Originally published in Seasonal Guide, September 27, 2012
Places and events for kids
Blue Hill: The town park, at the end of Water St., overlooks the harbor and is a great place to give kids a chance to unwind on the playground or to picnic. The library, on the corner of Main St. and Parker Point Rd., offers afternoon and Saturday events. For info: 374-5515 or bluehill.lib.me.us.
Fairwinds Florist in Blue Hill will hold its 8th annual pumpkin carving event on Monday, October 29, starting at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to carve a pumpkin at no cost, and leave their art for exhibit in the store window; those who wish to bring their own pumpkins may join in the carving and take theirs home.
Brooklin: Friend Memorial Library, on Rt. 175 in the village of Brooklin.
Bucksport: A visit to Fort Knox is a great way to learn about the historic fort—and get spooked! This year’s Fright at the Fort will take place October 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The annual event is a must-see for those brave souls willing to step into the dark.
Castine: On Monday, October 31, the library hosts a Halloween party from 5 to 8 p.m. to coincide with the annual Halloween Hayrides leaving from Town Hall—which hosts its own Halloween party for kids. Information: 326-4502/326-4375.
Deer Isle and Stonington: Enjoy the playground, ball field and basketball court at the Island Community Center, up the hill from the Opera House, and is the site of a pumpkin-carving event on Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Pumpkins, carving implements, and patterns will be provided for a small fee.
Sedgwick: The Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society holds its 26th annual axe-throwing and log-sawing contests on Saturday, October 6, 2 to 4 p.m. On Saturday, October 13, the Sedgwick Elementary School holds an Applefest in the morning, with an apple press, apple sauce making and apple stamps.