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 their hot dogs and sausage, and author Julia O’Brien-Merrill will read her delightful children’s book Charlie on the M.T.A. Did He Ever Return? about the real Charlie from the famous song about a man stuck on the Boston subway. Make your own apple or pear cider with our apple press! Bring your own fruit – make sure it has been washed – and your own containers, and use our press (see safety instructions here). On both days there will be farm animals from Lyric Meadow Farm, hayrides, blacksmith, weaving, spinning, and lace-making demonstrations, barrel-train rides, and pumpkin decorating. Hand-sew your own journal at the craft table. Watch butter being churned and taste the fresh butter on New England brown bread baked according to a 100-year-old recipe. There will be cider and homemade cookies for all. The Museum’s pair of resident goats as well as some special guests will be on hand.
Take a hayride to a pumpkin patch where for a small additional fee you can take home your own pumpkin! You may decorate your pumpkin at our craft table.
Family Harvest Days 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.
Special thank you to our event sponsor, Flagship Inn & Suites!
And thank you Jim Kearney for loaning us your cider press!
Admission is free for Museum Members and included with Museum Admission for non-members.