Fryeburg Bandstand
Bradley Memorial Park
Built - 1990

Fryeburg is located just over the Maine border not far from Center Conway, New Hampshire and the footlhills of the majestic White Mountains. The town is also conveniently located just 52 miles southwest of the major city of Portland.
To thousands of people, the town is synonmous with the famous Fryeburg Fair which origins began on June 3, 1851 by nine Maine towns and is now comprised of 16 area towns in Maine along with 5 New Hampshire border towns.
Fryeburg is also known as the location of Lovewell's Pond where a battle was fought on May 8, 1725 between rangers from Dunstable, Massachusetts, under the command of Captain John Lovewell, and a group of Pequawket Indians led by Chief Paugus. Also the grantee of Fryeburg was a son of John and grandson of Samuel Frye who was a famous General in the Revolutionary War who assembled and organized patriot troops in Cambridge, Massachusetts but was forced to resign his commission and return back to his hometown of Fryeburg when he had some differences with General George Washington.
Fryeburg's bandstand was built by local volunteers in 1990 in Bradley Memorial Park with $5,000 contributions from local businesses and citizens and is the town's second one with the first one situtated in "The Pines." It was built mostly as a stage for the Old Pequawket Days and Main Street 90' programs as well as for concerts and other town functions and weddings.

Fryeburg Historical Research Library

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