A friend and I want to visit some place different and we thought Maine might be nice. We know nothing about Main or the best place to stay, but I choose Boothbay because of some of the post I read. We are planning on going sometime in October. Would we miss most of the touristy crowd? We like shopping in old vintage type shops, and want to see some of the realistic fishing towns, and not the touristy trap type places. I read that there was some sort of festival in early October. When is it, and is it something visitors would enjoy or is it mostly for locals? We would like to stay in a B&B rather than a hotel or Inn. What can you suggest? We don't want to spend a fortune, but are not looking for the cheapest way to go either. Long beaches are not neccessary, but would like to be near the ocean. What are some other things to do and places to visit? We will have a rented car. We need to make our plans soon so that we might get the best flight prices and be able to book our accomadations in a B&B before they are all booked. Any help anyone can give me will be greatly appreaciated. I will check back to this site often.