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Get into the spirit! Autumn Gold 2020 is on its way! This year’s events will be different due to Covid 19; but the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce will continue the 35 year tradition of celebrating the fall season in Downeast Maine! “We are aware that so many events cancelled this spring and summer, and we know how important this week is to our businesses” states Gretchen Wilson, Chamber Director.  Sales, events, raffles, decorating contest, golf tournaments, Union River boat rides and more will be on the schedule of events for the week of September 21-26th.


The Autumn Gold Decorating Contest had its largest participation last year, with many truly awesome displays and windows! To enter see the flier in this month’s newsletter or call the chamber at 667-5584.  All storefronts and windows must be completed by Monday September 21st to be judged.


We need your events, sales, special’s, and activities for the Autumn Gold calendar.  Our paid advertising is on deadline for many publications.  Call, email or send us your event by August 12th to be in our marketing pieces around the state. Autumn Gold is the Chamber’s largest event, and we put a lot of marketing dollars into bringing folks to town to celebrate.


Two of our signature events, the Annual Car Show, and the Waterfront Chowderfest will not be happening this year, however, the waterfront will host Union River Boat rides, as well as some vendors and children’s activities. Our Chowder Chefs will be hosting ChowderFest Specials of their award-winning chowders at their restaurants, Saturday September 26th.   A list of restaurants where you can get a special Chowderfest chowder will be available in September.


Go for the Gold, around town at many of our retail stores, where you will also find specials and sales, and can enter the Go for the Gold Raffle, no purchase necessary, to win some great gift cards or merchandise.  Of course, it’s not Autumn Gold without the Jumbo Jackpot!!

Buy your $10 ticket at the Chamber office starting August 10th. Only 500 will be sold and the winner takes home $2500.00 Last year the tickets sold out!


Stay tuned for more announcements of fun events during Autumn Gold Days September 21-26th

For more information contact the chamber at 667-5584, or go on line to

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