Dexter Revitalization Committee

Dexter Revitalization Committee Plans 1st Annual MAINE RED HOT DOG FESTIVAL. SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 13, 2016
The Dexter Revitalization Committee (DRC) is made up of various local area citizens committed to the revitalization of the town in order to attract new business, as well as new residents. Working closely with the Town of Dexter, this committee is dedicated to making improvements to the town such as the welcome signs, general downtown aesthetics, waterfront area, recreational areas and more.
In addition to their ‘Ice-Out Raffle’ fundraiser, the DRC will also be holding their 1st annual ‘Maine Red Hot Dog Festival’ fundraiser on Saturday, August 13, 2016. “This is gearing up to be a great event” stated Frank Spizuoco, committee chairman. “The Festival is designed to attract a large number of people to the town where they will see all that Dexter has to offer, and to simply have fun!”
The DRC challenged students at the Tri-County Technical Center’s Graphic Design & Communications class to create a festival logo. Arielle Carlow, a Dexter Regional High School student, produced the winning design.
Some of the activities planned on this day will be a breakfast, a 5K ‘bun’-run and a 1-mile kids fun-‘bun’-run, over 200 feet of inflatable obstacle courses for all ages, live entertainment on stage all day including The Mallett Brothers Band, food contests, a hot-dog eating contest, a silent auction, children’s games, food and craft vendors, and much more. Plus, plenty of ‘red snappers’, donated by W.A. Bean (Maine’s only remaining producer of hot dogs), will be cooked and served a number of different ways by members of the DRC.
The DRC is working hard to make this a BIG event which will be held downtown (blocked to traffic). Advertising opportunities will be mailed to local businesses soon, but anyone is welcome to contact Frank Spizuoco at or 207-557-9642 for more information or to get involved. Sidewalk vendors are also welcome! Vendors can contact Tina Belair at 207-270-3437 or at Also, be sure to like us on Facebook at ‘Dexter Revitalization Committee’ for festival updates.

Schedule of Events




Festival Promo







Web Hosting Provided by Maine Hosting Solutions