I was literally speechless when I saw the email come across my desk featuring our Damariscotta team’s fabulous creation for this weekend’s famous Pumpkinfest & Regatta. They say “a picture’s worth a thousand words”…..yes, folks….that is a pumpkin truck pictured in the photo here! Designed and crafted by our employees in Damariscotta, the Hancock Lumber freighted truck pumpkin will be featured this weekend at the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta! Visit the event’s website by clicking this link; or, check out the quick video at the bottom of this post. If you have not experienced this business and family-oriented event, complete with pumpkinboat regatta shenanigans, go check it out for yourself this Columbus Day weekend and help celebrate the 10th anniversary!
A very special thank you to Brain Etheridge and Kasha McKay from our Damariscotta team for all their efforts to make this masterpiece come to life!
MY, WHAT A LARGE PUMPKIN THAT IS! Businesses and artists who elect to decorate these fruits are delivered the pumpkins via forklift and pallets on October 9th. The size of the pumpkins, subject to the vagaries of Mother Nature, may range anywhere from “Jack-O-Lantern” (about 200 pounds), to “Great Pumpkin” (about 400 pounds), up to “Maxima” (600 pounds and above). With optimal growing conditions, some can even stand about four feet tall!!!
Click the YouTube player box below to watch a minute and half clip on the event and enjoy!
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This post was written by Erin Plummer