Winterport Area Business Association announced events planned for this summer to commemorate the town’s 150th anniversary, including a golf tournament.

Bernie Littlefield of BEL Portraits, president of WABA, told members of the association at the monthly meeting that the week-long celebration from Saturday, July 31, to Saturday, Aug. 7, will open with a mile-long yard sale and end with the Fifth Annual Winterport Music Festival.

Every day during festival week will include events that range from a parade to a classic car demonstration, according to Littlefield. Many of the events will be held in downtown Winterport, with some occurring at the Winterport Airport, the same location where drag racing is conducted nearly every Sunday during summer months. The drags will continue on Sundays, with festival events happening during the week.

WABA also will be offering its first golf tournament at Sonny’s Driving Range and Golf Course. If successful, the WABA-sponsored tournament will be held annually at the Cove Road par-three course.

The tournament, planned for Wednesday, Aug. 4, will be set up as a scramble with three-person teams teeing off shotgun-style on the nine-hole course at 8 a.m. The same teams will play the second nine holes with shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tourney will conclude by 5 p.m. with presentation of trophies and other prizes. The fee will be $50 per team, according to the owner of the course, Sonny Reynolds.

Saturday, July 31: The official kickoff for festival week will be a mile-long yard sale on Main Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farmers market in the municipal parking lot will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A parade featuring a number of decorated floats, fire apparatus, marchers, military color guard and area businesses will commence at 10 a.m. Fireworks display will be conducted at 9 p.m.; the location is not yet determined.

Sunday, Aug. 1: A multi-denominational ecumenical service will be presented at 11 a.m. at the Union Meeting House, a downtown Winterport historic landmark. The service will be conducted by clergy from three area churches, Frankfort Congregational Church, and St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and Calvary Apostolic Church, both in Winterport.

The service will be followed by a barbecue at noon on the lawn of the Meeting House, with donations from the Winterport Fire and Rescue Department. The barbecue will include hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, baked beans and desserts. The meal will be open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 per person and $10 per family.

Monday, Aug. 2: Planning is under way for a Classic Car Show and a concert, both at the Winterport airport on Route 139. Times will be announced.

Tuesday, Aug. 3: At 5 p.m. the Winterport Historical Society will present a walk through the downtown with local historian Teddy Weston as leader. The walk will begin at the Old Commercial House and end at the Winterport Winery, where a social event is planned for the walkers.

Wednesday, Aug. 4: The day will feature the Golf Tournament at Sonny’s Par 3 Golf Course on Cove Road.

Thursday, Aug. 5: From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Samuel Wagner Middle School, Winterport Open Stage, under the leadership of Geri Misler, will present “Winterport’s Got Talent?” — a talent show fashioned after the popular television series and featuring local talent. Cost to attend the show will be $3 each. Winner will receive $100.

Friday, Aug. 6: A street dance and a paintball contest are being considered, with times and locations to be announced. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the US Postal Service will conduct a special stamp commemoration ceremony at the Winterport office, noting the town’s 150th birthday.

Saturday, Aug. 7: The week-long celebration will conclude with the Fifth Annual Winterport Music Festival, which will present a number of local music groups performing on stage at Abbott Park from 2 to 8 p.m.

During the music festival, WABA will sponsor a children’s fun area with a bounce tent and dunk tank.

WABA also is sponsoring a Farmer’s Market on the last Saturday of each month to the end of September. The next market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on Main Street next to the Old Commercial House.

For more information on the celebration, contact Bernie Littlefield at BEL Portraits, 223-4400; Ann Ronco at the Old Commercial House, 223-5854; Tammy Higgins at T.G. Higgins Business Services, 223-5733; or Deb Newman at Maine Bytes, 866-632-9837.

To enter the talent show competition, call Geri Misler at 223-0917 to sign up for auditions, which will be held 6-9 p.m. July 15 and 22 at Wagner School.