So, you're not quite sure what this big celebration is all about? Well, don't be alarmed. We're here to help. Each and every fall, more than 15,000 people flock to the waters edge to enjoy the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta!

The staple attraction of this major celebration you ask? The annual pumpkin boat races! And if you think hollowing out a massive gourd, getting it to float, and then paddling it around the harbor is the most impressive thing you'll ever see. just wait until the motorized class! That's right, people actually strap outboard boat motors to these bad boys. Please don't miss the excitement this weekend.. The weather is looking great, and the kids will love it. Plus, there is a TON of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING... That's right, ladies.. you heard me!