Just like that summer is over! But it’s ok because that means Fall is on its way. July and August is so busy here in Kennebunkport that Autumn is like a breath of fresh air. The hot crowded summer days become cooler, dry sunny days without the crowds. Early September is the quiet time between the busy summer and the busy autumn leaf color season. Here in southern Maine our peak time for leaf color is usually the second and third week of October. We begin to see color changes in late September. Bufflehead Cove is surrounded by Sugar Maple trees ( the source of the bright reds and violets) and Oak trees ( which turn orange in late October). Fall here in Maine is beautiful. September means quiet beach walks, strolling in our charming village without fighting through crowds, apple harvest time for wonderful crisp apples, and lots of country fairs.
One of the first fall festivals begins on September 5th with the Annual School Around Us Craft Fair on the River Green in Kennebunkport. 70 artists and artisans will present their work. There will be food and music and lots of fun activities.
September 7th through September 20th the town of Ogunquit has their Ogunquit Capriccio, a town wide festival of the arts, culture and history. This year marks the 25th anniversary of this event. The Festival of Kites on September 12th is one of the highlights of the week long events.
Our personal favorite and one we wait for every year is The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival which is always held on the weekend after Labor Day. This is a juried craft fair and the best, in our opinion, of the year.