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!!!!
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.
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.
Cooking Demonstration on T Wharf with special guest: the award-winning Laurie Lufkin hosted by food writer Heather Atwood. Sponsored 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.
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 herefor information on this fresh documentary.
Seafood Throwdown Sponsored by NAMA and emceed by Heather Atwood of the Taste of the Times. For more information, click here.
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.
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.