October 15, 2016: 10am to 5pm

14212761_1357211707629770_7378655454038162242_nThe annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families.

New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, chowder, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more.

Local craft beers and wine produced in Massachusetts will be on hand as well, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old company’s original recipes.


Cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the day, the highlight of which is the Seafood Throwdown, a competition-style showcase between two chefs, demonstrating the versatility of fish, coastal New England’s most significant harvest.

Cooking Demos

Harvestfest also features plenty of live bluegrass, jazz, folk and Celtic music, along with the annual Scarecrow Stroll, where artistic, creative, and generally fascinating scarecrows can be found throughout downtown. Several Rockport inns, shops, restaurants and galleries offer Harvestfest specials and packages. This next Harvestfest takes place from 10am to5 on Saturday, October 15, 2015.

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


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