Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

Maine Open Lighthouse Day
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Statewide.
Maine is home to 65 lighthouses, and many of them will be open to the public during the annual Maine Lighthouse Day. Climb the stairs and take in gorgeous views from the tower or see the keeper’s quarters as you learn about the history of the lighthouses you visit. It wasn’t all that many years ago that boats and ships depended on the majestic beacons to guide them safely to shore. Check the Lighthouse Foundation site for exact hours and details about the houses you’d like to see before heading out. Two options to consider: Pemaquid Point in Bristol and Rockland Breakwater.

There will be more than 200 sellers at Maine’s Ultimate Yard Sale at Cumberland Fairgrounds. Africa Studio/

Maine’s Ultimate Fall Yard Sale
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cumberland Fairgrounds, 175 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, $10, free for 12 and under, cash only. On Facebook.
You never really know how much random stuff you suddenly can’t live without until you spend time at Maine’s Ultimate Yard Sale. The annual mega sale features more than 200 sellers peddling everything under the sun and quite possibly the sun itself. Be ready to dicker and leave with armfuls of treasures untold. As there’s no ATM on site, it’s advisable to bring plenty of cash, though some sellers may accept Venmo, PayPal and other methods of payment. Shop till you drop on Saturday!

Definitive Brewing’s Oktoberfest. Photo courtesy of Definitive Brewing Co.

Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. Definitive Brewing, 35 Industrial Way, Portland, free.
Lederhosen or a dirndl aren’t required attire, but no one’s going to stop you from wearing them to the Oktoberfest happening at Definitive Brewing. Along with its Oktoberfest beer release, the festivities include live music, German food, axe throwing, a stein-holding competition and plenty of activities for kids, including making pretzel necklaces. Dogs are welcome too. Pre-purchase an Oktoberfest stein for $20 and receive two drink tickets.

The Flukes perform at Deering Center’s annual Porchfest in 2022. Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer

12:15-6 p.m. Sunday. Deering Center and surrounding area, Portland.
It’s time for the 9th annual Porchfest, presented by the Deering Center Neighborhood Association in Portland. Come one, come all and stroll around the area, where you’ll find musical performances happening on the porches and lawns of several homes. The vibe is entirely friendly and it all kicks off with a parade at 12:15 and continues for several hours. Many local acts will be playing and some of the roads will be closed off, making it pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly.

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