Evan Putnam and son Clayton picked a big one from the pumpkin patch at Wilshore Farm in Falmouth. The Hurricane Meadows Fall Festival is taking place at the farm now through Oct. 29. Contributed / Evan Putnam

Lifelong farmer Evan Putnam of Falmouth co-created and operated a successful fall festival last year at Pine Ridge Acres farm in Cumberland, where he was the manager. This year, he and his wife, Laura Noyes Putnam, decided to put on a fall festival of their own.

The new Hurricane Meadows Fall Festival at Wilshore Farm in Falmouth runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29.

“I wanted to bring the community into agriculture and the agriculture into the community,” Putnam told The Forecaster. “The festival seemed like the best way to do that and have the community get engaged in that lifestyle.”

The Hurricane Meadows Fall Festival gives attendees a chance to appreciate farm life, Evan Putnam says. Contributed / Evan Putnam

The festival features a 5-acre corn maze, paintball, a pumpkin patch and a potato cannon, along with barnyard animals, a corn pit, jumping pillows and a number of games and activities for children and adults.

“As people request something or have an idea, we just grab the bull by the horns and try to run with it,” Putnam said.

Cider, doughnuts, “cattle corn” and other treats, along with food trucks, are available at the festival.


Cumberland resident Jeff Manley was enjoying his time at the festival.

“I heard this was the best agritourism site in the whole state,”  Manley said. “It’s way better at the new location.”

A portion of the festival’s proceeds will go the Maine Lobstermen’s Association.

Community is an important aspect of the festival, Putnam said, and that includes making the donation to local lobstermen.

“We’re super happy to be part of the Falmouth community and support them as much as they support us,” Putnam said.

The Wilshore Farm is located at 85 Hurricane Road in West Falmouth. Tickets are $12 per person, free for kids under age 2. The festival will also be open on Indigenous Peoples’ Day Oct. 9. For more information, go to hurricanemeadows.com.

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