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Today’s Rockport Harvestfest Schedule

EVENT

Make Your Own Instrument!

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Family Activities

TIME & LOCATION

10am to 12pm at the Old Firehouse Trust

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Sponsored by Rockport Music

Dog Parade!

Family Activities

11:30 in Harvey Park with prizes awared following the parade

Dog Parade is sponsored by the Cape Ann Animal Aid

Sasquatch  & Co.

Music

11am – 12:45pm in Dock Square

Folk & Americana

Ipswich Ale Beer Truck

Food

11am – 6pm. Enjoy the craftsmanship of microbrews under the tent on T Wharf

Ipswich Ale Brewery

Cooking Demo: Paola LaBoa demonstrates how to make his award-winning pesto

Food

11am on T Wharf

Paolo’s pesto was featured in La Cucina Italiana Magazine

Eric Wilson & John Rockwell

Music

11am to 11:45am on T Wharf

Old Cold Tater

Music

12pm to 2:30pm on T Wharf

Celtic, Folk, Americana

The Buddy Walker Band

Live Music

1pm, 2pm, 3pm in front of Bearskin Neck Leathers on Old Harbor Road.

Polish Polka music from a band founded nearly 65 years ago! Sponsored by Bearskin Neck Leathers

MIT Juggling Club

Entertainment

1pm & 3pm on Bearskin Neck, 2pm in Dock Square

MIT Juggling Club

Cooking Demo: Laurie Lufkin, creator of prize-winning recipes and accomplished cook

Food

1pm on T Wharf

Nicholas Bogosian

Music

1pm to 2pm

Roots music

Cooking Demo: Seafood Throwdown

Food

2:30pm on T Wharf

Sponsored by NAMA

The HarvestFest Cape Ann Contra Dance

Family Activities

2:30pm to 5:30pm

Sponsored by Cape Ann Contra Dance

Scarecrow Chase. Find the the Great Scarecrow! A parade for children of all ages (in costume or not).

Family Activities

3pm, beginning in Harvey Park

The Sturdy Oaks

Music

3pm to 5:30pm on T Wharf

Bluegrass, Folk, Americana

Art/Light: a public send-off to a temporary public art installation

Art

6:15pm on Lumber Wharf (public access behind 1 Main Street and down Pier Avenue)

WOCA Nonprofit Fair (WOCA stands for: What’s on Cape Ann?)

Family Activities

All Day in Harvey Park

WOCA Fair

NYRE Food Booth

Food

All Day in Harvey Park

Local Fare Food Tent. The best of New England regional food producers come together under one tent!

Food

All Day on T Wharf

Local Fare Food Tent

Stores open during Harvestfest!

Shopping

All Day throughout downtown

See all music sorted by time here.

What You Should Do Tomorrow, Saturday October 13th (and everything else is a distant second) – Rockport Harvest Fest!

Scroll down for a HarvestFest Schedule of Events. And be sure to pick up your Scarecrow Stroll Contest Ballot! Great cash prizes awarded courtesy of Granite Savings Bank to the winning scarecrows!

HarvestFest All Day Events: October 13th from 10 am to 6 pm

Information Booth & Music Tent in Dock Square. Pick up information about all there is to do and see during HarvestFest and listen to some great live music in the heart of Rockport!

Local Fare Fair on T-Wharf.  Featuring food made locally on Cape Ann and in New England, with Cape Ann Brewing Co. offering a taste of some local brews from 11 to 6 o’clock.  Cooking demonstrations to take place at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Click HERE for more information.

Scarecrow Stroll Contest 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!). Great prizes offered to the winners sponsored byGranite Savings Bank in Rockport. Click HERE for more information.

Kids’ Zone in Harvey Park.  Climb the hay bales and more! And don’t miss our scheduled events: pumpkin painting from 2 to 4 pm and the costume parade, The Great Scarecrow Chase, at 4:30!

Glass Art Installations by John Bassett, seARTS Partner With an Artist 2012 Winner. Bassett’s work will be on display at three downtown restaurants, right in the heart of the new Rockport Cultural District. Bassett has created the colorful Hannah Jumper series with slumped and fused recycled glass from Rockport’s transfer station.

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 in Harvey Park.  Proceeds to benefit New Year’s Rockport Eve, an annual tradition in Rockport.

HarvestFest Scheduled Events*

For More Information:
www.rockportartfestivals.com
rockportfestivals@gmail.com
978-501-3593

Bottom Line What You Need To Be Doing On Saturday – Rockport Harvest Fest

Let me just tell you what needs to be at the top of your list for this weekend Bottom Line- The Rockport Harvest Fest!

The list of stuff to do and eat and listen to assures EVERYONE in your family to have a not good, but GREAT TIME!!!!

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Here’s the schedule-

All Day Events

Information Booth & Hospitality Tentin Dock Square. Enjoy hot coffee and cider while listening to some great live music in the heart of Rockport!Local Fare Fair on T-Wharf.  Featuring food made locally on Cape Ann and in New England, with Cape Ann Brewing Co. offering a taste of some local brews from noon to 5pm.  Check back for an updated list of vendors.

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.

Scheduled Events

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.

11:30 am
Cooking Demonstration on T Wharf with special guest: the award-winning Laurie Lufkin hosted by food writer Heather AtwoodSponsored by the Taste of the Times.

12 noon to 2:30 pm
Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band playing in Dock Square.  Indie Americana. Clickhere and here.

Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass.

1 pm
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!

2 pm
The Vanishing of the Bees: Screening in the Old Firehouse Trust building. Click herefor information on this fresh documentary.

3 pm
Seafood Throwdown Sponsored by NAMA and emceed by Heather Atwood of the Taste of the Times. For more information, click here.

4 pm
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.

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Brad Byrd with full band playing in Dock Square. Indie Rock. Click HERE.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Allen Estes playing under the tent on T-Wharf. Classic Americana. Click HERE.

4:30 pm
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.

Rockport Harvest Fest Coming October 15th!

The organizers of Rockport’s Harvest Fest do an AMAZING job with activities for every age group.  This undoubtedly will be at the very top of the must do list Saturday October 15th!

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Here’s the presser-

Downtown Rockport will come alive on Saturday, October 15th with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Autumn in New England.  The annual Rockport HarvestFest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. Hayrides, pumpkin-painting, even a unique costume parade called “The Great Scarecrow Chase” will all be part of the festivities, not to mention the opportunity for children to make their own guitars through a workshop sponsored by Rockport Music.

As HarvestFest celebrates the bounty of Fall, it only seems appropriate that the centerpiece of the festival is the Local Fare Fair, where New England food producers gather under a huge tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food.  Lobsters provided by the Roy Moore Lobster Co. will be under the big tent as well as chowder, cider doughnuts, maple sugar products and a host of seasonal and year-round favorites.  Cape Ann Brewing Co. will be on hand with their award-winning locally crafted beer, the highly anticipated Pumpkin Stout on tap.  Cooking demonstrations will also be highlighted, with the Seafood Throw down – a competition-style showcase between two chefs – showcasing just what can be done with coastal New England’s most significant harvest: fish.  HarvestFest also features the annual Scarecrow Stroll, where artistic, creative, and generally fascinating scarecrows can be found throughout downtown.

Festivalgoers have the chance to vote for their favorite scarecrow, with the winner taking home glory and a coveted HarvestFest rosette.  Live music, featuring everything from indie rocker Brad Byrd to the Americana of Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band to bluegrass to Rockport’s own Legion Band, will be heard throughout downtown, with Dock Square serving as the main stage.  Several Rockport inns, shops, restaurants and galleries are offering HarvestFest specials and packages.  Go to:  http://www.rockportartfestivals.com for more details.  Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the best of New England in the Fall!

Come Mock Me

This afternoon (as long as I get out of work in time) I’ll be moderating a Food Bloggers  Summit at the Rockport Harvest Fest.

The Food Bloggers Summit was put together by Heather Atwood.

Food Bloggers Summit:  4:30 PM An open discussion among local food bloggers, featuring Abby Cahill O’Brien of 5thjoy, Heather Atwood of Food for Thought, Jane Ward of Food and Fiction, Kristen Nyberg and Jill Rose of North Shore Dish.  Moderated by your boy Joey of Good Morning Gloucester.

I’m not really sure who would want to listen to any of us talk about food or blogging but if you wanna come with a case ‘o tomatas and start hurling them in my direction it might make for a more interesting event.  :)

It’s going to take place on T-Wharf.  Just look for the big huge tent.

Anyway if you are coming to Rockport Harvest Fest today (which you should) stop by the tent around 4:30 and don’t forget your tomatoes.

Sarah Kelly Talks About The 2010 Rockport Harvest Fest Video

Here’s Sarah-

She’s also been added to the very prestigious GMG Blogroll to the right -The Roving Home

http://therovinghome.tumblr.com/

Friday night we’re kicking off the festival with a Community Harvest Picnic.  We’re asking people to bring a dish celebrating the harvest season and come down to T-Wharf starting at 6 o’clock for some music provided by the Polygroove Orchestra and a meal with friends, neighbors and visitors to Rockport.  The picnic will be followed by a screening of the movie Fresh at the Old Firehouse Trust.
The most important thing I should say is this: rain, shine or monsoon, HarvestFest will go on!  We’ll be warm and dry under the big tent, so don’t let the weather (whatever it turns out to be) stop be a deterrent from coming to downtown Rockport Friday for the kickoff and Saturday for the main event.
Thanks again for letting people know about HarvestFest – and we look forward to hearing your words of wisdom on Saturday at the Bloggers’ Summit!
– Sarah

Sarah Kelly Talks About Rockport Harvest Fest In Our Interview

Look for Sarah’s GMG Debut Tomorrow Morning

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Sarah is the mastermind behind The Roving Home

Check Out Her Blog Here- http://therovinghome.tumblr.com/

For More Info On Rockport Harvest Fest-

http://rockportartfestivals.blogspot.com/p/harvest-festival.html

 

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Sarah Writes-

Hey Joey,
Thanks so much for stopping by this morning! 
I just wanted to let you know that the poster was designed by Rockport’s own Darren Mason of Merge3 Creative (
www.merge3creative.com).  Also, I wanted to mention that on Friday night we’re kicking off the festival with a Community Harvest Picnic.  We’re asking people to bring a dish celebrating the harvest season and come down to T-Wharf starting at 6 o’clock for some music provided by the Polygroove Orchestra and a meal with friends, neighbors and visitors to Rockport.  The picnic will be followed by a screening of the movie Fresh at the Old Firehouse Trust. 
The most important thing I should say is this: rain, shine or monsoon, HarvestFest will go on!  We’ll be warm and dry under the big tent, so don’t let the weather (whatever it turns out to be) stop be a deterrent from coming to downtown Rockport Friday for the kickoff and Saturday for the main event.
Thanks again for letting people know about HarvestFest – and we look forward to hearing your words of wisdom on Saturday at the Bloggers’ Summit!
– Sarah