On Sunday, October 13, and Monday, October 14, 2019, Newburyport will be celebrating the beginning of autumn with food, live music, and artisan vendor booths. Welcome to the 18th annual Fall Harvest Festival!

The annual Scarecrow Contest is one of the Festival’s most anticipated events. Fun and unique scarecrows will be clinging to each downtown lamp post, each designed by individuals, families, or organizations, such as local sports teams, schools, clubs, churches, or businesses. People’s choice judging of the scarecrows will conclude on Monday at 2 pm.

The Festival will be held in downtown Newburyport from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, email Elisabeth Hurley of the Newburyport Chamber.

Don’t forget to make the Essex Street Inn your home base for all your Newburyport outings. The Essex Street Inn allows you to experience adventure by day, comfort by night.

We hope to see you soon!