This is a big weekend in Ellsworth as Autumn Gold will be celebrated with activities September 20th-23rd! Look for the Autumn Gold flags at participating retailers where many specials will be offered!  Here's a partial list of activities. For a full list, you'll want to click HERE

Photo Chris Popper

Thursday September 20

Business After Hours - Acadia Realty 5-7PM. The winner of the Autumn Gold Decorating Contest will be announced.

Meet the Author - Ellsworth Public Library River Room 6PM -  Carey Kish, author of Maine Mountain Guide. Local author Carey Kish will share updates to the newly released 11th edition of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide. Learn about many new hikes and the best of local hikes in our area. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Friday September 21

Autumn Gold Beer and Wine Tasting - Waterfront Park 5-8PM. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $20.00 and should be purchased online in advance or at the door if space is available.

The Great Maine Puppet Festival - The Grand

Lunch and Learn: Friends in Action 12:30 Moore Community Center - Panel Discussion on housing and long term care

Movie - Won't You Be My Neighbor -  The Grand 7PM

Homecoming Football Game - Stearns at Ellsworth 7PM - Ellsworth High School. Admission $5.00/Adults $3.00/Children Please bring a non-perishable food item or toiletries or diapers for donation to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

Saturday September 22

Blueberry Pancake/Pancake/French Toast Breakfast 6AM-10AM Trenton Volunteer Fire Department Adults $8.00 Children $3.00 Kids under 5 Free

Ellsworth Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast 7AM-10AM Ellsworth Middle School Adults $7.00 Children $3.00

Roger Willey Road Race - 5K and 10K Downeast Family YMCA. Registration 7AM Race Starts 8AM Entry Fee $20.00

35th annual Car Show - Home Depot Parking Lot 8AM Registration

Great Maine Puppet Festival - Puppet Manipulations Workshop - The Grand 10AM $15 Price includes ticket to Fair Circus. Recommended for ages 8 and up

Mill Mall Family Day and Craft Fair 9AM-3PM - Family games, crafters, food vendors and more

Riot Martial Arts Studio Open House - Mill Mall Beginning at 9AM.

Ellsworth Farmer's Market Main Street 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Chowderfest - Ellsworth Harbor Park 11:30AM - 1PM 9 local chefs compete for the title of best chowder. Taste them all and judge for yourself. Admission $10 Adults, $5.00 children Tickets may be purchased online

Rubber Ducky Race - Ellsworth Waterfront 2PM

Autumn Gold Train Rides - Downeast Scenic Railroad. Departs at 10:30AM and 1:30PM. Kids ride FREE with paying adult

Union River Boat Rides - Ellsworth Harbor Park 9AM-1PM Rides are FREE  but donations appreciated.

Ellsworth Public Library 9AM-2PM - Visit the autumn themed youth service's room for stories, games crafts and fun!

The Fairy Circus - The Grand 11AM Adults $10 Youth (12 and under) $5.00

Helicopter Tours - Behind NAPA Auto Parts Store $50 per person 9AM - 6PM

Sunday September 23

Autumn Gold Train Rides - Downeast Scenic Railroad. Departs at 10:30AM and 1:30PM. Kids ride FREE with paying adult

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers present "The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow" ; The Grand Adults $10 Youth (12 and under) $5.00

Helicopter Tours - Behind NAPA Auto Parts Store $50 per person 9AM - 6PM