While Columbus weekend is typically peak fall in Maine, this year the leaves took their sweet time turning to spectacular color. So it’s not too late to celebrate foliage my friends. Looks like local lodging rates will fall before the leaves do this season. Need another trip to Maine’s beautiful seacoast town. How about a few fairs and festivals, and happy hours and haunted happenings?
Read on and come to Kennebunkport – its fall y’all!
Happy Hours and Kennebunkport go together like fall foliage and sweater weather. Stroll the tree lined streets from Kennebunk’s Lower Village, stop at Old Vines for a happy hour wine, then continue toward Dock Square for an appetizer at Alisson’s or a drink at The Boathouse on the deck, then continue on up Ocean Ave for sunset and cocktails at Stripers at The Breakwater Inn or dinner at Mabel’s Lobster
In the Fall, Stripers at The Breakwater Inn hosts cooking classes, and Thanksgiving dinner. Old Vines serves a fun pre-Thanksgiving Family Wine dinner, Wednesday November 21.
The annual Wicked 5k Fun Run/Walk is mid October – costumes are encouraged for this fun run through the streets of Kennebunkport from The Nonantum Resort. Open to everyone, this Halloween themed costume race has amazing prizes and give-a-ways, most everyone leaves with something. Entry fee is $25 in advance, there is even a Kids 1K Fun Run for $5.
The annual GHOST SHIP party is on board the Spirit. Your $20 admission is for a spooky spirited night of chilling tales, creepy decorations, costumes, cash bar for wicked cocktails. 6-9pm
Also taking place along the Southern Maine coast this fall:
October is York is Harvestfest at York Beach with games, Maine crafts, local harvested foods, music and prime foliage near Nubble Light.
October is also Ogunquitfest with the funny high heel race, pumpkin decorating, craft shows, wagon rides, and a classic car display.
Camp Sunshine’s Maine Pumpkin Festival is a tradition that started in Maine in 2003, takes place at LL Bean in Freeport with over 10,000 jack o lanterns illuminated for this important Maine charity provides sick children and their families a respite and vacation in Maine at Point Sebago Resort.
Portland’s best food and wine fest – Harvest on the Harbor where Maine’s best chefs compete for the top title and Maine wineries and breweries tap their best vintages for foodies at avenue overlooking Portland Harbor.
Fall shopping in Maine means falling prices. Freeport, Portland and Kennebunkport offer post-summer sales, so it’s a shoppers delight – be sure to budget time for lunch of clam chowder or a lobster roll at one of Kennebunkport’s waterfront restaurants, The Boathouse Hotel and Bar or Stripers at The Breakwater Inn overlooking the river.
Take advantage of falling rates come run through the fall leaves. Book a room and read a book by a fire in a seaside inn like The Nonantum Resort or Captain Lord Mansion, or enjoying a fall walk on the beach followed by an outdoor hot tub overlooking the ocean at the Seaside Inn. Bring the family for fall apple and pumpkin picking, and a swim in the indoor heated pool and a soak in the outdoor hot tub at Rhumb Line Resort.
Kennebunkport’s best restaurants stay open through the fall and all year round- and they serve lobster always! Sunsets in Kennebunkport in the fall are particularly splendid. Sea you in Kennebunkport this fall y’all!
Fall Foliage Kennebunkport Photos
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