In the name of all that is maritime in Sag Harbor, it’s time for the annual HarborFest celebrations to begin.
The annual event kicks off this morning, Saturday, September 10, at 9 a.m. when merchants and artisans share their wares for a Sidewalk, Arts and Crafts Fair, which will be held throughout the village.
At 11 a.m., the Sag Harbor Community Band plays on the wharf. And there’s a Children’s Tug of War on the beach.
At noon, it’s time for the Whaleboat Races.
Starting at 1 p.m., John Corr will play nautical music at the windmill, fire juggler Keith Lief will stroll the wharf and there will be a Kids Corn Shucking Contest on the beach.
At 2:30 p.m., there will be Children’s Potato Sack races on the beach, followed by Hula Hoop fun at 3 p.m.
Tonight, the live music begins at 5 p.m. and continues on ’til 10 p.m. on the Long Wharf, hosted by the SHFD Ladies Auxiliary.
Sunday brings more of the same.
Merchants and artisans begin at 9 a.m. again. At 11 a.m., it’s Children’s Tug of War on the beach and nautical music at the windmill with Tim Fitall of Sampawams Creek.
The Whaleboat Races start again at noon, plus there’s a Clam Chowder Tasting and Contest at the Sag Harbor Food Pantry booth on the Long Wharf.
At 1 p.m, the Vine Brothers will play on the wharf, the Junior Whaleboat races begin and another Children’s Corn Shucking Contest will take place.
Hula Hoop Fun starts at 3 p.m. and the famous Lobster Roll Eating Contest happens at 4:30 p.m., thanks to Bay Burger.
And don’t forget — the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, which is also participating in Harborfest, has their fundraiser on Saturday night! It’s at the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays from 6 to 10 p.m. Cheers to this great organization for doing their part to help homeless dogs and cats (and for always keeping me in the loop)!