Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Festival in Damariscotta Maine

Damariscotta, Maine hosts a pumpkin festival in the fall. It's truly a fun family festival. Activities include carving pumpkins, eating pumpkin products, a parade, pumpkin chuckin', and the crowd favorite, pumpkin boat races. How do you race pumpkins? You grow a huge pumpkin, we're talking pumpkins that weigh over 1,000 lbs. You hollow them out, get inside and go. They race with paddles and with motors. Although the crowd grows every year, the number of people who get in the pumpkin remains small. I think the chilly Atlantic is a deterrent. I took some photos of the pumpkins, but there is a lot more to see at the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival. Plan on going next October.

Spectators line the shore to watch the pumpkin boat races.

This lady made a "Harpschi Gourd". She played it and it was really nice.

This is beautiful!

...... I think this one has to do with Breast Cancer Awareness

If you need a photographer for your event call Kim at Fenn Fotographics.

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