Fun Fall Activities When Visiting York Beach, ME

Group of Pumpkins in Fall Folliage

If you’re traveling to York Beach, ME this fall and are looking for fun fall activities that the whole family will enjoy, there will be no shortage of options to choose from.

From the annual York Harvestfest at Short Sands Beach to the Lighting of the Pumpkins in Old York, visiting the Museum of Old York and more, you’ll be sure to have a great time enjoying a variety of seasonal activities with your family.

There’s nothing quite like a fall trip to Maine, so make sure to book your trip today to enjoy these exciting activities and more.

York Harvestfest

The 36th Annual York Harvestfest is upon us and will be held at Short Sands Beach on Saturday October 16 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

This is a free festival that features live music, local food vendors, old-fashioned market vendors and more. There is also an accompanying Kidsfest that will have storytelling, interactive activities, face painting and more.

These events will go on rain or shine. For more information, be sure to visit the York Region Chamber of Commerce site.

Lighting of the Pumpkins

If you’re planning on traveling to York Beach this Halloween, you won’t want to miss the Lighting of the Pumpkins and Trick-or-Treat being held on Saturday, October 30 at the Old York Museum Center.

This is a free event running from 3:30pm to 6:00pm where you will experience Halloween in 18th-century style. Trick-or-treating will be taking place in several of Old York’s historic buildings where ghosts of Halloweens past will hand out candy to those who dare.

The Lighting of the Pumpkins will take place at the Old Burying Ground in York Village at 5:00pm. Children are encouraged to bring a pumpkin to the burying ground where they will be lit to create a spooky illumination.

For further information, make sure to check the Old York Historical Society site.

Museums of Old York

As mentioned above, Old York is home to several historical buildings. If you wish to explore these while you’re in town they are well worth the time.

There are both guided and self-guided tours available for these buildings that include the Remick Barn Visitors Center, Jefferds’ Tavern, the 1719 Old Gaol (jail), the 18th century Emerson-Wilcox House, the deconstructed Ramsdell House, the Colonial Revival Elizabeth Perkins House and gardens, the Old School House, the John Hancock Warehouse, as well as an art gallery and genealogy library.

Who knows, you may even see the friendly white lady, who has been known to “visit” the museum this time of year.

If you’re planning a trip to York Beach, ME this fall and are looking for a spacious and affordable motel along the waterfront, we ask that you choose us at Sands by the Sea.

Offering over 60 spacious rooms, as well as suites, luxury suites and vacation cottages, we have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Call us today at 207-363-2211 to learn more.