Lester and Barbara Kaiser have been involved in Lincolnville’s city festival almost every year since it began 28 years ago. Back then, it was sponsored by Tiemeier’s Store, and all activities took place on Main Street. It featured a parade, rube band, Alex Stuchlik Band, and country singers.
The city later took over the annual event, and activities eventually were moved to the park.
“We take up every bit of space now,” Barb Kaiser said. “We used to be done by 5 p.m., but now we go until midnight.”
Lester added a Blue Rock shotgun shoot several years ago. He helped establish the beer garden four years ago. At least 10 people control the event, providing security, serving customers, collecting tickets, and checking identification. Guests over 21 receive wristbands signaling they are old enough to drink beer.
The Kaisers said they are looking for volunteers who will take over for them, but so far, that has not happened.