Hollis Old Home Days offer fun for entire family

HOLLIS – Old Home Days have plenty in store for people of all ages.

Old Home Days start at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Nichols Field. Activities include midway games, rides and a teen dance.

Here is the complete schedule of events:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16

5-7 p.m.: Re/Max Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, weather permitting ($10/person)

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. 17

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.: Booths Open All vendor and organization

Ongoing Demonstrations: rug hooking, weaver, potter, blacksmithing, Sofia’s unusual pets, Carriage Shack Farm petting zoo

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Lawrence Barn Artisan Market & Children’s Art Activities

10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Amusements and Midway open, food and beverages available

10 a.m.: Main Street closed for Parade

10:30 a.m.: Parade, starts at Hollis Brookline High School, along Main St., past Town Common, ending at Nichols Field

11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Lawrence Barn Silent Auction

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

12:15-1 p.m.: Band Concert by Hollis Town Band (Entertainment Tent)

12:15-2 p.m.: Hollis Area Equestrians Demos (Lawrence Barn horse ring)

12:15 p.m.: Apple Pie Contest entry deadline (Hollis Woman’s Club booth)

12:30-1 p.m.: Granite State Disc Dogs demonstration (Nichols Field, south end of track)

1 p.m.: Apple Pie Contest judging (Hollis Woman’s Club booth)

1-2 p.m.: Children’s Fire Muster by Hollis Fire Dept. (Nichols Field, south end of track)

115-7:45 p.m.: Entertainment – live music, dance, and karate demonstrations (Entertainment Tent)

2-2:30 p.m.: Renaissance Farm Equestrian Vaulting demonstration (Lawrence Barn horse ring)

2:30-5 p.m.: Chicken BBQ (BBQ Tent)

3-3:30 p.m.: Granite State Disc Dogs demonstration (Nichols Field, south end of track)

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 p.m.: Bidding Ends for Silent Auction items (Lawrence Barn)

5-7 p.m.: Re/Max Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, weather permitting ($10/person)

5-8 p.m.: Lizzi the Balloon Artist

6 p.m.: Retiring of the Flag by Hollis Scouts

8 p.m.: Fireworks (rain date: Sunday, same time)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

8-10 a.m.: Field Clean-Up, volunteers welcome

1-3 p.m.: Silent Auction Winners Pick-Up, cash and checks only (Lawrence Barn)

8 p.m.: Rain Date for Fireworks

NOTE: The schedule is subject to last-minute changes. In case of heavy rain, the schedule may change. Please check for announcements at www.HollisOldHomeDays.org and on Facebook. Light rain will not cause activities to be postponed.