Autumn is a distinctive season for visitors to experience the southern Maine Coast and our Maine Family Resort. The famous New England Foliage brings many guests who are eager to experience the brilliant colors painting the landscape along Maine’s country side. Although the foliage is magnificent that’s not all Ogunquit, Maine has to offer in October. We’ve pulled together our Top 5 Favorite October Festivals for your visit to our Maine Family Resort this fall.
# 1 OgunquitFest
Each year Ogunquit Village residents and businesses unite in decorating their properties for the fall season. All year round we find guests admiring our array of trophies located in our lobby. It’s always fun to share the stories and memories of the OgunquitFest Celebrations and the Beach Bed Race. This Annual Festival kicks off with a Scarecrow Contest, Monster Mash and new for 2014 is the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. As the weekend continues so does the family fun with Autumn Bazaar, Great Pumpkin Patch, Beach Obstacle Course and the Ghostly Tours there’s no better time for your Maine Family Vacation.
#2 Columbus Day Weekend
What better to way to celebrate Columbus Day Weekend than a visit to New England? At our Maine Family resort experience a long weekend by the sea with gourmet dining and the colors of fall. Head north on Saturday to the countryside town of Kennebunk for their HarvestFest with scavenger hunts, live bands and crafts or visit the Hilton-Winn Farm for their Fall Fun Farm Day right here in Ogunquit.
Our friendly neighbors in York pair up with us here in Ogunquit for Maine’s Oktoberfest with Flavors of Fall, Salefest, Antiquefest and tours of historic inns. Experience Southern Maine like never before steps from our Maine Family Resort.
#4 Harvest on the Harbor
For the foodie in you spend a day in Maine’s historic city of Portland to enjoy the annual Harvest on the Harbor. With events including Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition, Harvest Dinner, Grand Tasting and The Big Eat these Maine Chef’s are sure to excite your palate. With your belly’s full enjoy the scenic drive along Maine’s Coast to relax in our cozy pub in front of the wood burning fireplace.
Take in the colors of fall as you drive along Shore Road from Ogunquit to York. Landing on Short Sands Beach enjoy Live bands, Local food vendors, crafts and Kidsfest with pony rides, pumpkin carving and horse-drawn wagon rides.