46th Annual Fall Foliage Festival 2013
On Columbus Day Weekend, October 12 & 13 the Boothbay Information Center along with the Boothbay Railway Village will host a true New England Craft Fair. Every Columbus Day Weekend for nearly half a century the Museumís 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 trainís steam whistle resonating throughout the crisp fall air reminds guests that this is not your typical craft show.
The beautiful crafts are center stage on the Village Green surrounded by the historic buildings and structures of the Boothbay Railway Village. Rides on the narrow gauge steam train and the opportunity for guests to explore exhibits detailing Maineís railroad heritage, interpreting village life, and displaying more than 55 antique automobiles set this event apart.
The addition of craft demonstrations is a first for this yearís Festival. Festival organizer, Renť Evans, said ďIím very excited that several of the vendors have agreed to offer demonstrations. Visitors will be able to watch beeswax candles being dipped, pottery being fired using the Raku technique, and baskets being woven by hand.Ē The demonstration schedule will be posted each morning at the Festival entrance.
Foodies will not be disappointed in the Festivalís culinary offerings. The famous chowder cooked up by the Boothbay Region Lionís Club will be back along with fresh lobster rolls, pulled pork, hamburgers, hot cider, kettle corn and much more. A new taste treat will be pizza baked in a wood-fired oven.
Saturday opens at 10 a.m. with singer-songwriter Fay Christy performing songs of the sea and popular ballads. Up next at 11 a.m., Scott Rittall and the Rick Turcotte Project will treat guests to their original Americana songbook inspired by Rickís many years in Austin, Texas. For the first time ever, the Fall Foliage Festival stage will welcome the Boothbay Region Community Band (aka the Alumni Band) decked out in red and white for their 1 pm performance. To end the day, Noel Arrington and Paul Johnson will treat guests to their unique blend of vocals and guitar.
On Sunday, the Space Heaters, known for their original music as well as covers of anything from Miles Davis to the Grateful Dead, are on stage at both 10 am and 12 pm. Toes will be tapping as the Oyster Creek Fiddlers perform at 11:00 am. Paul Johnson is back again at 1 pm, but this time accompanied by Amber Jones. Sunday, and the Festival, is topped off with a double length set by the Holy Mackerels and Arthur Webster at 2 pm. The Holy Mackerels acoustic take on hits by Van Morrison, James Taylor, Mark Knofler and more is the perfect ending to the Fall Foliage Festival.
Consider all this for a mere two-dollar entrance fee for those over 12 years of age.
Come experience an entertaining day with all proceeds to benefit the Boothbay Information Center and the Railway Museum.
Attention Vendors: Download your 2013 Fall Foliage Festival Application HERE.