The town of Montville will hold its 34th annual field day Saturday, Aug. 14. Many community volunteers work together to make this fun summer event happen.

Our events start with the 9 a.m. two-mile road race. Participants may register for this race prior to the event.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to bring their goats, mules, horses, wagons, bikes, tractors and antique or well loved vehicles to join in the lineup. Parade participants will line ups on Center Road.

Following the parade will be some general announcements of the activities. Then the famous fire department chicken barbecue will commence. This meal is a unique experience, in that field day attendees donate their signature side dishes to complement the chicken. There will be a vast array of side dishes and desserts to choose from. Those who bring a dish to share will be greatly appreciated.

Also, anyone who would like to help update the contact list of donors for the event can e-mail their donation item information to This will save a great deal of time and the event coordinators greatly appreciate help on this endeavor.

The afternoon activities start with kids’ sack races and other games. At the same time will be the cake-baking contest. This year’s theme is cheesecakes. Anyone can enter a cake for judging, but remember to bring it in a cooler. There will be a way to keep them cold until judging begins. Judges are needed for this contest and anyone can sign up at the booth. Winners will be in two categories, best-looking entry and best-tasting entry. Prizes will be awarded. To register or for more info contact Debbi Lasky at 589-4546.

There will be a huge Chinese auction of more than 100 items. This type of auction allows entrants to purchase chances to win only the items they are interested in. Local businesses and community members donate items to make this a successful auction. They have donated many great items and gift certificates. Drawings will start at about 2:30 p.m.

The Sonny Perry band will come out and play some wonderful old time country and gospel music. Many local musicians have always shown up with their instruments as well.

The competition Woodsmen events start at 3 p.m. There are many categories and age groups to enter. Sign-up begins just before the event.

On the field will be a dunk tank for intrepid volunteers to be soaked in. There will be a little kids’ area with bubble mix and wands and a kiddie pool with duckies to play with.

Throughout the afternoon a 50-50 raffle will be run. Any local vendors or community members who wish to set up a table to sell their wares may do so free of charge. There will also be field day T-shirts for sale.

Also available for your enjoyment will be cold soda, water, fresh homemade lemonade, snow cones, hamburgers, hot dogs and sweet fried dough.

This event will be held rain or shine. All are welcome.