Places to Explore

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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. 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.


Check out a range of marine beacons and keepers’ quarters on Maine Open Lighthouse Day, featuring more than two dozen locations. Sept. 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 207-594-4174.


Explore turn-of-the-century Pejepscot Village during the Pejepscot Historical Society’s The Heyday of Pejepscot Village walking tour. Sept. 10, 1 p.m. 207-729-6606.


Discover the beauty and unpredictability of Japanese Raku firing during Kennebec Clay Works’s Raku Nights. Sept. 22 & Oct. 27, 5–7 p.m. 207-213-4853.

Cape Elizabeth

Visit 12 inspiring kitchens, highlighting the work of the area’s best architects, builders, and designers, during the Cape Elizabeth Kitchen Tour. (Maine Homes is a sponsor.) Sept. 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 207-767-2333.


Shop directly from the studios of local makers during Maine Craft Weekend. Oct. 7 & 8. 207-805-4918.

New Gloucester

Learn to make a cobweb broom with artisan Robert Sheckler, of Redmond Philbert Handwork, during Shaker Village’s Broom Making Workshop. Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–noon. 207-926-4597.


Peruse artisan goods and enjoy local food at the Maker’s Market at the Point. Oct. 22, Nov. 12 & Nov. 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 207-747-5288.