It’s that time of year again when the air gets a bit cooler, colorful leaves paint the landscapes around us, and festivals take place almost every weekend, it’s fall time in Maine! So, start planning your fall getaway and read our six ways to enjoy coastal Maine in the fall for an unforgettable vacation.
When: September 20th, 2018
Mark your calendars this September for the 7th annual Claw Down in Boothbay. Originally created to help support the lobster industry has now become a highly celebrated and anticipated event in the fall. For $70 admission ticket visitors will get lobster bites, wine, beer, and dessert. And for the first year, the event will be coupled with the Boothbay Food and Music Festival. Tickets will sell out fast so hurry to secure your spot.
When: September 29th – October 8th, 2018
Be sure you are here Columbus Day weekend to enjoy the best of the fall season in Maine at the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest. Watch the “Giant Pumpkin Parade”, participate in the pumpkin derby, and cheer on those racing in the pumpkin regatta. This festival also gives visitors the chance to see the “weigh-off” with giant pumpkins, some weighing over 1,400 pounds!
When: September 30th, 2018
While in season from spring to fall, oysters are said to taste their best in the fall as they fatten up for preparation for overwintering. So, in honor of these slippery treats come out and support the Pemaquid Oyster Festival. Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina hosts the event on the bank of the Damariscotta River. Over 10,000 oysters are consumed every year at this event, making this one tasty treat for all.
Hop aboard Maine’s Pumpkin Trail and discover over 40 miles of Main’s most charming coastline. From Freeport to Damariscotta, every year starting Labor Day through October 31st Maine’s Mid-coast towns bring to life the best of the fall season. Find street art, festivals, cruises, giant pumpkins, and more all for your entertainment. View the 2018 Event Calendar (PDF) for further information or follow Main’s Pumpkin Trail on their Facebook page for all updates.
Fall foliage drives
Of course, what would fall be without a scenic drive to see Maine’s fall foliage? These are our two favorite drives worth taking during this colorful time of year.
For other ways to enjoy Main’s fall foliage visit our blog on How to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Maine.
Stay at Newcastle Inn
Nestled along the Damariscotta River in Newcastle, Maine, Newcastle Inn is your perfect place to unwind after a full day of fun fall activities and site seeing. Our bed and breakfast is the perfect “home base” for exploring nearby Boothbay Harbor, Rockland Freeport, and so many others.
Enjoy beautiful views of the Damariscotta River and the tranquil surrounding of Newcastle with our charming rooms in both our main house and carriage house. With some of the best amenities and accommodations in the area, our rooms fill up fast! So, book your stay with Newcastle Inn today and discover how you can enjoy fall in Mid-Coast Maine.