Looking for May events near Farmington? Whether you want to get outdoors or simply have a fun date night, you will find a variety of fun things to do.
Wine and Beer Tasting
Start the month by taking a short trip to the Winslow VFW
hall for wine and beer tasting. Starting at 5:00 p.m. on May 2, you can enjoy wine
and craft beer from local vendors, as well as hors-d’oeuvres, and a silent
auction. Just be sure to bring a designated driver if you plan on drinking.
Duck, Duck, Death
Drive on over to Belgrade for a Murder Mystery Dinner event.
The special Duck, Duck, Death! The Hallowell Open Theater Troupe performs the
plot twists at the Village Inn and Tavern on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Solve the case
over a four-course meal.
At the end of the month, check out Barnstock 2019. Starting May 31 at 10:00 a.m., this three-day event occurs at the Barn Yard All Terrain in Livermore. Activities include mud drags, rock climbing, deep mud racing, a tough truck obstacle course, and more. If you enjoys off-road driving, you will love Barnstock 2019.
Getting a new car is a great way to motivate yourself to get out and do more and learn more about your community. Test-drive a new car at Hight Chevrolet.
Your new Chevrolet should be in the spotlight, and have you covered. These local Farmington activities offer plenty of opportunities to drive your new set of wheels around, while also enjoying a day out on the town.
As a popular local outdoor attraction in
Farmington, Titcomb Mountain offers skiing, running trails, snowboarding, and
In addition to Titcomb Mountain, residents of
Farmington can enjoy the trails at nearby Mount Blue State Park or Bigelow
DEW Haven is more than a zoo; it’s also a rescue center. It is home to more than 200 species of animals. Many of the exhibits come from recyclable materials and function more like a farm than a standard zoo.
Downtown Farmington is where the University of Maine resides, and it’s also the cultural center of Maine. Many artists and musicians flock to the local art scene in Downtown Farmington. Plenty of local shops and restaurants provide you with channels for browsing and eating.
If you are looking for a unique experience,
the Farmington Underground Escape Room offers the chance for team-building
activities through solving and escaping from puzzle rooms. Work together to
find clues and break out before the time is up.
Stop by Hight Chevrolet in Farmington for service before you venture out into the surrounding area.
If you want to improve your Chevy or GMC truck, there is a wide
variety of GMC and Chevy towing equipment — from brake controllers to hitches. A
number of accessories can improve performance and capability. These are just
some of the many accessories you should consider getting if you need to tow and
haul in the future.
Some of the most popular equipment includes brake controllers and hitches. A brake controller mounts to the dash area and can delay or moderate the trailer’s electrical braking system. Gale Banks Engineering offers a popular Brake Tuner device, while Tekonsha® has a much more affordable brake controller.
In terms of hitches, there are many options to choose from. Go
with something that is durable, flexible, and stays connected to the chassis.
CURT trailer hitches are among the top on the market, including the Curt Double
Lock hitches. Go Rhino® and Trimax™ hitches come in handy as well, but we
strongly encourage using Chevy or GMC hitches.
If you need fifth-wheel accessories, CURT and B&W offer
great bang for your buck with high-quality fifth-wheel accessories. For
instance, the A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch with a GM Puck System costs around $1200,
but it will allow you to tow heavy loads like campers.
Stop in at our service department for more advice, and order an auto part for your GMC or Chevy vehicle on the Hight Chevrolet website.
In honor of the COPO Camaro 50th Year Anniversary, we wanted to take a look back when it was first produced and discuss what Chevrolet is doing to commemorate this milestone.
In 1969, Chevy dealer Fred Gibb found a way to use the
company’s special ordering system ― the Central Office Production Order ― to
add the ZL1 427 racing engine to the Camaro. After a lot of cajoling, he
convinced Chevrolet to do so.
However, there was one problem. For the engine to be eligible
for NHRA races, there had to be 50 units available for public sale. Gibb took
the plunge and ordered all 50 himself. Eventually, other dealers followed suit,
and a total of 69 COPO Camaros were produced that year.
To celebrate the COPO Camaro 50th Year Anniversary, Chevrolet is releasing a special model called the 2019 COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition. This unique model will come in Blue Metallic color similar to the Laguna Blue offered on the original models. It will also be available with the naturally aspirated LSX-based 427 racing engine.
Chevy will produce 69 exclusive models, which is the same amount that were produced in 1969. Customers can sign up for the chance to purchase one of these models online.
While the odds of getting a 50th Year anniversary COPO Camaro on our lot are not in our favor, the horsepower of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro will put a smile on your face. Stop in and test drive it at Hight Chevrolet.
As an automaker routinely named at the forefront of German engineering and manufacturing, Volkswagen is looking to the future with electric vehicle technology. To help raise awareness and enthusiasm around vehicle electrification, Volkswagen has launched an advertising campaign highlighting innovative electric vehicles that are pioneering the EV industry. Interestingly, as a result of the campaign, Volkswagen is spending millions advertising the Chevy Bolt EV.
In America, Volkswagen has established a subsidiary titled “Electrify America,” which aims to establish a strong foundation in the states for vehicle electrification and “will invest $2 billion in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and education programs in the United States.” To get Americans interested in electric vehicles, Electrify America has launched a $45-million campaign, which heavily features the Chevrolet Bolt EV. While the Bolt EV is shown on screen, the commercial declares, “With instant acceleration, electric cars are more fun to drive – and more affordable – than ever.”
It’s easy to see why the Chevy Bolt EV is so appealing to contemporary drivers. Its crossover styling perfectly fits with modern design trends and makes it easily maneuvered around cities, and its ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds makes for an exhilarating ride. Electrify America could potentially help drive EV sales and raise worthy vehicles – like the Chevy Bolt EV – to prominence in the states.
If you’d like to learn more about the Chevy Bolt EV, stop by Hight Chevrolet with your questions.
There aren’t many automotive dealerships that have been serving their communities for more than a century, but Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC is an exception. In business since 1911, the Hight family still aims to provide the best service and quality vehicles to the area. Now, we’d like to thank the community, and welcome you to the Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC blog!
Walter Hight started out selling potatoes, hay, straw, and hemlock bark. In 1911, he started selling Fords and kicked off what would become a family legacy. At the time, Ford vehicles came disassembled, six in a box car.
Soon after, Hight moved to selling Buicks produced and driven straight from the production line. It was at this point that he came up with the Hight tradition: “You put us first in sales, we put you first in service.”
Walter’s toughest obstacle to creating a successful dealership was converting people from horse and buggies to motor vehicles. To do this, he made sure every vehicle came with a personal driving lesson. Vehicles didn’t come with a large manual, so customers had to trust the salesman to teach them everything about the vehicle.
Now in its fourth generation, the Hight family continues to run the central Maine dealership. Our sales team remains vigilant to provide unbeatable dedication to the customer. Stop in to see just how we treat each and every customer that comes through the door.