Old-Fashioned Fall Fun for Families at Boothbay Railway Village


The Boothbay Railway Village invites families to celebrate the bounty of autumn at a new old-fashioned, family-friendly festival called Family Harvest Days on Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5. 

Perfect for families who want an alternative to the big fairs and commercial midways, there will be displays of antique tractors, barrel train rides, traditional games and much more.

Watch a butter churning demonstration and then taste the fresh butter on New England brown bread baked according to a 100 year old recipe. See how Dutch ovens were used for baking and cooking over open fires and in hearths. There will also be complimentary cider from Biscay Orchards of Damariscotta and homemade cookies.

Visitors can say hello to the Museum’s pair of resident goats as well as some special guests. Wishing Well Acres of Edgecomb will be bringing barnyard animals like sheep and chickens. You’ll be able to meet the farmers and learn about how they take care of the animals today as well as what it would have been like to keep animals for families living in Maine villages historically.

Guests are invited to take a hayride to a pumpkin patch where for a small additional fee you can take home your own pumpkin. A decorating station will also be provided.

Family Harvest Days is free with regular museum admission of $5 for children 3 – 18 and $10 for adults. Children under 3 and Museum Members are free. There will be a small additional fee if you’d like to take a pumpkin home. Although the Museum will be open from 9:30 - 5, most activities will take place between 10 - 4.  Well-behaved and leashed four-legged friends are welcome.  Contact the Boothbay Railway Village for more information at (207) 633-4727, or online at www.railwayvillage.org.  The Boothbay Railway Village is located at 586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27 in Boothbay, Maine.