2021 Bar Harbor Pajama Sale and Bed Races [PHOTOS]
Saturday morning, November 13th Bar Harbor was bustling with the 26th Annual Pajama Sale and the 12th Annual Bed Races. You couldn't have asked for a better day, with the rain ending overnight, and bright sunshine, blue skies and temperatures approaching 50 by the time the bed races began.
There were 5 teams competing in the bed races this year. Each team consisted of 4 pushers and 1 team member who had to ride on the bed. Teams had to run from The Criterion down to the end of Cottage Street (Cottage and Main) and then turn around and race back to the start line.
This year to add a little difficulty, there was a "challenge zone". Teams had to come to a full stop within the zone, and then the pushers had to change sides, left to right, right to left and then resume the race. The teams had to do this once going up, and then once going back. If they didn't come to a complete stop or failed to switch sides, there was a 1 second penalty per infraction!
The 2021 contestants were Acadia Indoor Golf, Bed Hogs, 2 Cats, Bar Harbor Congregational Church and Bar Harbor Inn.
The first heat include all teams and the Top 3 teams with the best times moved on to the 2nd Heat. The teams moving on were Acadia Indoor Golf, Bar Harbor Congregational Church and Bar Harbor Inn.
After racing again, the Top 2 were Acadia Indoor Golf and Bar Harbor Inn. Those 2 teams raced again for the bragging rights, and trophy signifying Bar Harbor's Fastest Bed Racing Team.
The Acadia Indoor Golf team nipped the Bar Harbor Inn by less than 1 whole second! As the 9-year olds on the Acadia Indoor Golf Team described it..Domination!
The Bar Harbor Inn's bed was voted best decorated!
As I was emceeing the bed races I couldn't take photos, but Cottage Street was absolutely jammed on both sides of the street from The Criteron to Main Street.
The Conners Emerson 8th grade class sold out of all their baked goods thanks to the community's support, raising money for their whitewater rafting trip!
Check out the photos of shoppers in their finest during the Pajama Sale!