Weekend Spotlight: Oktoberfest, Farm & Forage Dinner, Fright at The Fort and a Waterville Road Trip
This weekend, it’s back to crisp, fall days and there is plenty of seasonal stuff to keep you busy from German and foraged food, to Maine crafts, to the the kickoff to the Halloween season and a spectacular road trip.
Last Oktoberfest of the Season
Saturday, Oct. 13 — Waldoboro
Loosen up your lederhosen with Morse's Sauerkraut and Odd Alewives Farm Brewery in our first ever Oktoberfest! Spend a fall day than at a farm brewery in Maine, drinking crisp ale and eating hearty German fare to the sounds of a Bavarian oompah music. The event goes from 12 to 6 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $70 and can be purchased here.
Farm and Forage Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 13 — Belfast
The United Farmer’s Market of Maine is putting on a special dinner by chef Frank Giglio with a four-course meal of Autumn flavors and Cash Bar. Everything has been locally sourced. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $50. You can find the menu and buy tickets right here.
Maine Craft Weekend
Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14 — Rockport
Bonnie’s Place in Rockport is hosting a weekend of craftsmanship of more than 90 Maine Artists from across the state and a drawing for a large Sea Glass Wall Hangings. Both days go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: Bonnie’s Place
Fright At The Fort
Saturday, Oct. 13 — Prospect
This weekend kicks off the annual “best haunted House of Maine” at Fort Knox. This year’s theme is after Stephen King’s novels and stories and is reported to be the biggest blowout yet. See our recent story. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. At the Gate = $10 Adults - $5 for 12 and under. Purchase your Express Tickets in advance (going on sale mid-Sept = $13 Adults - $7 for 12 and under) and avoid the lines. FMI: Fright at the Fort.
Killer Road Trip: Waterville
Saturday, October 13 — Waterville
This weekend is a prime weekend for a fall drive. Destination: Waterville. The Waterville Opera House is inviting the public to browse and purchase items from their costume shop from 1 to 4 p.m. at 93 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Waterville (former daytime Box Office location). Get a jump on your Halloween costume. There’s a bit of everything, from formal gowns and furs to peasant wear, men’s, women’s and children sizes, hats, shoes and accessories. FMI: Costume Sale. While there, take in an exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art, take a walk along the Quarry Trails, hit the new Watervlle Brewing Co. at the old Hathaway shirt factory, right on the river and have lunch at The Last Unicorn, a low key place with excellent food, popular with young folks and families.
See our other Fall Road Trips this month!
Kay Stephens can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org