Autumn in Maine

Even though it seems more like mid-July than late September, I think that it is impossible to trick the trees when it comes to foliage. As some trees are starting to turn, I’m sure they have an internal clock telling them that it is time to put on their colorful display. Visit the State of Maine’s Foliage Guide.

This is my favorite time of year. The days are warm and the nights are cool and there are so many things to do!

The Fryeburg Fair, celebrating its 161st year, opens this Sunday, October 2nd. I always look forward to going at least one day. Great animal exhibits, vendors, agricultural displays and fair food. I also enjoy seeing how many people I know who won a blue ribbon. Our neighbor, Norma King, always snags a few for her sculptures and baking! The Fair runs from the 2nd to the 9th.

Another way to spend a fun afternoon is to visit Sherman Farm’s Corn Maize. Just over the Maine border in East Conway, the farm is a great place to bring the kids. It seems that every year there are new attractions, such as the Grain Train and the Jumping Pillow. But old reliables such as the Corn Cannon, Pumpkin Patch, Pedal Tractors, Hayrides and Cider Donuts will be there. This year’s design is the goalie of the Boston Bruins lifting the Stanley Cup which they won last season. Although the theme may change from year-to-year, it is always fun to see how long it will take to reach the exit. And for those who are brave, be sure to try the Maize Massacre every Friday and Saturday nights.

About kezarlife

I am a year-round resident of Lovell, owner of Kezar Realty ( and enjoy the variety of experiences that living in western Maine offers. Numerous lakes, ponds and mountains provide the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors every day. Married to Rondi we have two children. Ben is a Sergeant in the US Marines and with his wife Cassandra, son Jackson and daughter Reagan, live in Virginia. Ben's most recent deployment was to Afghanistan. Anna is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, has studied in Beijing, China as well as Taiwan and now attends Hunter College in NYC where she is enrolled in their Chinese Flagship Program. I am active in many local organizations including the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell Historical Society, Old Home Days, Lovell 5k Run, the Gasping Gobbler, the Tour de Lovell and the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. I also serve as President-elect of the Western Maine Board of Realtors. Please visit for up-to-date real estate listings and information on western Maine! Stan Tupaj
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