This weekend is the 49th Annual Fall Foliage Festival in Boothbay. The festival is one stop along the Maine Pumpkin Trail, "a new partnership celebrating history, art and giant fruit along 50 miles of what we think is Maine’s most beautiful coastline."

"Every Columbus Day Weekend for nearly half a century the Museum’s Village Green has welcomed dozens of vendors of handmade items and fabulous food along with a wide variety of live entertainment. The sound of the train’s steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show."

Shop unique crafts for your holiday gifts, admire the creative pumpkin carvings, and even enter the timed carving contests throughout the day on Sunday. The event is set among the historic structures and buildings of Boothbay Railway Village, where you can hop the narrow gauge steam train and explore Maine's railroad heritage and admire over 60 antique autos.

The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $4. Children 12 and under and Museum Members are free. Steam train tickets are an additional $5 each (free for Museum Members.) Parking is free both in the Museum’s main parking lots and the special event parking lot across Route 27 next to T & D Variety.