The Farnsworth Art Museum invites everyone to attend its sixth annual free Fall Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the downtown museum’s sculpture garden. This year’s Fall Family Festival is part of Maine’s Pumpkin Trail, a partnership with the Farnsworth, Maine Maritime Museum, Boothbay Railway Village and Damariscotta’s Pumpkinfest & Regatta.

The Farnsworth’s Fall Family Festival will include free-style pumpkin carving, face painting, crafts and live music. A parade will take place on the city’s Main Street, departing from the sculpture garden at 5:40 p.m. Families are invited to participate in the parade by wearing costumes and masks. Some masks will be made available thanks to Shoe String Theater, whose artistic director Nance Parker will be teaching a weeklong free workshop at the Gamble Center.

At the close of the parade, the group will return to the sculpture garden, where a pumpkin lighting will take place at approximately 6 p.m. In case of rain, activities will take place in the Gamble Education Center, located at the corner of Grace and Union streets. For more information, call the museum’s education department at 596=0949.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or