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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest
Photo by Sharon Buck

Damariscotta Beautiful at Pumpkinfest

If you've never been to the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest, you missed out again this year! It was so much fun!

You need to watch the giant pumpkins that have been carved out to become boats! The races always come down to the wire! And when Larry and Don yell "Ready? Set? Get Wet!" the paddlers do their darnedest to navigate through the cold Maine waters around the pumpkin buoys to come in first!

Here are a few pics I took while I was there to sing the National Anthem!

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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Shows Off Her Halloween ‘Pumpkin’

Proving she has one of the best senses of humor in country music, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles painted her very pregnant belly orange for Halloween and shared the picture with fans on Twitter. The singer is expecting her first baby with husband Justin in November. 

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20 Halloween Pumpkin Fails

Between your foolproof stencil of Justin Bieber's face and an endless supply of premium 99 cent carving tools, you probably envisioned yourself minutes away from that dreamy pop star pumpkin glowing all over your neighbors' jealous faces. What could go wrong?

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Real Life Ron Swanson Carves Pumpkin With a Gun

When we carve pumpkins, we generally use a knife, but they must do things a little differently in the South. For example, Tennessee resident and YouTuber Hickok45 carves his pumpkin with a Colt 1911 handgun. Why, you may ask? Because using anything else would just be plain silly.

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10 Awesomely Geeky Jack-o’-Lanterns

We’re self-proclaimed Halloween geeks. But honestly, how can you not be? There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday that by the time October 31st rolls around, our entire lives are defined by creepy stuff and ridiculous garb. Our pets aren’t big fans of the festive takeover, but that’s never stopped us from dressing them up as a turkey dog!

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300-Pound Pumpkin Stolen from Illinois Farm Stand
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300-Pound Pumpkin Stolen From Illinois Farm Stand

Over the weekend, a massive 300-pound pumpkin displayed at Hammer's Farm Market in Peoria, Illinois, went missing and may have been taken by thieves. We're not sure what's more impressive -- actually growing a 300-pound pumpkin or working out the logistics to steal one.

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10 Ways to Carve Your Pumpkin This Halloween

The best part about Halloween is the pumpkin. On a nice fall day you head on over to the local pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect specimen. Then you and your friends or family get together to carve your masterpiece and cook some delicious pumpkin seeds.

Choosing the perfect method to carve your pumpkin is key, so we came up with 10 ideas you may not have thought of for how to carve your pumpkin this Halloween:

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Largest Pumpkin
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See the 1,775-Pound World Championship Pumpkin

There are tons of things we love about America. Our grand ole’ country cranks out hysterical, nightmare-inducing shows about mini pageant queens and we throw Big Bird into the political scene, for example. But our recent discovery tops them all-- ladies and gentlemen, we live in the presence of the most recent world champion pumpkin grower.

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Anderson Pumpkin
Photo by Sharon Buck

Damariscotta ROCKS!

If you have never been to the Damariscotta, it's a beautiful place.  The ocean village really comes alive during the summer months, but for the past 6 years the Pumpkinfest and Regatta has brought this town to life!

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Heaviest Pumpkin Ever Nets Man $15,000

Ron Wallace was able to grow a pumpkin to 2,009 pounds. And now the Greene, RI man is $15,500 richer for it.

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