On September 18th and 19th, be sure to swing by Oak Street in Harwich to
celebrate the Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival! The event aims to, “Entertain the public, sustain artists and musicians, provide voice to community organizations, and raise funds for supporting our youth.”
Located in the field behind the Harwich Community Center, this year’s festival will feature 150 vendors with booths selling handmade items, some even related to the tart red berry that inspired the event and is iconic to the Cape. There will also be twelve community booths.
The booths will be open from nine to four on Saturday and Sunday, though many vendors may stay open beyond four.
The music portion of the event can be found with the CranJam! The music festival is free and a great time! Beer and wine are sold on site, so kick back and enjoy a beverage and some live music. You can even show off your moves on the wooden dance floor or watch others from the comfort of the chair or blanket you brought. On Saturday the 18th the music goes from noon till dark, and on Sunday the 19th it goes from noon until three.
Admission to the event is free, as is parking. Though if you’re in the neighborhood consider biking to the event; there’s lots of bike parking as well! If you get hungry while perusing handmade goods or listening to music, be sure to check out one of the eight food trucks that will be at the event. Offerings include Trolley Dogs, Dennis Public Market, Chocolate Cafe, Big Squeeze, Lewis Bros. Ice Cream, and more!
Proceeds from the event go towards providing a number of scholarships to local kids. In 2017 the event was able to give out fifteen scholarships of $1,000 each to local students. So be sure to get out to Harwich on the 18th and 19th to support a good cause while having a great time!