Chester Greenwood Day
Time: All Day
Chester Greenwood Day is our annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. Greenwood was only fifteen when he designed the first pair of ear protectors out of wire, beaver fur, and cloth. At the age of nineteen, he acquired a U.S. patent. By age twenty-eight, the Chester Greenwood & Company factory was producing and shipping champion ear protectors worldwide. In 1936 the company had its biggest year producing 400,000 pairs.
Though we aren't going to be having a traditional parade this year, we will be inviting people to still create their own floats and display them outside their homes so people can drive by and view them. The public will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite float and the winners will receive cash prizes and chamber bucks.
This year's theme is "Celebrate Maine"! Sign up for this year's "Virtual" Parade here