Category Archives: Harvestfest


2019 Harvestfest Crafter Application

2019 Harvestfest Vendor Map   

2019 Kidsfest Vendor Application

2019 Harvestfest Food Application

2019 Harvestfest Esplanade Application ~ Non-profits and Political Parties

Solicitation is Prohibited within the grounds of Harvestfest & Kidsfest.

Reminder: Harvestfest & Kidsfest is a Smoke Free and Pet Free Event. Dogs and pets of any kind are prohibited from entering the event. 

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2019 Kidsfest Activities and Sponsors will be updated as applications are approved.

Kidsfest takes place all in one location just inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance, expect to see, face-painting, ceramic painting, train rides on the Roaming Railroad,  Story telling by Dan Blakeslee as Dr. Gasp, Shows at 10:30 and 12:30. Back in 2019 ~ Mad Science of Maine hands on sound booth at 11:30 and 1:30. Halloween Spooktacular Science Show under the big tent in the ball field at 3:00.

Kidsfest is a Pet Free and Smoke Free Event!

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Harvestfest 2013 Photos Devyn Poirier 184Note: The Pumpkin Carving and Stroll activity has been retired. The 2018 Kidsfest was the last year for the pumpkin carving and stroll. The activity was offered at the Kidsfest location each year, however the activity was privately sponsored and facilitated. We extend our sincere appreciation to those who donated their time, pumpkins and volunteers in order to include this activity during Kidsfest for many years!

All annual Kidsfest activities and attractions are listed below.

Special Thanks to our 2019 Kidsfest Presenting Sponsor!


View from the Wagon!

View from the Wagon


Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides 

Two handsome Belgian horses from Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner, Maine, will delight young and old with this fun family activity. Rides will be offered for free during Harvestfest on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Meet Butch and Becky Durgin, owners of the Belgians, and then hop on board their 18-passenger covered wagon for a leisurely stroll through the streets of Short Sands Beach. The pick-up area will be located near the entry gate for the York Beach Ballpark on Bay Street. The wagon rides are proudly sponsored by York Hospital.

Train RidesTrain Rides

Train Rides will be available on the Roaming Railroad for $3 a ride. This year, the Roaming Railroad will run just inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance.


Mad Science of Maine

Mad Science of Maine

Mad Science – Hands On Sound Booth 11:30 & 1:30 Spooktacular Science Show 3:00 under the ball field tent 

Face PaintingHarvestfest 2013 Photos Devyn Poirier 275

Amie Romano will be on hand to do face painting!

Paint for Fun 

Paint for Fun  with their ceramic items and forever pumpkins for kids to paint.

Story telling by Dr. Gasp - He makes it fun and spooky!

Story telling by Dr. Gasp – He makes it fun and spooky!

Story telling by Dan Blakeslee as Dr. Gasp –  Shows at 10:30 & 12:30      



The 2019  Kidsfest activites are listed above.

Accommodations & Restaurants

These establishments are open during 2019 Harvestfest weekend. Additional lodging facilities will be added as open dates are confirmed.

Company Name Primary Phone Website
Accommodations – Bed & Breakfast
Farmstead Inn (207) 748-3145
Morning Glory Inn (207) 363-2062
Sea Rose Inn – York (207) 361-4159
Accommodations – Cottages & Condo Rentals
Coastal Getaways (207) 641-7064
Crowe’s Cottages (207) 363-3524
One Long Beach Properties (603) 343-2764
 York Beach Residence Club & Resort (207) 363-0900
Accommodations – Motels & Hotels
Anchorage Motor Inn (207) 363-5112
Atlantic House Inn (207) 361-6677
Beachmere Inn on the Ocean (207) 646-2021
Best Western York Inn (207) 363-8903
Cliff House (207) 361-1000
Cutty Sark Motel (207) 363-5131
Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant (207) 363-2868
Dunes on the Waterfront (207) 646-2612
Gorges Grant Hotel & Raspberri’s Restaurant (207) 646-7003
Juniper Hill Inn (207) 646-4501
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham (207) 363-0800
Milestone Motel (207) 646-4562
Sands By The Sea Motel (207) 363-2211
Sea Turn Motel (207) 363-5137
Stage Neck Inn (207) 363-3850
The Inn at Ridge Road (207) 363-2230
The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House (207) 363-6072
The Lynwood Inn (207) 363-6443
Union Bluff Hotel and Meeting House (207) 363-1333
York Harbor Inn / Chapman Cottage Restaurant & Pub (207) 363-5119
 ViewPoint Hotel (207) 361-3261
Cape Neddick Campground (207) 363-4366
Flaggs RV Resort (207) 363-5050
Libby’s Oceanside Camp (207) 363-4171
(207) 363-1343
Vacation Rentals
Bill Jones Realty Team (207) 636-7531
RE/MAX Realty One & Jean Knapp Rentals (207) 363-2497
Seaside Vacation Rentals (207) 363-1825
Sunny Beach Rentals LLC (207) 363-4499
Beach Pea Baking Company (207) 439-3555
Anthony’s Food Shop (207) 363-2322
Bagel Basket (207) 363-1244
Bob’s Clam Hut (207) 439-4233
Cape Neddick Lobster Pound (207) 363-5471
Dockside Restaurant On York Harbor (207) 363-2722
Dunkin’ Donuts (207) 438-0296
Firefly Diner (207) 752-1120
Fox’s Lobster House (207) 363-2643
Green Leaves Chinese Restaurant & Lounge (207) 363-2025
Henry VIII Carvery (207) 451-9882
Jonathan’s Restaurant (207) 646-4777
Lobster Cove (207) 351-1100
Mabel’s Lobster Claw Restaurant (207) 967-2562
Norma’s Restaurant (207) 363-3233
Ogunquit Lobster Pound (207) 646-2516
Robert’s Maine Grill (207) 439-0300
Sand Dollar Bar & Grille (207) 606-0077
Shipyard Brew Pub (207) 686-2026
Stones Throw Restaurant & Inn (207) 361-3116
Stonewall Kitchen (207) 351-2713
Subway – Kittery (207) 439-8511
Sun & Surf Restaurant (207) 363-2961
Sunrise Grill (207) 439-5748
The Central Restaurant & Bar (207) 351-8363
Thistle Pig Restaurant (207) 704-0624
Walkers Maine (207) 351-1145
Warren’s Lobster House (207) 439-1630
When Pigs Fly Pizzeria (207) 438-7036
Woody’s Brick Oven Pizza (207) 363-0060
York River Landing (207) 351-8430


Below is the list of participating Juried Crafters for 2019. The list of 2019 participants will be updated as applications are approved.

2019 Juried Crafters as of September 26, 2019 –  all handcrafted products made by the crafter themselves. Very limited availability!

Business Name Booth
David Conley Woodworker-Folk Artist 1
DelMac Designs 2
Mast Cove Pottery 3
Pen-Y-Bryn Lavender Farm 5
My Jewel Garden 8
Designs By Sparrow 9
C.R. Keen Woodworking 11
AV Murray 12
KAORA Bracelets 13
JJ Photography RI 14
Chrystal River Farm 16
LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls 17
H Monique Designs 18
Scrub Construction 19
Terri the Bag Lady 20
Moderation Corner 21
Baloo Baleerie 22
Gary Kaplan-Woodturner 23
Renee by the Bay 24
HeBeG-Bees 25
Millstone Wood Works 100
Shattered Glass Studios 101
Medicine Wheel Herbals LLC 102
Lisa’s Sparetime Creations 103
Theresa Marie Designs 104
Forever Clean Soap 105
Dune Jewlery 106
Guilday Glass 107
Maine Coastal Designs 108
Unity Pond Pottery 109
Raventree Pewter 110
Lindsay Jordan Handmade 111
Sea Air Scents 112
Fav’rit Daughter Designs 113
Sunshine Apothecary 114
The Graceful Rabbit LLC 115
Colors of the Sun 116
Ellie May’s Candy 117
Mainly Mittens 118
Why a Spoon 119
JSA Goldsmiths 120
Country Snowmen and Friends 121
Holmes Mills Co. 122
Gem Lounge Jewelry 123
Giuseppe’s Best 124
Violett’s Fine Crafts 125
bric-a-brac DESIGN 126
Dani Greek Gourmet 127
Maine Pine Yard Chair 128
ABC Alphabet Photo 129
Hubba Hubba Foods 130
Beckah’s Bangin’ Butter 131
Sarandipity Soap Co 132
Jim O’Reilly Photography 133
Delaney Woodworx 134
Too Hot To Handle 135
Windy Maple Designs 136
Creative Alchemy 137
The Woolly Sisters 138
Inglin Crafts 139
Nubble Art 140
Garden Clayworks 141
The Jelly Maker’s Daughter 142
Bert’s Awesome Stuff 143
Pork Beach Sauce Company LLC 144
Calli b 145
Arunshard Pottery 146
Sawdust Sisters 147
Grey Goose Gourmet 148
Backyard Garlic 149
Hals Art 150
The Country Corner 151
Serendipity Silks 152
Westport Island Pottery 153
Bending Birch 154


2019 Old-Fashioned Market Vendors as of September 26,  2019 –  business showcase, re-sold products and handmade items.  No Corners Left!

Business Name Space
Cliff House Maine 201
Sawyer’s Maple Farm 202
Renewal by Anderson 205
Petro Home Services 207
Megan Leary Art 208
Twisted Creations 209
Native Spirit 210
Bows Wrap It Up 211
Pamelamas LLC 214
Chickadee Crafting 219
Scents Delivered 220
Lord of the Stone 221
Seacoast Pop Up Shop[ 222
Sunset Trading Company 223
Glitz Kids 224
Color Street 225
Sea Bags 226
Touch of Purple 228
Pearls Within 230
Tico Art 231
Paintings by Bob 232
Young Living 238
Mainely Stepping Stones 239
Show It With Words 242
Live ME 243
The Wine Slushie Guy 246
LeafFilter North LLC 247
Autumn Designs 254
Barrell Homestead Kitchen 255
Shining Tiara 203&204
Diane’s Crafts & Tupperware 240&241
Inn Season Resorts 244&245
Ro’s Shirts by the Shore 248-250
Nodrog Farms 251&252
Bath Fitter 253&254

2019 Esplanade – Area non profits as of September 26, 2019

Business Name Space
Renew Community Church 305
My Breast Cancer Support 306
Friends of York Dog Park 309
York Maine Rotary Club 312

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2019 Food participants will be listed as the applications are approved. As of September 26, 219

Business Name Food Offerings
Cape Neddick Baptist Church Apple Crisp
Dockside Restaurant Lobster Mac & Cheese
Dream Factory of Maine-York Chapter Fried Dough, Fried Oreos
Elks Lodge – York #2788 Lobster, Crab & Tuna Rolls
Kennebunk Savings Bank Coffee
Kittery After Hours Rotary Club Sausage, pepper & onion subs
Roundabout Diner/Chill Catering Smoked pulled pork sandwich, Hickory Smoked BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Seacoast Brothers Butcher Shop Steak Tips, Burgers & Hot Dogs
When Pigs Fly Bakery Donuts
York Region Chamber of Commerce French Fries & Sweet Potato Fries

Drinks at Harvestfest 2019 
Don’t forget to wash it down with water and soda, available at the Beverage Shack, which is sponsored by Partners Bank and the Beverage Tent, which is sponsored by Chalmers Insurance Group. Thank you to Partners Bank for staffing the beverage shack with volunteers and Chalmers Insurance Group for staffing the beverage tent throughout the weekend!


Enter the Reap the Harvest Raffle

We’re celebrating the 35th year of Harvestfest! Receive one raffle ticket for every $5 spent on a Harvestfest item or buy a raffle ticket for $5!

Harvestfest 2014 Credit Devyn Poirier 055Prior to Harvestfest, the items may be purchased at the York Region Chamber’s Visitors’ Center on Rte 1 in York. During the festival, look for our Chamber Info tents to buy your raffle tickets.

The Harvest Raffle Drawing will be on October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the York Beach Ballpark. You do not need to be present to win.

2018 List of Prizes! (the list for 2019 will be updated as items are donated.)

Name of Business Item Value
Ogunquit Playhouse Voucher for 2 tickets to a 2019 Production $156
Microtel Inn & Suites Gift Certificate for 10 Free Swims $100
Signature Finishes GC for a Furniture Painting Workshop $100
Strawberry Banke Museum Family Membership $100
York’s Wild Kingdom 4 Passes to Zoo & Amusement Park $95
York’s Wild Kingdom 4 Passes to Zoo & Amusement Park $95
York’s Wild Kingdom 4 Passes to Zoo & Amusement Park $95
York’s Wild Kingdom 4 Passes to Zoo & Amusement Park $95
Solnetic Solar Lighthouse 400 Lantern & USB Hub $70
Bill & Anna Spiller Car Detailing Kit Including a $25 Gift Card $50
Burrito Betty’s Gift Card $50
Moody’s Co-worker Owned Car Detailing Kit Including a $25 Gift Card $50
The York River Landing Gift Card $50
Subway – Kittery Gift Card for a Sandwich Platter $37
Subway – Kittery Gift Card for a Sandwich Platter $37
Subway – Kittery Gift Card for a Sandwich Platter $37
Henry VIII Carvery Gift Card $25
Ruby’s Genuine Brick Oven Gift Card $25
Ruby’s Genuine Brick Oven Gift Card $25
St. Joe’s Coffee Gift Card $25
Rossi’s Italian Bakery Gift Certificate $20
SoMe Brewing Company Gift Certificate for 2 Flights of 6 Beers $20
SoMe Brewing Company Gift Certificate for 2 Flights of 6 Beers $20









2019 Schedule of Entertainers will be updated as entertainment is confirmed.

2018  Entertainment.

Don Campbell Band & Friends will be performing 9:00 am – 2:00 pm under the tent in the ball field!

Mad Science



Mad Science of Maine Fire & Ice Show at 3:00 pm located under the big tent in the ball field!


Dan Blakeslee will be performing in the Kidsfest section.

Dan will play folk/Americana music
Dan will perform as Dr. Gasp (Halloween-themed and great for kids!)

Special Thanks to our Kidsfest Sponsor: Petro Home Services, York, ME



Free Parking

Public Parking for Harvestfest is at York’s Wild Animal Kingdom. The parking meters at the beach are free during Harvestfest. Handicap Parking is available in the lot next to the York Beach Beer Company, at the end of Ridge Road. Additional handicap parking is available along Railroad Avenue.

Parking MapDirections:

From the South on I-95: Take I-95 North to Exit 7 (York exit). Bear right onto Spur Road. Go left at stoplight onto Route 1 North. Turn right at Yorks Wild Animal Kingdom. Follow the road down to the parking lot.

From the South on Route 1: Follow Route 1 North to York. Turn right at Yorks Wild Animal Kingdom. Follow the road down to the parking lot.

From the North on I-95: Take I-95 South to Exit 7 (York exit). Bear left onto Spur Road. Go left at stoplight onto Route 1 North. Turn right at Yorks Wild Animal Kingdom. Follow the road down to the parking lot.

From the North on Route 1: Follow Route 1 South to York. Pass the 1A intersection in Cape Neddick. Take left at Yorks Wild Animal Kingdom. Follow the road down to the parking lot.

GPS Users:
*Please keep in mind that different GPS Systems might send you the wrong way, which does sometimes happen in this area. We recommend following the directions above to reach the festival instead of relying on a GPS system.*

Parking Location: York’s Wild Animal Kingdom address: 1 Animal Park Rd, York, ME 03909

Festival Location: Next to the York Beach Fire Station. Address: 18 Railroad Avenue, York Beach, ME 03910

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