Hollis Old Home Days schedule of events
All events at Nichols Field unless otherwise noted.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
5-7 p.m. – Re/Max tethered hot air balloon rides, weather permitting ($10).
5-9 p.m. – Lizzi the Balloon Artist.
6-10 p.m. – Amusement rides and midway open, food and beverages available.
7-10 p.m. – Teen dance with DJ, no charge (Entertainment Tent).
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19
6:30 a.m. – Hot air balloon launch untethered flight, weather permitting.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Cow Pattie Bingo tickets for sale (Hollis Brookline Rotary Club booth).
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – All vendor and organization booths open.
Ongoing demonstrations: rug hooking, cooper, potter, apple cider press, blacksmithing, hewer.
10 a.m. – Main Street closed for parade.
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. – Amusements and midway open, food and beverages available.
10:30 a.m. – Parade, starts at Hollis Brookline Middle School, travels along Main Street, past Town Common, ending at Nichols Field.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Silent auction to benefit Old Home Days (Lawrence Barn).
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Car, Truck & Tractor Show.
Noon – Flag raising by Hollis Scouts; national anthem and "God Bless America" sung by John Ogrodowczyk, accompanied by Hollis Town Band (Entertainment Tent); opening remarks by selectman.
12:15 p.m. -Apple Pie Contest entry deadline (Hollis Woman’s Club booth).
12:15-1 p.m. – Band concert by Hollis Town Band (Entertainment Tent).
12:15-2 p.m. – Hollis Area Equestrians demos (Lawrence Barn horse ring).
1 p.m. – Apple Pie Contest judging (Hollis Woman’s Club booth).
1-2 p.m. – Children’s fire muster by Hollis Fire Department (Nichols Field, south end of track).
1:15-7:45 p.m. – Entertainment: live music, dance and improv performances (Entertainment Tent).
2-5:30 p.m. – Chicken barbecue.
4 p.m. – Bidding ends for silent auction items (Lawrence Barn).
4 p.m. – Cow Pattie Bingo (Nichols Field, north end of track), tickets must have been previously purchased at Hollis Brookline Rotary Club booth.
5-8 p.m. – Lizzi the Balloon Artist.
6 p.m. – Retiring of the flag by Hollis Scouts.
6 p.m. – Announcement of silent auction winners.
6-7:50 p.m. – Silent auction winners pickup; cash and checks only (Lawrence Barn).
7:50 p.m. – Lawrence Barn closes.
8 p.m. – Fireworks (rain date: Sunday, same time).
SUNDAY, SEPT. 20
8 a.m.-noon – Field cleanup; volunteers welcome.
13 p.m. – Silent auction winners pickup; cash and checks only (Lawrence Barn).
8 p.m. – Rain date for fireworks.
NOTE: This schedule is subject to last-minute changes. In case of heavy rain, events will be postponed until Sunday with a modified schedule, including no parade. Check for announcements at hollisoldhomedays.org and on Facebook. Light rain will not cause any activities to be postponed.