Bring the family to celebrate autumn at Fairhaven’s annual Harvest Fun Day, to be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 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.
Harvest Fun Day features a varied group of 37 booths by local organizations and businesses with children’s activities and games, arts and crafts, Fairhaven items, food and sweet treats.
Children’s activities include a bounce house, face painting and henna designs by Heart Henna, pumpkin decorating with the Rotary Club of Fairhaven, craft making with Dream Land Arts and Crafts, a fall-themed photo booth, and other games and activities. You can meet fun-loving pirates from Characters of Fairhaven and princesses from Princesses of New Bedford.
Items for sale include woven elastic bracelets, doll bedding and accessories, homemade soaps and balm, photographs by James Mahaney and Jack Iddon, sea glass jewelry, locally written books, decorative wreaths, hand dyed silk scarves, decorations made from seashells, wooden decorations and furnishings, Christmas ornaments, pet treats, and more.
When hunger sets in, food choices include caçoila sandwiches from the North Fairhaven Improvement Association booth. The Seaport Inn will be serving food as well. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Emma Jean’s will be selling apple cider donuts, fruit pies, whoopie pies, and other treats The Lions Club is offering apple crisp with ice cream. There will also be fudge from Dorothy Cox’s, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, bottled water and soda.
The Fairhaven Business Association will have a booth for antiques appraisals, with a charge of $5 per piece. At the booth of Whaling City Ghosts there will be psychic readings by Susan Swanbeck for $20.
Musical entertainment will be provided by The Showstoppers, under the direction of Kelly Zucco, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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.
BOOTHS for Harvest Fun Day 2015
Friends of Fairhaven COA: Town Hall Christmas ornaments
Heart Henna: face painting, henna, handmade soap, fall candles
Creations by Sara: handmade nautical sea shell frames, ornaments
CIS Designs: sea glass and bead jewelry
A Mermaid’s Treasures: decorations with shells and photos
Tastefully Simple by Pattie P.: food products
Whaling City Ghosts, books, spooky stories, psychic readings by Susan Swanbeck $20
James Mahaney Photography: prints, note cards, specialty items
Four Paws Up Bakery & Boutique: dog treats & accessories
Dream Land Arts & Crafts: craft making for children
Friends of the Millicent Library:
George Thatcher Sr.: wooden lawn decorations
Cathy Carvalho: natural body scrubs, wooden crafts
Erin’s Creations: hair accessories and Fairhaven themed magnets
Princesses of New Bedford: meet & greet princess characters
Carol Burt: wreaths and things
Peggy O’Neil: beads
Jack Iddon: framed and unframed matted photographs, note cards
Characters of Fairhaven: pirate characters and activities
Fairhaven Business Association: antiques appraisals, $5 per piece
Fairhaven Village Militia: Bounce house
Baby Doll Bedding and Boas: Bedding and sleeping bags for American girl dolls
Veronika’s Scarves and Silks: Hand decorated silk scarves
FHS Class of 2016: fall photo op, kids game, felt pennants
George McAndrew: elastic bracelets
The Pallet Barn: upcycled wooden décor
Maria Machado: handmade jewelry, including children’s/Disney
Fairhaven Bikeway Committee: information
Jamberry by Desirae, Jamberry nails
Community Trail Network: information, raffle
Rotary Club of Fairhaven: pumpkin decorating, garland making
FOOD & REFRESHMENT
Emma Jean’s: apple cider donuts, whoopie pies, fruit pies, candy apples, more
North Fairhaven Improvement Association: cacoila sandwiches, soda
FHS Honor Society: bottled water, hot chocolate
Seaport Inn & Marina: food
Fairhaven Lions Club: apple crisp, ice cream
Dorothy Cox’s Candy: fudge, Del’s Frozen Lemonade