Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce
Valley of Trees Festival
December 2-5, 2021
Newport Rec. Center
142 Elm Street, Newport, ME 04953
(Former Newport Elementary School Gymnasium)
The Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce presents …
The 4th Annual Valley of Trees Festival
This Festival of Trees is designed to have local area businesses decorate artificial trees with decorations that will showcase their business. We have conventional trees to trees that are more artistic and outside the box thinking. Not only are the trees decorated, but some trees even have wrapped presents under them!! Trees will have lights, decorations and all sorts of goodies stuffed between their branches to help attract spectators. We only ask that the total of your tree values at least $250.00. This includes the tree itself as well as all decorations. The goal is to have eye-catching trees that will bring as many people to the event as possible.
Admission to this great event is only $2 and children under 12 get in for FREE! Spectators will have two opportunities to purchase raffle tickets that will be placed in front of their favorite tree. Remember, the more tickets you buy, the better your chances for winning your desired tree!! Tickets are only $.50 each and can be purchased when you first enter the building and again mid way through the lane of trees so if you run out, you won’t have to run back to the entrance to snag more tickets! On Sunday, the last day of the event, we will draw the winners of the trees. You don’t have to be present to win and can make arrangements to pick up your tree later in the week.
Festival times are:
Thursday, December 2 from 3 until 8 p.m.
Friday, December 3 from 3 until 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Tree Pick up on Sunday is from 4 until 6 p.m.
Santa Claus will be making a grand appearance on Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Chamber is also pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the festival will be used to purchase books and distributed to local elementary schools within the 12 towns that make up the Valley. By working together, we hope to make everyone’s holiday season even more special.
If your business is interested in participating in this one of a kind event in our community, all you need to do is register by calling Susan @ 368-4698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree Set-up Times are:
Monday, November 29 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Once your tree is setup and ready, your commitment is OVER! We do ask that you provide a written description of your tree, so we know exactly how to describe it to spectators. The building is locked up each night and during the festival the chamber has volunteers who will be securing the trees. The trees will be roped off enough, so spectators are always unable to touch them.
Please consider joining the Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the holidays and prepare to ring in the New Year!