Bath celebrates spring with Mayfair weekend

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BATH — The City of Ships rings in spring this weekend with its annual Mayfair festival.

A yard sale will be held Saturday, May 1, featuring more than 40 participants, a Big Tent Sale downtown, maypole dancing and other attractions.

The Big Tent Sale, where merchants will offer low prices on clearance items, will be in the Water Street parking lot behind Renys from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sidewalk sales will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Non-profit groups will hold yard sales at Library Park.

The Custom House Lawn will feature maypole dancing and music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face painting, crafts and a bake sale will be held at the Customs House from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to benefit the Plant Home.

The Gazebo in Library Park will host “Froggy” story-time events from 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m.

A Bath Skatepark barbecue will be held at City Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A car-wash fundraiser benefiting Morse High School’s Project Graduation will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 798 Washington St. A pancake breakfast for the same cause will run from 7-11 a.m. at Starlight Cafe, 15 Lambard St.

Waterfront Park is the place for the opening day of the Bath Farmers Market, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The Markings Gallery at 50 Front St., spearheaded by five Maine artists, will hold an opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants in a downtown scavenger hunt will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Gift of Bath certificate. Hunt forms are available at Ornament at 11 Front St. and at

Sunday, May 2, will see Habitat for Humanity’s annual spring walk. The five-mile walk will begin and end at the Habitat ReStore at 108 Centre St. Registration runs from 12:30-1 p.m.

Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or [email protected]

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.