Originally published in Castine Patriot, September 27, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, September 27, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, September 27, 2018
Fall Festival kicks off Winter Farmers Market
Join friends and neighbors for the fourth annual Peninsula Harvest Festival on October 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival, located at Mainescape Garden Shop on South Street in Blue Hill, is free and open to the public. The event is organized by Mainescape Garden Shop, Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
Free samples and items for purchase from local food, craft beer and coffee vendors, area artisans, will be offered, as well as live music, kid’s activities, and a scarecrow contest. The festival also marks the kickoff to the Winter Farmers Market.
Bring the kids as a special kid’s area, hosted by Explore Outdoors, will provide younger visitors with several fun and educational activities all afternoon.
The Scarecrow Contest is open to any family or group in the region who wishes to participate. Voting will close at the end of the festival on October 13 and cash prizes from the Christopher Group will be awarded for Scariest, Funniest, and People’s Choice.
Admission is free and all are invited. Any vendors interested in participating should contact Althea Paine at Mainescape by calling 374-2833 by October 5; anyone interested in the Scarecrow Contest can deliver contest entries to Mainescape between October 5 and 12 should also contact Paine.