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50th Annual Fall Foliage Festival

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 4:00 pm

It’s our 50th Anniversary and we wanted to do something monumental to mark the occasion – so we are adding a day! This year for the first time ever Fall Foliage Festival will continue through Monday.

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 sponsored by the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and the Boothbay Sea & Science Center  adds to the fun of this family tradition.

Stage Schedule

Saturday, October 7
11:00 – 11:30 AM     Judy Pancoast presented by the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library
12:30 – 1:30 PM      Boothbay Region Community Band
3:00 – 4:30 PM       The Space Heaters

Sunday, October 8
12:00 – 1:30 PM      Oyster Creek Fiddlers
2:00 – 3:30 PM        The Holy Mackerels

Monday, October 9
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Fay Christy
2:00 – 3:30 PM       Noel Arrington and Gabe Tonan

Photo Credit Bob Crink

Sign up to enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest with lots of really great prizes for all ages and abilities.  It’s just $5 to register per person and that includes admission and your 10 – 12 lb pumpkin to carve and keep. Some basic tools are provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own tools. Carving must be completed at the Museum during the festival no later than noon on Monday. At noon the judges will review all entries and award prizes. Prizes and pumpkins can be picked up starting at 1 pm on Monday.

Open from 9 AM – 5 PM on Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM on Sunday and Monday.

Admission is $4. Children 12 and under and Museum Members are free. Steam train tickets are an additional $5 each (free for Museum Members.) Parking is free both in the Museum’s main parking lots and the special event parking lot across Route 27 next to T & D Variety.

The Fall Foliage Festival is presented in partnership with the Boothbay Information Center.  Visit their website for visitor information about the Boothbay Region including places to stay, things to do and where to eat.

pumpkintrail logoFall Foliage Festival is just one stop along Maine’s Pumpkin Trail, a partnership celebrating history, art and giant fruit along 50 miles of what we think is Maine’s most beautiful coastline! Follow Maine’s Pumpkin Trail on Facebook to discover great ways to celebrate fall with friends and family of all ages. While in the region be sure to check out the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta™ which takes place on the same weekend just 15 minutes away!  Other stops on Maine’s Pumpkin Trail include the Farnsworth Art Museum and Maine Maritime Museum.

New vendor applications will be accepted starting on February 1st for fine arts, crafts and handmade products, local foods and for regional non-profits to exhibit.  Download an application packet or contact Margaret Hoffman at 207-633-4727 or via email for more information. VENDORS: As of 9/19 there are limited spaces available. They are all the “deep” style booths. Mail applications ASAP.

2017 Vendors

2017 Booth Business Name Products
1 Bejeweled by Joan Gemstone jewelry, bejeweled scarves, cancer bracelets, plus lots of other great items
2 Jim Deckers Art Work Watercolor and acrylic paintings. Maine landscape paintings
3 Country Crafting Diva stuffed lobsters; scissor, eyeglass,teabag and plastic bag holders; potholders, reversible aprons; stuffed pumpkins, tag blankets, scarves, pincushions, knit discloths, card wallets, ornaments and button jewelry
4 Fairytale Beginnings infant,toddler&adult outerwear; accessories & uniquely designed stuffed animals (i.e. slippers, tutu’s, coat sets) stuffed animals, crib & receiving blankets, bibs, bathrobes, hats, etc
5 Junk and Disorderly cutting boards, unique boxes,keepsake boxes, custom furniture and more
6 Sweeney Ridge Decorative metal artwork specializing in handpainted lighthouses & dog Christmas ornaments. Also napkin holders, welcomes, jar candle wraps.
7 Embellished Relish Maine made sweet tomato relish and sweet jalapeno relish
8 For the Love of Maine, Nature Photography Nature photography, old wood picture frames and poetry
9 MaineV potholders, aprons, towels, microwave bowl holders, afghans, baby blankets, small painted items
10 Bud & Lindal Bailey Honey and hive products from our own bees. Homemade jams from our own and locally grown fruit. Apple sauce from our own apples.
11 Shadow Hill Farm Alpaca fiber from our alpacas. Products: yarn, rugs, roving, gloves, mittens, hats scarves, socks. Some Peruvian items: stuffed animals, sweaters and vests; sheepskins
12 Blue Blair Photography prints,cards,calendars,mousepads,totebags,ornaments
13 SOME Leather Handcrafted leather wallets, bags, belts and other gifts. Derek picks the leather personally, then disigns, cuts and hand stitches the items. We have an Open Concept shop which means that the workbench is at the store when clients can see the work being dome and work with Derek to create a custom request.
14 Edgecomb Communithy Church, UCC Unique and one of a kind handmade items including knitted shawls, childrens wigs, Christmas ornaments and other hand crafts.
15 Compass Rose Images Wildlife photographic images from all 7 continents taken by two sisters who travel the world 4-6 mos/year. Images in frameable greeting cards, tees, calendars, totes, mugs
16 Winsor Bleu Editions & Stuart Design Books and art objects of concrete
17 Caning by Pam Chair caning. Different mediums used, cane, fiber rush, splint reed, webbbing. Also demonstrate throughout festival.
18 Elyfant Cheek Boutique Naturally handmade items for baby from organic diaper cream to cute baby booties. We offer organic shampoo and bath products to burp cloths and bows!
19 The Moon’s Cache metal stamping
20 You’re Special Too! Reborn dolls, doll clothes, children’s books & clothes
21 Sweet Satisfaction Fudge fudge
22 Nicholas Pinkham Boat oars and pop buoys painted with scenes
23 Brant & Cochran restored vintage axes and related accessories and apparel
24 K & R Primitives Country handmade sewing snowmans and some Fall pillows
25 Corgi Court Fiber Arts hand felted wool wearables and eco printed and naturally dyed scarves
26 Sawyer’s Maple Farm Maple syrup, cotton candy, sugar, cream, granola, owl pillows, photo cards, rub
27 “Blinz” various driftwood – beach glass framed, hand beaded ornament covers – home made vanilla, beach shell trees, Christmas door hangings, driftwood signs.
28 Just Winging It & Creating Memories Jellies, knit & crochet products, magnets, jewelry
29 Margaret Melanson Pottery Pottery; stoneware, functional, colorful patterns & carved pieces
30 Cozy Harbor Press, Inc. & Babbling Brooke Design Books and Photography
31 Grettas House of Embroideery Wide variety of embroidered items 100% handmade tote bags, aprons, finger puppets, key fobs, cat nip squares, dog squares and a few other odds and ends
32 Sunshine Apothecary Maine wild-crafted herbal tinctures, creams, salves, ointments and Chaga tea; also PRM-pain relief in minutes
33 Photographs by MAZ Nature photography. I make handmade coasters out of my photos.
34 Sassy Seaming custom sewn & crochet items. Baby bibs, reusable swiffer dusters, dish scrubbies, badge reels, seatbelt covers, change wallets, tooth fairy pouches, coloring notebooks, ice fishing trap straps, wine bottle giftbags, crochet hats
35 Vega’s Glassworks & Other Creations Handmade jewelry, sculpture, repurposed items, ironwork.
36 The Bar Harbor Bag Lady handbags, accessories, paintings & mailboxes (hopefully), cards
37 Studio 684 Paintings & More Small watercolor paintings by Maine artist J. Philip Richards along with wood block and linoleum blocks also done by the artist and printed at the festival and will be for sale
38 Downeast Dealer Maine-themed board game designed and manufactured in Maine
39 Craft Cabin fabric-pillows,aprons, bags, potholders; glass-handpainted stemware, etc, stained glass, mosaics, bouys, bird houses,
40 Brigitte’s Stitch & Squiggles American Girl (size) doll clothes, harem pants, fleece pants, headcovers, suncatchers, xmas stockings, catnip cat toys
41 Sea Wrapture Studios seaglass pendants, seaglass pendants on scarves, nautical earrings and bracelets
42 The Community Center  quilted items, knitted items, cut paper items, purses, microwave bowl jackets, placemats, hats, scarves, greeting cards, gift tags. All made by our community.
43 Craft Creations Stuffed toys & dolls, doll quilts, misc. sewing items, wooden birdhouses, post office door banks.
44 Primitives, Country & More Quilted table runners and wall hangings.Punchneedle, pennyruugging, pillows, wreaths, decorative shutters, country and primitive items. Rag Quilts.
45 Mother’s Butterflies & The Fibermancer Beades ornaments & bottles, fabric coasters, lanyards & keychains, beaded winecharms & gnome bottle toppers. Sculpted pendants and crochet plush animals and toys.
46 Eclectic Housewife of Maine Unique pieces of jewelry & sun & wind chimes from vintage silverware & vintage buttons & assorted other items from yesteryear. We also make brackets & mirrors & wall hangings from reclaimed wood & driftwood. Everything made by our hands.
47 Roz’z Softwear All my own, original designs – screen printing & hand painted canvas totes and aprons. I also create grapevine wreaths, using dried plants and flowers that I’ve made.
48 City In The Sky handmade jewelry and art using antique bits & pieces salvaged from items no longer useful from a bygone era
49 Paper Moon Jewelry polymer clay jewelry made in Maine
50 Millstone Woodworks wood jewelry and keepsake boxes, cutting boards, chess/checkers, cribbage boards, small tables, picture frames
51 The Mistletoad Shop wood crafts: crates, birdhouses/feeders, home décor, Christmas ornaments. Fabric: primative dolls, tablerunners, potholders. Slate paintings/rock paintings
52 Stonehedge Pottery handthrown/handmade stoneware & porcelain pottery and sculpture
53 Maine Authors Publishing Maine authors publishing selling Maine made books by Maine authors and illustrators like Thomas Block. We will bring Maine authors to sign books.
54 Ardys Arlin Gallery watercolors & prints
55 Marvin H Jacobs Gallery watercolors & prints
61 Crust wood fired pizza, soda, water, hot cocoa, cider, chips, baked goods (whoopie pies & cookies)
62 Wild Island Co. Plant based foods; i.e. nondairy and vegan ice cream, frozen fruit popsicles, smoothies, fruit flavored beverage using alternative sweeteners
63 East Boothbay United Methodist Church BBQ pulled pork, sweet n sour chili, apple crisp, hot apple cider, baked goods
64 Island Cow Ice Cream Farm made, organic made from scratch ice cream in cones or cups.
65 Mary’s Dandy Candy baked goods, cotton candy, popcorn
66 Merry Auld Tea Company loose leaf tea, tea accessories,baked goods, hot/cold tea
67 Fisher Agencies No-cost Child Safe ID Kits
68 Loretta Emerson Homemade cards, gift cards, mini albums and other paper crafts
73 Fox Tower Farm Winter Flower and Farm Sculptures. The flowers are made of steel and glass 12″ to 30″ high. Farm sculptures are made from old farm implements and tools.
74 Always Wonderful Memories Photography Take II Great State of Maine nature photos, postcards, landscaping, animals, lighthouses…plus family and kid portraits with a full background 8×10. $10 each.
75 Sand Dollars and Sandcastles children’s clothing (some accented with cross-stitch); mother/daughter dresses, fabric books, educational games, balsam bags, potato cookers and items decorated with sanddollars and shells
76 Little Cranberry Art custom boat drawings, prints and notecards of Coastal maine. Pen & ink drawings. Handmade fabric baskets, bags.
77 Lina’s Homemade Crafts Crochet items, fleece blankets, pillows, lamps
78 Fantasy Glass Designs handmade lampwork glass-beaded utensils, pens, letter openers, magnifying glasses, blown glass ornaments, necklaces, fused glass candleholders, bowls, soap dishes, beaded scarfholders, scarflets
79 “Whimsy” Decoupage and resin work on belt buckles; French barrettes, metal cuffs, pins; also fair trade jewelry using Kazuri and Mzuri (paper) beads
80 Passamaquoddy Maple Grade A Maple Syrup, maple sugars, maple candies & spices
82 Angelinnh Crafts crochet items-hats, scarves, tutus, dresses, sweaters, blankets etc. Ornaments and beaded jewelry.
83 The Magick Garden handcrafted nature-inspired gifts for home & garden. Crafted leaves from cement & air dry clay as well as lavener wands and herb/floral fire starters
84 Joey’s Kids Sewn and upcycled goods for children and the home
85 Studio Three 14 handcrafted copper, aluminum, sterling & brass jewelry*hand painted glass & porcelain ornaments*jewelry and other items made from antique silverware
86 T & F Trunks refinished antique trunks
87 Winter Lathe Woodworking One of a kind wooden bowls made from Maine trees, wooden boxes, wooden kitchen utensils and other turned items.
88 Peter Johannes – Photography Fine art photography of Maine, New England and Maritime Canada. Framed lithographs, “Tedric the Mouse” harcover book
89 Tori Anna Designs purses and totebags made from leather and fabric designed and made by the artist
94 The Slime Factory Stretch it, squish it, swirl it–our slime, a uniquely homemade recipe, is a stress reliever and fun toy for kids and adults
95 Tropical Maine LLC Fruit flavored Maine Maple Syrup; self-published book on Hawaiian sovereignty.
96 I’m Amazing LLC I’m amazing is based on the idea that when we share the interests and activities that bring us joy, we reinforce our self-worth, celebrate our individuality and inspire others to do the same. I’m amazing magnetic badges hexagonal shope allow them interconnect to add, change and reconfigure. Strong, durable and weather resistant, attach them to any magnetic surface, including cars, refrigerators and school lockers.  More than 40 designs with more available each season.
97 Maine Made Independence handmade rustic/custom wooden flags
112 American Legion Post 36 Focus on services to veterans and the American Legion service to the community
114 Total Victory Ice Cream Scooped hard serve ice cream, soda, water, coffee.
115 Lion’s Club fish chowder
116 Nita’s Lunch steamed hot dogs, soda, coffee, cookies
117/118 Red’s Place hot wings, bbq wings, salt n vinegar wings, plain wings, chix tenders, chix nuggets, fries, popcorn, cold can soda, bottled water
Kid Zone Boothbay Sea & Science Center Free Arts & Crafts & Games
 TH10 Spectrum Generations SHIP/Medicare counseling, life transitions, accessing resources, financial assistance program
TH1 Boothbay Treasures A collaborative of 40+ nonprofits from the Boothbay Region encouraging community members to give time, talent, or treasure to a local nonprofit on #Giving Tuesday.
TH2 Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences informational handouts
TH4 Boothbay Region Community Resources Council BRCRC-Serving the needs on the Boothbay Peninsula. No sales-handouts only.
TH5 Kwiltz 4 Kids mostly quilts and hand made crafts
TH7 Boothbay Region Historical Society Hand-cut sharp cheddar cheese, some historical books for sale
TH9 New Hope for Women Provide services to all people affected by domestic and dating violence in Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Knox and Waldo counties. All services are free of charge


October 7 @ 9:00 am
October 9 @ 4:00 pm