The first week of fall brings adventures for all to Boothbay Railway Village. Mid-week, there will be a fascinating travel tale and old-fashioned fall festivities on the weekend.
Oregon Trail Travels
On Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., Nick Buck will deliver an illustrated talk on his 2011 journey across the Oregon Trail, driving a team of mules from the scant shelter of a covered wagon. From the powerful landscape to the meaning of home, Buck’s reflections on this once-in-a-lifetime trip are captivating. This event is free; a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. Boothbay Railway Village lectures take place in the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall.
Family Harvest Days
Celebrate the bounty of autumn during Family Harvest Days at Boothbay Railway Village with hayrides and train rides, pumpkin picking and decorating, make-and-take crafts, cider pressing, tasty treats to enjoy, animal exhibitors, sheepdog demonstrations, blacksmithing, weaving, and more. Family Harvest Days takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Sheepherding demonstrations by Two Coves Farm, of Harpswell, and their dogs will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. For a full schedule and list of exhibitors, visit railwayvillage.org/event/family-harvest-days or call 633-4727.
Family Harvest Days activities are free for museum members and included with museum admission for nonmembers: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for children 3-18, and free for children under age 3.
Boothbay Railway Village is located at 586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27 in Boothbay.
Family Harvest Days is just one stop along Maine’s Pumpkin Trail, a partnership celebrating history, art, and giant fruit along 50 miles of what many think is Maine’s most beautiful coastline. Follow Maine’s Pumpkin Trail on Facebook to discover great ways to celebrate fall with friends and family of all ages.