2018 Festival Information 

October 13, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
T-Wharf and throughout downtown Rockport, Massachusetts

About the Festival

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

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 lobster, chowder, pastries, grass-fed beef, wood-fired pizza, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more. Local craft beers and wine 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, 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.

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

Interested in volunteering at Harvestfest? General festival signups HERE  and zero waste initiative signups  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.