Small Town Fun


Unlike in big cities, small town Maine does not have access to theater, museums, ballet, pro sports, etc., etc., so small towns find ways to create events that emphasize community and are fun for all.

One of my favorites is Damariscotta’s annual Pumpkinfest.

The town’s main street is lined on both sides with pumpkins that are a far cry from ordinary!

No telling how many hours are spent creating each one, and I’m guessing there’s a lot of laughter in the process.

There seem to be no creative restrictions that keep imaginations from running wild.

Understated is definitely not the norm!

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but this guy is perfectly placed in front of the town’s soda fountain.

Oh, how about this family of bears which uses a collection of pumpkins to create a fanciful display that drew a crowd of youngsters.

While fall color is a big draw to Maine this time of year, Pumpkinfest is an added attraction and another wonderful example of how Maine is the way life should be.

25 thoughts on “Small Town Fun

  1. I love it when small towns do events like this!

    1. Me, too, and they are one of the things I enjoy most about Maine.

  2. How fun that is!!! Very talented works of art in my opinion. I can’t even carve or paint a face nicely

  3. Some creative work here. Such a fun exhibit! 🙂

  4. How fun is that!? A great idea…

  5. Oh, Linda, we must take time to go and see those pumpkins. Every year I say “we are going this year” and it never happens. Your photos are spectacular. So darn creative.

    1. I know the feeling! The good news is there’s always next year.

  6. Wow! Those pumpkins are amazing! That last one gave me a giggle!

    1. Smiling is a big part of the appeal!

  7. What fabulous fun! So creative!

    1. I can see you doing something like this!

  8. Linda, how fun is this! I know the children love it!

    1. Big folks were smiling pretty big, too!

  9. These are amazing!!!

    1. You’ll have to time your next visit for October.

  10. Well, I don’t know if being far removed from the big cities is the way life should be, but this picture of small-town Maine is definitely delightful — for a visit. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. I have the privilege of living in both and thoroughly enjoy what each has to offer. The small town appeal is its realness.

  11. What fun! I’ve never done this, but I would like to!

    1. Isnn’t it amazing how many ways folks find to express their creativity?

  12. Marcia Fennell Gardner October 22, 2019 — 4:42 pm

    Looks like soooooo much fun! Reminds me of spending summers in another small town, Blowing Rock NC, while growing up!
    LIFE WAS SIMPLY, PERFECT. ☺️

    1. Checking out the pumpkins is worthwhile because all you do is smile!

  13. That last one is a bit scary! 😳

    1. Mixed in with all the others, it doesn’t seem so scary.

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