April is here and it is time to welcome everyone to the annual T-shirt design contest for the 2018 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta. This year marks the 12th anniversary for the annual festival to celebrate the pumpkin. Sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the artists who participated in the 2017 T-shirt design contest and pumpkin street art.
As always, the pumpkin art was beautiful, fun, and innovative. Without the artists, the festival would not be the uniquely enjoyable pumpkin street-art event that it has become. Millions of photographs of pumpkin street art are taken each year throughout the streets of Newcastle and Damariscotta. These photos circle the globe as they are saved on cellphones, computers, and the internet media. Also, there are photographs of folks posted around the world who are wearing the annual Pumpkinfest winning-design T-shirt created by one of the artists.
This is the first notice about entering the 2018 T-shirt design contest, with a prize of $500 to the artist with the winning design.
Listed below are some important schedule dates for the 2018 Pumpkinfest participating artists:
T- Shirt design contest submission deadline: Monday, June 18
Pumpkin carving and painting: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6
Pumpkinfest weekend: Saturday-Monday, Oct. 6-8
More information will be coming in the near future. Find the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta on Facebook.