Giant Pumpkin Carving/Painting Friday
Each year, local Maine artists more than 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. Energetic and creative Maine artists are again sought this year to transform the new crop of giant pumpkins into whimsical, fabulous works of art.
Click here for a trail guide to this year’s pumpkins, enabling you to tour Damariscotta/Newcastle and see all of the decorated Atlantic Giant Pumpkins displayed there after they are deployed on the Thursday before Columbus Day weekend for the next two weeks.
The giant fruits are delivered on pallets, and are available for carving, painting and decorating on Friday and Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. The size of the pumpkins, subject to the vagaries of Mother Nature, range anywhere from “Jack-O-Lantern” (about 200 pounds), to “Great Pumpkin” (about 400 pounds), up to “Maxima” (600-1,200 pounds). They stand about four feet tall, if September has favorable growing conditions.
Please join the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ “Squashbucklers Team” and make the Giant Pumpkins come alive. To sign up or if you have questions, contact email@example.com
In the green-spirit of recycling, the decorated pumpkins are gathered in late-October for use as pig feed at a local farm!