Themed Educational Tours of Midcoast Maine
Wiscasset Adult and Community Education has released their schedule of educational tours with a focus this fall on the many splendors of midcoast Maine. If you are hungry for adventure, day excursions include a Seafood Safari (September 22), Tour de Thrift (September 22), Winery Tour and Vinfest (September 29), and a Swine & Stein Oktoberfest Tour (October 13). These events are open to residents of any community, and participants are encouraged to register early as seats are filling quickly.
The fun begins on Saturday, September 22nd, with the Seafood Safari! Participants will travel comfortably in a Mercedes mini-coach, sample delicious seafood all day and learn the harvesting process that happens every day on the midcoast of Maine. You will even get to ride along on a lobster boat, enjoy the natural wonders of the coast and experience authentic lobstering. The day will end with a scrumptious meal at Waterman’s in South Thomaston! This trip departs from Wiscasset High School at 11:00 a.m. and returns at 8:00 p.m. The fee for this adventure is $175 per person.
If shopping is your thing, then the Tour de Thrift is for you. On Saturday, September 22nd, travel up and down the mid coast from Damariscotta to Falmouth with like minded bargain hunters. The group will be stopping at many of the well-known, and maybe some not so well-known, ladies’ consignment stores! Along the way, participants will play games and earn prizes that will add even more to their savings! Board the bus at Wiscasset High School at 8:00 a.m and return by 8:00 p.m. The fee for this extravaganza is $25 per person.
The following Saturday, September 29th, wine lovers can hop on the All Aboard Trolley Mini Coach for a Winery Tour and Vinfest! The tour will include stops at Fat Friar’s Meadery, Sweetgrass, Savage Oaks and Cellardoor wineries. Participants will delight in samples all along the way! Find your favorite varieties and try some new ones as well. The tour will end at the Cellardoor’s annual Vinfest where there will be grape-stomping, food and wine pairings, a BBQ, music, demonstrations and much more. Depart from Wiscasset High School at 11:00 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m. The fee for this excursion is $95 per person.
Mark your calendars for the Swine and Stein Brewery Tour & Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 13th! Visits and sample some of Maine’s unique creations at regional breweries with a final stop in Gardiner for the Third Annual Swine and Stein Oktoberfest! Delicious beers. farm-to-table pork and live music will be enjoyed by all. The Oktoberfest includes dunk tanks, chicken flings, pony races and other merriment galore! Departure is at 11:00a.m. from Wiscasset High School and return is 5:00 p.m. The fee will be $95 per person.
Additional tours in October include a Fall foliage Getaway (October 20), a Coastal Nature Tour (October 6), and a Midcoast History Murder Mystery Tour (October 27).
Each year Wiscasset Adult and Community Education offers educational events and excursions that are designed to appeal to locals and visitors alike. These often include cultural experiences that one wouldn’t ordinarily embark upon on their own. With thoughtful planning and input from local experts, the staff at Wiscasset Adult and Community Education has created a mixture of lively opportunities that are sure to be of interest. To find out more about these events or to register, please call Wiscasset Adult & Community Education at 207-882-9710 or register online at www.MyAdultEd.org.