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Rowe Old Home Days this weekend

ROWE — Rowe may appear to be a “sleepy little town,” but not this weekend, during the annual Rowe Old Home Day celebration.

Saturday’s festivities begin from 6 to 10 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Fire Station, followed by a trout fishing derby, four-mile “Fun Run,” and a garden tour by Nan Williams.

This year’s annual parade of family floats, fire trucks, bicycles and tractors celebrates the theme “School Days.”

From 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., the Shelburne Falls Military Band will play on the Town Common. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an Antique and Classic Car Exhibit near the Town Common, behind the Gracy House. Throughout the day, there will be tractor wagon rides, food vendors, a dunking booth, a children’s “bouncy room.” Around 12:30, there will be a pie-eating contest. The Rowe Community Church annual auction takes place from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

The Kemp-McCarthy Museum, which is celebrating its 50th year, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m.

Music throughout the day will include: oldies from The Bum Steers (3:30 to 5 p.m.); country, folk and rock from The Grey Whisker Pickers (5 to 7 p.m.); and bluegrass and folk from Small Change (7 to 9 p.m.) The fireworks at Pelham Lake Park begin at 9.

Sunday’s events include a 9 a.m. Rowe Church Service at Pelham Lake Park (weather permitting), the children’s “bouncy room” from 7 a.m. until dark, and garden tours with Nan Williams on Brown Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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