A cow kite flies over Bug Light Park in South Portland on Saturday, May 18, during the10th annual Bug Light Kite Festival, which drew hundreds of people. The weather was excellent, although the wind occasionally blew above the 18 mph speed that event organizers said could make managing the large kites difficult. (Dudley Warner / For The Forecaster)

Smaller kites known as “line laundry” are tethered along the line trailing a larger kite flying higher in the sky May 18 at the Bug Light Kite Festival in South Portland. (Dudley Warner / For The Forecaster)A 120-foot purple octopus kite called Seamore and two friends were among the largest kites flown at the Bug Light Kite Festival. They are owned and flown by Steven Durost. (Dudley Warner / For The Forecaster)


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