There are certain things here in the area that I look forward to and that seem to be an undeniable part of the season. For one of my favorite events for fall is the U Maine Homecoming and happy day it is this weekend.

Events start up on Friday with field hockey, a special star show at the planetarium and the National Broadway tour of ‘42nd Street’ .

Saturday kicks off with a foliage hike, plus many open houses around campus, tailgating before the big game U Maine vs Yale and the event where I’ll be spending most of my time the Alumni Association Craft Fair in the Field House.

He craft fair goes both Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 10 – 4. Admission is $2.00 a person which goes towards scholarships and other Alumni projects.

Their site states:

"Homecoming Craft Fair will present the works of over 200 Maine crafters, artists and artisans. This event is a great way to get a jump on holiday shopping with unique, hand-crafted items for one of a kind gifts for extra special friends and relatives. Some of the items exhibited for sale include: hand-made apparel, soaps, jellies and jams, Christmas ornaments, quilts and rugs, wooden toys and furniture, jewelry, photography and paintings, iron work, baskets, wreaths and dried flower arrangements. A food court offers delicious soups and sandwiches to drive away the brisk fall chill."

I’ll be broadcasting from 10 – 1, while I shop of course.

There are also other great performances, sporting events and star shows.

To see all the homecoming events click here, and I’ll see you in the field house on Saturday.