Ogunquit is a fun festive town, in all season, but Ogunquitfest just may be the best. Every fall Ogunquit throws a foliage festival, OgunquitFest, complete with costume parade, scarecrow contest, an outdoor film fest, monster mash and a high heel dash. The Ogunquit fall events range from family friendly to silly and scary to an absolute scream… Ogunquitfest is Thursday- Sunday October 23 -26.
If you don’t have Halloween plans for this coming weekend, you should come to Ogunquit Maine, join in the spooktacular events, dine on that last fresh Maine lobster of the season, shop, walk the beach on a crisp fall day, and stay at one of Ogunquit’s best lodging properties, or nearby in Wells Maine or lodge in The Kennebunks.
7th annual OgunquitFest Calendar of Fun Events
Thursday, October 23, 2014
MAINE OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL Leavitt Theatre. 8pm. short outdoor films from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Maine Outdoor Film Festivals. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children. Buy your tickets at the door or online at ogunquit.org.
Friday, October 24, 2014
MONSTER MASH Dunaway Center, School Street. 5-8pm. A child-friendly group of vignettes and great photo opportunities! Come in costume for dancing, music, refreshments, and more fun! Appropriate for the entire family. Bring your camera!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
AUTUMN BAZAAR 9am-4pm, Ogunquit Beach. 75 vendors with Maine crafts, perfect for holiday shopping! Non-perishable food donations are accepted for local food pantry or pet food for the Animal Welfare Society.
HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES 10am-4pm, Veterans’ Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.
GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH PRESENTATION 10-11:30am, Dunaway Center, School Street. An autumn delight for kids of all ages. Pumpkins, paints, markers, and stickers supplied, however no sharp instruments or carving for everyone’s safety.
ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW 10am-1pm, Main Beach parking lot. Vote on your favorite classic car! Winners announced at 12:30pm. Free admission.
WINE TASTING 2pm-5pm. Village Food Market, 230 Main Street. Wine tasting with Aissa Sweets tasting as well.
OGUNQUITFEST OBSTACLE COURSE 2:30-3:30pm, Ogunquit Main Beach. Let the kids run off some energy in our Halloween-themed Obstacle Course on Ogunquit Beach.
CHILDREN’S FALL STORYTELLING 4-5pm, Dunaway Center, School Street. Listen to local storyteller Diana Abbott tell tales of spooks and haunted happenings.
GHOSTLY TOURS, 6-8:30pm. Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Obeds Lane. Stop in for a ghostly walk through Ogunquit. Tours by the Ogunquit Heritage Museum. Bring your flashlight – it’s dark out there! $5 Adults, children under 10 free. Weather permitting.
“PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” SILENT MOVIE, 8 pm, Leavitt Theatre, Downtown. Long before Andrew Lloyd Webber created the hit stage musical, this 1925 silent film adaptation starring Lon Chaney helped place ‘Phantom’ firmly in the pantheon of both horror and romance. Live piano accompaniment. See for yourself, if you dare! $10 per person.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
AUTUMN BAZAAR 10am-3pm, Main Beach parking lot. See Saturday description.
COSTUME PARADE 11am, Ogunquit Square to Main Beach. Costumed kids, adults, and canines welcome! Rain location: Under the tents at the Main Beach Parking Lot. DJ Jodi will spin tunes for this and the Bed Race that follows.
OPA’S OOMPA BAND Noon-4pm: Join Cornerstone for some fun polka music!
HIGH HEEL DASH AND WALK-OFF 3pm, Perkins Cove. Watch this hilarious high heel race as men, ladies and a mix of brave souls put their best, highest foot forward and dash for cash. The race around Perkins Cove in high heels is fun to watch, even better to participate! Racer’s HighHeels must be at least 2” high. Prizes are awarded for Best Time, Highest Heel and Most Outrageous Costume! Proceeds from registration will go to Frannie Peabody Center.
OgunquitFest Weekend is sponsored by the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, our thanks to them from the SouthernMaineCoast.com