Pumpkin Pics

Each year, local Maine artists more then 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 from New England and beyond. Click here for a trail guide to this year’s pumpkins.

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Public Art Program

The giant fruits are delivered on pallets, and are available for carving, painting and decorating on Friday and Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. The size of the pumpkins, subject to the vagaries of Mother Nature, range anywhere from “Jack-O-Lantern” (about 200 pounds), to “Great Pumpkin” (about 400 pounds), up to “Maxima” (600-1,200 pounds). They stand about four feet tall, if September has favorable growing conditions. Click here for official artist decorating tips.

Please join the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ “Squashbucklers Team” and make the Giant Pumpkins come alive. To sign up or if you have questions, contact us at artists@damariscottapumpkinfest.com.

T-Shirt Contest Entries

Breanna Cushman, of St. George submitted the winning design for this year’s Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™.

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.

T-Shirt Contest Entries

Each year the call goes out to submit designs for the annual T-shirt contest.  Many talented entries are received each year, below are entries submitted in 2016 and 2017; although not chosen as the final winners, each design is a great representation of the spirit of Pumpkinfest and the local community of Damariscotta.

2016 T Shirt Entrants 1000×700
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PUMPKINFEST – 2016 – T-SHIRT ART – GINA HOFFSES, WITH MOBIUS INC

ARTIST: GINA HOFFSES, WITH MOBIUS INC. OF DAMARISCOTTA, ME

PUMPKINFEST – 2016 – T-SHIRT ART – OLSON

ARTIST: LAUREN OLSON OF BREMEN, ME

PUMPKINFEST – 2016 – T-SHIRT ART For Web – MAKARETZ

ARTIST: SOLVEJG MAKARETZ OF YARMOUTH, ME

PUMPKINFEST – 2016 – T-SHIRT ART For Web – GLENDINNING

ARTIST: MELISSA GLENDINNING, SOUTH BRISTOL, ME

PUMPKINFEST – 2016 – T-SHIRT ART For Web – NORRIS

ARTIST: BRENDA NORRIS OF TRESCOTT TOWNSHIP, ME

PUMPKINFEST – 2016 – T-SHIRT ART For Web – HUPP, JUDITH

ARTIST: JUDITH HUPP OF TRESCOTT TOWNSHIP, ME

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PUMPKINFEST – 2017 – T-SHIRT ART – GLENDINNING — MELISSA

Submitted by Melissa Glendinning

2016 T Shirt Entrants 1000×700ARTIST: GINA HOFFSES, WITH MOBIUS INC. OF DAMARISCOTTA, MEARTIST:  LAUREN OLSON OF BREMEN, MEARTIST:  SOLVEJG MAKARETZ OF YARMOUTH, MEARTIST: MELISSA GLENDINNING, SOUTH BRISTOL, MEARTIST:  BRENDA NORRIS OF TRESCOTT TOWNSHIP, MEARTIST:  JUDITH HUPP OF TRESCOTT TOWNSHIP, MESubmitted By Alyssa WilleySubmitted By Alyssa WilleySubmitted By Alyssa WilleySubmitted By Melissa Glendinning