You’ve seen them haggle, negotiate and barter for the best deal around — now see them in person. The stars of the History Channel’s hit Maine-centric reality TV series “Down East Dickering” will make an appearance at N.H. Bragg in Bangor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, during the industrial supply company’s biennial open house sale. N.H. Bragg is located at 92 Perry Road in Bangor.
Tony, Codfish and Clint of Bethel, Bruce and Nate of the Dover-Foxcroft area, Yummy and Mitch from the Auburn area, and even Turtle, Johnny Awesome and 2-Stroke, who hail from Vermont, will all be on hand to meet fans of the show, which is in its first season and is already a major hit. No word yet on whether or not Duke, Tony’s Jack Russell terrier, will be there, but we can hope.
N.H. Bragg worked with Bangor’s Sutherland and Weston Communications and Uncle Henry’s — the beloved Maine buy-sale-swap guide that helps the folks from the show find their bargains — to put together the event. The open house sale will feature exhibits from many of N.H. Bragg’s partners, with good on sale ranging from safety products to power tools, and giveaways and demonstrations all day as well, including a door prize of a Mongoose 300 ATV.
The folks from “Down East Dickering” aren’t technically from Down east at all — they’d have to be from either Hancock or Washington County to qualify, in the strictest sense, as being from Down east, and these folks are from Piscatquis, Oxford and Androscoggin counties, as well as from out of state. We’ll allow a little leeway in the definitions here, though, as the picture the show paints of Maine is warm, unpretentious, funny and engaging, and despite its geographic inaccuracies, it’s a really good show. And how can you not love Tony and Duke?