Due to a technical issue with the company who does our fireworks, the 4th of July celebration will be on Saturday July 2nd this year. Keep in mind, since it was their need to change the date, we will get a bigger then normal display. For those of you who have been in Jackman on the 4th, this company ALWAYS does an incredible job. See you then.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The Freedom Race was a huge success last year. The event will start at 10am on July 2. You will need to BIKE to Jackman landing, CANOE or KAYAK to the boat launch on Big Wood then RUN to the town park. Prizes will be awarded. Please contact the JMRRCOC at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The parade will begin from the school at 4pm. If you want to participate in the parade, you must register at the Fire Dept buy 2pm. Prizes awarded for Most patriotic, most outrageous Most community spirit and best vehicle.
For our guests staying here that weekend, after the parade is our Annual Potluck Picnic. Bring a dish to share and a chair.
Fireworks begin at dusk at the town field.
What a fun weekend in Jackman. The Maine Moose Lottery Drawing was held here on June 11th, sponsored by the Town of Jackman and the JMRRCOC. Jackman was chosen for this event in 2020, then the pandemic happened. What an opportunity for this little town. It really was only a one day event but there were comedians and bands on Friday and Saturday also
We had a huge tent set up for demonstrations, a comedian, moose calling and a reading, and of course the drawing of 4000 names which started at 2pm.
We had around 50 vendors who participated, both local and from other towns selling handmade items, mounts, guide services, lodging and of course, food vendors offering hot doge, burgers, cotton candy, ice cream, pizza, and local maple products.
We even had a Moose Monster truck giving rides to kids and adults, Timber Tina demonstrating ax throwing and log sawing, and a bouncy house and games for the kids.
Our local “friend of the Forest” Moose made his rounds all day long entertaining guests.
So if you are driving through town before July 4th, look up at the poles, you may see a moose or 21 along the way.
An entry from our guest journal June 11, 2022
“Did not get drawn but had a great time-festival was wonderful-so much to do and see. Tried axe throwing and she was a wonderful teacher. SO much time with each person. We sa 4 Moose- thanks for the tip on location of viewing. Also 6 deer, 1 turkey, 1 racoon, and a turkey vulture. Caught on world record chub on the lake. Thank you