It’s that time of year! Foliage, Apple Picking, Pumpkin Picking, Hayrides, and Halloween. There is no better place to be than Maine when fall rolls around. Just in case you are new to these parts, we want to be sure you have a pretty good list of where to go to find a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and a fun hay ride… maybe even a SPOOKY hay ride for Halloween. The following link offers a great list of both. PUMPKIN PATCHES AND HAYRIDES
ThE PeRfEcT PuMpKiN PiE
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups pumpkin puree
DIRECTIONSPreheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
In a large bowl, combine eggs, egg yolk, white sugar and brown sugar. Add salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Gradually stir in milk and cream. Stir in pumpkin. Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake for ten minutes in preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake for an additional 40 to 45 minutes, or until filling is set.
Crossroads International Celtic Festival will present four very diverse concerts in the Greater Oxford Hills Region, including it’s opening event at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School In South Paris, Me on Wednesday September 11, and it’s closing program at Bingham Hall in Bethel, Me on Sunday September 15.
Wednesday September 11 Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School So Paris, Me- 7:00 pm– “Coming Full Circle” “The opening night of Crossroads we visit the music of our heritage by joining the past with the future.” Said Phill McIntyre, artistic director. The host for the evening Frank Ferrel, well-known former MPBN personality and master fiddler in his own right, will welcome Fiddle-isious; The Don Roy Ensemble; & Cape Breton’s hot young trad group COIG (Ko-Wick) We are looking forward to an evening filled with music, song, dance and some special guests to fill out the show. Special tribute will be paid to the Dean of Francophone music in Maine, Don Roy. Don as mentor to countless numbers of fiddlers and has become the keeper of the flame and a prolific composer. Don is a champion fiddler with depth in many styles of fiddling. Hailing from roots deep in the Maritimes and Quebec, the Roy’s musical passion lies with the French Canadian tradition followed closely by Celtic music. Don’s performances include; The Library of Congress, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Barns at Wolf Trap, and 2 appearances with Garrison Keillor to name a few. Continue reading →
Maine is beautiful every month of the year, but it month has its own special flavor! September is a glorious month. County fairs and festivals dot the landscape. Food is everywhere! From amazing American and Ethnic Cuisine restaurants, to tiny beach-side snack bars , to grange hall suppers, and the best seafood on this side of heaven. The leaves are starting to turn and it won’t be long before the whole state offers a spectacular drive-through foliage display. The evenings are starting to cool down, some early mornings can be foggy, but the days are sunny and warm (unless it rains of course!)
Things to do in September!
Saturday, September 14, 2013 -The U.S. Coast Guard, the State of Maine and the American Lighthouse Foundation are pleased to announce the fourth annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day. Annual Open Light House Day is intended to increase awareness of Maine’s maritime heritage and the rich history of its lighthouses and lighthouse keepers. Continue reading →
Our newest “Bring It To Maine” t-shirt design is available in a variety of adult, child, and infant sizes, colors and styles including hooded sweatshirts in both pullover and zipper styles. T-shirts come in v-neck, regular neck, women’s shaped style, long sleeve and more. Check it out and get yours ordered! All t-shirts are made in the USA of 100% cotton. To order shirts for yourself and your family CLICK HERE
Summer is here and the days are long. It’s a wonderful time for exploring areas of Maine that are new to you. Back roads and remote areas open up a world of exciting Maine scenes and adventures. From north to south and east to west, the state of Maine is an exciting place to be in the summer.
Maine is also home to a large population of wildlife, including the ever popular and beloved Maine moose. You are apt to see one almost anywhere, however some areas of the state have heavier populations than others. Moose seldom look out for drivers, making it very important for you to Watch Out For Moose! Continue reading →