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Autumn Gold Schedule

September 20th-23rd
More Autumn Gold fun in the Ellsworth Area!

Thursday, September 20

Business After Hours: Acadia Realty   5-7 p.m.
Members and Guests invited. Winner of AG Decorating Contest announced.  RSVP to

Meet the Author: Ellsworth Public Library River Room – 6 p.m.
Ellsworth Public Library and Frenchman Bay Conservancy host Carey Kish, author of Maine Mountain Guide.


Friday, September 21

Go for the Gold: Chamber retail businesses will have Go for the Gold Bags at their locations Friday and Saturday for customers to enter to win fantastic prizes!  Prizes – $300 gift certificate from Dead River for fuel oil or propane. $200 gift certificate from Stanley Subaru for automobile detailing $100 Date Night Pack – 2 tickets to Annie at the Grand and a Finn’s gift card

Autumn Gold Beer and Wine Tasting: Waterfront Park- 5 pm to 8 pm  Local Breweries and Wineries bring their best to Autumn Gold!  Live entertainment, Rock Box Food Truck on-site.  
$20 per person – Ticket available at the door if space is available. Must be 21 or over to enter the tent.
Sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank

The Great Maine Puppet Festival: PAC Show -The Grand – 10 a.m
$3 Reserved Seating (school and Home School groups)

Lunch & Learn: Friends in Action – 12:30 p.m
Panel Discussion on housing and long-term care- RSVP to Friends in Action

Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor” – The Grand – 7 pm
$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students (15 and under), $6 Grand Member
General Admission

Homecoming Game – Ellsworth High School – 7 p.m.
Cheer on the Ellsworth Eagles as they play Stearns High School. Admission $5 adults, $3 children



Saturday, September 22

FREE Shuttles available through out the day at from R.F. Jordan to Harbor Park, Downtown, Auto Show, Mill Mall and Maine Coast Mall courtesy of Downeast Community Partners

Firehouse Breakfast: Trenton Volunteer Fire Department – 6-10 a.m.
Maine Wild Blueberry Pancake & French Toast Breakfast $8 Adults $3 Kids(under 5 free)

Rotary Pancake Breakfast: Ellsworth Middle School – 7 – 10:30 a.m.
All You Can Eat: Pancakes, Sausages, Beverages $7 Adults $3 Kids

Autumn Gold Golf Tournament: Lucerne Golf Club – Check in 8:30 a.m.
$55 pp – includes lunch and sleeve of balls- Call 843-6282 to register

Roger Willey Road Race: 5k and 10k 7 a.m. registration 8 a.m. start. $20
Sponsored by – Downeast Family YMCA, Willey’s Sport Center

35th Annual Car Show: Home Depot Parking Lot – 8 a.m. Registration
Shriners Nascar Unit, Former Nascar Driver Andy Santerre, Local favorite Wyatt Alexander’s racecar. Food offerings: Ellsworth Moose Lodge and Wing Dingah’s food trucks. Admission is FREECorporate Sponsor – NAPA Auto Parts, Registration sponsor, Greenway Equipment

Great Maine Puppet Festival – Puppet Manipulation Workshop: Grand – 10 a.m.
Tanglewood Marionettes is proud to present a class in the fine art of marionette manipulation with their master puppeteer. $15. Price includes ticket to Fair Circus. Recommended for age 8 and up.

Mill Mall Family Day: 9 a.m – 3 p.m.
Family games, crafters, food vendors, and more! Sponsor: Machias Savings Bank

Autumn Gold Open House: Riot Martial Arts Studio, Mill Mall – Beginning at 9 a.m.
Demonstrations, Child safety instruction, anti-bullying clinic and more!

Ellsworth Farmers Market – Main Street – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Offering a rainbow of locally-grown food and locally-crafted products.

ChowderFest : Ellsworth Harbor Park – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us under the tent to cheer on up to 9 local chefs while they compete for the title of best chowder! Taste them all and judge for yourself. Admission $10 adults/ $5 kids.
Corporate Sponsor: Machias Savings Award Sponsors: Merrill Furniture, Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound, Maine Shellfish Music Sponsor: Hammond Lumber/EBS   

Rubber Ducky Race: Ellsworth Waterfront 2 p.m.
Tickets available at the waterfront – Sponsored by the Noontime Rotary Club

Autumn Gold Train Rides: Downeast Scenic Railroad -10:30 am and 1:30 p.m
Kids ride FREE with paying adult (1-2 kids max)

Craft Fair and Family Fun: Maine Coast Mall – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Large indoor craft fair, children’s activities, Bounce House

Union River Boat Rides: Ellsworth Harbor Park – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rides are FREE. Donations Appreciated. Sponsored by Maine Organic Therapy

Sidewalk Sales – Ellsworth Downtown – All day event – details to follow
Sponsored by Heart of Ellsworth

Youth Service Department – Ellsworth Public Library – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit the autumn themed youth services room for stories, games, crafts and fun!

PBS Series “The Great American Read” – Ellsworth Public Library -1 p.m.
3rd episode “Heroes” Stay for discussion and refreshments after!

Literary Pumpkin Decorating Contest – Ellsworth Public Library – Details to follow

The Great Maine Puppet Festival -The Fairy Circus: The Grand – 11 a.m.
Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes. Presentation includes a lively puppetry demonstration before the show and a Q&A session after. $10 Adults, $5 Youth (12 and under) General Admission

Family fun and Sale: Dr. Paul Albert Office – Open 8 a.m. to noon
Kids activities: face painting, pumpkin crafts. Multiple Raffles to win! While you are there get free anti-flare treatment with purchase, FREE custom Measurements with purchase and same day edging on stock lenses.

Autumn Gold Give Away – Friend & Friend
Stop by the showroom during Autumn Gold and sign up to win a $100 Friend & Friend gift card!

Helicopter tours: Behind Napa in Ellsworth – $50 pp 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A unique look at Ellsworth! 8-10-minute tours around Ellsworth. Longer flights available on request. Drawing for FREE helicopter ride!

Sunday, September 23

Autumn Gold Train Rides: Downeast Scenic Railroad -10:30 am and 1:30 p.m
Kids ride FREE with paying adult (1-2 kids max)

Great Maine Puppet Festival – Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers –Grand – 2 p.m.
“The Headless Horsman of Sleepy Hollow” Comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale featuring 20 hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets. $10 Adults, $5 youth (12&under) General Admission

Helicopter tours: Behind Napa in Ellsworth – $50 pp  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A unique look at Ellsworth! 8-10-minute tours around Ellsworth. Longer flights available on request. Drawing for FREE helicopter ride!

Corporate Sponsor

The First logo

Maine Camp Outfitters logotype

Community Partners

Glidden Auto Body
Complete Tire
Darlings Auto Mall
Darlings Chevrolet
Harmon Tire
East Coast Performance
Ellsworth Collision

Jim’s Auto
Lee Auto Mall
Miles Motorsports
Stanley Subaru
Star 97.7
City of Ellsworth
Wallace Events

Union River Lobster Pot
Awards Signage & Trophy
Computer Essentials
Home Depot
Downeast Community Partners
The Eagle’s Lodge
Friends & Family Market

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