Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Around the Corner

Another year has flown by and all things "pumpkin" is what is on everyone's mind here in the Newcastle/Damariscotta area. We are just days away from the start of the Damariscotta Region Pumpkinfest and Regatta! The massive pumpkins were weighed this past weekend, and the winner weighed in at an astonishing 1727.5 pounds! That is a lot of pumpkin pie! This giant pumpkin will be on display during the festival. One of my favorite things occurs on Thursday, October 8 when all of the pumpkins are delivered to the area businesses that are sponsors of this fun event. The next day is when the artists get to work turning these huge gourds into works of art.

There is something for everyone with a variety of activities taking place over the weekend in and around town. Here is a brief overview

  • Saturday, October 10
    • Pumpkinfest Parade
    • Pumpkin Baking Contest
    • Pumpkin Boat Building
  • Sunday, October 11
    • Pumpkin Derby
    • Pumpkin Drop
  • Monday, October 12
    • Pumpkinboat Regatta

Newcastle Inn is a short 1/2 mile walk, following the Damariscotta River, to the center of town making it an ideal location for enjoying this fun weekend. The breakfast menu will feature special pumpkin recipes for you to enjoy while enjoying your stay at our Midcoast Maine Bed and Breakfast. The inn is filling up so don't delay in making your reservation.

Newcastle Inn 2015