2019 Dates Announced!

Full 2019 Pumpkinfest Schedule
(as of April 21, 2019)

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Offs – Saturday Oct 6

Official Giant Pumpkin Parade – Saturday Oct 12

Pumpkinboat Regatta – Monday Oct 14


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Calling Maine Artists! 2019 Pumpkinfest T-shirt

The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ invites Maine artists to submit a design for this year’s official festival t-shirt. The deadline to submit a design entry is Monday, June 17, 2019. A $500 prize will be awarded to the artist whose design is selected. Read full contest details.



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Seedling Sunday 2019

Seedling Sunday 2019 – The Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Plantlet Giveaway is May 19 from 9am – 2pm at Pinkham’s Plantation. We can’t wait to see you there as we hand out hundreds of ten-day-old pumpkin plantlets distributed to volunteer growers.

Check out our plant growing video here.

This event is 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, Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens, and Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & 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.


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 2019 event schedule and start planning your trip to Pumpkinfest now!

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