Many thanks to Joey for promoting Rockport’s annual HarvestFest tradition. We offer a little something for everyone this coming weekend. And we just KNOW it will be beautiful weather. But even if it’s not, we’re partying in Rockport come rain or…snow. The following is the Schedule of Events for Saturday, October 15th, with live music, great local food, cooking demonstrations, scarecrows, a movie, hayrides, art events, and MORE! Our website with a ton of information can be found HERE.
All Day Events
Scarecrow Stroll throughout Downtown. Don’t miss Rockport’s unique & artistic collection of scarecrows from Front Beach to Bearskin Neck to Harvey Park! (And be sure to vote on your favorite!). Click HERE for more information.
Kids’ Art Zone in Harvey Park. Climb the hay bales, enjoy pumpkin-painting and more! Suggested donation to support festival programming.
Dock Square HarvestFest Music Tent in Dock Square.
WOCA Fair in Harvey Park. The What’s On Cape Ann Fair highlights area non-profits, organizations and sponsors. Enjoy interactive booths as you learn just what resources are available to Cape Ann residents and visitors!. Click here for more information.
NYRE Food Booth at Harvey Park. Proceeds to benefit New Year’s Rockport Eve, an annual tradition in Rockport.
11 am – 1 pm
Make Your Own Instruments with Rockport Music! Create your own guitar from cigar boxes and other supplies. Sponsored by Rockport Music.
Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass.
Cooking Demonstration featuring Chef Frank McClelland of Boston’s legendary L’Espalier and his own farm in Essex, Apple Street Farm. Taking place under the tent on T Wharf and hosted by food writer Heather Atwood.
1 pm – 3 pm
Hayride! Pick-up and drop-off in Harvey Park. Sponsored by Seaview Farm.
2pm to 3 pm
Rockport Legion Band in Harvey Park. Click here or here to watch a video clip.
2 pm – 4 pm
103.3 WODS radio station in Barletta Park. Join the WODS street team where they will be giving away tons of great prizes with their WODS prize wheel!
The Vanishing of the Bees: Screening in the Old Firehouse Trust building. Click here for information on this fresh documentary.
Food Bloggers’ Forum. Powerhouse food bloggers answer the question “Does Local Matter When it Comes to Food?” Moderated by Heather Atwood, who writes a food blog and a column for the Gloucester Daily Times. The featured bloggers are some of the most creative, innovative thinkers around when it comes to food.
The Great Scarecrow Chase! Children of all ages can join us for a costumed parade throughout downtown, ending up with a very special surprise and treat! Parade begins in Harvey Park at the Kids Art Zone. Click HERE for more information.