Yep, we’re still in high gear for Autumn activities

Weekend Spotlight: Dancing, Oktoberfest, Great Maine Apple Day, and Ghost Stories

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 12:30pm

    ‘Tis the month where we just can’t get enough of fall foliage, beer fests, apple events, spooky tales, and even a dance party with great apps and drinks. Enjoy these seasonably warm temperatures this weekend and all that the Maine coast has to offer.

    Dance Party at Watts Hall

    Friday, October 14 —Thomaston

    Time to get Thomaston. The Watts Hall Band is a 10-piece, vocally-driven band with a full horn section, keyboards, sax solos, and guitar leads. They are known for playing high-energy and danceable rock, blues, and R&B and will be at the Watts Hall (174 Main Street Thomaston) from 7 to 9:30 p.m. A ticket will get you catered hors d’oeuvres from the Mid-Coast School of Technology (available by donation) and a cash bar by The Block Saloon. FMI: More info and tickets $15 or $16 at the door)

    Killer Road Trip: Octoberfest in Boothbay

    Saturday, October 15—Boothbay

    Taste beers from four breweries—First Mile Brewing Company, Black Pug Brewing Company, Blaze Brewing Company, and Maine brewery newcomer Ækeir Brewing— while eating bratwurst and pretzels. A $30 ticket includes a commemorative stein, entry into the tasting event, local bratwurst from Springdale Farms, Bavarian pretzels, Sauerkraut from Morse’s Sauerkraut and mustards from Raye’s Mustards. The event starts at 12 p.m. and goes on until 8 p.m. Note: they have a capacity of 65. Entry will be first come first served. Show up in traditional Oktoberfest garb and receive a door prize! FMI: Details

    Ghost Stories with Host from Travel Channel

    Saturday, October 15—Rockport


    Adam Berry from Travel Channel's “Kindred Spirits and Ghost Hunters” will be spinning some tales over at the Rockport Opera House at 7:30 p.m. You’ll hear some of his personal experiences (never before told on television) of the supernatural, along with first-hand accounts of true paranormal tales and investigations from “Kindred Spirits and Ghost Hunters.” Tickets are $50. FMI: Details

    Great Maine Apple Day

    Sunday, October 9—Unity

    Photo courtesy MOFGA

    Take a road trip over to Unity on Sunday to enjoy a day at MOFGA headquarters (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association) for a free tour through the orchard, workshops, cider pressing, educational displays about fruit trees, a huge display of heritage apples, apple art activities for kids (and adults) – screenprinting, apple stamps, and more from 12 to 6 p.m. FMI: Details

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