Searsport celebrates Fall with hay rides, music, scarecrows, antique cars, food, crafts and more

Posted Oct. 10, 2013, at 12:16 p.m.
Fling into Fall
Fling into Fall

Friday, October 11 to Saturday, October 12, 2013; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: , , Searsport, Maine

Contact: ; 548-2529

SEARSPORT, Maine – Fling Into Fall, Searsport’s annual fall celebration on October 11 and 12, offers more activities this year than it ever has before.  From children bringing their restored Tonka trucks for display and prizes as part of the Antique Car Show, to a Chili Cook-Off, a Coin Show, a pie eating contest, a historic cemetery tour, and a Comedy Show, this year’s Fling Into Fall will be the best yet. 

 Searsport firemen, high school students, churches, Searsport policemen, ambulance crew, businesses and citizens all work together to make Fling Into Fall a wonderful event.  The festivities begin on Friday, October 11 with scarecrows being assembled on the Penobscot Marine Museum lawn.  Friday evening the Methodist Church serves a Turkey Supper, luminaries will be lit downtown, children can have their faces painted and play games before the bonfire and concert by the band Black Ledge.  Saturday morning the Masons host a breakfast at the Masonic Hall.  The parade starts at 11:00 am and throughout the day there will be a craft show, a concert, a coin show and auction at DownEast Auctions, scarecrow and Jack ‘O Lantern displays, Antique Car Show and Restored Tonka Truck Show, a Florida vacation raffle, historic cemetery tours, a wool-felting demonstration at Works, an art auction, chili cook-off, pie eating contest and hayrides at Bangor Savings Bank.  On Saturday afternoon prizes will be awarded to Tonka Truck Restoration Project participants, and two raffle winners will be drawn this year for the Florida beach house vacation. Saturday evening the activities continue with a Public Italian Supper at the Congregational Church and a Comedy Show at Union Hall.

 Each year for Fling Into Fall, Searsport residents Joe and Jamie Plumber donate a week at their Florida beach house to a lucky winner of the free raffle.  This year Cruise Maine Magazine is sponsoring a raffle for an additional week at the Florida beach house for participants in the Antique Car Show.  Other generous sponsors include Dunkin’ Donuts sponsoring the Friday night concert, Hamilton Marine sponsoring the Scarecrow and Jack O’ Lantern prizes, and Bangor Savings Bank sponsoring the hayrides.

 Several local businesses are offering Fling Into Fall weekend discounts.  Anglers Restaurant is offering discounts on selected Haddock and Chicken dinners.  Save 20% at the Grasshopper Shop during Fling Into Fall, and you can camp at Searsport Shores for two nights for the price of one. 

 It is not too late to register for the Tonka Truck Restoration Project, call Joe Plummer at 207-548-2834 for more information.


Fling Into Fall event schedule below.  For more information call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529.

Fling Into Fall

Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2013


10am-5pm Set up for Scarecrow & Jack O’ Lantern contest at Crescent, Penobscot Marine Museum

4:30-6:00pm Public Turkey Supper, Methodist Church

5:00pm Lighting of Luminaries, Downtown

5:00-7:00pm Children’s Activities, Public Safety Building

5:30pm Food Concessions, Public Safety Building

5:30pm Face Painting, Public Safety Building

7:00pm Bonfire, Public Safety Building

7:15-9:00pm Concert: “Black Ledge” band, Public Safety Building (thank you Dunkin’ Donuts!)


7am-9am Public Breakfast, Masonic Hall

8am Fun Run Registration – Fun Run Starts 8:30, Public Safety Building Grounds (Held by The National

Legislation for Afterschool Programming )

9am-3pm 9am sign-up for “Art Du Jour” artists, Penobscot Marine Museum tent, 10-2 artists painting throughout

the town

9am-3pm Craft Show, Public Safety Building

9am-3pm Coin Show, 12 dealers, DownEast Auctions

9am-3pm Scarecrow Contest Viewing and “People’s Choice Voting”, Crescent, Penobscot Marine Museum

11am Parade, Downtown

11am-2pm Needle felting workshop for children and adults, Works, 21 E. Main St.

11am-2:30pm Antique Car Show and Tonka Truck Contest, Mosman Park

2:30pm Antique Car Show prizes, trophies and awards, and drawing for week at a Florida Beach Cottage for

car show participants (thank you Cruise Maine Magazine!), Mosman Park

12pm & 2pm Historic Cemetery Tour, Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Committee

12pm-3pm Hayrides, Bangor Savings Bank (thank you Bangor Savings Bank!)

1pm-2pm Concert: Lincolnville Town Band, Union Hall

2pm Auction: coins, stamps and sports, DownEast Auctions, 328 E. Main St.

3pm – 4pm Judging of Pies and People’s Choice Judging of Chili, Crescent, Penobscot Marine Museum

3pm-5pm Silent Auction, paintings and photographs, Penobscot Marine Museum tent

3pm Display of Tonka Truck Restoration Winners, Crescent, Penobscot Marine Museum

4pm Prizes awarded for winners of Scarecrow and Jack O’ Lantern contests, Crescent, Penobscot Marine

Museum (thank you Hamilton Marine!)

4pm Winners announced for the Pie Baking Contest and Chili Cook-Off, Crescent, Penobscot Marine Museum

4:30pm Grand Prize Drawing for week at a Florida Beach Cottage, Crescent, Penobscot Marine Museum

5pm-6pm Public Italian Supper, Congregational Church

7pm Comedy Show, Union Hall

Angler’s Restaurant, Grasshopper Shop, and Searsport Shores Campground

offering Fling Into Fall weekend discounts.