Check it out: Rockport’s Harvestfest has it all: fantastic local food & drink. Live music. Activities for families. A Seafood Throwdown…
But wait! There’s more! A Doggy Parade sponsored by Cape Ann Animal Aid, a contra dance in Dock Square sponsored by Cape Ann Contra Dance, the Scarecrow Chase — the annual Harvestfest costume parade for children, the Make-Your-Own-Instrument event sponsored by Rockport Music…I could go on and on…Click HERE for the Schedule of Events.
Put it on your calendar! Rockport Harvestfest on October 19th, 2013!!!!
Okay, so here goes…Rockport is packed this weekend with activities for residents, visitors, and people in every other category. Not sure what is going on when? Keep this post handy, because it will guide you through the festivities in the expert way you’ve come to expect from Good Morning Gloucester, your guide to all things local.
Thursday, May 16th at the Blue Lobster Grille in Dock Square
- The Inns of Rockport is sponsoring a DineAround at the Blue Lobster Grille on Thursday. 20% of the proceeds from your meal will go to support festival programming. The activities at Motif No.1 Day are free, so community fundraisers are an important part of keeping the festival alive in Rockport. Come out and enjoy a great meal while supporting a good cause!
Friday, May 17th at the Rockport Community House
- Brown bag community supper, 5K race packet pickup & Motif 1 Short Film Festival Screening. Bring your supper (optional) to enjoy with friends and neighbors while checking out our 45-minute screening of short films. And if you’re registered for the Motif 1 Day 5K, you can pick up your race packet and number too! Filmmaker Emile Doucette will be on hand to talk about his work and his short film “Homemade Parade” which captures the unique spirit of Cape Ann.
Saturday, May 18th throughout downtown Rockport
The big day! Here is a downloadable schedule of events, or go to www.rockportartfestivals.com. Read on for the list of the day’s events, and whether you check out art, dance, film, poetry, the race, live music, theater or ALL of it, you are sure to have a good time! See you downtown for Motif No.1 Day!
Motif No. 1 Day Schedule of Events: May 18th, 2013
9 am – 10:30am
10 am – 5 pm
Art & Flowers at the Rockport Art Association. Floral arrangements inspired by works of art at this RAA-sponsored event.
Shopping Scavenger Hunt. Over 60 shops participating in a fun scavenger hunt for special Motif No. 1 Day weekend promotions. Organized by La Provence, 4 Main Street.
10:30 am – 12 noon
11 am – 5 pm
Kids’ Art Zone in Harvey Park. Motif-y graffiti, coloring pages, lobster toss & more.
Rockport Elementary School Art Show in the Old Firehouse Trust.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest throughout downtown. Registration located at the corner of School & Main Streets. Sponsored by Rockport National Bank.
Dock Square Chowder Stand serving chowder from Nate’s at Front Beach A percentage of proceeds support 2013 festival programming.
New Year’s Rockport Eve Food Booth in Harvey Park. Proceeds support 2013 New Year’s Rockport Eve programming.
Vision, Light & Motif No.1: a free presentation by the photographer and historian Les Bartlett at the Rockport Art Association, Hibbard Gallery.
Rockport Dance Academy performs in Dock Square.
Singer Michael O’Leary & harper Carol McIntyre in Harvey Park.
The Sturdy Oaks in Dock Square. A lively mix of bluegrass & Americana.
Singer-songwriter Courtney Reid on Bearskin Neck.
Rockport School Band Concert in Harvey Park.
12 pm – 2 pm
12 pm – 4 pm
Singer-songwriter Brad Byrd in Dock Square.
Words Before Dinner literary event at the Old Firehouse Trust. Original poems inspired by life on Cape Ann. Twin Lights Soda, a Cape Ann original, will be on hand.
5 – 5:30 pm: A Community Festival Finale
It’s less than three weeks away, so make your plans now to come to Rockport’s HarvestFest celebration on October 13th. And just to add to the anticipation, here is the 2012 HarvestFest poster, designed by Darren Mason with additional credit going to Nina Samoiloff — and artwork by George Anderson of course!
The HarvestFest website: https://sites.google.com/site/rockportharvestfest/