Lovell Old Home Days and the 5k Run

Not having grown up in New England, I was very confused by the whole concept of “Old Home Days”. The funny thing is, as I asked locals to define it, I got a lot of different answers including some “I have no idea”. Turns out it originated in New Hampshire, way back in 1897. Here’s a good summary from Yankee Magazine.

Lovell’s Old Home Days celebration begins this Friday, July 20th, with the BBQ Chicken and Pig Roast (benefits the Kezar Trailbreakers’ snowmobile club) at the Athletic Field. The 5k Run starts the festivities on Saturday morning, followed by the Grand Parade, led by the beautiful Draft Horses from Enchanted Acres, and then lots of activities and food at the Field. The Blue Willow Band will be playing in the gazebo, the Lovell Fire Department will be hosting an Open House, there will be more than 20 craft tables, non-profits will have tables and there will be plenty of games for children.

Come on out this Friday and Saturday to celebrate Lovell and small-town New England living! Check out for a more detailed information.

About kezarlife

I am a year-round resident of Lovell, owner of Kezar Realty ( and enjoy the variety of experiences that living in western Maine offers. Numerous lakes, ponds and mountains provide the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors every day. Married to Rondi we have two children. Ben is a Sergeant in the US Marines and with his wife Cassandra, son Jackson and daughter Reagan, live in Virginia. Ben's most recent deployment was to Afghanistan. Anna is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, has studied in Beijing, China as well as Taiwan and now attends Hunter College in NYC where she is enrolled in their Chinese Flagship Program. I am active in many local organizations including the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Old Home Days, Lovell 5k Run, the Gasping Gobbler, the Tour de Lovell and the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. I also serve as President-elect of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. Please visit for up-to-date real estate listings and information on western Maine! Stan Tupaj
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