2018 Festival Information 

October 13, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Rockport, Massachusetts 

About the Festival

The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best regional bounty of the season — all in an unbeatable setting.

Take the train to Rockport and start your Harvestfest experience with the makers’ shops at Whistlestop Mall. Head downtown to T-Wharf for local beer and a showcase of food producers and growers. Enjoy all that Rockport has to offer: beaches, parks, shops, galleries, and restaurants as we celebrate New England  at Harvestfest.

New England food producers gather on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh lobster, chowder, pastries, grass-fed beef, wood-fired pizza, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more. Craft beers  produced in Massachusetts are on hand, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old company’s original recipes. Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the day demonstrating the riches of harvest in New England.

Harvestfest features plenty of live bluegrass, jazz, folk, indie rock, cooking demos, a farm expo, and plenty of activities for families.

Download a PDF of the Harvestfest Schedule of Events HERE

Zero Waste Initiative

The downside of an abundance of food is an abundance of waste. Discover how we are working hard to make Harvestfest a zero waste event and what you can do to help!

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Cooking Demos

For general inquiries, please email us at: info@rockportfestivals.org.