With beach days and bustling coastal towns left behind in the summer, people who live in Maine are focused on what to do in the fall. And there's plenty to do in a state that truly embraces this time of year.

From apple picking to corn mazes to haunted houses and leaf peeping, every weekend in Maine can be jam-packed with outdoor activities that will put a smile on your face. But what is the absolutely, without-question, number one "most fun" fall activity in the Pine Tree State?

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According to LoveExploring, it's not an outdoor activity at all. Instead, it's the annual Harvest on the Harbor food and beverage festival held in October at various locations in Portland, Maine.

Launched back in 2007 before Portland was truly known as a foodie destination, the annual gathering was created to showcase some of the best chefs, cuisine, craft beer, and spirits that local businesses had to offer.

Over the last 15 years, Harvest on the Harbor has continually tried to reimagine their events to attract new visitors and reengage prior ones, as well as illustrate just how many incredible culinary options exist in the city.

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Facebook via Harvest on the Harbor

This year, Harvest on the Harbor will have multiple events, including a Lobster Chef of the Year competition and two Oysterfest sessions, which are a can't-miss if you absolutely love oysters.

If beverages are more your thing, there's also a terrific event called TOAST, where visitors can meet the state's top spirit makers, sample delicious cocktails, and nibble on food pairings for a perfect evening.

Harvest on the Harbor takes place from Wednesday, October 25, through Saturday, October 28 this year. 


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