If you have ever considered moving to Maine, there may be no better time than the present! Fall in our beautiful state has a lot to offer its residents, after most of the summer tourists have packed up and gone home. So while you consider making that move, here are just 5 of many good reasons to move to Maine this fall.

Fall fairs

As a state that prides itself on its farming, Maine has a rich tradition of agricultural fairs. Just two local examples are the Common Ground Fair and the Fryeburg Fair. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) held the first Common Ground Country Fair in 1977. Originally planned as a harvest celebration, the event quickly outgrew its first home in Litchfield. MOFGA eventually purchased more than 200 acres of fields and forest in Unity, Maine, where the annual Common Ground Fair hosts almost 60,000 fairgoers for education, demonstrations, organic food and products. The Fryeburg Fair, established in 1851, has grown to become Maine’s largest. Held on 185 acres at the foot of the White Mountains, the Fryeburg Fair attracts more than 300,000 people  each year.  Activities include horse harness racing, a farm museum, a bustling Midway, live music, and the largest steer and oxen show in the world, according to fair organizers.

Breathtaking fall foliage

Leaf-peepers from all around the region love the rich colors of Maine leaves.  The Maine state website even hosts a weekly Maine foliage report, which breaks the state into 7 regions.  The Maine foliage site maps out the best places to view the changing fall colors in the state and when to visit each region at their peak of beauty.  The annual Fall Foliage Festival in Boothbay Harbor celebrates the season by hosting a local marketplace and scenic rides on the Boothbay Railroad.

Perfect weather

With sunny, temperate days and cool nights, autumn is the ideal time to enjoy the Maine outdoors. You can hike and camp in comfort, with a crackling fire for s’mores and fewer insects to bug you.  Alternatively, use the weather to enjoy fall-themed activities like annual craft fairs and small town festivals like the Freeport Fall festival and the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta.

Apple picking

Maine apple season begins in August and continues through late October.  Many delicious apple varieties are grown at local orchards, where you can pick your own or purchase apples at the farm stand. Many orchards also offer other activities like hayrides, corn mazes and petting zoos. Maineapples.orghelps visitors find local orchards in each county and learn more about the dozens of apple varieties grown in Maine.

Slow down of moving season

Summer is the busiest time of year for moving companies. By early fall, moving season is reaching its peak and professional movers are more likely to have increased flexibility to schedule your move. If you are ready to make the move to Maine, contact the pros at Bisson. With 100 years of experience, and a passion for this beautiful state we live in, we would love to help bring you home.