Damariscotta Lake Farm, a lovely farmhouse overlooking Damariscotta Lake, is donating two nights free rental of its six-bedroom property — a value of over $1,000 — to the winning bidder at the St. Giles “Jump Into Fall” Festival.
The festival, put on by St. Giles Episcopal Church in Jefferson, takes place Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the church’s pine-studded setting at 72 Gardiner Road.
The Damariscotta Lake Farm offering is just one of many spectacular items to be auctioned off that day. Other items include a three-night stay for up to five people on a houseboat in Robinhood Harbor in Georgetown, a two-night stay in a hut or a yurt at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson, and a family year-long membership to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Numerous other items will be raffled off, including certificates for hair, dental, and automotive care, and food items. Raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $20.
The event, with the auction scheduled to begin at noon, is to raise funds for the church and its outreach programs and to bring the wider community together.
Up to 40 craft and vendor tables are available for rent at $20 per table. Vendors will keep all proceeds from their sales.
The Lunchbox Food Truck will provide a variety of food choices and drinks, and St. Giles parishioners will host their usual homemade pie and book sale.
So mark the calendars and plan to attend the Sept. 19 event. This is a fun way to jump into fall, celebrate with neighbors and friends, and pick up some gifts for the upcoming holidays. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 20.
For further information or to reserve a table, call 549-7872.