Our name speaks to our mission: Rockport Exchange is a nonprofit community organization at the crossroads of ideas and production.

Through our programs we create opportunities for residents and visitors alike to come together and contribute to a forward-looking, vibrant community built on a clear appreciation of Rockport’s past.

Rockport Exchange develops and sustains programming that enhances a sense of place. We strengthen our community by focusing on local food, creative culture, and industry. We believe in building an infrastructure of culture that will have a lasting impact on generations to come.


Rockport Exchange



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.

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Rockport Farmers Market

 2019 Summer Market

Dates & Time: Saturdays from June 23rd – October 19th, 2019 from 9am to 1pm.

Market Location: Harvey Park in front of the First Baptist Church of Rockport at the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Broadway.

Volunteer with the Market!

The Rockport Farmers Market counts on volunteers to make the market happen every week. Thank you for joining us and supporting local food. The market runs through October 19th. Interested in volunteering? SIGN UP HERE

Find Out More…

Stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, or on Instagram or through our regular email updates to find out what is available at Rockport’s weekly market.

Participation & Vendor Information

The Rockport Farmers Market is a juried food market. Vendors must grow or make their own food product. Crafts and/or non-food products will not be considered at this time. Application for the 2019 Summer Market.

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Thanks for your support and Happy New Year!

We’ve appreciate the community contributions of this past year — volunteer time, financial support, and so much more. We are looking for a great start to 2019 and are already excited about having you join us at our annual meeting in February!

Join Us!


Whether you are able to join us for a few hours a week at the Rockport Farmers Market or a few hours a year at a festival helping with local food and arts programming, we’d love to have you on board! Learn more→



Your purchase of Rockport Exchange merchandise supports our community programming and spreads the words about our work at the same time! Rockport Farmers Market tote bags, Motif No.1 Day posters, Harvestfest drinking glasses, lots of t-shirts will all be in stock in the coming days. Proceeds from merchandise sales benefit the nonprofit work of Rockport Exchange — thank you for supporting our community!  Shop Now→



Your tax-deductible donations support the work of Rockport Exchange. All of our programming has a purpose, from providing opportunities for young artists to enabling small, local food producers and growers in developing a market in Rockport. Learn more→