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  3rd Annual Cornhole Bonanza   

The 3rd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of January! This year's event comes with a twist, as it is an indoor tournament during the middle of winter. With no football on the schedule the last weekend of January, there's no better place to be than tossing a few bags, and trying to take down over $800 in prize money. Come on down to Seacoast United's Indoor Soccer venue to enjoy an evening of Cornhole, food, drink, and  music. 

There will be dozens of 2-person teams competing in group play format - guaranteeing each team at least 3 games - with the top teams advancing to a single elimination playoff. Registration begins at 4pm with a shotgun start at 5pm. 

Teams consist of 2 players, and prize money will be awarded to the top three teams; 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $150, 3rd Place - $60. There will even be a consolation round for those not advancing to the playoffs which will be awarding another $100, and side games offering the possibility to reel in more cash. 

2016 Cornhole Bonanza Sponsor
The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at:
The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at:

    Amesbury Brewfest   
Friday, June 26th - 5:00pm - Tickets now on sale! Come and celebrate Amesbury by kicking-off the weekend with the 6th Annual Amesbury Days Brewfest. On Friday, June 26th at 5:00pm, join local breweries and celebrate summer with live music, food and beer. Brewers will offer a variety of sampling options including their flagship and seasonal brews. The Amesbury Days Brewfest is being held in City Hall Parking Lot, at 62 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA. This brewfest features a vast array of Brews, Ciders, Spirits, Wines and Meads - and is sure to have something for everyone!

Amesbury Days Brewfest is an annual hallmark of the Amesbury Days calendar of events. The Amesbury Rotary Club, as a non-profit, is proud to not only host this event, but also to be a donor and supporter of Amesbury Days. So, join us in spending some quality time with local brewers and craftsmen, and see what their passion can produce - all while celebrating Amesbury.

Brewers include: 1684 Meadery, Artisan Beverage Cooperative, Berkshire Brewing, Bully Boy Distillery, Clownshoes, Down the Road, Downeast Cider, Far From the Tree Cider, Harpoon, House Bear, Ipswich Ale, Jewell Towne Vineyard, Mayflower, Newburyport Brewing Co., Riverwalk, Ryan & Wood Distillers, Sam Adams, Sea Hagg Distillery, Shipyard, Wachusett


    Amesbury Rotary Hair Dare    

11/20 - FINAL UPDATE - Standings
1st - Bart Bailey
2nd - Cathy Toomey
3rd - Tim Angerhofer
​We've already received hundreds of votes, and the race is still neck-and-neck at this point. There is still time to get your votes in by voting online, or you can come to tonight's Auction at Holy Family Parish Hall in Amesbury at 6pm to cast your vote in person. Voting ends at 8pm.
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The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at:
The 2nd Annual Cornhole Bonanza is coming to Amesbury during the last weekend of September. - See more at:

  2014 Duck Race Winners Announced!  
The 2014, 3rd Annual Powow River Duck Race was a complete success. As a great finale to a weekend of Amesbury Days events, the 2014 rubber ducky sprint lived up to all its hype. The evening was absolutely perfect, as you couldn't have demanded a better summer day. In fact, the weather - specifically the lack of rain - had been so beautiful throughout the lead-up to Amesbury Days that the start of the race had to be delayed to allow more time for the waters of Lake Gardner to rush past their flood gates and provide the needed power to propel thousands of ducks down the falls of the Powow River. Around 4:30 pm, a front-end loader located on the Pond Street Bridge of the Upper Millyard dumped 2,300+ rubber ducks into the river to commence the race. Before we go any further, this year's race would not be possible to put on without the generous help of the following sponsors:
Stoneridge Properties
1st Payroll, Inc.
Align Credit Union
Arc Technologies
Dolan Financial Services
Edward Jones Investments
Institution for Savings
Newburyport Bank
Northern Essex Community College
The race was a quick rush over the falls to the finish line directly under the footbridge on the backside of the Ale House and No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits. The top 3 winners of this year's race will be taking home $1,000 cash, 4 Red Sox Tickets vs. the Los Angeles Angels and 4 Boston Duck Tour Tickets. Thanks to thoughtful donations by members of the Club, Amesbury Rotary was more than happy to provide prizes for the top 28 finishers of the race. The top finishers of the 2014 Powow River Duck Race are as follows:
1. Duck #1378 - Jay Knapp - $1,000 Cash
2. Duck #1026 - Roy Hamond - 4 Red Sox Tickets vs. The Los Angeles Angeles of Anahiem
​3. Duck #1181 - Brian & Trish Butler - 4 Boston Duck Tour Tickets
4. Duck #1074 - Francis Blood
5. Duck #308 - Phaelan Gadd
​6. Duck #1571 - 1st Payroll's Autumn Gadd
​7. Duck #1165 - Brian & Trish Butler
8. Duck #691 - Newburyport Bank
9. Duck #1511 - Heidi Holmes
10. Duck #752 - Haverhill Chamber
11. Duck #769 - Haverhill Chamber
12. Duck #2185 - Martha Leavitt
13. Duck #759 - Haverhill Chamber
14. Duck #1682 - Cheryl Keim
15. Duck #1001 - Darrell Taylor
16. Duck #736 - Newburyport Bank
17. Duck #1492 - Alex Colon
18. Duck #1856 - David Frick
19. Duck #628 - Align Credit Union
20. Duck #1930 - ARC Technology
21. Duck #1713 - Peter Hoyt
22. Duck #1237 - Matt Sherrill
​23. Duck #602 - Align Credit Union
24. Duck #1451 - Brian Thurlow
​25. Duck #294 - Derek Lively
26. Duck #1025 - Roy Hamond
27. Duck #1325 - Peter Corrigan
​28. Duck #167 - Jane Hoggard
​Thank you again, to all those who raced, helped, contributed, participated, spectated, donated, and thought of us! Have a wonderful rest of Amesbury Days, and we can't wait to see you next year for the 4th Annual Powow River Duck Race. If you are one of the top 28 winners, we will be getting in touch with you over the next few days to inform you of your prize, and where you can pick it up! If you haven't heard from us, please feel free to email us at
See you next year!!!

  3rd Annual Powow River Duck Race  
The 2014 Duck Race is right around the corner. Get your ducks in the race!
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