Year-round Ogunquit, Maine offers breathtaking views both of land and sea. What you might not know is all the fun we have during the fall months, September through November. Here are just a few of the things you can expect during a trip to our quaint seaside town this fall.
Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival
Every September, the weekend after Labor Day, New England’s finest artisans gather to share their one-of-a-kind gift items. If you’ve already missed this year’s event, start making plans now to attend the 2020 Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival with over 125 Master Artisans gathering in a beautiful seaside setting.
PunkinFiddle is a September tradition. Ride a pony or take a wagon ride to tour Laudholm Farm. Inside the Laudholm Farm, you’ll find a historic old barn filled with handcrafted lore. Enjoy some time watching sheepdogs herd flocks on the front lawn of the farmhouse or hang out with the alpacas at the barn. Spend time in the Farmer’s Market, where it is hard not to sample a little of everything from cider donuts to switchel and whoopee pie. You’ll discover live music and storytelling throughout the event. It is a great family fun event, allowing you to discover Maine’s cultural traditions. Bring your whole family!
This local, favorite festival happens just outside of Ogunquit in York Beach, a short drive south along the coast. This year, the 35th Annual HarvestFest takes place on October 19th. Start your Christmas shopping early at the Short Sands Beach Sidewalk Sale and the Old Fashion Market Place, both full of hand-crafted unique gifts. Enjoy live music and traditional Maine festival fare like lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Then head over to the KidFest at the Union Congregational Church for free horse-drawn wagon rides, train rides on the Roaming Railroad, pumpkin carving, face painting, and much more. While in York, make sure to visit the Old York Gaol to learn about colonial Maine and get your picture taken in the stocks. End the weekend with a fall foliage drive or a hike along one of our many beautiful trails.
The entire month of October is a beautiful time to visit Ogunquit. This year’s Fall Festival, Ogunquitfest 2019, will be held October 24-27th. Stroll the streets of the most walkable small town in coastal America. See our post from last year highlighting the Top 12 Things to Do at OgunquitFest. You’ll find a little bit of everything from haunted ghost tours to Dogtoberfest Pooch Pageant as well as plenty of shopping. This is a weekend you’ll want to come back every year!
Relax at Footbridge Motel
After a full day of activity, you’ll want to put your feet up and relax. The Footbridge Motel offers comfortable accommodations and convenient access to local festivals. Enjoy an evening by the pool or a short walk across the street to the beach. Learn more about our amenities here and plan your fall getaway today! We can’t wait to see you!