Category Archives: Harvestfest

Kidsfest

This year, Kidsfest will take place all in one location.   Just inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance, expect to see, corn toss, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, train rides on the Roaming Railroad, pumpkin carving and a pumpkin stroll. Story telling by Dan Blakeslee as Dr. Gasp, Shows at 10:30 and 12:30. New this year ~ Mad Science of Maine hands on energy booth at 11:30 and 1:30. Fire and Ice Show under the big tent in the ball field at 3:00.

Special Thanks to our 2018 Kidsfest Presenting Sponsor!

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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.

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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.

 

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving & Pumpkin Stroll

This year, pumpkin carving and a pumpkin stroll will take place inside the entrance to York’s Wild Kingdom (YWK). Pumpkin carving begins at 9am. There is an entry fee depending on age and there will be prizes awarded. All pumpkins are welcome for the stroll, but to enter to win a prize, the pumpkin must be carved on site. The Pumpkin Stroll  is proudly sponsored by Optima Bank.  Optima Bank Logo

  • Age 7 and under, painted pumpkins, Entry: $3
    • Prize 1st: $25 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes
  • Age 8-13, carved pumpkins, Entry: $5
    • Prize 1st: $50 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes
  • Age 14 and over, carved pumpkins, Entry: $5
    • Prize 1st: $75 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes
  • Semiprofessional, carved pumpkins, Entry: $10
    • Prize 1st: $150 & 2 YWK VIP passes
    • Prize 2nd: 2 YWK VIP passes

Judging @ 4pm / Stroll 6pm-7pm / Participants pick up at 7pm

Harvestfest 2013 Photos Devyn Poirier 275Face Painting

Amie Romano will be on hand to do face painting and balloon twisting!

 

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      


                    

noggins 1  Nogginsland – by John Haber, Occupational Therapist, and founder of Nogginsland will be providing free activities and games using Noggins, an educational product for younger children that help to develop fine and visual motor skills. Play ~ Learn ~ Grow

Crafters

Below is the list of participating Juried Crafters for 2018. The list of participants will be updated as applications are approved.

Juried crafter booths are sold out!!

2018 Juried Crafters,  as of September 21, 2018 all handcrafted products made by the crafter themselves

Business Name Booth
Jack Duford Fine Images 1
Endicott Designs 2
Mast Cove Pottery 3
Chopper’s Closet 4
Colour Images Studio 5
Hilton’s Gifts & Décor 6
Lakonia Greek Products 7
Seaschell Design 8
My Jewel Garden 9
K Smith Handmade 10
Karimah’s Kitchen 11
Too Hot to Handle 12
Nubble Art 13
Dune Jewelry 14
Seacoast Classics 15
Nancy’s Knit One Sew Two 16
Moose Creek 17
Pen-Y-Bryn Lavender Farm 18
Scrub Construction 19
Northern Light Jewels 20
Moderation Corner 21
Fat Back Cured Meats 22
Baloo Baleerie 23
Tiny Treasures 24
HeBeG-Bees 25
Sarandipity Soap Co 26
Coastal Tide Dyes 27
Mill Stone Wood Works 100
Shattered Glass Studios 101
Medicine Wheel Herbals 102
Country Snowmen & Friends 103
DMG Designs 104
Forever Clean Soap 105
Grey Goose Gourmet 106
Marrick 107
Maine Homestead 108
Unity Pond Pottery 109
Emerson Designs 110
Lindsay Jordan Handmade 111
Sea Air Scents 112
The Graceful Rabbit 113
Gem Lounge Jewelry 114
Garden Clay Works 115
Lisa’s Sparetime Creations 116
Ellie May’s Candy 117
Beeline LLC 118
Gary Kaplan-Woodturner 119
JSA Goldsmiths 120
Jarva Cakes 121
Holmes Mill Co 122
Jill Ross Originals 123
Violet’s Fine Crafts 124
Sunshine Apothecary 125
Soothey Designs 126
Treasures From Trees 127
Raventree Pewter 128
ABC Photo 129
Hubba Hubba Foods 130
The Final Accent 131
Jim O’Reilly Photography 132
Wood’s VT Syrup Company 133
YBME Creations 134
Allie Design 135
Windy Maple Designs 136
J & K Creations 137
The Woolly Sisters 138
Farm & Sea 139
Pies Pickles & Potions 140
Maine-ly Stepping Stones 141
The Jelly Maker’s Daughter 142
Fancy Combs 143
Pork Beach Sauce 144
Backyard Garlic 145
Joan Corey 146
Sawdust Sisters 147
Mainely Pallets 148
Designs by Sparrow 149
Calli b 150
Bert’s Awesome Stuff 151
Arunshard Pottery 152
Westport Island Pottery 153

2018 Old-Fashioned Market Vendors, – as of October 2, 2018 business showcase, re-sold products and handmade items Only 7 Spots Left And No Corners Available!!

Business Name Space
Petro Home Services 201
Sawyer’s Maple Farm 202
I’m N.O.T. Gonna Get Ticked 203
Northern Threads 204
Bell Farm Shops 205
Brownie’s Barkery 206
Organic First LLC 207
Bittersweet Herb Farm 208
Leaf Filter North LLC 209
Native Spirit 210
Artsty Craftsy Custom Signs by PeGuy 211
Scentsy 213
Pamelamas LLC 214
Valley Springs Essentials 215
American Foods 216
Soy of Life 217
Making Memories With Usborne Books 218
Scents Delivered 219
Glitzkids 222
D.F. Richard Energy 223
Touch of Purple 228
Pearls Within & Lilla Rose 230
Mainely Pebble Art 231
NEWPRO 232
Amanda’s Home Adornments 233
Barrell Homestead Kitchen 249
Seacoast Pop Up/LuLaRoe by Aimee D 220&221
Shining Tiara 226&227
Ro’s Shirts By The Shore 234&235
Diane’s Crafts & Tupperware 236&237
Positive Energy Jewelry 238&239
Inn Season Resorts 240&241
Janis’ Jewels 243&244
Nodrog Farm 245&246

2018 Esplanade, –  area non-profits, as of September 21, 2018

Business Name Space
York Community Service Association 301
The Chamberlain Project Foundation 302
Renew Church 303
My Brest Cancer Support 304
Woodfords Family Services 305
Town of York 306
American Legion Post #56 307
York ME Rotary Cub 309

 

2017 Harvestfest Map

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2018 Food participants will be listed as the applications are approved.

2018 Food at Harvestfest as of September 21, 2018

Business Name Food Offerings
Dockside Restaurant Lobster Mac & Cheese
Dream Factory of Maine-York Fried Dough
Kennebunk Savings Bank Coffee
Kittery Rotary After Dark Chicken Tenders/Wings & Onion Rings
Seacoast Brothers Butcher Shop Steak Tips, Chicken Tips & Cheese Burgers
When Pigs Fly Pulled Pork Sandwich & Soft Pretzel
York Elks Lodge #2788 Lobster, Crab & Tuna Rolls

 

Drinks at Harvestfest 2018 Don’t forget to wash it down with water and soda, available at the Beverage Shack, which is sponsored by SIS Bank and the Beverage Tent, which is sponsored by Peoples United Bank. Thank you to SIS for staffing the beverage shack with volunteers and Peoples United Bank for staffing the beverage tent throughout the weekend!

Raffle

Enter the Reap the Harvest Raffle

We’re celebrating the 34th 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 13, 2018 at 3:00pm at the York Beach Ballpark. You do not need to be present to win.

2018 List of Prizes! (the list 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Accommodations & Restaurants

These establishments are open during 2016 Harvestfest weekend

Company Name Primary Phone Website
Accommodations – Bed & Breakfast
Enchanted Nights Bed & Breakfast (207) 439-1489 http://www.enchantednights.org
Farmstead Inn (207) 748-3145
Morning Glory Inn (207) 363-2062 http://www.morninggloryinnmaine.com
Sea Rose Inn – York (207) 361-4159 http://www.searoseinnmaine.com
Accommodations – Cottages & Condo Rentals
Coastal Getaways (207) 641-7064 http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232176
Crowe’s Cottages (207) 363-3524
One Long Beach Properties (603) 343-2764 http://www.onelongbeach.com
Accommodations – Motels & Hotels
Anchorage Motor Inn (207) 363-5112 http://www.anchorageinn.com
Atlantic House Inn (207) 361-6677 http://www.AtlanticHouseInn.com
Beachmere Inn on the Ocean (207) 646-2021 http://www.Beachmereinn.com
Best Western York Inn (207) 363-8903 http://www.yorkinnmaine.com/
Cliff House (207) 361-1000 http://www.cliffhousemaine.com
Coachman Inn (207) 439-4434 http://www.coachmaninn.net
Cutty Sark Motel (207) 363-5131 http://www.cuttysarkmotel.com
Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant (207) 363-2868 http://www.docksidegq.com
Dunes on the Waterfront (207) 646-2612 http://www.dunesonthewaterfront.com
Gorges Grant Hotel & Raspberri’s Restaurant (207) 646-7003 http://www.ogunquit.com
Inn On the Blues (207) 351-3221 http://www.innontheblues.com
Juniper Hill Inn (207) 646-4501 http://www.ogunquit.com
Kittery Inn & Suites (207) 439-9324 http://www.kitteryinnandsuites.com
Long Beach Motor Inn (207) 363-5481 http://www.LongBeachMotorInn.com
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham (207) 363-0800 http://www.microtelinn.com
Milestone Motel (207) 646-4562 http://www.ogunquit.com
Norseman Resort (207) 646-7024 http://www.ogunquitbeach.com
Sands By The Sea Motel (207) 363-2211 http://www.sandsbythesea.com
Seaglass Village (207) 641-2222 http://www.seaglassvillage.com/
Sea Turn Motel (207) 363-5137 http://www.seaturnmotel.com
Stage Neck Inn (207) 363-3850 http://www.stageneck.com
The Inn at Ridge Road (207) 363-2230 http://www.theinnatridgeroad.com
The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House (207) 363-6072 http://www.thelighthouseinn.com
The Lynwood Inn (207) 363-6443 http://www.thelynwood.com
Union Bluff Hotel and Meeting House (207) 363-1333 http://www.unionbluff.com
York Harbor Inn / Chapman Cottage Restaurant & Pub (207) 363-5119 http://www.yorkharborinn.com
Campgrounds
Cape Neddick Campground (207) 363-4366
Flaggs RV Resort (207) 363-5050 http://www.flaggsrvpark.com
Libby’s Oceanside Camp (207) 363-4171 http://www.libbysoceancamping.com
York Beach Camper Park (207) 363-1343
Vacation Rentals
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties Rental Division (207) 233-1534 http://www.maineseacoastrentals.com
Bill Jones Realty Team (207) 636-7531 http://www.billjonesrealtyteam.com
RE/MAX Realty One & Jean Knapp Rentals (207) 363-2497 http://www.yorkmaine.com
Seaside Vacation Rentals (207) 363-1825 http://www.seasiderentals.com
Sunny Beach Rentals LLC (207) 363-4499 http://www.sunnybeachrentals.com
Bakeries
Beach Pea Baking Company (207) 439-3555 http://www.beachpeabaking.com
Cupcake Charlie’s (207) 451-9100 http://www.cupcakecharlies.com
Kate’s Bakery and Cafe (207) 703-2655
Rossi’s Italian Bakery (207) 351-8412 http://www.rossisitalianbakery.com
Restaurants
Anthony’s Food Shop (207) 363-2322 http://www.anthonysfoodshop.com
Bagel Basket (207) 363-1244 http://www.bagelbasketyorkmaine.com
Bamboo Garden Fine Chinese Cuisine (207) 361-4388
Bob’s Clam Hut (207) 439-4233 http://www.bobsclamhut.com
Cape Neddick Inn Restaurant (207) 351-1145 http://www.capeneddickinn.com
Cape Neddick Lobster Pound (207) 363-5471 http://www.capeneddick.com
Clay Hill Farm Restaurant (207) 361-2272 http://www.clayhillfarm.com
Daily Grind (207) 363-5040 http://www.woodsfamilyinc.com
Dockside Restaurant On York Harbor (207) 363-2722 http://www.dockside-restaurant.com
Dunkin’ Donuts (207) 438-0296
Firefly Diner (207) 752-1120 http://www.thefireflydiner.com
Fishermen’s Dock (207) 351-8100 http://fishermensdock.com/
Fox’s Lobster House (207) 363-2643 http://www.foxslobster.com
Green Leaves Chinese Restaurant & Lounge (207) 363-2025 http://www.greenleavesrestaurant.com
Guac-N-Roll Burrito Grill & Cantina 207-361-GUAC (4822) http://www.guacnrollcantina.com
Henry VIII Carvery (207) 451-9882 http://henryviiicarvery.com
Inn on the Blues (207) 351-3221 http://innontheblues.com
Isidore on the Rocks Tavern (207) 704-0188 http://www.isidoreontherocks.com
Jonathan’s Restaurant (207) 646-4777 http://www.jonathansogunquit.com
Lobster Cove (207) 351-1100 http://www.lobstercoverestaurant.com
Mabel’s Lobster Claw Restaurant (207) 967-2562 http://www.mabelslobster.com
Norma’s Restaurant (207) 363-3233
Ogunquit Lobster Pound (207) 646-2516 http://www.ogunquitlobsterpound.com
Robert’s Maine Grill (207) 439-0300 http://www.robertsmainegrill.com
Sand Dollar Bar & Grille (207) 606-0077 http://www.sanddollarbarandgrille.com
Shipyard Brew Pub (207) 686-2026 http://www.shipyardbrewpub.com
Stones Throw Restaurant & Inn (207) 361-3116 http://www.stonesthrowyorkbeach.com
Stonewall Kitchen (207) 351-2713 http://www.stonewallkitchen.com
Subway – Kittery (207) 439-8511 http://www.subway.com
Sun & Surf Restaurant (207) 363-2961 http://www.sunandsurfyork.com
Sunrise Grill (207) 439-5748 http://www.sunrisegrillinc.com
Thai Lotus Restaurant (207) 703-2366 http://thailotusme.com
The Central Restaurant & Bar (207) 351-8363 http://www.thecentralmaine.com
Thistle Pig Restaurant (207) 704-0624 http://www.ThistlePig.com
Tulsi Indian Restaurant by Divine Cuisines (207) 451-9511 http://www.tulsiindianrestaurant.com
Warren’s Lobster House (207) 439-1630 http://www.lobsterhouse.com
When Pigs Fly Pizzeria (207) 438-7036 http://www.whenpigsflypizzeria.com
Woody’s Brick Oven Pizza (207) 363-0060 http://www.woodysbrickovenpizza.com
York River Landing (207) 351-8430 http://www.theyorkriverhouse.com

Directions

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 Winebaum Center, at the end of Ridge Road.

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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