, down route 30, then turning right at the corner of 85 and heading to St. Mark’s Street. (9:30 am  dropoff for lineup*)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Scarecrow Contest viewing at Community House Lawn

10:30 am – 2:30 pm DJ, Live Music, Moonwalk, Obstacle Course, and Photo Booth at St. Mark’s Field**

10:45 am – 2:00 pm Robotics demonstration in Community House Parking Lot. Presentation by by Algonquin Regional High School Robotics Team

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Fire Department Open House (Note: Activities depend on the number of volunteers and may be cancelled if they need to respond to an emergency)

2:00 pm – Skyrise Children’s Theater Performance – Pilgrim Church Hall

3:30 pm – Vendors close and cleanup

*Drop-off parade participants at the corner of Walker Street and Upland Road for lineup at St. Anne’s Church; pickup at at entrance to St. Mark’s Street on Marlborough Road (Route 85). No parking is allowed in those areas: Click here for the details and here for the map with the one-way routes and detours.

** DJ provided by Boy Scout Troop 1, Moonwalk by Fay School, Obstacle Course by St. Mark’s School, Photo Booth by Middlesex Savings Bank, and Live Music by Couch Jackets and Jessie Chris.

Updated (9/29/14 11:15 am): Fixed my mistaken belief there is no pie eating contest this year. I somehow missed the bottom items.

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