Places to Explore

Homey Things to Do in Maine This Fall

Photograph by Benjamin Williamson

8 Homey Things to Do in Maine This Fall

Places to Explore


Hunt for vintage finds, and dicker with more than 200 sellers, at Maine’s Ultimate Yard Sale. Sept. 10, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Bar Harbor

Learn how to arrange seasonal blooms with Emily Henry, of MDI’s Chickadee Hill Flowers, during the Beatrix Farrand Society’s Sustainable Floristry in the Home workshop. Sept. 10, 11 a.m. 207-288-0237.


Brush up on Maine governor Joshua Chamberlain, and tour the property where his summer home once stood, during Pejepscot History Center’s Domhegan walking tour. Sept. 18, 1 p.m. 207-729-6606.

Cape Elizabeth

Celebrate Maine Preservation’s 50th anniversary with food, drinks, music, and an auction of handmade goods at the Golden Anniversary Gala. Sept. 18, 4–7 p.m. 207-847-3577.


Shop directly from the studios of local makers during Maine Craft Weekend. Oct. 1 & 2. 207-805- 4918.


Tour beautiful homes, and meet their talented builders, during the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine’s second annual Maine Parade of Homes. (Maine Homes is a sponsor.) Kicks off Oct. 8. 207-703-4762.


Peruse artisan goods and enjoy local food at the Maker’s Market at the Point. Oct. 23, Nov. 13, & Nov. 27, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 207-747-5288.


Create an artful arrangement with fresh and dried flowers during the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Holiday Harvest Centerpieces workshop. Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.–noon. 207-633-8000.