Columbus Day in Ogunquit

best fall things to do in ogunquit maineTake a big sigh – it’s time for a long weekend by the Sea! Sure it means the holidays are coming and the cool evenings in full force – but with Columbus Day in Ogunquit comes one of our favorite things: OgunquitFest. Always held in October, the weekend is highlighted by scarecrows and haunted adventures in Ogunquit.

Here are our top five things to do on Columbus Day Weekend in Ogunquit

OgunquitFest Scarecrows
Some displays are funny, some are classic fall fun. At the Meadowmere, we really get into our fall decorations (check out pictures) – with past Scarecrow’s ranging from a towering 30 ft witch with a cauldron of pumpkins to minions wandering thru a cemetery. Travel to the town and see each of Ogunquit’s humorous and delightful scarecrow displays.

Zach’s Corn Maze
Yes, the weekend is about relaxing for many – but your walk down Ogunquit Beach, take a trip thru Zach’s Corn Maze. Open each year in October, there will be twists and turns – and lots of fun if you sign up for flash light tag. It’s a fall tradition – though if you don’t feel up to the spooky fun, there’s always a cozy fire in the pub.

Finestkind Cruise
Sure a day at the beach is nice, but hear the call of the sea. Check out the beautiful sights of the Southern Maine – like Bald Head Cliff and the Nubble Light – from a FinestKind cruise. One of the best adventures for kids is a lobstering tour. You’ll departed from Perkins Cove on an authentic lobster boat and help a real Maine lobsterman haul in lobster pots while learning about the history and process of lobster fishing. You’ll also be steps away from Barnacle Billy’s and the Lobster Shack – you know, to try some of the product when back on land.

Take Flight
Soar to incredible heights – or visit the haunted trail if you dare. Located just south in Kittery, you’ll soon find yourself meeting the aerial course challenge with gusto. From the lobster trap to spider’s web, cat walks to Burma bridges, you’ll be making memories together and screaming. Yes, screaming – that haunted course is a Halloween fan’s dream!

Craft Beer Crawl
Of course we all know that beer goes with Oktoberfest. Here in Maine, we like our craft beer a whole lot. So check out a flight of locally made Maine beer at Cornerstone in Ogunquit or hop from Tributary Brewery in Kittery to SOME Brewers in York to Shipyard in Eliot to Federal’s Jacks in Kennebunk. Just be sure to designate whose drivin’!

Still not sure about what to do on Columbus Day in Ogunquit?
Add a little extra fun with a walk along Marginal Way or a drive to the top of Mt. A to see the stunning foliage. Be sure to bring your camera. There really is nothing as refreshing as crisp Maine air and the joy of celebrating the long weekend in Maine.

If you’re thinking of visiting our Ogunquit hotel in October to enjoy a cozy cocktail by the pub fireplace or head to Maine for family fun, check out our Columbus Day package and great hotel room choices with a central location.

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