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Shoppers Rise and Shine for Annual Early Bird Sale and Bed Race

The early bird gets incredible savings in Bar Harbor on November 20 during the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce's Annual Early Bird and Pajama Sale. Following the biggest retail event of the year, the Chamber of Commerce is staging its Third Annual Bed Race.
While the rest of the country is sleeping in on a Saturday morning, shoppers near and from afar will arm themselves with shopping bags and brave the elements to cash in on deep discounts from 6-9 AM during the ever popular Early Bird and Pajama Sale. While all are welcome to take advantage of the sale, the best deals will go to those clad in their finest sleepwear and adventurous enough to be out at the earliest hours.
Following the sale, Bar Harbor will see pajama clad shoppers and beds being paraded down Main Street.  Spectators will gather on Cottage Street to watch teams push a bed and rider across the finish line in the shortest amount of time during the 3rd Annual Bed Races. Each team in the zany contest is made up of five participants.  One individual is assigned the “riding” position while four members of the team push the bed. Anyone over 14 years of age is welcome to compete but at least one member of the team must be 18 years of age or older. A $25.00 entry fee per team goes to fill the prize coffers.  Teams are asked to decorate beds in a tasteful manner “appropriate for youth viewing.”  The race route is along Cottage Street to where it intersects with Main Street, then back on the same route to the finish line.
Each team will run their bed individually until all beds have completed the course once.  The top 4 times will run off until just two final beds remain in the running for which first place winners will receive $500 and second place winners will receive $200. Both placing teams will also score a trophy and uninhibited bragging rights.  A prize will also be awarded in the category of “Best Decorated Bed”.
Entry forms, rules and more details of the 3rd Annual Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Bed Races can be found on the Chamber’s website, with a deadline for entry by November 15, 2010.  For more information call 207-288-5103 x112.