Getting Here

Parking and Shuttle

Limited on-street and lot parking will be available in town during the festival, but we highly recommend that you plan to park in one of our 2 Pumpkinfest lots and take the shuttle into town.

Follow the “Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Shuttle/Parking” signs to the exit marked “Highway 129/130-Damariscotta”, and follow the FREE PARKING/SHUTTLE signs to the lots located at Lincoln Academy (81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME 04553).

Alternatively, continue on Highway 1 to the flashing light at Belvedere Road; turn right & continue to Business Highway 1 (Main Street), where you will turn right again toward the FREE parking lots & shuttle stop located at Great Salt Bay School (559 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543).

Past GSB School, there will be more FREE parking & another shuttle stop at the DRA’s Round Top Farm, (3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta, ME 04543) located near the intersection of Biscay Road and Main Street.

A fleet of SHUTTLE VANS, generously provided by Lincoln Academy, Great Salt Bay School and Cyr, will be running continuously over the weekend. The shuttle vans will operate on Saturday, October 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., as well as on Monday, October 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to take you to all of the events, both in Damariscotta/Newcastle and to the remote locations. For additional information, please email info@damariscottapumpkinfest.com.

Directions

Directions Coming from the South:

Travel north on Highway 295 to the exit marked #31 for “Topsham – Lisbon – Route 196” . Turn right at the light onto Route 196-E towards “Route 1 – Bath – Cooks Corner” and drive about 2.5 miles in the left lane onto Highway 1. Continue north on Highway 1 past “Historic Bath” and the exit for “Boothbay Harbor Region”. Look for the large orange hay bale pumpkins at Split Rock Distilling & Mexicali Blues as well as other signage before the exit marked “Damariscotta – Colonial Pemaquid – Fort William Henry – Bristol – Routes 129/130”. Leave Highway 1 and continue downhill on Business Highway 1.

 

Directions Coming from the North:

Damariscotta is about forty miles from Rockland, ME. From Rockland, travel south on Highway 1 for about 25 miles to the Damariscotta turnoff for Business Highway 1. Look for the large orange hay bale pumpkin at N.C. Hunt Lumber

Take a left exit at N.C. Hunt Lumber and continue about one mile to Great Salt Bay School (located on your left at 559 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543) and follow the “Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Shuttle/Parking” signs to their FREE PARKING lot.

Past GSB School, there will be more FREE parking & another shuttle stop at the DRA’s Round Top Farm, (3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta, ME 04543) located near the intersection of Biscay Road and Main Street.

Alternatively, continue on Highway 1 to the Highway 215 exit (at Louis Doe Home Center) and turn left onto 215 towards Newcastle/Damariscotta. At the intersection with Main Street, (at Newcastle Publick House), turn right onto Academy Hill and continue to the FREE parking lots at Lincoln Academy (81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME 04553).