Whatever you have been doing with pumpkins I would bet it doesn't begin to compare with the town of Damariscotta Maine. Last weekend we took a fall New England walk-about and stumbled upon the greatest pumpkin festival ever.
Now only are they big-- This year three pumpkins were state record breakers, all over 1400 pounds-- but, the citizens seem to take the whole thing with a hearty dose of whimsy and good humor.
The history of the pumpkin festival in Damariscotta is not long, 3 years, but it has caught on with admirable enthusiasm and now there is an ever rising bar to explore and improve all things pumpkin including the pumpkin regatta -- yes a pumpkin boat race, costumes, carved and painted pumpkins by talented artists, decorations, and even pumpkin shooting or launching plus, pumpkin edibles of all sorts. If you like pumpkin art definitely consider a visit.
Check out pictures of the 2010 Great Pumpkin Festival in Damariscotta Maine.