Kids FREE at the Punkinfiddle Family Festival 9/27 — crafts, music, games, animals, scarecrows and more!

Punkinfiddle features traditional crafts, hands-on learning, lively music, old-fashioned games, fun food, farm animals, and lots of happy faces in a historic seaside setting. Stuff a scarecrow, stomp your feet, paint a pumpkin, churn butter, quiz a fiddle maker, create a craft, walk the beach, and leave smiling!

Check out the schedule and lineup of events!

Music Stage

  • 11 am: BYOC — Jenny Van West and friends
  • 12:15 pm: The Gather Rounders
  • 1:30 pm: Shana Aisenberg and Guest
  • 2:45 pm: Mari Black and Neil Pearlman

raditional Arts Demonstrators

Mr. Auger and assistant working on the giant pumpkin

More than a dozen artisans will demonstrate traditional skills and answer your questions about how to get started yourself.

Come see…

  • Violin Making with Claire Curtis
  • Folk Instrument Making with Tom Berry
  • Stonemasonry with Sal & Lisa Adinolfi
  • Pumpkin Carving with Moe Auger
  • Basket Weaving with Mary Carter
  • Tape Loom Weaving with Marjorie Dearborn
  • Soap Making with Jadeane Gauvin
  • Quilting with Lynn Jourdan
  • Spinning with the Southern Maine Guild of Spinners and Weavers
  • Broom Making with George Polichronopoulos
  • Loom Beading with James MacMath
  • Chair Caning with Ken Shaw
  • Rug Braiding with Pam Rowan


The fabulous sheep dogs return! Julie Giles’s oxen are back!

Little girl meets big horse at Punkinfiddle

More to See and Do

  • GAMES: Our own volunteers and the folks from Museums of Old York keep the action happening with these and more: Tug-o-War, Wheelbarrow Race, Sack Race, 3-legged Race, Pumpkin Bocce, Stilt Walking, Hoop Racing, and Invented Games
  • FAIRY HOUSES: Back due to popular demand! Find your building materials under the copper beech.
  • CRAFTS: Make Fish Print Hats, Corn Husk Dolls, and More
  • ANIMALS: Sheep, Oxen, Goats, Horses, Ponies, Chickens


Bring a picnic if you like, but don’t worry if you don’t have time to prep a basket. Duffy’s Tavern & Grill will be serving up a good lunch and Arundel Ice Cream will scoop out of their mobile dipping cart.

You’ll also be able to sample churned butter, apple cider, switchel,…

For Performers, Artisans, and Vendors

Performers: We have been fortunate to welcome many talented musicians and storytellers to this event. If you are interested in performing at Punkinfiddle, please review this information first, then get in touch with us.

Artisans: We work with specific artisans who are especially interested in demonstrating traditional skills. The focus is on education rather than sales. If you have a special skill that would be a good fit for Punkinfiddle, please call us at 207-646-4521 or email

Vendors: Punkinfiddle is not a sales event, though musicians and artisans do sell products and promote services. The Punkinfiddle committee limits the food vendors to one or two preselected, local businesses.

Punkinfiddle Family Festival
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells ME 207-646-1555
Saturday, September 27, 2014;
10:00am – 4:00pm
Kids Free! Over 16 = $7 ($5 for members)

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