Family Harvest Day enjoyed by many

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 11:15am

Boothbay Railway Museum’s Family Harvest Day dawned a bit overcast, but families still came out to celebrate the arrival of autumn and spend some time together.

At 10 a.m., families ready to have some old-fashioned fun came to Freeport Station for their tickets to ride – and play. The steam train, operated by John and Cathy Orne, toured the Village perimeter at 11 a.m. and in the afternoon at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Small pumpkins ready to be painted were set out on picnic tables on the Village Green; children waited as patiently as possible for their turn on the Barrel Train – very popular with the younger set.

Marketing and Events Coordinator Lori Reynolds reported, families picked 250 pumpkins from the patch.

Reynolds said about 350 kids and adults enjoyed the day.  To keep up their strength, they had popcorn and hot dogs, served by Sam Markowitz and Leo Johnson, and hot soft pretzels, soft drinks and water, served up by Reynolds and volunteer Dana Paolillo.

Next up at the Railway: Fall Foliage Festival over Indigenous People’s Day weekend. Visit for details.