New England Vacations Should Always Be Festive

Waterville Harvest Fest Oct 16 -17, 2010When Kennebec River rafting and Dead River rafting wrap up for the season, there are still lots of things to do across the gorgeous state of Maine.  Winter, of course, brings snow to bliss out skiers, snowmobilers, and snowshoers, but the last months of fall offer lots of great events to occupy the time until the whitestuff arrives in force.  Festivals are everywhere, featuring local Maine foods, goods and entertainment.

This weekend, October 16-17, 2010, the 8th Annual Harvest Fest takes place in Waterville.  Judging by the list of scheduled events, it’s going to be a fun weekend.  This is an event worth checking out for anyone in the area this weekend.

Saturday, October 16 – MAIN STREET & CASTONGUAY SQUARE

10:00am-5:00pm

  • Educational workshops and activities in Castonguay Square (rain location: Barrels Community Market), including apple tasting, spinning, and more
  • Downtown Scavenger Hunt! Participants will receive a free, reusable tote bag from Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition, a special snack from Barrels Community Market, and some complimentary tickets for Sunday’s Harvest Fest activities. Participants will also be entered into a drawing for a $100 Harvest Basket from Barrels.
  • Retail sales throughout Downtown

5:00-9:00pm

  • Harvest themed restaurant specials featuring local foods and beverages

7:00pm-10:00pm

  • Contra Dance and Beer Tent in Castonguay Square! Featuring Caller John McIntyre and The Gawlers!

Sunday, October 17 – ALL ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE AT HEAD OF FALLS!

10:00am-3:00pm

  • Pumpkin carving
  • Hay rides
  • Scarecrow building
  • Pumpkin bowling
  • Pony rides
  • Candy apple making
  • Food vendors
  • Apple Pie & Dessert Contest

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