For 2009, Damariscotta Pumpkinfest is pleased to invite all chefs, bakers, and wannabe Food Network stars to enter the Pumpkin Dessert Contest.
This yummy event is new for 2009, and will be held on Sat., Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m. on Water Street in Damariscotta. All types of desserts – pies, cakes, cookies – are eligible and must use fresh, frozen, or canned pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice alone does not count.
Entries will be judged by an expert panel of three judges led by Portland Press Herald Food Editor Meredith Goad. Prizes of $50, $25, and $10, plus a trophy and ribbon are up for grabs. Entry forms are available at the Pumpkinfest website www.damariscottapumpkinfest.com.
Our gratitude also goes to Jean Kerrigan of the Damariscotta River Grill and the Anchor Inn for shepherding through the logo design, and the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce. T-shirts bearing the official logo are available through the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce for $15.
Large audiences are guaranteed for this unique art exhibit during Pumpkinfest. The results of the endeavor will be displayed prominently on Main Street in Damariscotta and Newcastle.
Work on the pumpkins will take place on Oct. 10 and 11, and displayed as long as the pumpkins last.
Interested artists should contact Ronn Orenstein by phone at 687-9000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep up to date on all events and happenings, be sure to visit the Pumpkinfest’s website at www.damariscottapumpkinfest.com, or blog at damariscottapumpkinfest.blogspot.com. Send a “tweet” at http://twitter.com/SQUASHBUCKLER.