Brewster House Bed & Breakfast (Freeport, Maine Coast)

Category Archives: 4th of July

Not too early to plan for free shoes: Runners, take your marks…

March 16, 2011 by Scott Gile

While it is true that in Freeport, Maine the snow has only just begun to melt, some signs of hope for Spring have begun to appear. But if you’ve even given a fleeting thought to coming to Freeport this summer, now is the time to make your plans! Even better, if you like to run and are thinking about running a 10K!

You see, once again L.L. Bean is sponsoring the L.L. Bean 10K in Freeport on the 4th of July. And once again, the first 400 to register (the entry fee is $25) will receive a free pair of New Balance shoes!

In addition to the L.L. Bean 4th of July 10K, there is a Fun Run (sorry, no free shoes for the Fun Run), and, as always, Freeport has the town Fourth of July parade that passes directly in front of Brewster House!

So if you’re a runner, run (don’t walk) to the registration – it opens Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET. Remember, the free shoes are only for the first 400 to register for the 10K!

If you’re not running, come stay at Brewster House. Enjoy your leisurely breakfast, then grab a lawn chair and sit with us in the front yard, and watch the parade go by!

Maine events – Things are happening in Maine

June 25, 2009 by Scott Gile

July 4 in Freeport Maine
We received an email from L.L. Bean today, reminding us of their giant July 4th celebration, taking place here in Freeport, on July 4 and continuing on July 5.

This is a great event every year, from the morning parade put on by the town of Freeport (we all gather on the front lawn, as it goes right past the front of Brewster House), to the sidewalk sales and other events, free concerts at L.L. Bean (Patty Loveless is on Saturday night, July 4), followed by a huge (and we do mean huge) fireworks show. It is a fun time for all!

That brings to mind several other events that are coming up in the area. The first concert in L.L. Bean’s 2009 Summer Concert Series (all concerts are free) is this weekend as Madeiline Peyroux appears in L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park in Freeport. The concerts continue every Saturday night through Labor Day.

Meanwhile, the highly acclaimed Maine State Music Theatre is presenting “Crazy for You” through July 11, followed by “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” which begins July 15.

Dan Zanes and Friends appear in the L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series on July 11, Matt Dusk on July 18, and Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile on July 25.

Meanwhile, Brewster House and the other Historic Freeport Bed and Breakfasts‘ monthly Open House is from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on July 17.

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