You too can sport the nifty, autumn colors of 2016 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta when you buy an official:

  • hoodie ($40)
  • long sleeve T-shirt ($25)
  • short sleeve T-shirt ($20)
  • poster ($20)
  • ball cap ($20)
  • visor ($15)
  • backpack-tote ($10)
  • frizbee ($4) or
  • koozie ($2)

You’ll definitely want these collectors’ items to wear during Pumpkinfest or use while you tend your own pumpkin patch!

The 2016 winner of the annual T-Shirt Design Contest and $500 prize is New PUMPKINFEST---2016---T-SHIRT-A-DESIGN---CARLUCCI---FINALHarbor, Maine artist Serafina Carlucci. Serafina is the office manager of ‘The Carpenter’s Boat Shop‘, with which she has been associated for the last eleven years since moving to Maine from Boston to live with her partner, now husband, Darin. Besides spending time with her trusty office assistants (their kids), Serafina enjoys making things, learning new skills, and dancing.

There are many other opportunities for artists to be involved in Pumpkinfest, as all of the giant pumpkins in the area need to be turned into works of art during Pumpkinfest. If you are interested in lending your talents, please email

The complete line of 2016 merchandise is available in late summer, and can be ordered by emailing Merchandise is available during Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ and from late-August through Columbus Day weekend at:

  • Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy at 469 Main Street (Uptown)
  • Supplies Unlimited at 47 School Street @ Main St. (Business Highway 1)
  • Pinkham’s Plantation at 431 Biscay Road

Select “vintage” 2015 and earlier Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ merchandise – including backpack-totes, frisbees, magnets, pins, and drink koozies – is available currently by emailing:

The annual T-Shirt Design Contest $500 prize was won in 2015 by Portland, ME artist Karen Lybrand. Lybrand graduated from Syracuse University College of Visual and Performance Arts, with a BFA in Illustration and Advertising Design. In addition to her work as a freelance designer/artist, Lybrand has taught art in a community college program, in public schools, and as an outreach instructor in Native Alaskan villages. She also creates relief and intaglio prints and original works of art in a variety of media.