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September 2017

Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruise

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lincoln Theater,
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruise * This cruise will depart from the Maine Maritime Museum. Cost: members $52/non-members $65/age 6-12 $42/under 6 $5 Sponsor: Maine Maritime Museum   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest assumes…

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Bath Cemetery Tour – Thursday

September 28 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum,
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Bath Cemetery Tour * This cruise will depart from the Maine Maritime Museum. Cost: members $24/non-members $30/under 12 $12 Sponsor: Maine Maritime Museum   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest assumes no resposibility, nor…

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Volunteer Growers Weigh-off

September 30 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pinkham’s Plantation,
431 Biscay Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The Volunteer-Growers’ Weigh-Off will measure your giant pumpkin for a shot at the amateur title! Drop off from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. with Volunteer-Growers Weigh-off starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. An official Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ Weigh-Off Entry Form must…

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Boothbay Railway Village – Family Harvest Days Saturday

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boothbay Railway Village,
586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Boothbay Railway Village – Family Harvest Days * Sponsor: Boothbay Railway Village The Boothbay Railway Village is a non-profit educational organization. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by historic…

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Pumpkin Derby Pre-Registration

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pinkham’s Plantation,
431 Biscay Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The Pumpkin Derby features small, non-motorized pumpkin racers (total weight not to exceed 20 pounds) that race on a 50 yard course in downtown Damariscotta. Entrants, who design, decorate and build the pumpkin racers, compete in three age groups:…

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Free

Maine Maritime Museum – Pints on the Pier (Brewfest)

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum,
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Pints on the Pier (Brewfest) * See http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/events/pints-pier/ for more info on this event. Sponsor: Maine Maritime Museum   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest assumes no resposibility, nor does it endorse these events.…

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October 2017
Free

Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) Official Weigh-off

October 1 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pinkham’s Plantation,
431 Biscay Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) weigh-off is the State of Maine’s largest weigh-off, featuring the jaw-dropping TOTAL PURSE OF $10,000 is sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™!   A bonus of$1,000 will be awarded for a New State Record…

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Boothbay Railway Village – Family Harvest Days Sunday

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boothbay Railway Village,
586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Boothbay Railway Village – Family Harvest Days * Sponsor: Boothbay Railway Village The Boothbay Railway Village is a non-profit educational organization. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by historic…

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Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruise

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum,
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruise * This cruise will depart from the Maine Maritime Museum. Cost: members $52/non-members $65/age 6-12 $42/under 6 $5 Sponsor: Maine Maritime Museum   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest assumes…

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Maine’s Harvest Miss Pageant

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Theater,
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Maine’s Harvest Miss Pageant* Facebook Sponsor: Maine Academic Scholarship Program The Maine Academic Scholarship Program offers annual academic scholarships and awards to young men and women who participate in the MASP pageant. Scholarships are academic achievement, community service, and art based.…

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Free

Giant Pumpkin Deployment

October 5 @ 3:45 pm
Main Street,
65 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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What a sight to behold! Dozens of Atlantic Giant Pumpkins loaded onto volunteered flatbed trucks –using forklifts lent by Hammond Lumber and Hammond Tractor - rumbling down Main Street!  These “Bad Boys” are real traffic stoppers, on Thursday before…

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Bath Cemetery Tour

October 5 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum,
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Bath Cemetery Tour * This cruise will depart from the Maine Maritime Museum. Cost: members $24/non-members $30/under 12 $12 Sponsor: Maine Maritime Museum   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest assumes no resposibility, nor…

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Free

Giant Pumpkin Carving/Painting Friday

October 6
Main Street,
65 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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…

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Rockland Art Walk – Andrew Wyeth at 100 Exhibit

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum,
16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Rockland Art Walk – Andrew Wyeth at 100 Exhibit * Sponsor: The Farnsworth Art Museum Rockland, Maine Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists.…

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG)

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lincoln Theater,
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The Lincoln Theater presents a screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - (rated PG) Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest assumes no resposibility, nor does it endorse these events. [vcex_button url="http://www.mainepumpkinfest.com/printable-schedule/"…

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Free

Giant Pumpkin Carving/Painting Saturday

October 7
Main Street,
65 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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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…

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Free

Pumpkinboat Building

October 7
Pinkham’s Plantation,
431 Biscay Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come and build your own pumpkin boat racer or watch the intrepid boat builders transform a giant pumpkin into a seaworthy vessel. The rules are "there are no rules and no fouls, other than that the pumpkin needs to float…

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Street Food

October 7 - October 9
Main Street,
65 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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During the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™, the streets of Damariscotta/Newcastle  are filled with the smells of a variety of delicious offerings from downtown restaurants, as well as vendors and service clubs.  A wide array of food is provided throughout Saturday…

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CLC-YMCA Zombie Run & Kid’s Fun Run

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
CLC YMCA,
525 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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CLC-YMCA Zombie Run & Kid’s Fun Run * 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration 9:15 a.m. Kid’s Fun Run 9:30 a.m. Adult 5K Zombie Run Sponsors: CLC-YMCA   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest.…

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Free

InfoZone

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Irving Service Station,
105 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ “BUILDS COMMUNITY”, the InfoZone is held on the Saturday & Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Sponsors: Newcastle Realty/Cheney Insurance/Newcastle Vacation Rentals During the InfoZone, local non-profits distribute literature about their organizations and inform visitors of their charter.…

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Boothbay Railway Village 49th Annual Fall Foliage Festival Saturday

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boothbay Railway Village,
586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Boothbay Railway Village 50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival * Sponsor: Boothbay Railway Village The Boothbay Railway Village is a non-profit educational organization. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by…

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Free

Children’s Story Hour & Crafts

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Skidompha Library,
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The traditional Saturday Children’s Story Hour continues to be sponsored by Skidompha Library. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ is all about the kids! Hundreds of volunteer “Squashbucklers” invest thousands of hours to ensure that free (or nearly free) family fun…

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KidsZone & Pumpkin Queen’s Throne Saturday

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KidsZone,
Water Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ is all about the kids! Hundreds of volunteer “Squashbucklers” invest thousands of hours to ensure that free (or nearly free) family fun abounds during Pumpkinfest, from the weigh-offs at the beginning to the free matinee at…

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Free

Buskers & Street Performers Saturday

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Theater Street,
Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Street performers will perform on Saturday, Sunday & Monday during Columbus Day weekend at Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ ! Numerous acts will take to the stage for the delight of visitors young and old throughout the weekend. With multiple…

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Pumpkin Dessert Contest

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Skidompha Library,
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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This yummy event is free to enter and pits all chefs, bakers, and wannabe Food Network stars in the Pumpkin Dessert Contest. Preregistration is required. Register by Wednesday, Oct 4th.  Forms are located here or in-person at Skidompha Library. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00…

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Pumpkin Derby “Pit Crew” – Axle Installation

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First National Bank,
223 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Time to complete your pumpkin racer! The Pumpkin Derby takes place Columbus Day weekend and features small, non-motorized pumpkin racers (total weight not to exceed 20 pounds) that race on a 50 yard course in downtown Damariscotta. Sponsors: First…

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Metropolitan Opera – Norma – by Bellini

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lincoln Theater,
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Metropolitan Opera - Norma – by Bellini * Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta Pumpkinfest assumes no resposibility, nor does it endorse these events. [vcex_button url="http://www.mainepumpkinfest.com/printable-schedule/" title="List of All…

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Official “Giant Pumpkin Parade”

October 7 @ 2:15 pm
Main Street,
65 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Official “Giant Pumpkin Parade” Sponsor: Sullivan Tire & Auto Service Music & Hooping by The Nikki Hunt Band **************************************************** The Royal House of Orange Queen of Pumpkins Last Pumpkin Patch, Third Row Dear “Squashbucklers”: Over the past few years, I…

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Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gallagher, Villeneuve & DeGeer,
181 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The ever-popular Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest is held immediately following the Official Giant Pumpkin Parade (which begins at 2:15 p.m.) , on Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. Contestants are divided into two categories, aged 12 and under, and aged…

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Will & Doug

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Newcastle Publick House,
52 Main Street
Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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Will & Doug * No Cover Charge Sponsor: Oysterhead Lounge at the Newcastle Publick House Head just up Main Street into Newcastle to enjoy some live entertainment at the Newcastle Publick House.   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not…

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Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast

October 8 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
American Legion Hall,
527 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast * Sponsor: Wells Hussey American Legion – Post 42, Ladies Auxiliary Join the local American Legion for a full breakfast before you set out on a fun day of activity, and of course it features pumpkin! $6…

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Pumpkin Derby

October 8 @ 8:30 am
Weatherbird Hill,
132 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The Pumpkin Derby features small, non-motorized pumpkin racers (total weight not to exceed 20 pounds) that race on a 50 yard course in downtown Damariscotta. Sponsors: Newcastle Chrysler Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Viper / First National Bank Entrants, who design, decorate and build…

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KidsZone & Pumpkin Queen’s Throne – Sunday

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KidsZone,
Water Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ is all about the kids! Hundreds of volunteer “Squashbucklers” invest thousands of hours to ensure that free (or nearly free) family fun abounds during Pumpkinfest, from the weigh-offs at the beginning to the free matinee…

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InfoZone Sunday

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Irving Service Station,
105 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ “BUILDS COMMUNITY”, the InfoZone is held on the Saturday & Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Sponsors: Newcastle Realty/Cheney Insurance/Newcastle Vacation Rentals During the InfoZone, local non-profits distribute literature about their organizations and inform visitors of their charter. It’s…

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Boothbay Railway Village 49th Annual Fall Foliage Festival Sunday

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boothbay Railway Village,
586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Boothbay Railway Village 50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival * Sponsor: Boothbay Railway Village The Boothbay Railway Village is a non-profit educational organization. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by…

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Pumpkin Hurl

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Round Top Farm,
510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The Dayton Destroyer pumpkin cannon demo-team from near Biddeford, Maine will shoot pumpkins from their homemade cannon. This year, the cannon demonstration will be held on at the DRA’s Round Top Farm, located at 3 Round Top Lane, in…

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Pumpkin Catapult & Giant Pumpkin Sling Shot Fun

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Round Top Farm,
510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come watch Giant Pumpkin Sling Shot Fun at DRA’s Round Top Farm! Airborne pumpkins are an all natural source of fun at Pumpkinfest - whether sling-shotted, catapulted, air-cannoned, dropped, trebucheted, or otherwise launched - so come see the gourds as they fly through the…

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Buskers & Street Performers Sunday Afternoon

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Theater Street,
Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Street performers will perform on Saturday, Sunday & Monday during Columbus Day weekend at Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ ! Numerous acts will take to the stage for the delight of visitors young and old throughout the weekend. With multiple…

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Kid’s Pumpkin Hunt

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Round Top Farm,
510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Think “Easter Egg Hunt” only in orange !! Each year over 300 Jack-be-Littles, hidden in the Damariscotta River Association’s field, wait to be discovered by excited youngsters participating in Damariscotta Pumpkinfest’s™ Pumpkin Hunt. Children’s prizes, generously donated by Renys…

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Giant Pumpkin Drop

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Round Top Farm,
510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Visitors can thrill to the sight of huge Atlantic Giant Pumpkins being dropped from a 180’ crane onto junk cars and into inflatable swimming pools.  In the green-spirit of recycling, the splattered pumpkin pulp is gathered for eventual pig feed…

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The Horseshoe Crabs

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina,
40 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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The Horseshoe Crabs (Rock & Country Band) * No Cover Charge Sponsor: Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina Located on the Water in Damariscotta, Maine Visit the Horseshoe Crabs website   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored by Damariscotta…

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Giant Pumpkin Sling Shot Fun Monday

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Round Top Farm,
510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come watch Giant Pumpkin Sling Shot Fun at DRA’s Round Top Farm! Airborne pumpkins are an all natural source of fun at Pumpkinfest - whether sling-shotted, catapulted, air-cannoned, dropped, trebucheted, or otherwise launched - so come see the gourds as they fly through the…

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KidsZone & Pumpkin Queen’s Throne Monday

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
KidsZone,
Water Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ is all about the kids! Hundreds of volunteer “Squashbucklers” invest thousands of hours to ensure that free (or nearly free) family fun abounds during Pumpkinfest, from the weigh-offs at the beginning to the free matinee…

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Pumpkinboat Regatta

October 9 @ 12:00 pm
Damariscotta Harbor,
49 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Sponsor: Colby & Gale/Phillips Power Products    The Regatta will take place when high tide allows each year. For 2017, that will be at 12:00 noon, with a Free Concert by Misery Gulch Band at the Harbor from 10:00am-11:30am. The event…

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Buskers & Street Performers Monday

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Theater Street,
Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Street performers will perform on Saturday, Sunday & Monday during Columbus Day weekend at Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ ! Numerous acts will take to the stage for the delight of visitors young and old throughout the weekend. With multiple…

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Kid’s Free Matinee

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lincoln Theater,
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Kid’s Free Matinee – "The Secret Life of Pets"(PG) 2:00pm movie - Limited seating on a “first come” basis - no tickets required Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater Come join the fun in the center of town and the kids…

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