Boothbay Railway Village

Hundreds attend Fall Foliage Festival

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:15pm

Families from near and far enjoyed the 52nd annual Fall Foliage Festival at Boothbay Railway Village Oct. 12 and 13. Boothbay Region Information Center co-sponsored, as it has since 1955. Even with the fall drizzle, there were over 1,000 admissions Saturday. Attendees enjoyed food from over half a dozen vendors and music by Dick Spofford and company and the Alumni Band.

“It was great for the half day of rain,” said BRV Marketing Director Kate Steed. “It was great, even for a sunny day.”

Sunday brought brighter skies and temperatures in the 60s. Crowds were good and several dogs enjoyed being with their families. Steed said by the end of the day, admissions topped 2,000 and WMTX 8 was there.

“They did four stand ups and many shots … They talked with one of our vendors, artist Marvin Jenkins, our music coordinator for the event Soren Barker, and Steve Markowitz, the (BRV) Operations Director.”

The Newell Family Band captivated its audience during the afternoon with three generations of performers filling the stage. Vendors were happy with the event; 25 wanted to sign up for next year’s festival as they left, said Steed. Edgecomb’s Anchor Church brought in many volunteers, including several from Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and New York.