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October 2019

Volunteer Growers Weigh-off

October 5 @ 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 & Regatta™ Weigh-Off Entry…

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Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) Official Weigh-off

October 6 @ 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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Giant Pumpkin Deployment

October 10 @ 3:45 pm
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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Artists at Work: Giant Pumpkin Carving/Painting Friday

October 11
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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Pumpkinboat Building

October 11 - October 12
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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$20

Pumpkin Derby “Pit Crew” – Axle Installation

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - October 12 @ 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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$5.00

Conjuring Carroll, Maine’s Fun Magician & Entertainer

October 11 @ 7:00 pm
Lincoln Theater,
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater  

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CLC-YMCA Kids Fun Run & Adults Zombie Run

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
CLC YMCA,
525 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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CLC-YMCA Kids Fun Run & Adults Zombie 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 Full Event Schedule Here   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and…

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Pumpkin Dessert Contest

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Skidompha Library,
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Full Event Schedule Here Congratulations to our winners of the 2018 Pumpkinfest Dessert Contest! Adult Division: Nancy Chick and Junior Division: Reese Nelson   Their dessert entries were selected from a panel of judges consisting of Guest Judge Patricia Tennison,…

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Children’s Story Hour & Crafts

October 12 @ 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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Buskers & Street Performers Saturday

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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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Official Damariscotta Pumpkinfest “Giant Pumpkin Parade”

October 12 @ 2:00 pm
Main Street,
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Official “Giant Pumpkin Parade” Sponsors: Maritime Energy –Maritime Farms /Sullivan Tire and Auto Service Music & Hooping by The Nikki Hunt Band Interested in being in the parade? View the sign-up info here! Full Event Schedule Here [vcex_button url="http://www.mainepumpkinfest.com/printable-schedule/"…

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Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gallagher, Villeneuve & DeGeer,
181 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Congratulations to the 2018 Winners! Click here for 2018 Pie Eating Contest results. The ever-popular Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest is held immediately following the Official Giant Pumpkin Parade (which begins at 2:00 p.m.) , on Saturday of Columbus Day weekend.…

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$5.00

Conjuring Carroll, Maine’s Fun Magician & Entertainer

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Lincoln Theater,
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater

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$6.00

Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast

October 13 @ 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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Eighth Annual Pumpkin Derby

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 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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Pumpkin Catapult & Giant Pumpkin Sling Shot Fun

October 13 @ 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, dropped, trebucheted, or otherwise launched - so come see the gourds as they fly through the air.…

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Buskers & Street Performers Sunday

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 13 @ 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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Giant Pumpkin Sling Shot Fun Monday

October 14 @ 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, dropped, trebucheted, or otherwise launched - so come see the gourds as they fly through the air.…

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The Queen of Pumpkins on her Throne – Monday

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Water Street,
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Take photos with "The Queen of Pumpkins" Most Excellent Majesty, Katharina Keoughan Sponsor: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Full Event Schedule Here

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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest – Pumpkinboat Regatta

October 14 @ 12:00 pm
Damariscotta Harbor,
49 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Full Event Schedule Here Sponsor: Colby & Gale/Phillips Power Products  Blessing of the Fleet 2018 Regatta Results The Regatta will take place when high tide allows each year. For 2019, that will be at 12:00 noon, with a Free Concert by…

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Buskers & Street Performers Monday

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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