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Posted: September 12, 2017

Can’t-miss fall events in Maine

Make this your best fall yet by working your way through this list of fantastic happenings!

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Whether it was the best summer of your life or the dullest, we can probably all agree that there’s nothing quite like autumn in Maine. Some days are summer-like, others are crisp and cool, and sometimes we even see snowflakes. These next several weeks remind us of the glory of living here and allow us to be outside and get our fill of fresh air before the deep freeze of winter sends some of us diving in front of the fireplace. There’s no shortage of fantastic fall events to keep you entertained, busy, amused and out and about all over the state. Here, we’re highlighting a few of our favorites.


Staff photo by Gordon Chibroski

Staff photo by Gordon Chibroski

Nov. 11: Rolling Slumber Bed Races

Downtown Brunswick |
If you’re going to get out of bed in the morning, shouldn’t it be to get back into bed and race it down the street (perhaps while dressed as a pirate, chicken, or Matthew Thornton – one of the lesser-known Founding Fathers and the final signer of the Declaration of Independence)? Local businesses compete in a race you rarely see: One with beds on wheels. And there will be costumes, themes, and judges.

Nov. 11 – 12: Maine Harvest Festival

Cross Insurance Center, Bangor |
The Maine Potato Board presents the 7th annual Maine Harvest Festival which brings together farmers, food processors, brewers, fiber artisans, chefs, presenters and fans of all the above for a two-day celebration. Expect a whole lot of sampling and cooking demos along with educational seminars and a giant marketplace.

"Dr. Freakinstein" of Motor Booty Affair Staff photo by Joe Phelan

“Dr. Freakinstein” of Motor Booty Affair
Staff photo by Joe Phelan

Nov. 17: Fall Booty Bash

Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St., Lewiston | $10|
Shake your groove thing in Lewiston aka Funkytown. Motor Booty Affair’s Fall Booty Bash will have you dancing into the wee hours. This band means business when it comes to helping you forget about your troubles with its throwback disco tribute show. Head to the back of your closet or hit the thrift shops for your finest polyester threads and get ready to get down. From “Brick House” to “Jive Talkin’,” “Play That Funky Music” and “Dancing Queen,” this band has the skills, the attitude and the colorful wigs to make this a supremely fun night.

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