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Festival of Trees starts Saturday

Antrim’s 4th Annual Festival Of Trees will be held at the James A. Tuttle Library on Main Street. It will include displays featuring an array of traditions, talents and artistry. Visitors can expect to see patriotic trees, comical trees, vivid trees, glamorous and country-style trees and specialty-themed rooms.

The festival is expected to host a record number of registrants topping last year’s more than 120 displays and 90 trees.

The free open house on Saturday will feature entertainment by a number of local groups, including an appearance by the Antrim Players as well as members of Antrim’s own Ukelele Orchestra.

The day’s events include a scavenger hunt, quilt raffle, holiday baked goods and treats. Visitors will have a chance to cast votes for superlatives in categories such as Most Beautiful, Funniest, Best Tree Top and more.

Registrants will also be vying for the newly established Gilded Tree Award for the overall outstanding tree of the year.

Winners will be announced and ribbons awarded on Monday. The Festival of Trees will continue through the month of December during regular library hours: Monday and Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The displays will disappear once again the week following the New Year’s holiday.

The Festival of Trees is sponsored by the Antrim Historical Society and friends of the Tuttle Library. The support of the community, local organizations and businesses make the annual event possible. The festival is free and open to all. Information can be found by visiting

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