If there’s one thing that screams Halloween in Maine it’s the appearance of pumpkins. Pumpkin patches, pumpkin-flavored everything and pumpkins sitting outside the grocery store ready to be picked up and loaded into the car. The large orange fruit (or is it a vegetable?) means it’s fall and just around the corner is Halloween. One of the best ways to prepare for the season is by carving our pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. The only thing more celebratory is attending this jack-o-lantern festival in Freeport, which also happens to be the best pumpkin glow in Maine. It’s a fun day in one of the state’s most lovely towns and it supports a great cause.

Camp Sunshine offers retreat-style camp experiences for kids and families facing life threatening illnesses. The experiences are free for families to attend, which is why events like this are so important to them. You can learn more about Camp Sunshine here.

The Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival takes place on the L.L. Bean campus on October 20th, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donations can be made in advance here and no registration is necessary to attend. For a schedule of events, click here.

Driving through the most haunted town in Maine is another great way to prepare for Halloween, albeit slightly less lovely than a beautiful pumpkin festival. Learn more about the town here!

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