Harvest Fest Held in Waterville Sunday 

The rain held off long enough for folks to enjoy the annual Harvest Festival in downtown Waterville today.This is the 7th year for the event.It’s held in Castonguay Square.Those attending could get a good taste of fall, literally with homemade chili and candy apple making.Folks could test their scarecrow making skills.Kids enjoyed face painting, pony rides as well a hay rides.There was pumpkin carving.And of course, the ever popular pumpkin bowling.The event is sponsored Waterville Main Street, a non-profit group that’s working to revitalize the downtown.”We think its important to bring people of all ages to downtown Waterville to celebrate community and see what downtown Waterville is all about. So this is an event that is planned for families primarily,” says Shannon Haines, Executive Director of Waterville Main Street.New to the Harvest Fest this year was the LC Bates museum, which offered kids hands-on activities like stamping animal tracks and playing the sounds of native birds.Also new and popular right off the bat- a goat petting zoo.