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!
18th 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 18th 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.
Scarecrow Contest Judging - PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Sunday 12:00PM to Monday 2:00PM
Sunday 10AM - Kid's Music by Brian Doser!
Sunday 2PM - Live music by Party On
Sunday 2PM - Dance in Waterfront Park to "Broken and Beautiful" recorded by Kelly Clarkson and written by Pink (Coordinated by Nan Hocking-McDonough). All are welcome.
Monday 10AM - Live music by All You Got Tour
Monday 2PM - Live music by 2 of Us Beatles Acoustic Duo