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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-Shirt Contest Entries
Now accepting entries for the 2017 T-Shirt design contest! Submission deadline is June 19th. Please see our home page for full details on entering this year’s contest!
The call goes out every year for Artists to design the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ official festival T-Shirt. Below are the submitted designs for 2016 that fell just short in this very competitive contest. Though they did not win the right to be worn by thousands, the public participation in the arts is vital to Pumpkinfest’s success.
ARTIST: GINA HOFFSES, WITH MOBIUS INC. OF DAMARISCOTTA, ME
ARTIST: LAUREN OLSON OF BREMEN, ME
ARTIST: SOLVEJG MAKARETZ OF YARMOUTH, ME
ARTIST: MELISSA GLENDINNING, SOUTH BRISTOL, ME
ARTIST: BRENDA NORRIS OF TRESCOTT TOWNSHIP, ME
ARTIST: JUDITH HUPP OF TRESCOTT TOWNSHIP, ME
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