Come to downtown Newburyport on Sunday & Monday of 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.
15th 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 15th 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 an application.
Vendors are now being accepted for several types of spaces. Please click on the appropriate application for more information. CRAFTERS - Only handmade products are accepted.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here
WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - BECAUSE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER - SUNDAY'S ENTERTAINMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SUNDAY Only. Monday will be a perfect day for enjoying all the Festivities, so come on down and take advantage of great buys as well as great entertainment ! ! !
10am - 5pm Sunday & Monday in Market Square
10am - 5pm Sunday & Monday
Kids' Entertainment - Market Square
Sunday & Monday from 10:30-11:30 am
Sunday - Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals - Puppetry and Storytelling Performance
Monday - Brian Doser, The Music Man - Sing-a-Long with the kids
- Seacoast Civic Dance Company to perform @ 11:45am
Live Music in Market Square 1pm - 4pm
Sunday - Performance by Live 617, Cover/Dance Band
Monday - Performance by Back in Time, Covers from 50's, 60's, 70's
Scarecrow Contest Judging - PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Sunday 12pm to Monday 2pm