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Plan Your Visit

Click here for a printable schedule of events for the entire festival. The festival takes place in downtown Damariscotta – the heart of beautiful Midcoast Maine – a vibrant mix of unique shops, community services, restaurants, the Lincoln Theater, farmers’ markets, and artists’ galleries. Click for more info on directions, parking and shuttles, accommodations, and nearby attractions.  Consider planning a longer visit and exploring all of what Damariscotta and Maine’s Midcoast region has to offer!

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Maine’s Pumpkin Trail!

Follow Maine’s Pumpkin Trail from Labor Day through October to celebrate the arts, history, and giant fruit of Midcoast Maine! New for 2016, 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!

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Growers – Get your Pumpkins Ready!

The 2016 Volunteer Growers Weigh-off is October 1 @ 10:00am (drop-off as early as 7:00am)  Click here for full event details.

The 2016 Official GPC Weigh-off is October 2 @ 10:00am (drop-off as early as 7:00am) featuring the jaw-dropping total purse of $10,000! Click here for full event details.

Click here for rules and registration forms.


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View Our 10th Anniversary Photo Gallery!

Did you know that 2016 is the 10th anniversary of Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ and Regatta?  Join us as we celebrate 10 years of pumpkin boats, parades, giant pumpkin drops and lots of pumpkin fun with our local community.

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10th Anniversary Merchandise for Sale!

Order your 2016 “Special” 10th Anniversary Merchandise now before it sells out. Click here to buy now!

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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.