Autumnfest coming to Bath October 8

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Features

Autumnfest coming to Bath October 8

Children make scarecrows on the Customs House lawn as part of the celebration of Autumnfest, to be held Oct. 8 in Bath.

BATH -- Celebrate autumn with seasonal food and activities, music and community, crafts and antiques, sales and fall fashions in Bath’s historic downtown on the Kennebec River.

Family activities include the 15th Annual Great Scarecrow Event, with scarecrow making on the Custom House lawn, a window-painting contest, trolley rides, and a downtown scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Bath Farmers Market will be open with produce, cheese, baked goods, and much more from 8 a.m. - noon. A Rib-Raising harvest feast with all local produce will follow from 3-5 p.m. in the Freight Shed on Commercial Street to benefit “Maine’s First Ship”.

Bath’s 13th annual Citizen Involvement Day will be held in City Park by the Patten Free Library from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., with displays by over 40 area-nonprofits, plus a pie-baking contest, activities for children of all ages including crafts and tree climbing, live music in the gazebo and presentation of Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year, Community Spirit, and Community Project awards. 

The Bath Historical Society will be selling their 2012 calendars.  Get your holiday shopping done early and buy one for everyone you know!

Downtown businesses will showcase fall fashions and accessories with live “mannequins” in store windows from 10 a.m. - noon and a fashion show in the gazebo at 11 a.m. featuring Morse High School students as models. 

Shoppers will enjoy an expanded offering of crafts, antiques, and fall fashions, plus great discounts and other incentives at downtown shops:

15+ participating businesses will offer Shop Locally rewards, giving a $10 Gift of Bath gift certificate voucher to all shoppers who spend $50 or more in their store on October 8th.

The House of Logan will hold a cashmere trunk show, and CO/OP and Closet to Closet will offer storewide discounts all day.

Halcyon Yarn will host their 40th anniversary Open House with fiber arts displays, demonstrations and discounts up to 40% from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 12 School Street.

Lower Front Street between Elm and Summer Streets will be blocked off for a big Made-In-Maine craft show with juried artisans from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ornament and friends will hold an “Antiques and Uniques” show and sale with 10 dealers at 23 Elm Street (formerly Marnee’s Cookie Bistro) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. October 7, 8, and 9.

Brick Store Antiques will have a 20% off sale.

Markings Gallery will feature Maine artist and farmer Nanne Kennedy’s Seacolor yarns and Maine Blanket.

Finishing off the day, The Honey Dewdrops, a bluegrass duo that has performed on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion among other venues, will be at the Chocolate Church Arts Center at 798 Washington Street at 7:30 p.m. 

For more information call Main Street Bath at 442-7291 or

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