Free Fall Family Festival at the Farnsworth

Oct 03, 2017
A street parade and pumpkin-lighting cap the annual community Fall Family Festival, hosted free by Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum.

Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum invites everyone to attend its seventh annual free Fall Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the 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 annual Fall Family Festival includes free-style pumpkin carving, face painting, crafts and live music. A parade will take place on Rockland’s Main Street, departing from the sculpture garden at 5:30 p.m. Afterwards, the group will return to the sculpture garden for a pumpkin lighting at approximately 6 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 week-long free workshop at the Gamble Center.

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, visit

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

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