LUBEC, Maine — After nine successful years, the Lubec Fall Festival committee has retired and passed the baton to a new group of organizers. The new committee will continue the tradition of the Lubec Fall Festival with the first Harvest Howl, a street fair with craft and food vendors, live music, hayrides, contests and more.
The Harvest Howl will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, with a rain date of Oct. 10.
The Lubec Masonic Lodge will kick off the day with a breakfast 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Howl events will begin on Water Street at 10 a.m. and will include a raffle table featuring items from area businesses and organizations and a 50-50 raffle. Local restaurants and groups will offer tasty treats and crafters will set up shop to sell their goods.
More vendors are welcome. For information, contact Karen or Dee at 733-4714.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., entries in a number of contests can be registered, including photography, baked goods, vegetables from a home garden and homemade crafts, which will be displayed in the Lubec Landmarks building.
There will be a pumpkin decorating and carving contest, and participants are asked to bring decorated or carved pumpkins to be displayed and judged. Pumpkins must be registered at the raffle table and will be displayed in the windows at Cohill’s Inn.
The University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Club will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be followed by Warren Foley and John Watts from 3 to 5 p.m. Also scheduled are bubble gum blowing, pumpkin pie eating and howling contests, as well as horseshoes and a tug of war.
Lubec’s 2011 Bicentennial Committee also will offer hayrides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $2 a ride, all proceeds to benefit Lubec’s 2011 Celebration.