Bring the family to celebrate autumn at Fairhaven’s annual Harvest Fun Day, to be held this Saturday, October 8, on the lawn of Fairhaven High School at the Visitors Center, 141 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Harvest Fun Day features a varied group of more than 40 booths by local organizations and businesses with arts & crafts, home décor and clothing, children’s activities, food and sweet treats.
Children’s activities include a bounce house, face painting and henna designs by Heart Henna, tie-dye shirt making with the BCC Nursing Class of 2017, craft making with Learning House Preschool, and other games and activities. You can meet well known princesses from Princesses of New Bedford and Buttons the Bear from Carousel Family Fun Center. And children can take a seat in an old-time farm tractor for a photo opportunity, courtesy of Ronald Hammond.
Items for sale include woven paracord bracelets, pressed flowers mounted in glass, doll bedding and accessories, homemade soaps, body scrubs, photographs by James Mahaney, sea glass jewelry, decorative wreaths, decorations made from seashells, wooden decorations and furnishings, pet treats and accessories, crochet and knit baby blankets and hats, hand painted mugs and plates, hand woven rage rugs, block prints and more.
When hunger sets in, food choices include caçoila sandwiches and hotdogs from the North Fairhaven Improvement Association booth, as well as chowder and kale soup from The Bayside Lounge. The Nook will have cold and hot coffees and sweet treats. Emma Jean’s will be selling apple cider donuts, fruit pies, whoopie pies, and other treats. The Lions Club is offering apple crisp. There will also be fudge from Dorothy Cox’s, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, baked goods from the VFW Auxiliary, bottled water and soda.
During the afternoon, live entertainment will be provided by the youth singing group The Showstoppers.
Harvest Fun Day is organized and sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism. For more information, call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@ aol.com.
1 Fairhaven Lions Club, apple crisp
2 FHS Honor Society, bottled water
3 Emma Jean’s, apple cider donuts, whoopie pies, candy apples, etc.
4 North Fairhaven Improvement Association, cacoila sandwiches, hotdogs, soda
5 Dorothy Cox’s Chocolates, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, fudge
6 Fort Phoenix Auxiliary VFW 2892, homemade breads and pies, etc.
7 Mermaid’s Treasures, nautical items made from shells and found objects
8 FHS Art Club, bracelets, hand crafted items
9 Simply Sisters Creations, wreaths, wooden ornaments, sugar scrubs
10 Nautical Treasures by Geo. Thatcher, wooden lawn decorations
11 The Nook, cold and hot coffee beverages, baked goods
12 Bayside Lounge, chowder, kale soup
13 Tastefully Simple by Pattie P, Tastefully Simple food products
14 CIS Designs, sea glass & bead jewelry
15 Lisa Elliott & Susan Gelotte, woven rag rugs, felted wool hot pads, block prints
16 James Mahaney Photography, fine art photography prints, framed items, and notecards
17 Softness by Nature, soaps & aromatherapy products
18 Transparency in Bloom, pressed flowers in glass frames and vintage windows
19 Carol Burt, wreath & things
20 Peggy O’Neil, beads
21 Taylor’s Products, hand painted mugs, plates, platters,
22 Marie C Machado, handmade jewelry
23 Cathy Carvalho, body scrubs, bowties
24 Sew Hooked: handmade children’s dresses & accessories
25 Baby Doll Bedding and Boas, doll bedding and sleeping bags
26 Helena DeSousa, crochet/knitted baby blankets, character hats, wooden tic-tac-toe games
27 Fairhaven Bikeway Committee, info, coloring sheets
28 Learning House Preschool, children’s craft making
29 Carousel Family Fun Center, meet Buttons the Bear,
30 Fairhaven Business Association, children’s activity
31 Fairhaven Village Militia, bounce house, popcorn, T-shirts
32 Ronnie Donnelly, toys & novelties
33 George McAndrew, woven elastic bracelets
34 BCC Nursing Class of 2017: make your own tie-dyed shirt
35 Princesses of New Bedford, meet and take photos with princesses
36 Heart Henna & Face Painting, face painting, henna
37 Four Paws Up Bakery & Boutique, dog treats and accessories
38 Cutie Curls, children’s bows & headbands, American Girl doll clothes, fairy garden accessories, women’s bags, wine cork keychains, more
39 Creations by Sara, seashell frames and sea inspired items,
40 Paige’s Paracord, keychains, leashes, bracelets,
41 Custom Gifts by Jeannine, gift baskets and gift items
42 Joe Beaulieu, pumpkins, hay wagon to climb aboard.
Also: Farm Tractor for photo ops and entertainment in the afternoon by The Showstoppers.
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