South Coast Harvest Festival Announces 2023 Dates!


September 28 through October 1, 2023 at the Westport Fairgrounds

The South Coast Harvest Festival announces the dates for their new premier fall flower and garden show at the Westport Fairgrounds. “The event promises to celebrate the harvest season, as only the diverse landscape of the South Coast can” says Michelle Sousa Peay, event co-creator and co-owner of Metamorphosis Design with her talented husband Brian Peay. With over 25 years of experience creating award winning garden designs for the Boston & Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show, the duo know how to put on a show that will be Inspirational, Educational and Fun!

The event will feature garden displays to inspire, along with garden talks and demos from the regions top gardening and landscape professionals. There will be creative scarecrow displays created by local artists and organizations to represent their interests and organizations. Bountiful fall floral and harvest baskets will be on display.

The event is family focused and will feature two live Owl programs by Eyes on Owls and interactive areas with activities to educate kids on our local agriculture. Chrissy Joy, nationally known dog trainer and her Joy Crew Dog Stunt Team, will be performing and providing motivational speaking on connecting with the four-legged members of the family better.

Professional pumpkin carver, Richard Kaiser, one of the original carvers from RWP jack-lantern spectacular will be carving a giant pumpkin and providing his best tips and tricks for making your pumpkin the envy of the neighborhood. Antique tractors and vintage boats will be on display. Guests can shop the local artisan and farmers market place featuring live music and favorite fall foods throughout.

Artist Betsey Macdonald has created a watercolor show poster continuing the well loved tradition of the Westport Harvest Festival that took place 20 years ago. The show posters will be available for purchase at the festival and will be signed and numbered. Betsy will be unveiling and signing posters at the Garden Illumination preview party to help raise funds to support this new amazing show.

The event will kick off with an exclusive Garden Illumination Party on September 28th from 6PM to 9PM. The main event will be Friday and Saturday September 29th and 30th 10AM to 8PM and Sunday October 1st 10AM to 6PM at the Westport Fairground 200 Pine Hill Rd Westport, MA 02790. Discounted Advance tickets are available Eventbrite.

Groups interested in partnering or being part of the event should contact the festival at
The South Coast Harvest Festival is a dedicated group of local agricultural professionals dedicated to celebrating, fostering education and supporting our local farms and farmers.

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