All events at Nichols Field unless otherwise noted.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
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. 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. – 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. 18
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.
This schedule of events is courtesy of the Hollis Brookline Journal.