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September 2017

Maine’s Pumpkin Trail

September 1 - October 31

Squashbucklers, fall foliage seekers and artists young and old: make your way to the Mid-coast for Maine’s Pumpkin Trail! From Labor Day through October, celebrate the arts, history and giant fruit with the Maine Maritime Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Boothbay Railway Village and Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Maine's Pumpkin Trail covers 50 miles of Maine’s most charming coastline and features cruises, train rides, giant racing pumpkinboats, parades, street art, flying & smashing pumpkins, and events for the entire family! All…

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Family Harvest Days

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm

CELEBRATE FALL WITH US!  Music, sheepdog demonstrations, butter churning, cider pressing, hayrides, blacksmith, weaving, spinning, and lace-making demonstrations, pumpkin decorating and more! This year Castlebay, the music duo whose performances of Celtic and Maine music combine rousing dance tunes with the magical world of tall tales, will perform at 1:00 pm on Saturday.  Throughout the day on Sunday, Two Coves Farm of Harpswell will give sheep dog demonstrations.  On both Saturday and Sunday White's Farm of Winterport will be selling…

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October 2017

How We Traveled From Boston to Boothbay, 1850 to 1950

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maine Central Ferry Hercules moving passenger train coaches across the Kennebec between Bath and Woolwich between 1892 and 1910 What was it like to travel long distances by sail or steam in the 1850s?  How did the experience of traveling change with the advent of the automobile but before roads were widely paved?  When were the bridges built which made the journey up the coast easier by car?  First came paddle wheel steamboats, then the railroad which competed with the…

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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…

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Ghost Train

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - October 28 @ 8:00 pm

Board the Ghost Train if you dare! On Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28 the Boothbay Railway Village will once again be cloaked in mystical moonlight and creepy candlelight for the Ghost Train. Totally reimagined by a new, all-volunteer committee, the Ghost Train will now have some new features. Just once a year the ghouls and goblins come out to haunt the otherwise peaceful Boothbay Railway Village. Passengers will journey through enchanted cemeteries, see zombies and other ghastly things,…

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December 2017

North Pole Express

December 9 @ 11:00 am - December 23 @ 2:45 pm

On Saturdays and Sundays, December 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 the Boothbay Railway Village will be running the “North Pole Express!" Departures will be at 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15, 2:00 and 2:45 each day. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment or long waits. Advance sales will open on September 1. Start your trip inside historic 1912 Freeport Station (the main train station at the Museum) by writing your letter to Santa by warmth of the…

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