The 2017 winner of the annual T-Shirt Design Contest is Breanna Cushman, of St. George.  Cushman’s cheery, upbeat design wonderfully captures the sights and spirit of the event, held every year during Columbus Day weekend. Cushman’s design depicts a nighttime downtown Damariscotta Main Street chockablock full of huge painted pumpkins grown by volunteers since mid-May, when nearly 600 baby pumpkins were given away free at Pinkham’s Plantation on Biscay Road.

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 2017 merchandise will be 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