HarborFest is Happening Today and Tomorrow


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)!


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