• HOT TICKET

Tour Great Diamond homes and gardens

NORMALLY, the private community of Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay can only be glimpsed by pre-arranged tours. But on Wednesday, a number of the island’s fabulous homes (both historic and contemporary) and gardens will be open for public inspection. Leave your dogs and strollers at home, just don’t forget your walking shoes.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE: Great Diamond Island, accessible by private boat, water taxi or Casco Bay ferry

HOW MUCH: $20; tickets must be purchased in advance at www.diamondcovetour.com

• CHEAP THRILL

A little quirky? Yes, eggs-actly

SEE THE WORLD’S largest frying pan, stroll a carnival midway, peruse arts and crafts booths and eat all the eggs you want at the annual Central Maine Egg Festival in Pittston. Sure, Pittston is a bit of a haul, but c’mon… it has the world’s largest frying pan.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Manson Park and various locations in Pittsfield

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 680-0646; eggfest.craftah.com