Bring the family to celebrate autumn at Fairhaven’s 7th annual Harvest Fun Day, to be held on Sat., 9/21, on the lawn of Fairhaven High School at the Visitors Center, 141 Main Street. It will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The biggest Harvest Fun Day so far will feature a varied group of more than 75 booths by local organizations and businesses with arts & crafts, home décor, children’s activities, food, and sweet treats.
Items for sale include, arts and crafts, home décor made from recycled and upcycled items, homemade soaps, body scrubs, photographs, note cards, many unique hand sewn items including hats, bags, aprons, and wool ponchos, wooden scroll work, Adirondack furniture, and cutting boards, pet treats and accessories, crochet and knit items, pottery, candles, hand woven items, fine yarn, fresh farm produce, honey, fresh eggs, and much more. Jewelry includes items made from sea glass, wampum, silver, and semi-precious stones.
When hunger sets in, food choices include burgers, linguica, and hotdogs from the North Fairhaven Improvement Association booth, as well as chowder and kale soup from the Fairhaven Rotary Club. St. Joseph’s school will be selling apple cider donuts, made right at the booth. The Lions Club is offering coffee, malasadas, cotton candy, traditional candy apples, and apple cider. There will also be fudge from Dorothy Cox’s, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, and baked goods from Cyd’s Creative Kitchen and Brenda’s Pastries & Cakes.
Children’s activities include a bounce house, face painting and henna designs by Heart Body Arts, craft making, and other games and activities. New Bedford Pottery Works will have inexpensive ceramic pumpkins ornaments that children can paint. You can take a photo with the pirate Abby Black. And children can take a seat in a tractor for a photo opportunity, climb into Matt McGraw’s 1924 Ford Model T Depot Hack or pose for photos next to a 1930s era Ford Model A sedan.
For a couple of hours from late morning into early afternoon a very tall stilt-walking scarecrow from Extraordinary Arts will be strolling around the grounds.
Inside the Academy Building, volunteers from the Joseph Bates Boyhood Home will be in the historical classroom with 1800s dress-up costumes for children to take photos in and a simple craft project. Upstairs the Fairhaven Historical Society Museum will be open with displays of local historical artifacts, art, and a special exhibit of Fairhaven maps.
Harvest Fun Day is organized and sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism, https://fairhaventours.com. Admission is free and there’s parking in the Fairhaven High School lots. For more information, call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.
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