My Picks followed by the rest of the gang-
Thursday Night Under The Lights
GHS vs. MASCO football game Thursday at 6:00pm
Friday October 15th
Cape Ann Film Festival
On Friday, October 15 at 7:00pm, Rockport Music Cinema will host the Festival’s Guest Of Honor, David Newell, and Carl Kurlander’s comic documentary about Pittsburgh’s rebirth called “My Tale Of Two Cities.” Newell is the director of public relations at the Pittsburgh-based Family Communications, Inc., the producers of the long-running children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” He also played neighbor Mr. McFeely, the “Speedy Delivery” guy on the show. After the film, he and Kurlander both will participate in a Q&A, and Newell will lead the audience in a “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” singalong.
Additionally, Newell will host the documentary “Speedy Delivery” (Sun. Oct. 17 @ 2:00pm, CACC), all about him and the Mr. McFeely character, after which he will take questions from fans and host one last “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” singalong.
Friday October 15th
Join us under the big tent on T-Wharf in downtown Rockport for a Harvest Community Picnic
(bring a dish & your own tableware), Live Music with Alek Razdan & the Polygroove Orchestra and a screening of the new film Fresh on Friday, October 15th from 6pm to 9pm.
Saturday October 16th
Rockport HarvestFest Schedule of Events*
The Latest Festival News
- The Polygroove Orchestra to usher in HarvestFest Join The Polygroove Orchestra, five Rockport high school students, as they usher in Rockport’s Harvestfest with an upbeat musical performance on Friday, October 15th, from 6-8 PM on …
Posted Oct 1, 2010 10:26 PM by Rockport Festivals
- Seafood Throwdown: Laurie Lufkin vs. The Emerson It’s a match made in hospitality heaven. Two of Rockport’s venerable historic inns will face off in a friendly match to see who can make the most of …
Posted Sep 26, 2010 11:11 AM by Rockport Festivals
- Brad Byrd to play with full band at Harvest Fest! Critically acclaimed indie-rock singer/songwriter Brad Byrd is bringing his talents and backing band from Boston to Rockport for our annual HarvestFest. Brad’s music has been featured on …
Posted Sep 26, 2010 11:04 AM by Rockport Festivals
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All Day Events
Information Booth in Dock Square
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. Click here for more information and check back for updates.
Scarecrow Stroll throughout Downtown. Don’t miss Rockport’s unique collection of scarecrows from Front Beach to Bearskin Neck to Atlantic Avenue! (And be sure to vote on your favorite.) For more information click here.
Kids’ Art Zone in Harvey Park. Climb the hay bales, enjoy an art project and more! Suggested donation to support festival programming.
Dock Square HarvestFest Food Booth in Dock Square. Serving our famous baked goods and more! Suggested donation to support festival programming.
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 information on how your organization can participate.
NYRE Food Booth at Harvey Park. Proceeds to benefit New Year’s Rockport Eve, an annual tradition in Rockport.
11am to 1pm
Michael O’Leary with Steve Levy & Linda Shields Swicker on Bearskin Neck. Celtic music. Click here.
Cooking Demonstration on T Wharf with Cabot Creamery and food writer Heather Atwood. Sponsored by the Taste of the Times.
The Market Restaurant serving a ticketed lunch on T-Wharf. Join chefs Nico Monday and Amelia O’Reilly as they host a Harvest lunch featuring the best of food that is both local and seasonal. Tickets are limited and can be pre-purchased online by clicking here or on the day of the festival at the Information Booth in Dock Square. Proceeds to benefit Harvest Fest programming. Click here for information on The Market Restaurant.
12pm to 2pm
Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass.
Hayride! Pick-up and drop-off in Harvey Park.
Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band playing in Dock Square. Indie Americana. Click here and here.
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!
Seafood Throwdown on T-Wharf featuring Rockport’s historic inns: Emerson Inn-by-the-Sea and The Yankee Clipper Inn. Sponsored by NAMA and emceed by Heather Atwood of the Taste of the Times. For more information, click here.
2pm to 3pm
Fresh the Movie: Screening in the Old Firehouse Trust building. Click here for information on this fresh documentary.
2pm to 3:30pm
Rockport Legion Band featuring Creagan More Pipes in Harvey Park. Click here or here to watch a video clip.
2pm to 4pm
Steve Westgate playing on Bearskin Neck. Indie Americana
3pm to 5pm
Brad Byrd with full band playing in Dock Square. Indie Rock. Click here.
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Merrimac Valley Rounders playing on T-Wharf. Bluegrass. Click here.
Food Bloggers’ Summit & Cooking Demonstration under the tent at T-Wharf hosted by Heather Atwood of The Taste of the Times.
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. For pre-registration or more information, click here.
6pm to 8pm
Festival Finale with Jake Pardee & Friday Night Bingo under the tent on T-Wharf. Enjoy a hot drink and some hot music while celebrating Fall in New England!
*subject to change; additional events to b
Saturday October 16th
Georges By Night Dinner and Music-
Sunday October 17th
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and now for the rest of the gang-
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As a painter and writer, Heather Atwood spent a lot of time waiting on tables in great restaurants. While struggling with color and line, she was also learning how to roast a great chicken, and what it means to balance textures in a dish. She’s been interested in good food ever since. Married, the mother of two daughters, Heather now lives in Rockport, Mass. and is the food columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times. She is featured regularly in Taste of the Times videos and her writing can also be seen in the Wednesday food section of the Times.