On Columbus Day Monday the Regatta will be held rain or shine.

The KidsZone will be CLOSED MONDAY due to potential inclement weather.

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2017 Festival Info

Coming to this year’s Pumpkinfest and Regatta?   Click here for a printable 2017 festival schedule. Visit our Events Calendar for more details!


2017 Weigh-Off Results

Congratulations to 2017’s GPC winner, Elroy Morgan. His pumpkin weighed in at 1683.5 lbs!! Paris Piermont headlined the child division for 2017 with a 912.5 pound pumpkin!  Congrats to Ethan Spear, winner of the adult volunteer growers weigh-off with a 726 lb pumpkin!

A big Pumpkinfest thank you to all of the volunteers and growers that participated!  Click here to see a full listing of results.


2017 Merchandise for Sale!

2017 Merchandise is available during Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ and from late-August through Columbus Day weekend at:

  • Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy at 469 Main Street (Uptown)
  • Supplies Unlimited at 47 School Street @ Main St. (Business Highway 1)
  • Pinkham’s Plantation at 431 Biscay Road

Click here to buy now!

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Maine’s Pumpkin Trail!

Follow Maine’s Pumpkin Trail from Labor Day through Halloween, to celebrate the arts, history, and giant fruit of Midcoast Maine! Maine’s Pumpkin Trail covers 50 miles of Maine’s most charming coastline and features  the Maine Maritime Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Boothbay Railway Village, and Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Squashbucklers, fall foliage seekers, and artists young and old will find fun events for the entire family! All aboard for Maine’s Pumpkin Trail!


Pumpkin Trail Map

Each year, local Maine artists more then meet the challenge of decorating sixty to seventy Atlantic Giant Pumpkins which are displayed in downtown Damariscotta & Newcastle during Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™. The results are extraordinary and bring thousands of viewers from New England and beyond. Click here for a trail guide to this year’s pumpkins.

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Festival Forms

Click on the pumpkin to find all the forms for Pumpkinfest events.

Click the blue button to find contacts for e-mail, social media, and our mailing address – as well as our non-profit status and license number.

Click the green button to download the most recent 2017 event schedule and start planning your trip to Pumpkinfest now!