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Maine's Pumpkin Trail

Multiple Locations, Maine


Sep 01 thru Oct 31, 2017. Squashbucklers, fall foliage seekers and artists young and old: make your way to the Mid-coast for Maine's Pumpkin Trail! From Labor Day through October, celebrate the arts, history and giant fruit with the Maine Maritime Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Boothbay Railway Village and Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Maine's Pumpkin Trail covers 50 miles of Maine's most charming coastline and features cruises, train rides, giant racing pumpkin boats, parades, street art, flying & smashing pumpkins, and events for the entire family. For more info see Maine's Pumpkin Trail's Facebook page. Event #18559 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Family Harvest Days - Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, Maine 04537
Phone: (207) 633-4743


Sep 30 thru Oct 01, 2017. The Boothbay Railway Village invites families to celebrate the bounty of autumn at an old-fashioned, family-friendly festival, Family Harvest Days. Perfect for families who want an alternative to the big fairs and commercial midways, there will be a working blacksmith and other traditional artists, barrel train rides, farm animals and much more. Watch a butter churning demonstration and then taste the fresh butter on New England brown bread baked according to a 100 year old recipe. See how Dutch ovens were used for baking and cooking over open fires and in hearths. There will also be complimentary cider and homemade cookies. Visitors can say hello to the Museum's pair of resident goats as well as some special guests. Barnyard animals will be visiting from a variety of regional farms. You'll be able to meet the farmers and learn about how they take care of the animals today as well as what it would have been like to keep animals for families living in Maine villages historically. Some farms will have products for sale. Watch for our lineup of artisans (like quilters and blacksmiths) to be announced closer to the event date. All artisans will also have work for sale. Guests are invited to take a hayride to a pumpkin patch where for a small additional fee you can take home your own pumpkin. A decorating station will also be provided. Family Harvest Days is just one stop along Maine's Pumpkin Trail, a partnership celebrating history, art and giant fruit along 50 miles of what we think is Maine's most beautiful coastline! Follow Maine's Pumpkin Trail on Facebook to discover great ways to celebrate fall with friends and family of all ages. Admission is free for Museum Members and included with Museum Admission for non-members. Event is on Saturday, Sep. 30 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. Event #14943   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Fryeburg Fair

Ballard Road
Fryeburg, Maine 04037
Phone: (207) 935-3268


Oct 01 thru Oct 08, 2017. It was a chilly day in March of 1851 when a few local farmers and merchants got together and decided to show off their produce, cattle and wares to the community. Since those humble beginnings, Fryeburg Fair has grown to become Maine's largest agricultural fair complete with six days of harness racing, a farm museum second to none, the world's largest steer and oxen show and a reputation known throughout North America. For info phone June Hammond at (207) 935-3268 or email Event #153   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Acadia Oktoberfest: Brewfest and Wine Tasting

20 Main Street
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Phone: (207) 244-9264


Oct 06 thru Oct 07, 2017. The Mt. Desert Island Fall Celebration, Acadia's Oktoberfest includes a a Wine Tasting on Friday afternoon, Oct.6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. Held at Smugglers Den Campground, offers music and entertainment and all Maine products. Over 20 Maine brewers and many craft booths at the Brewfest. All under giant tents for rain or shine. For info phone (207) 244-9264 or (800) 423-9264. Event #162   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Gardiner Swine and Stein Octoberfest

Water Street
Gardiner, Maine 04345
Phone: (207) 582-3100


Oct 07, 2017. Annual Swine & Stein Octoberfest is a trifecta of beer, food, and music. Last year, a beer tasting showcased the incredible diversity and quality of Maine craft beers. In celebration of local Maine agriculture, fine restaurants and local food vendors from Gardiner and across the state served up a variety of interesting culinary dishes featuring local pork along with other quality menu items. Adding to the festivities, a line-up of favorite and emerging Maine bands entertained throughout the day. A unique array of games and activities, with prizes encouraged mingling and general merriment. Don't miss out on this outdoor festival in the setting of one of Maine's most charming main streets! In addition to beer, pork, and music, there will be a number of ongoing activities, including in past years a chicken fling, frozen T-shirt race, and the annual Maine rock, paper, scissors championship and the annual Gardiner Beard & Mustache Competition. This family-friendly event offers pumpkin carving and other children's activities. Expect entertainment for all ages, music of all types while re-acquainting yourself with businesses throughout our historic Downtown. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and run through 6:30 p.m. Event #18759   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Boothbay Railway Village

586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, Maine 04537
Phone: (207) 633-4743


Oct 07 thru Oct 09, 2017. Every Columbus Day Weekend the Museum's Village Green welcomes dozens of vendors of handmade items and fabulous food along with a wide variety of live entertainment. The sound of the train's steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show. The beautiful crafts are center stage on the Village Green surrounded by the historic buildings and structures of the Boothbay Railway Village. Rides on the narrow gauge steam train and the opportunity for guests to explore exhibits detailing Maine's railroad heritage, interpreting village life, and displaying more than 60 antique automobiles set this event apart. Artisan demonstrations, live music and a children's corner adds to the fun of this family tradition. Sign up to enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest with lots of really great prizes for all ages and abilities. It's just $5 to register per person and that includes admission and your 10 to 12 pound pumpkin to carve and keep. Some basic tools are provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own tools. Carving must be completed at the Museum during the festival no later than noon on Monday. At noon the judges will review all entries and award prizes. Prizes and pumpkins can be picked up starting at 1 p.m. on Monday. Admission is $4; children 12 and under and Museum Members are free. Steam train tickets are an additional $5 each (free for Museum Members.) Parking is free both in the Museum's main parking lots and the special event parking lot across Route 27 next to T & D Variety. It is our 50th Anniversary and we wanted to do something monumental to mark the occasion, so we are adding a day. Event is on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and continues Sunday, Oct. 8 and Monday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Event #90   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Kennebunk HarvestFest

Main Street
Kennebunk, Maine 04043
Phone: (207) 985-2102


Oct 14, 2017. The annual Kennebunk HarvestFest is a free family-friendly event. Last year, at HarvestFest 2016 we held a pumpkin-carving contest and the entries were wicked fun and fabulous! Everyone got to vote for his or her favorite. Super job everyone! The 2017 Kennebunk HarvestFest is on Saturday, Oct. 14. Event #18526   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Harvest-Fest - Maine Wildlife Park

56 Game Farm Road
Gray, Maine 04039
Phone: (207) 657-4977


Oct 14 thru Oct 15, 2017. Enjoy a variety of old-tyme harvest games & activities for the whole family! Dodge giant spider legs without getting caught, or jump your pumpkin 20 feet into a pool of water. Shoot marshmallows at a villain or crawl through a giant snake! These are just some of the many activities you can enjoy with the family. The Park will feature many new new games & displays for all ages, autumn snacks, & new ways to race & launch a pumpkin that you probably never thought of. Event on Oct. 14 & 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Event #19141   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon


Ogunquit, Maine
Phone: (207) 646-2939


Oct 20 thru Oct 22, 2017. Annual OgunquitFest featuring a craft show, scarecrow contest, Halloween themed events, classic car show, ghostly tours, kids events, pumpkin decorating, obstacle course on the beach, ghostly tours, waiter race, wine & beer tastings, great food and more! For info phone the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce at (207) 646-2939. Event #364   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Saco Main Street Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072
Phone: (207) 286-3546


Oct 21, 2017. Saco's annual Harvest Festival is a fun, family-oriented free event with children's crafts, pumpkin golf, candy corn bowling, bean bag toss, hay wagon rides, music by DJ Dr Dave, local foods, and more. Bring your carved and decorated pumpkins to fill the downtown. See the Title link above for more info. In past years, the event has run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a costume parade for kids of all ages ending the afternoon. Event #13286   Map + Directions   |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Harvest Fest - Mountain Village Farm

164 Main Street
Kingfield, Maine 04947
Phone: (207) 491-2956


Oct 01, 2016. Join Maine Mountain Children's House and the Kingfield community for a day of family fun to celebrate the harvest season. Featuring live music by Bread & Circus, delicious local food trucks, horse-drawn wagon rides, festival games and activities, pick-your-prize raffle, donation cash bar with Maine brews, cider press, mural painting, all at a gorgeous venue, Mountain Village Farm. This is what autumn in Maine is all about! Event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Event #17534 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Harvest Festival - Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery

174 Barrett Hill Road
Union, Maine 04862
Phone: (207) 785-2828


Oct 01, 2016. This is the busiest time of the year in the vineyard as we bring in the harvest. Come see what's involved and even help pick grapes at our Annual Harvest Festival. Join the picking crew to help harvest the grapes. The growing conditions this season have been ideal, creating a bounty of grapes of excellent quality. Picking starts at 9 a.m. Festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event #9886 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Freeport Fall Festival

95 Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04033
Phone: (207) 865-1212


Oct 01 thru Oct 02, 2016. We've brought together the best New England artists and makers of fine craft for a two-day festival on the L.L.Bean campus in Freeport, Maine. Enjoy browsing for just the right piece to add to your collection, plus sample all the attractions of a day in Freeport. Join us at the Discovery Stage on the L.L.Bean campus in Freeport, Maine for two days of live music. After you've strolled through the artists' exhibits, grab a picnic lunch and listen to the great tunes we've lined up, all free. Event #3912 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

Main Street
Damariscotta, Maine 04543
Phone: (207) 592-6184


Oct 01 thru Oct 10, 2016. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta is a fun-packed series events during the first two weekends (including Columbus Day) in October. Check the Title link above for a complete schedule and details. Event #3359 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Harvest Fest - Downtown Waterville

Waterville, Maine 04901
Phone: (207) 680-2055


Oct 02, 2016. Join Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates! and Festival at the Falls as we celebrate a family day of fun filled activities for the entire family. We will have pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling, scarecrow making, hay rides, music, crafters, delicious food and much more. Event is at the Head of Falls on Front Street in Downtown Waterville on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event #342 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Fall Festival - Wolfe's Neck Farm

184 Burnett Road
Freeport, Maine 04032
Phone: (207) 865-4469


Oct 08, 2016. Join us on our oceanfront nonprofit farm as we celebrate sustainable agriculture and the bounty of autumn in Maine! This wholesome family festival features activities and demonstrations, live music, haybale climbing, face painting, animal interactions, tasty local food and more. We run our Pumpkin Hayrides during the festival - take a tractor ride out to our pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin (hayride free with admission; small pumpkins cost $3). Admission is $8/person, ages 3 and under free. Pumpkins cost $3 to $10. Cash is recommended for food and pumpkin purchases (there is no ATM on premises). Proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization's educational programming. Event is on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event #14345 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Harvest Festival - Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

707 Shaker Road
New Gloucester, Maine 04260
Phone: (207) 926-4597


Oct 08, 2016. Join Shaker Village for our end-of-season Fall Harvest Festival! Freshly-picked apples from the historic Shaker orchards will be offered for sale along with free cider-pressing, homemade Shaker apple fritters, and much more! Chipman's Farm, neighbors to the Shakers since the 1790s, will have a bounty available for sale, Seasonal mums, other late-season "bloomers" and houseplants will be available from Donna's Greenhouse. Free, traditional craft demonstrations include Shaker-style broom making by Kent Ruesswick, wool carding, spinning, knitting, and weaving by the R&R Spinners, rug hooking by Parris House Wool Works, blacksmithing by Tim Greene, weaving by Marjie Thompson, wood-turning by Peter Asselyn, and wood-carving by the Poland Woodcarvers. Books signing by Don Perkins, Barns of Maine, and Chris Becksvoort, The Shaker Legacy. Free wagon rides will be offered throughout the day. Free face painting for kids along with free gourd decorating! Rain or shine, all above activities will be in the Shakers' historic 1830 barns. Event is free from 10 a.m. from 3:30 p.m. Event #15606 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

RiceFest - Cobscook Community Learning Center

10 Commisary Point Road
Trescott, Maine 04652
Phone: (207) 733-2233


Oct 08, 2016. Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes, and enjoy a day of music, food, and fun at the CCLC! Featuring demonstrations by local artisans, food by the Lubec Masons and the Rice Family, music all afternoon, children's games and activities, a Whoopie Pie baking contest, a cake walk, and more. For more info and event hours see the Title link above. Event #16204 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Fall Festival Weekend - Sunday River

Sunday River Road and Skiway Road
Newry, Maine
Phone: (207) 824-3000


Oct 08 thru Oct 09, 2016. The unofficial kick-off to winter, Fall Festival, comes to Sunday River. Come celebrate the end of summer with live music, a wine tasting, the always entertaining North American Wife Carrying Championship, the annual New England Corn Hole Championship, the annual Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair and a full array of activities for the whole family. Spend the weekend with spectacular foliage great deals, good company and more. This year's Fall Festival promises to be a hit. Event #360 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend

5092 Access Road
Carrabassett Valley, Maine 04947
Phone: (207) 237-2000


Oct 08 thru Oct 09, 2016. Reconnect with friends, celebrate the fall season, and learn what's new for the upcoming winter at Sugarloaf's annual Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery at the peak of foliage season, the CVA Used Ski Equipment Sale, the Infamous Uphill Climb Race, Upcountry Artists and Sugarloaf Home show, the Sugarloaf Annual Meeting and much more. New this year will be a Saturday of music on the Beach followed by our Maine Outdoor Film Festival movie showing. For more info see the Title link above. Event #2768 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual York Beach Harvestfest & Kidsfest

York Beach, Maine 03909
Phone: (207) 363-4422


Oct 15, 2016. Annual Harvestfest & Kidsfest on York Beach. This festival includes a variety of activities, live band and 150 local food vendors and juried & old fashioned market crafters from all over New England. Harvestfest also includes Kidsfest, horse & wagon rides, pumpkin decorating and more. Event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event #194 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Fall Festival - Shawnee Peak

119 Mountain Road
Bridgton, Maine 04009
Phone: (207) 647-8444


Oct 15, 2016. Shawnee Peak Fall Festival with a biergarden, pumpkin painting, apple cider, donuts, live music, lawn games, a scavenger hunt and a haybale stack for the kids to climb on. And we will be selling some of our junior rental skis & boots at great prices. Event is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Event #14318 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Octoberfest - The Maine Mall

364 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, Maine
Phone: (207) 774-0303


Oct 15, 2016. The Maine Mall invites families to come celebrate Fall at its first annual Octoberfest. This autumn festival will feature handmade New England crafts from over 35 vendors, local food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment (including local bands and kids entertainers), and a children's area with kid-friendly activities such as face painting and sidewalk chalk. We encourage you to bring the family for a day full of fall themed fun. Event on Saturday, Oct. 15 (rain date Oct. 16). Event #17755 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Camp Sunshine Maine Pumpkin Festival

95 Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04101
Phone: (207) 865-1212


Oct 22, 2016. The Camp Sunshine Maine Pumpkin Festival, a tradition that started in Maine in 2003, continues as the LL Bean campus and the streets of Freeport are transformed into a sea of orange. Join us as we light nearly 10,000 jack-o-lanterns displayed throughout the town. As always there will be tons of family fun including live music, children's activities, a costume parade and a family pumpkin carving area. Event is from noon to 5 p.m. Event #1297 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Ghostport Festival - Bucksport Downtown & Waterfront

52 Main Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
Phone: (207) 469-6818


Oct 22, 2016. Ghostport Festival in downtown Bucksport. Timed to coincide with Fright at the Fort just across the bay, this Halloween-themed event offers something for all ages, from the Lil' Goblins Parade down Main Street to Jonathan Buck's Race to the Grave. Whether it's the spooky or the sweet that you seek, Ghostport is the place for fall fun. Show off your creative skills in the carved pumpkin contest or skip the carving altogether and launch your pumpkin into the Penobscot using our trebuchet. After the sun sets, scare yourself silly at Fort Knox and then take our shuttle back to the waterfront to enjoy music, food and fireworks. Cap it all off with a late night horror film on the big screen. Event is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Event #14404 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon

Annual Harvest Festival - Pineland Farms

15 Farm View Drive
New Gloucester, Maine 04260
Phone: (207) 688-4539


Oct 22, 2016. Annual Harvest Festival at Pineland Farms. A day filled with harvest activities for families with children of all ages. Wear your Halloween costume! Ongoing activities include Farmers Olympics, apple cider demonstration, Corn "Maize," Click Clack Boo, Woods Walk, free showings of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," face painting, tractors to explore and farm photo booth Tickets $6 per person For more info see the Title link above or call the Education Department at (207) 650-3031. Event is on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Event #16156 |   Report Update   |   Submit An Event   |   Shop Amazon