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.

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Seedling Sunday 2018

Join us for Seedling Sunday – the Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Plantlet Giveaway.  Grow your own giant pumpkin and bring it to the Weigh-off’s in the fall! *Volunteer Grower Age guidelines have changed.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 9:00am – 2:00pm @ Pinkham’s Plantation, 431 Biscay Road, Damariscotta

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


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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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! Click here for a schedule of events.


Pumpkin Artists Wanted

If you are interested in participating in the 2018 t-shirt design contest, or 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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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.