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Portland Artist Karen Lybrand Selected as
Pumpkinfest T-Shirt Artist for 2015

"Buzz-kins" - Raising Pumpkins to Raise Funds

T-Shirt Design Contest - $500 Prize for Winner !!

Pumpkinfest Gets Into Full Swing at “Seedling Sunday”

Raise a Pumpkin, Raise Funds for a Non-profit


Page O’Rourke Selected as Pumpkinfest T-Shirt Artist for 2014

Calling all Artists and Sculptors

If It’s Autumn, it’s Time for the 8th Annual Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

Calling All Artists For the 2014 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™
T-Shirt Design Contest


How to harvest your Giant Pumpkin

A Call for Pumpkinfest Regatta Racers

Non Profits join in the fun!

Pumpkin Artists and Sculptors Sought

The Pumpkins are Coming, the Pumpkins are Coming!

Susan Bartlett Rice Selected as Pumpkinfest T-Shirt Artist for 2013

Welcome to Summer, Pumpkinfest Volunteer Growers

Pumpkinfest Thanks GSB Third Graders for Giving Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Plantlets Their Start

Final Call for Artists For 2013 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta T-Shirt Design Contest

Damariscotta, Maine, Pumpkinfest and Regatta

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Plantlet Giveaway
Sunday May 19, 2013

Calling All Artists for 2013 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta®

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta Seeks Volunteers


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Pierpont Squashes Pumpkin Record, Again

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Soup to Nuts: Skip the pumpkin latte and try these lucious pumpkin desserts (Portland Press Herald, October 23, 2013)

92 Moose FM Interview with Buzz Pinkham, May 16, 2013

Travel and Leisure News, May 2013

All Things Considered, NPR, October 8, 2012

Portland Press Herald, September 27, 2012

The Coastal Journal, September 22nd, 2011

Whimsical Years Photography, October 9th, 2011

WLBZ Bangor, October 10th, 2011

Bangor Daily News, October 14th, 2011


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Click here to view the October 25, 2015 Humble Farmer TV show with a review of the 2015 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest.

Click here to view the March 15, 2015 Humble Farmer TV show with a review of the 2014 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest.

Click here to view a video of the 2013 Pumpkinfest Regatta.

Click here to view a video of the 2013 Pumpkinfest Parade.

Click here to view Art Mayer's video of Pumpkinfest 2013.

Visitors Art and Martha Hoffman created a video of pumpkin images - - click here to view.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest was recently featured on "CBS News - Sunday Morning"! Click here to view that video.

Pumpkinfest and Regatta Overview, courtesy of the Lincoln Theater

Please click here to hear the official Pumpkinfest jingle, created by George McGregor of Townsquare Media in Augusta, ME.

2013 Great Atlantic Seedling Giveaway

Columbus Day Unofficial Close of Tourist Season (WCSH Portland)

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest 2012 - Music at The Pumpkin Hurl

From The Travel Channel website:

Halloween Crazier: The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest features a regatta of boats made from squash.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Videos on YouTube

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Videos on Vimeo


Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ is a uniquely spirited event that provides education to young and old, and also an economic boost to this rural, coastal community. Our intent is to expand annually, as has been done since the first two pumpkinboats raced one another in 2007. There's no limit to where imagination can take this "Only in Maine!" festival.

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