Two Great Family-Friendly Events on Saturday, September 30

September 26, 2017

Sanford is the place to be on Saturday, September 30 if you are looking for a fun family outing! There will be not one, but TWO free events that will offer fun for the whole family:

The Great Pumpkin Festival

at Number 1 Pond in central Sanford 10AM - 4PM

The Great Pumpkin Festival kicks off at 10:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM, with something for everyone:

  • Kids' zone featuring games, crafts, and other fun activities
  • Car show
  • Crafters and vendors galore
  • Giant pumpkin weigh-in
  • Amazing food
  • Scarecrow decorating contest
  • Performances from local dance and martial arts studios
  • Pumpkin catapult
  • Performance by the Maine Attraction Waterski Team
  • Giant Pumpkin Regatta

The event is FREE to the public. A printable map and schedule of the festivities can be found here.

Touch A Truck

at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport 10AM - 2PM

Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport will once again be hosting the annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event gives kids of all ages the opportunity to get up close and personal with police and fire vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment of all types. There will at least 30 different vehicles for children to interact with, climb into, and, of course, honk the horns of! The event also features food and beverages for sale, face painting, and other family friendly offerings.

Admission to this event is FREE, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Sanford Police Cadets. Over 50 youth are participating in the cadet program and the new cub cadet program. Recruits get not only physical training, but are introduced to the core values of Honor, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, Courage, Justice, Fairness, and Citizenship. They are being exposed to the skills they will need to be successful students and community members. You can learn more about the Police Cadets program from this brochure.


Whether climbing on a fire truck or watching people race giant pumpkin boats, your family is certain to have good time!