SANDWICH — Sandwich is conducting a variety of events during this years Old Home Week in celebration of its 250th town anniversary.
The events begin on Saturday, August 10 with the town's 84th annual Field Day at Quimbly Field. The day starts off with the 54th annual coed youth softball game open for children ages 12-15. Later in the day there will be races for all ages, a tug-o-war, and a pie eating contest. A barbecue cookout will be held at 4 p.m.
A horseshoe tournament will take place on Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m. The teams will be picked at random, and are open to people of all age and ability.
Local residents Mark Longley and Helen Gingras will be leading hikes along the Bearcamp River Trail on Monday, August 12 and Thursday, August 15. Each hike will start at 9 a.m. and is estimated to commence around noon.
Tennis tournaments will begin on Monday, August 12 and will be held daily at the town courts, leading up to the finals on Saturday, August 17.
Multiple events will be taking place on Thursday, August 15. A bike, trike and doll carriage parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to show creativity and style with old and new wheels dressed for this fun event. The opening of Joan Cook's legendary photos will be on display in "Another Photographic Journey of Sandwich" at the Sandwich Fair Craft Building. The opening reception runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and will include refreshments. The gallery will be open through Sunday, August 18. Old-fashioned penny sale will also be held Thursday evening at the Fairgrounds Crafts Building starting at 6 p.m.
Sandwich Water Sports Day beings at noon on Friday, August 16 at Squam Beach. The day will include a Family Triathlon, a wide variety of games, races and prizes hosted by the Sandwich lifeguards.