Cape Cod will celebrate its most important fruit, the cranberry, at the annual Harwich Cranberry and Arts Festival on September 16th and 17th, 2023. The festival includes a first-class Artisan Market featuring over 100 local makers and their crafts (many of them cranberry-related) and the CranJam 2023 Music Festival – live performances by six diverse bands playing tunes ranging from Blues to Rockabilly.
Where is the Harwich Cranberry and Arts Festival?
The festival is located in Harwich, of course, at the Community Center Fields at 100 Oak Street, directly behind the Harwich Community Center. The festival’s CranJam also takes place behind the Community Center. Be sure to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on and don’t forget your dancing shoes. Celebrate the summer’s end on the wooden dance floor under the tent. Fireworks will follow the final performance on Saturday night at dusk.
Will There be Food and Beverages Available? What About Admission and Parking?
Admission to the Harwich Cranberry and Arts Festival and the CranJam are both FREE to the public, but donations are welcome and encouraged. Funds raised support scholarships for local students. Parking is also free, but you may want to leave the car at home and take the Cape Cod Rail Trail to Harwich Center, .5 mile from the Community Center Fields. A selection of beers and wine will be sold during the music festival, and organizers have invited 9 local food trucks to keep the crowd well fed.
Who are the Vendors?
Vendors at the Harwich Cranberry and Arts Festival will include an array of the Cape’s talented crafters and artists. There will be photography, paintings, pottery, baked goods, quilts, cutlery, henna tattoos, books, clothing, jewelry, and flowers. Representatives from Community organizations and charities will also host booths to raise awareness about their work and the Cape Codders they serve.
Celebrate the Cape Cod Cranberry, and the Beautiful Shoulder Season on the Cape
The warmth and charm of community festivals are a hallmark of life on Cape Cod. The Harwich Cranberry and Arts Festival celebrates the cranberry and the hard-working people who grow them (the Cape’s largest organic cranberry farm is in Harwich). It is also the perfect way to welcome the calmer, cooler days of the splendid fall shoulder season on Cape Cod.