Maine Celtic Celebration Coming to Belfast 

Catherine Pegram

Belfast, Ireland meets Belfast, Maine next weekend. Organizers are getting ready for the Maine Celtic Celebration. It’s the third year for the festival which will take place by the boat house on the waterfront. Vendors and musicians will be set up along the steamboat landing and the commons. Diane Braybrook says lots of games are scheduled for the weekend, too, like a cod-toss throw, a three-legged race and a cheese roll.”The participants first have to race up the hill. The first ten that can make it up the hill get to race down the hill to catch the cheese. The cheese is donated by the State of Maine Cheese Company. We have four huge wheels and the winner gets the cheese.”The celebration starts next Friday night with a benefit dinner. It gets going Saturday morning with a road race and parade.If you can’t wait until then for fun on the Belfast waterfront you might want to check out the Arts in the Park. The fine arts and crafts festival starts tomorrow morning at 10.