Events in Midcoast Maine

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest

The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest was held last week, complete with the improbable “Pumpkin Regatta” where contestants race their boats of hollowed-out pumpkins across the Damariscotta River.  Unsurprisingly, many don’t make it to the finish line!

We missed the festivities, but made it a week later for some of those fabulous Damariscotta oysters at the comfy King Eider’s Pub and to check out the entries in last week’s pumpkin decorating competition. Some of these beasts approach 500 pounds, so their decoration requires both artistic skill and a strong back!  Here are some of our favorites (click on thumbnail to enlarge):

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