On Saturday, August 25 volunteers from the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest committee joined forces with Lincoln Academy students and staff to prepare more than 1000 t-shirts and sweatshirts celebrating this year’s Pumpkinfest.

Volunteers spent the afternoon in the Lincoln Academy ATEC building sorting, folding, and pricing the shirts, which will will be available for sale starting Wednesday, August 29 at the Damariscotta Hannaford, Main Street Grocery, The Beach Plum Company, and Supplies Unlimited. The logo featured on this year’s shirts was designed by Marybeth Canedy of Jefferson.

2018 Pumpkinfest will take place on October 6, 7, and 8 in Damariscotta. The festival, which celebrates the fall harvest in general and giant pumpkins in particular, attracts thousands of visitors to the Damariscotta region each October. Favorite festival events include a giant pumpkin weigh-off, unique pumpkin artistry, pumpkin food of all kinds, and the world-famous pumpkin regatta. These events engage dozens of local businesses and hundreds of volunteers annually, including Lincoln Academy students and staff.

More information about 2018 Pumpkinfest is available at www.mainepumkinfest.com or on the festival’s facebook page.