Getting Ready for Sag Harbor’s Harborfest

Sag Harbor hosts its 53rd Annual Harborfest next weekend, a village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor.The weekend includes classic whaleboat races, a clam shucking contest, potato sack races, a tug of war, a hula hoop contest and music.

Once described as the largest block party extending out over the water, this year Harborfest will be a village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor. The village’s arts & crafts fair and sidewalk sale on Main Street will be held this weekend as well!

 

Schedule of events:

Saturday Sept. 10

9am  Sidewalk Fair, Arts and Crafts Fair, and HarborFest vendors open for business
11am    Sag Harbor Community Band on the Wharf
             Children’s tug of war on the beach
12noon Whaleboat races begin
1pm      John Corr Nautical music at the Windmill
             Keith Lief the Amazing Fire Juggler strolsl the wharf
             Children’s Corn Shucking contest on the beach
230pm  Children’s Potato Sack races on the beach
3pm     Hula Hoop fun at Sag Harbor Kids booth
5pm – 10pm    Live Music:  SHFD Ladies Auxillary hosts concert on Long Wharf :  musical acts to be determined

Sunday Sept. 11

9am    Sidewalk Fair, Arts and Crafts Fair and HarborFest vendors open for business
11am   Children’s Tug of War on the beach
            Tim Fitall (Sampawams Creek) performs nautical music at the windmill
12noon Whaleboat races begin
12noon   Clam Chowder Tasting/Contest on Long Wharf at Food Pantry booth
1pm     Live Music:  Vine Brothers performance on Long Wharf
            Junior Whaleboat races begin
            Children’s Corn Shucking Contest on the beach
3pm     Hula Hoop fun at Sag Harbor Kids booth
430pm     Lobster Roll Eating Contest:  Bay Burger booth
Future whaleboat racers contemplate what it means to be from Sag Harbor.
Future whaleboat racers contemplate what it means to be from Sag Harbor.
Beth Young

Beth Young

Beth Young built her first boat out of driftwood tied together with phragmites behind her family’s apartment above the old Mill Creek Inn in Southold. Nowadays, she spends most of her time kayaking, learning about shellfish, writing newspaper stories, trying to sail a Sunfish, and watching the way the bay changes from day to day. You can send her a message at [email protected]

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