October events draw tourists to enjoy Maine’s rocky coastline, fall foliage and festivals.

While you may be able to join in Oktoberfest festivities anywhere you go, you’ll find that Maine really knows how it’s done. Break out a host of beers crafted from Maine locals, lobster, and German food galore. Party in Bangor, go rafting at the Forks, or Swine and Stein in Downtown Gardiner. There will be plenty of entertainment with live music, games, and more. Gather with those who know what Oktoberfest is all about.

Explore Everything Fall Festivals Have to Offer

Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport knows how to host an unforgettable fall festival with everything you would expect, from pumpkin decorating to tractor rides. When you want to celebrate with your pets, venture to Old Orchard Beach for PetFest at the Veterans Memorial Park. All pets are welcome to join in the Pet Parade while you enjoy refreshments that will tickle your taste buds.

Prepare Yourself for a Good Fright

There’s nothing better to get into the spirit of October than ghostly events. With Halloween on the way, you can experience Fright at the Fort at Fort Knox in Prospect. It’s a night when the ghosts are sure to be roaming about. If you still aren’t satisfied, head to Ghostport in Bucksport. Enjoy a fireworks display and costume show, be a part of the crowd, and make the most of every minute. You can even try your hand at a trebuchet, sending a pumpkin soaring into the air for a big splash in the Penobscot. If you love to run, complete your October festivities with a Wicked 5K. Get in a workout and race to the finish line in costume as you join others in the spirit of the season. 

Tour the Coast

In addition to events that are planned throughout Maine in October, this is your perfect opportunity to travel scenic Route 1. Tour the coast from sunrise to sunset and see the Atlantic Ocean at its best. Walk the beaches as the cool, crisp air of fall makes you feel alive. Visit the lighthouses, charter a boat out on the water, and try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Maine is dressed for its best in October and is waiting for you.

Visit once in autumn and you’ll have a new favorite for your annual, fall destination for years to come.