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Norway Historical Society

Matolscy Art Center

First Universalist Chuch of Norway

Poets on the Porch

Weary Club

Weary Club

2018 Schedule of Events

All events at the Festival are FREE
and take place on or near Norway’s historic downtown.




8am–11am  Norway Triathlon at Lake Pennessewassee Park

The Norway Triathlon promises to be an exciting and fun sprint triathlon on and around beautiful Lake Pennesseewassee (Norway Lake) in the Oxford Hills region of western Maine. The purpose of the triathlon is to promote healthy active lifestyles, to conserve local natural resources and to help the local businesses and economy. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Western Foothills Land Trust and its mission to conserve and preserve the natural ecosystem, watershed, farm and forest land, and scenic landscapes in western Maine. Register Here


11am–4pm  Marigold Tearoom at the Norway Historical Society


9am–3pm  Friends of Norway Memorial Library Book Sale

The book sale is held at the Norway Grange, 15 Whitman Street in Norway and will benefit the Norway Memorial Library. The book sale is also open Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13, 2–6pm.

11am–4pm  Western Maine Art Group Juried Art Show

Exhibit is open to the public. Prize winners announced at 1pm.




2pm–3pm  Poets on the Porch at the Weary Club

Poets on the Porch has been part of the Norway Arts Festival since 2003, and more than 60 poets have participated over the years. At this year's event, local poets will each give two five-minute readings.


This year's POP XVIII Poets will include:

Eric Dibner, Casco

Rockie Graham, Waterford

Michalene Hague, Otisfield

Mary Hargreaves, Sumner

Nancy Schaefer, Bridgton

Mark Swiedom, Hebron

Lisa Moore, Harrison




Improvisation – 11:30am


Cast of NVCP’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie” – 12 Noon


Cabaret – 1:15–2:30pm


Audition Workshop with panel of directors – 3:00pm


Sally Jones and Backstage Stories – 3:30pm


Improvisation – 4:00pm


Broadway Kara-yucky - 4:30pm


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