Boothbay Harbor Monthly
"The Boating Capital Of New England"

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Racing giant pumpkins in Maine
Racing giant pumpkins in Maine

October 6 @ 9:00 am  - 
October 8 @ 4:00 pm


October 29-December 15 Registration: October 15

Our mission: To strengthen individuals, families, and the community, guided by Christian principles including the universal values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility through programs that will build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

261 Townsend Avenue
PO Box 500
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-2855

This tour introduces a mix of some of the areas oldest and newest food establishments while showcasing the culinary creativity that is alive and well in Boothbay Harbor!
Twilight Haunted Walking Tours
and Maritime History Tours!

Residents and visitors in Maine are invited to explore the little known history & mysteries of Camden, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Bath, Hallowell, Bar Harbor and Rockland during lantern lit walking tours of maritime historic sites and ghostly haunts.

Saturdays, September 15-October 13 
11:30-1:30 p.m. 
Children's Garden 

Enjoy and learn about one of our country's greatest and tastiest seasonal traditions, apple cider pressing! Learn the basics of making this delicious drink, and enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Saturday, October 20 (Rain date: Sunday, October 21) 
1-3:30 p.m. 

Enjoy a fun-filled fall day at the Gardens during this free family event packed with fall-themed games, music, activities and prizes! Kids can take part in our Great Pumpkin Hunt and search for "golden pumpkins" to collect a prize, then decorate a pumpkin to take home. Admission to the Gardens is free during this event. Donations to the Boothbay Region Food Pantry at the door will be gratefully accepted. 

9 Things You Never Knew About 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'
9 Things You Never Knew About 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Wife

The Wife | Official Trailer HD (2018)

2:00PM &  7:00PM

Glenn Close plays Joan Castleman, the long-suffering wife of celebrated writer Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), who has just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Joe has always enjoyed his life as a celebrity; Joan has poured her intellect, charm, grace and diplomacy into her supportive role as a great man's wife. As the Nobel ceremony draws near, Joan begins to re-examine her role in life, her frustrations, her own talents and her considerable sacrifices, and that all explodes into one dazzling performance by Close. 

While she has been up for an Oscar eight times, Close has never won. Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair says, Full of fury in The Wife, she might have the competitive edge this year. Whatever happens, it will be a thrill to watch.


September 1 -  October 31

51st Annual Fall Foliage Festival
October 6 @ 9:00 am - 
October 8 @ 4:00 pm

Every Columbus Day Weekend the Museum's Village Green welcomes dozens of vendors of handmade items and fabulous food along with a wide variety of live entertainment. The sound of the train's steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show.

The beautiful crafts are center stage on the Village Green surrounded by the historic buildings and structures of the Boothbay Railway Village.  Rides on the narrow gauge steam train and the opportunity for guests to explore exhibits detailing Maine's railroad heritage, interpreting village life, and displaying more than 60 antique automobiles set this event apart.

Artisan demonstrations, live music and a children's corner (Saturday only) sponsored by the  Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and the  Boothbay Sea & Science Center  adds to the fun of this family tradition.

Eileen Ivers
October 6 @ 7:30 pm

What's the difference between a fiddle and a violin? In the hands of a celebrated guest soloist with over 50 Symphony Orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects ...who is called "the future of the Celtic Fiddle" by the Washington Post, and "the Jimi Hendrix of the violin" by the New York Times ...who is Bronx born, yet the 9-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. What's the difference? Nothing, in the hands of Eileen Ivers.

 Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today and we welcome her to Boothbay Harbor this October for what promises to be a rousing evening of music from Ireland and beyond. 

Advance discounted tickets $25, and available only directly from the Opera House box office at 
207- 633-5159. Regularly priced tickets $30, available online and on the day of the performance.

S t. Andrews Village 
to host humorist and author 
Captain Billy C
October 10th   2:00pm

Captain Billy's book, 50 Ways to Be a Mainer, is both informative and funny, pointing out little known facts about Maine's history, culture, and people. Sections in the book include humor in Maine, the story of Buck's leg, and the history of the Aroostook County War, all of which make for an entertaining and enlightening presentation.

The talk is free; however, for planning purposes we ask that you RSVP to 
633-0920. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale and signing.
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. 

There's no limit to where imagination can take this "Only in Maine!" festival.

Lighthouse Legends and Lore 
September 8, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine's lighthouses including a shore landing at the historic Burnt Island Light. Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen, depending on weather and sea conditions, including Doubling Point Light, Hendricks Head, Seguin Island Light (from afar) Ram Island Light, and The Cuckolds Light. The visit to Burnt Island will include landing on the island for a chance to view the keeper's house and other facilities up-close, including the majestic Burnt Island Light tower. Don't miss this memorable experience and be sure to bring your camera for wonderful photo opportunities!

This tour occurs Saturdays, 2-5:30 pm (3.5 hours).
Members $54; nonmembers $68; 6-12 years $44; under 6 $10

Boothbay Harbor 
Memorial Library

Maine Fall Foliage Kayaking!

Come and discover fall foliage kayaking in Maine with Maine Kayak. See the spectacular colors on our upcoming full day kayak trips or even set out with us on our 2 or 4 day inn to inn adventures this October. Maine Kayak - The way paddling should be!

The days are getting cooler so that means it's time for Fall Clean-Up!  
Need help winterizing and storing your boat? 
Is it time to clean out your summer cottage?
Need storage? How about an electrician or a plumber?

Check Out our Midcoast Regional Services Guide online for a complete list of services in our region!

Executive Director

Marketing, Social Media & Administrative Manager
Kathrine Norcott
Visitor, Member and Events Coordinator