Archive for September, 2011

Fall Marginal Way Fundraiser

September 28, 2011

Fall Marginal Way Fund Raiser

What would Ogunquit be without our beautiful Marginal Way? The maintenance, repair and beautification of this most treasured walk way , the cliff side path along the ocean, is completely funded by private resources and is managed by the Marginal Way Preservation Fund.
To this end, we here at the Falls at Ogunquit have joined together with several other lodge and inn owners to help raise funds in support of this organization during the month of November. So, we are offering a night’s stay at the low rate of $65 from November 1 through November 30, excluding weekends and Holidays, when you contribute at least $50 to this Preservation Fund.
Reservations must be made in advance directly through the resort at 207-646-4600 and your contribution must be presented at check-in in the form of a check for $50 (or more!). This discount cannot be combined with other discounts or packages. If you want to learn more about this fund, visit their website at http://www.marginalwayfund.org.

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Fall Apple Picking

September 21, 2011

Does anything taste better than a crisp, snappy apple when you’ve been out hiking in the cool autumn air? Longing for a cinnamony-smelling, warm, soothing slice of apple pie fresh from the oven to savor while you watch the wind rip crimson leaves from the trees and float them dizzily to the ground? Autumn is synonymous with apple harvest time in New England. Don’t forget your friends, co-workers, family and neighbors when you pick your own delicious apples–why not cart apples home as a tasty souvenir of your New England getaway this fall? Visit http://www.getrealmaine.com/index.cfm for a list of orchard in the area

Ogunquit Playhouse Finale-Miss Saigon

September 21, 2011

The fall ushers in one of the most stunning Broadway blockbusters of all time, “Miss Saigon”, an epic love story that will touch your heart and haunt your memory, on stage September 21 through October 23 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. “Miss Saigon” is set during the turmoil of the Vietnam war, where an American soldier, played by Gregg Goodbrod, and a Vietnamese girl, played by Jennifer Paz, fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. This compelling tale shares their emotional story set in a world torn apart by war. From the first sound of a helicopter flying as the sunrises over Saigon during the Overture, to the show’s powerful ending, “Miss Saigon” will take you on an incredible journey about unwavering love and self sacrifice.
Taking inspiration from the Puccini opera “Madame Butterfly”, the show premiered in 1989 in London where it ran for 10 years. It opened on Broadway in 1991, earning 11 Tony nominations. After 4092 performances, it closed in 2001.
Don’t miss this musical masterpiece that promises to be a truly spectacular finale to the Ogunquit Playhouse season!

Ogunquitfest 2011

September 14, 2011

Schedule of Events
Scarecrow Contest begins Columbus Day Weekend!
Explore the town as businesses decorate and compete for the best scarecrow display. Ballot boxes located around town through Saturday, October 22.

Friday, October 21, 2011
CATACOMBS & MAZE AT OGUNQUIT VILLAGE SCHOOL, School Street. 6-10pm. Shriek in fright at our scary Haunted House. $8 Adults, $6 Kids 10 & over, but be sure to pick up a $1 coupon in the OgunquitFest brochure. (Haunted House not appropriate for children under 10. Maze: weather permitting.)
Saturday, October 22, 2011

CLASSIC CAR SHOW 10am-2pm, Main Beach parking lot. Vote on your favorite classic car! Winners announced at 1pm. Free admission. Rain date: Sunday.

AUTUMN BAZAAR 9am-4pm, Main Beach parking lot. Find that one-of-a-kind special item – get an early jump on your holiday shopping! Donations being accepted for local food pantry or pet food for the Animal Welfare Society.

HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES 10am-4pm, Veterans’ Park. $5 per person. Weather permitting.

ROAMING RAILROAD 10am-4pm, Main Beach parking lot. Adults and children alike can take in some of the OgunquitFest sights in style on this unique little train, outfitted with a whistle and real brass bell. Admission charged. Weather permitting.

OGUNQUITFEST CORNSTALK MAZE 2-6pm, Ogunquit Village School, Dunaway Center. Kids under 10 can lose themselves as they wander through our maze. Weather permitting.

GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH PRESENTATION & COOKIE MONSTER DECORATING 2:30-4:30pm, Dunaway Center, School Street. An Autumn delight for kids of all ages. Pumpkins, paints, markers, and stickers supplied. No carving please. Kids can decorate their favorite cookie, and eat it too!

HIGH HEEL DASH AND WALK-OFF 3pm, Perkins Cove. Watch the hijinks as brave souls race around Perkins Cove in high heels! Better yet, join in the race! Heels must be at least 2” high, and trophies awarded for Best Time, Highest Heel and Most Outrageous Costume! Proceeds from registration will go to Frannie Peabody Center. Rain date: Sunday. Pre-registration and pledge sheets available at http://www.visitogunquit.org.

CHILDREN’S FALL STORYTELLING 4-5pm, Dunaway Center, School Street. Listen to local storyteller Diana Abbott tell tales of spooks and haunted happenings.

GHOSTLY TOURS, 5:30-9pm. Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Obeds Lane. Stop in for a ghostly walk through Ogunquit. Are they myths or is there more to Ogunquit’s nightlife than meets the eye? Tours by the Ogunquit Heritage Museum. Bring your flashlight – it’s dark out there! $5 Adults, children under 10 free. Weather permitting.

CATACOMBS & MAZE AT OGUNQUIT VILLAGE SCHOOL, School Street. 6-10pm. See earlier description.

Sunday, October 23, 2011
AUTUMN BAZAAR 9am-3pm, Main Beach parking lot. See Saturday description.
ROAMING RAILROAD 10am-4pm, Main Beach parking lot. See Saturday description.
COSTUME PARADE 11:30am, Ogunquit Square to Main Beach. Costumed kids, adults, and canines welcome! Parade starts at 11am. Rain location: Under the tents at the Main Beach Parking Lot.
BRIDGE TO BEACH BED RACE 12-1pm, Beach Street bridge to Main Beach parking lot and back. It’s utter bedlam as teams zoom down Beach Street! Vote on your favorite as teams raise money to vie for the People’s Choice Award. Most Beautiful Bed and Broken Spring winners will also be selected. Weather permitting. Registration sheets available at http://www.visitogunquit.org.

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2011

CATACOMBS & MAZE AT OGUNQUIT VILLAGE SCHOOL, School Street. 6-10pm. Shriek in fright at our scary Haunted House. $8 Adults, $6 Kids 10 & over, but be sure to pick up a $1 coupon in the OgunquitFest brochure. (Haunted House not appropriate for children under 10. Maze: weather permitting.)

York Beach Harvestfest

September 14, 2011

The 27th annual Harvestfest of York Beach, Maine is set for 2011! It will consist of:
* Artfest, on October 1 & 2 held in 12 open studios all over southern Maine. Locations will focus on the many mediums of art, including visual, performing, fine crafts, museums, antiques, culinary, graphic and more.
*Antiquefest on October 1-9 with special events and offers from dealers along the southern Maine coast.
*Carfest-on October 8 –The Classic Car Show is located at the York Beach Ballfield.
*Salefest-York Sidewalk Sales on October 8-10, 10am-4pm located at Short Sands Beach
*Harvestfest and Kidsfest-October 15, 10am-8pm, October 16, 10am-4pm located at Short Sands downtown and York Beach Ballfield. Harvestfest is a rain or shine event, smoke free with free parking and free shuttle vans from York’s Wild Animal Kingdom

Capriccio: A Celebration of the Arts

September 6, 2011

Ogunquit Performing Arts proudly announces the 21st edition of Capriccio, Ogunquit’s town-wide, two week long Festival of the Arts, a celebration that will be bigger, better and more inclusive this year. The events of Capriccio will take place September 5 through 18 at a variety of venues in Ogunquit.
Always a favorite is the annual Kite Festival, this year on Saturday September 10. It runs from 9 am to 2 pm at Ogunquit’s main beach. There will be free kites for children to decorate and fly. Bring your own kite to join them. Also, as usual, professionals will be there with large and intricate kites.
On going throughout the week will be Exhibitions at several of Ogunquit’s Museums and Galleries, including the Barn Gallery on Shore Road, The Ogunquit Museum of American Art on Shore Road, and the Ogunquit Heritage Museum on Obeds Lane.
Go to http://www.visitogunquit.org/event for the complete listing of the Capriccio schedule.