When summer winds down, the fun doesn’t stop in Rockland Maine and the midcoast area. This fun-loving destination continues its reverie right through fall and into winter. Fascinating tours and festivals stay the course right up until we start planning for the holidays. September and October are some of the most beautiful times of year here. Warm days and cool nights, lingering sunshine, and the first signs of foliage spark a new zest for getting out and about to enjoy all that makes Rockland and the midcoast area so special. Keep reading to discover 12 reasons to visit Rockland Maine this fall.
Being in the heart of the historic district, a stay at the Berry Manor Inn means you’ll be well-positioned to take advantage of all the great restaurants, shops, and museums that line the main streets and back roads of what has been called “one of the coolest small towns in America”. Stroll into town and start your holiday shopping early. Visit the museums and art galleries in “the arts capital of Maine”. Break out your camera and meander the coast in search of our iconic lighthouses.
It’s clear that a getaway to the mid-coast of Maine presents endless opportunities for fun and excitement. But, in the coming months, some super special events and activities add to the enchantment of spending a few days exploring the area.
#1 – Friday Farm Tours at Aldermere Farm
Fridays through September 24, 2021
Meet Aldermere Farm’s iconic herd of belted Galloway
#2 – Savage Oakes – Maine Winery Day
September 11, 2021
Roam the grounds and taste the wine at Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery.
#3 – Sunday Morning Lighthouse Tour
Through October 17, 2021
Take a 3-hour morning cruise with Camden Harbor Cruises to view midcoast Maine’s most photographed lighthouses.
#4 – Foreign Auto Festival at the Owls Head Transportation Museum
September 18-19, 2021
Get up close and personal with all your fan-favorite foreign autos at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
#5 – Coastal Maine Photo Tours
Through September 27, 2021
Take a travel adventure with Coastal Maine Photo Tours while you learn to create beautiful images on your camera or iphone.
#6 – Maine Haunted History and Ghost Tours with Red Cloak Tours
Through December 31, 2021
Stroll through Rockland as you visit some of the most haunted spots with Red Cloak Tours.
#7 – First Friday Art Walk
Through December 2021
Join like-minded art enthusiasts as you meander through Rocklands’ premier art galleries.
#8 – Goods from the Woods Oxbow Brewing Company
October 9, 2021
Join the fun at Oxbow Brewing Company as they celebrate their 10th farmhouse fest with food, music, art, and beer.
#9 – Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta
October 8-11, 2021
Celebrate the “giant pumpkins” at a multi-day fest featuring a parade, derby, contests, and the fun-filled pumpkin regatta in downtown Damariscotta.
#10 – Camden International Film Festival
September 16-19, 2021
Feature-length and short documentaries will be screened at various venues throughout Camden, Rockland, and Rockport under the auspices of the Camden International Film Festival.
#11 – Wyeths by Water
(Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October 9,2021): Three generations of Wyeth art examined by water on a 2.5-hour tour of some of the most significant locations in the history of the Wyeth family.
#12 – Sail on Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl
Through October 18, 2021
Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay on a 2-hour tour aboard a working schooner or sailing vessel.
These 12 reasons to visit Rockland, Maine this fall are but a few of the wild and wonderful ways to explore this beautiful area. Get out your calendars and book a stay with us at the Berry Manor Inn for a fall getaway you won’t soon forget.