We ended up staying a total of 9 days at Acadia. On Saturday (October 9), we drove over to another part of the island to Southwest Harbor and enjoyed their Oktoberfest celebration. It featured 22 microbreweries and local food and crafts. My favorite, hands down, was Sebago Brewing Company. I tried both the Frye's Leap IPA and the Local Harvest Ale. The flavor on each was complex and wonderful, and I'd go out of my way to try any of their brews.
We had bratwurst with pepper and onions while at the event, but we also brought home some smoked beef brisket to add to our previous night's kielbasa and bean chili. Deb also picked up some spices and herbs from a local company. They were extremely aromatic and show the value of looking for smaller producers with fresher ingredients.
On Sunday, we discovered a farmer's market in Bar Harbor and picked up some unusual sausage, bok choy, tender salad turnips, fresh cider (which we later heated with mulled spices), cranberries, and a few other goodies. We drove back to our campsite via a really back road, and discovered a great scarecrow.
To counterbalance our recent and proposed intake, we spent more time exploring the 45 miles of Carriage Roads and enjoying the changing leaves. We also took a long walk along the ocean path, ending up at Thunder Hole (which wasn't thundering at the time).