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!
Bring the kids in the morning for children’s entertainment in Market Square.
17th 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 17th 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.
Vendors are now being accepted for several types of spaces. Please click on the appropriate application for more information. CRAFTERS – Only handmade products are accepted.
Food Vendor- Food Vendors must also fill out a City Health Application and abide by all health regulations.
City Health Department Application
WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10am – 5pm Sunday & Monday in Market Square
10am – 5pm Sunday & Monday
Kids’ Entertainment – Market Square
Sunday & Monday from 10:30-11:30 am
Live Music in Market Square 1pm – 4pm
Scarecrow Contest Judging – PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Sunday 12pm to Monday 2pm