2018 Dates Announced!

PUMPKINBOAT REGATTA will be held at noon on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8, 2018

PUMPKINFEST’S MAJOR EVENTS including PARADE/DERBY/HURL/HUNT/DROP will be held during Columbus Day Weekend: October 5-8, 2018.

ATLANTIC GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFFs will be held the PRIOR week-end, September 29 & 30, 2018.


Pumpkin Artists Wanted

If you are interested in participating in the 2018 pumpkin street art, please email and advise of your interest to participate, along with the following information:
1. Your name with email address for contact.
2. Your physical mailing address.
3. Your phone number for best contact.
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2018 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest T-shirt Design Winner Chosen

Marybeth Canedy of Jefferson submitted the winning t-shirt design for this year’s Pumpkinfest & Regatta.

T-shirts, Hoodies and other Pumpkinfest gear are available at Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy of Damariscotta, Main Street Grocery, Beach Plum Company at the Newcastle Bridge, and Supplies Unlimited. Merchandise can also be ordered by filling out the order form and  emailing  it to

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Seedling Sunday 2018

Seedling Sunday 2018 – The Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Plantlet Giveaway, was a success!  It was our busiest year ever, with hundreds of ten day old pumpkin plantlets distributed to volunteer growers.

Check out our plant growing video here.

We look forward to seeing our volunteer growers at the Weigh-off’s in the fall!

This event was Proudly sponsored by Sysco – Northern New England & Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy

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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 40 miles of Maine’s most charming coastline and features  the Maine Maritime Museum, Visit Freeport, 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! Click here for a schedule of events.


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.

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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 preliminary 2018 event schedule and start planning your trip to Pumpkinfest now!

For a schedule of events that will take place in Damariscotta, Click here.