Damariscotta PumpkinFest and Regatta

Date October 7, 2017
Time This is an all day event.

Event Description

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Damariscotta PumpkinFest and Regatta
Damariscotta, ME
Friday, October 6th - Monday, October 9th, 2017

Full Schedule of Events

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ is a uniquely spirited event that provides education to young and old, and also an economic boost to this rural, coastal community. Our intent is to expand annually, as has been done since the first two pumpkinboats raced one another in 2007. There’s no limit to where imagination can take this “Only in Maine!” festival.
Pumpkinfest draws visitors to the mid-coast region, and the entire state of Maine, via widely-publicized events such as:

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The Pumpkinboat Regatta, featuring numerous 400-700 pound, hollowed-out pumpkins with motors attached or paddled, piloted by volunteer captains, racing one another in the Damariscotta Harbor. This event is live-fed into the local theater;

A downtown display of 65+ volunteer-carved and decorated giant pumpkins lining Main Street in Damariscotta & Newcastle;

The Pumpkin “Soapbox-style” Derby, with competitions for kids and adults;

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The ever popular Pumpkin Dessert Contest and Pumpkin Pie Eating Contests;

The infamous 180′ Pumpkin Drop onto a stack of junked cars; and

The Giant Pumpkin Parade, featuring the winning pumpkin (the largest fruit in the State of Maine) from the weigh-off.

The Columbus Day weekend events, a true “slice of small town Americana” are supported by nearly one hundred local businesses and over 400 volunteer-growers who support this community event with both their time and money.  
The sense of wonder in the eyes of the children who attend the events of Damariscotta Pumpkinfest™ is a joy to behold!

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)
Great Salt Bay School (559 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME) 
DRA's Round Top Farm, (3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta, ME)

 

Photos by Todd Sandstrom

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