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May 2019

Seedling Sunday

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pinkham’s Plantation, 431 Biscay Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Plant Giveaway Each year over 600 FREE Atlantic Giant Pumpkin plants are given away during the “Seedling Sunday” event. Those seedlings become the grand daddies of the pumpkin patch and are featured during Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™…

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October 2019

Volunteer Growers Weigh-off

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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 Form…

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Wawenock Pumpkinfest Golf Scramble *

October 6
Wawenock Golf Course, 685 State Route 129
Walpole, ME 04573
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$60

Wawenock Golf Club is pleased to hold It’s first Pumpkinfest Tournament. This day will be shared with the public and our members to celebrate one of the biggest attractions to Maine. Be ready for 18 holes of golf with cart,…

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Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) Official Weigh-off

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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 grown…

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Giant Pumpkin Deployment

October 10 @ 3:45 pm
Main Street Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States + Google Map

What a sight to behold! Dozens of Atlantic Giant Pumpkins loaded onto volunteered flatbed trucks –using forklifts lent by Hammond Lumber - rumbling down Main Street!  These “Bad Boys” are real traffic stoppers, on Thursday before Columbus Day weekend, as…

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Artists at Work: Giant Pumpkin Carving/Painting Friday

October 11
Main Street Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States + Google Map

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 and…

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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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$20

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: Newcastle Chrysler…

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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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$5.00

Conjuring Carroll's shows are interactive using audience volunteers to help within the shows. You will experience comedy, sleight of hand, and good clean fun. From live animal productions, to audience participation, to disappearing heads, you will absolutely love the performance!…

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Troy Hudson and the High Road *

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Penalty Box, 436 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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No Cover Charge

Sponsor: The Penalty Box Unaffiliated event

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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: Central Lincoln County YMCA   * This is an “Unaffiliated Event” and is not sponsored…

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KidsZone, ArtZone, AND Conjuring Carroll’s “School of Magic & Wizardry”

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Round Top Farm, 510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Darrows Barn, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta http://conjuringcarroll.com/ (Magic School Fee: $10) KidsZone Sponsor: Tidewater Telecom ArtZone Sponsor: Farnsworth Art Museum CarZone Sponsor: Owls Head Transportation Museum

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Scavenger Hunt

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
InfoZone & KidsZone

This year's Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by The Beach Plum Company, leads kids and their families on a tour of various Pumpkinfest venues! It will be held on Saturday, October 12, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, starting at either the KidZone…

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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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Pumpkin Dessert Contest 2019 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta is pleased to invite all chefs, bakers, and wannabe Food Network stars to enter this year’s Pumpkin Dessert Contests (adult and junior division competitions). This yummy event will be held on the…

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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 abounds…

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Buskers & Street Performers Saturday

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Theater Street Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States + Google Map

The root of the word “busker” may be Italian or Spanish, but you don’t need any translation to understand and enjoy the lively sounds, exotic dancing, circus arts and the magic of watching Buskers perform onstage on Theater Street, adjacent…

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The Queen of Pumpkins on her Throne – Saturday

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Water Street Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States + Google Map

Take photos with "The Queen of Pumpkins" Most Excellent Majesty, Katharina Keoughan 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. AND 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sponsor: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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Metropolitan Opera – “Turandot” – by Puccini *

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:35 pm
Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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$5 – $25

$25 adult / $23 LCCT-members / $5 for 18 or under Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater * Unaffiliated event

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Official Damariscotta Pumpkinfest “Giant Pumpkin Parade”

October 12 @ 2:00 pm
Main Street Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States + Google Map

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! 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 2019 Winners! KIDS (AGE 12 & UNDER) First Place: Brendan Reed of Warren, ME Second Place: Natalie Emmons Third Place: Olivia Swartzentruber TEENS (AGE 13 - 19) First Place: Joseph Wrigley Second Place: Zachary Reed of Warren,…

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The Scolded Dogs *

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Shuck Station, 68 Main St
Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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No Cover Charge

  The Scolded Dogs  * 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. scoldeddogs.com/the-band.html 68 Main Street, Newcastle Sponsor: Shuck Station

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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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$5.00

Conjuring Carroll's shows are interactive using audience volunteers to help within the shows. You will experience comedy, sleight of hand, and good clean fun. From live animal productions, to audience participation, to disappearing heads, you will absolutely love the performance!…

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Sundog *

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Penalty Box, 436 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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No Cover Charge

Sponsor: The Penalty Box * Unaffiliated event

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Music / Entertainment *

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Oysterhead Lounge @ Newcastle Public House, 52 Main Street
Newcastle, ME 04553 United States
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No Cover Charge

Sponsor: Oysterhead Lounge at Newcastle Publick House * Unafilliated event

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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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$6.00

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 per…

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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. Entrants, who design, decorate and build the pumpkin racers, compete in different age groups: Youth…

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Giant Pumpkin Catapult & 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 CRCT’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 + Google Map

The root of the word “busker” may be Italian or Spanish, but you don’t need any translation to understand and enjoy the lively sounds, exotic dancing, circus arts and the magic of watching Buskers perform onstage on Theater Street, adjacent…

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KidsZone, ArtZone, AND Conjuring Carroll’s “School of Magic & Wizardry”

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Round Top Farm, 510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Darrows Barn, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta http://conjuringcarroll.com/ (Magic School Fee: $10) KidsZone Sponsor: Tidewater Telecom ArtZone Sponsor: Farnsworth Art Museum CarZone Sponsor: Owls Head Transportation Museum

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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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Free

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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The Horseshoe Crabs *

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina, 40 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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No Cover Charge

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 Pumpkinfest. Damariscotta…

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Movie — “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” *

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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FREE Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater * Unaffiliated event

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Don Brewer Blues Band *

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Penalty Box, 436 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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No Cover Charge

Sponsor: The Penalty Box * Unaffiliated event

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Movie — “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” *

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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FREE Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater * Unaffiliated event

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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 CRCT’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 + Google Map

Take photos with "The Queen of Pumpkins" Most Excellent Majesty, Katharina Keoughan Sponsor: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens  

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The Gulch: Free Concert

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parking Lot, Behind Colby & Gale Service Station, Main Street, Damariscotta + Google Map

Local band The Gulch was formed during the Summer of 2016 open mic nights at Schooner Landing and Marina in Damariscotta. Taking their name from the infamous “Misery Gulch” between Schooner's and the back parking lot, These Thursday night jam…

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KidsZone, ArtZone, AND Conjuring Carroll’s “School of Magic & Wizardry”

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Round Top Farm, 510 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s Darrows Barn, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta http://conjuringcarroll.com/ (Magic School Fee: $10) KidsZone Sponsor: Tidewater Telecom ArtZone Sponsor: Farnsworth Art Museum CarZone Sponsor: Owls Head Transportation Museum

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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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Sponsor: Colby & Gale/Phillips Power Products  Some History... The Second Annual Pumpkinboat Regatta, held in 2008, was the topic of an in-depth segment on Discovery Channel's "Wreckreation Nation".  It was there that the rules were explained as "there are no…

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Buskers & Street Performers Monday

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Theater Street Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States + Google Map

The root of the word “busker” may be Italian or Spanish, but you don’t need any translation to understand and enjoy the lively sounds, exotic dancing, circus arts and the magic of watching Buskers perform onstage on Theater Street, adjacent…

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Kid’s FREE Movie Matinee — “Smallfoot” (PG)

October 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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(Limited seating on a “first come” basis - no ticket required) Sponsor: The Lincoln Theater

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