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.
16th 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 16th 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.
- Newburyport Retailer
- Member Non-Profit
- Food Vendor - Food Vendors must also fill out a City Health Application and abide by all health regulations.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Click here
WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am - 5pm Sunday & Monday in Market Square
10am - 5pm Sunday & Monday
Kids' Entertainment - Market Square
Sunday & Monday from 10:30-11:30 am
Sunday: Brian Doser - The Music Man: Sing-a-Long with the kids
Monday: Bryson Lang - Comedy/Juggler: Audiences will see a family-friendly show and a likable, energetic personality performing inventive and clever routines that mix comedy, audience participation, ball spinning, flying sombreros, ball bouncing, fire-juggling, well-crafted timing, huge spinning bouncing rings, giant Beach Balls, improv, and always a few surprises.
Also stop by Macaroni Kid's table for free Fall themed crafts for kids of all ages!
Live Music in Market Square 1pm - 4pm
Sunday - Party On! High energy rockin' fun!
Monday - The Annie Brobst Band
Scarecrow Contest Judging - PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Sunday 12pm to Monday 2pm