Events and Calendar

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Fish Ladder 5K & 10K

How cool is this! On Sunday May 29th we are organizing a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K run. Click here to register: Open the pdf flyer below to see the race sponsors.

Road Race Flyer

Adam Ezra Benefit Concert

Join us Sunday night May 29th for a benefit concert by the Adam Ezra Group. To purchase tickets (ADVANCED SALE ONLY) for $25 please call or contact Bobby Whear at 207.441.2313 or Alewives Fabrics at 207.563.5002 or Milling Around 207.563.1210 Check out the poster link below. Thank you to our sponsors First National Bank and Bunker Hill Sound.

Adam Ezra Concert

Join us for the 9th Annual Fish Ladder Restoration Festival!

The 9th annual fish ladder restoration festival will take place on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, from 10 am to 6 pm. In addition to lots of alewives to view, we’ll have most of the great festival events you’ve come to know and a few new events to keep the weekend lively.

New events include a road race (5K and 10K) on Sunday morning at 8 am and a cool concert by the Adam Ezra Group on Sunday night, May 29. We’ve talked about having a road race for years and now it will happen, with a couple of great courses and some surprise prizes. If you run (or walk the 5K), don’t miss the opportunity to keep in shape and help alewives! The concert should be amazing---the Adam Ezra Group has won “Best of Boston” and they’re lots of fun!! They’ll be on stage at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets early by contacting Bobby Whear at 441-2313.

Other events will include great food – pig roast on Saturday, lobster and crab rolls on Sunday, hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burger both days, oyster till they run out, beer and more (yup-not to forget the Alewife fisheye pudding ice cream!); kid’s activities including a touch tank and the ever popular osprey game, lots of live music and, best of all, wildlife up close and personal. Walk the entire fish ladder and see the fish up close, watch osprey dive, eagles in the sky above.

For more information, contact Deb Wilson at or Russ Williams at



T-Shirt Design Contest

The T-shirt design has been selected! Many thanks to Serafina Carlucci, who submitted the winning design. You can see the design on our Facebook page. Check it out....and come get one of the great t-shirts at the Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder Restoration Festival on Memorial Day weekend.