As the fall winds begin to blow, leaves change colors and one hundred or more tents “set up shop” on Newton Centre green, it hits you ……it’s Harvest Fair time! For 44 years this Autumnal celebration has brought our community together in one place to share good food, peruse unique hand- crafted goods, learn about local businesses, discover ways to create a “greener Newton” and of course watch the kiddies delight in their first ride on the ever popular caterpillar rollercoaster courtesy of Cushing Amusements. This year’s Harvest Fair will be October 19 and 20. Saturday the 19th will be amusement rides only. On Sunday the rides will be joined by crafters and vendors, food trucks and live entertainment on two stages. Bands scheduled as of this writing are The Buzzkills, The Mighty Silverbacks, Cross Street Band and Boston Rock and Soul Review. Not to be outdone by these professional musicians, the showcase stage will highlight a number of Newton’s finest student bands, dancers and community groups. Among them look for Suzuki School, Sullivan Irish Step Dancing, Youth Pro Musica Chorus, City Hall Strummers on ukulele and students from Jammin’ with You, In Home Jams and Rob’s Guitar School.
The fair will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both days. For more information contact Newton Cultural Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the fair!