Newburyport's Fall Harvest Festival
Fall Harvest Festival
October 12 & 13, 2014
Come to downtown Newburyport on Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn's arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England!
Bring the kids in the morning for children's entertainment in Market Square. There will be a puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals on Sunday, and music they can dance to by WhirlyGigs on Monday.
The 97 NORTH band plays on Sunday afternoon, a great sampling of classic rock & roll music from the '60s & '70s. On Monday afternoon, the Back in Time band plays favorite tunes from the doo wop era.
13th Annual Scarecrow Contest
One of the most fun parts of the Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival is the fun, interesting scarecrows decorating all the lamp posts downtown. This year will be the 13th annual scarecrow contest! This contest is free, fun, & open to the public! Entries by individuals, families, teams, schools, churches, clubs, organizations, and businesses are all welcome. The goal of this contest is to create a gallery of fun, inventive scarecrows throughout Market Square. Get creative!
Click here for a Crafter Application
Click here for a Retailer Application (Newburyport Retailers or Chamber Members ONLY)
Click here for a Non-Profit Application (Newburyport Non-Profits or Chamber Members ONLY)
Click here - Click here for a Scarecrow Application (open to the public)
WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10AM-5PM Sunday & Monday in Market Square
10AM - 5PM Sunday & Monday on State Street, Pleasant St, & Inn St.
Sunday & Monday from 10:30-11:30AM in Market Square
Sunday - Puppet show by Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals
Monday - Singalong with the WhirlyGigs
Kids' Craft Time
Sunday 11AM - 12:30PM at Orange Leaf
"Fun with Play Dough & Slime" - Hosted by KinderCare
Scarecrow Contest Judging
Sunday & Monday from 12-2PM in Market Square
Live Music in Market Square
Sunday and Monday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - classic rock from 97 North
Monday - 50s & 60s music from Back in Time