Harborfest

September 7, 8 & 9, 2018

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Once described as the largest block party extending out over the water, this year Harborfest will be a village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor. Our arts & crafts fair and sidewalk sale on Main Street will be held this weekend as well! Enjoy and Celebrate Sag Harbor!

2018 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  
Spotlight on Boating & Fishing and Harborfest Kick-off Party with live music by Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks, boating and fishing vendors, beer and wine and light bites. Presented by The Sag Harbor Express at the Breakwater Yacht Club
8:00 pm  The Complete Unknowns perform at Bay Street Theater

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

9:00 am – 1:00 pm  Sag Harbor Farmers’ Market, Bay Street
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  Arts and Crafts Fair, Marine Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm  Sidewalk sale, Village Business District
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  Children’s amusements, games and activities, Long Wharf
10:00 am – 4:00 pm  Classic boat display, Long Wharf
10:00 am – 5:00 pm  A Taste of Sag Harbor, Long Wharf
10:00 am – 11:00 am  Live nautical music with John Corr, Windmill Beach
11:00 am  Children’s tug-of-war, Windmill Beach
11:00 am  Live music with Sag Harbor Community Band, Long Wharf
11:00 am – 2:00 pm  Old Jail House Museum tours, Division Street next to the police station
11:30 am  Sag Harbor walking tour highlights led by April Gornik, meet at Windmill on Long Wharf
11:30 am  Flyboard demonstration, Long Wharf
11:30 am  Boogie board races for elementary students, Windmill Beach
Noon  Whalers Cup races, elimination round #1, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
Noon  American Beauty tour, one-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf; $20 adults, $13 Children, free under 5 years
1:00 pm  Kids’ corn shucking contest, register the Windmill, Long Wharf
1:00 pm  Art—A Family Affair, the work of Joan, Lynn and Reynold Ruffins, Eastville Community Historical Society
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Live music: The Scofflaws
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Costumes, Art & Letters at the Annie Cooper Boyd House & Museum, Sag Harbor Historical Society, 174 Main Street
1:30 pm  Flyboard demonstration, Long Wharf
1:30 pm  Firefighters’ Cup whaleboat races, Sag Harbor FD Championship, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
1:30 pm  American Beauty tour departs from Long Wharf
2:30 pm  Walking tour of historic Eastville area, including St. David AME Zion Church and cemetery, begins at Eastville Community Historical Society Heritage House. $5 per person
2:30 pm  Children’s potato sack race, Windmill Beach
3:00 pm  Whalers Cup races, elimination round #2, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
3:00 pm  Children’s hula hoop fun, Long Wharf
3:00 pm  American Beauty tour departs from Long Wharf
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm  Live music with Wiggleboy, Long Wharf
5:00 pm  Novelist Genie Henderson reading A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of ’38, Canio’s Books
5:30 pm  American Beauty sunset tour, two-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf; $42 adults, $29 children, free under 5 years.
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  Live music with The HooDoo Loungers, Long Wharf
8:00 pm  Bay Street Theater all star comedy show, featuring Dan Perlman, Dave Temple and Doug Smith, Bay Street Theater

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
8:00 am – Noon
  Pancake breakfast, Sag Harbor Fire Department, Brick Kiln Road
9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Arts and Crafts Fair, Marine Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm  Sidewalk sale, Village Business District
10:00 am – Noon  Live music with Tim Fitall and Sampawams Creek, Long Wharf
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  Children’s amusements, games, activities, Long Wharf
10:00 am – 4:00 pm  Classic boat display, Long Wharf
10:00 am – 5:00 pm  A Taste of Sag Harbor, Long Wharf
11:00 am
  Children’s tug-of-war, Windmill Beach
11:30 am  Flyboard demonstration, Long Wharf
11:30 am  Junior Whaleboat elimination and semifinal rounds, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
Noon  Clam chowder contest, Long Wharf
Noon  Whaleboat races semifinal, Windmill Beach and Long Wharf
Noon  American Beauty tour, one-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf; $20 adults, $13 children, free under 5 years
1:00 pm  Mochi-pounding ceremony with Sen Restaurant, Long Wharf
1:00 pm  Children’s corn shucking contest, Windmill Beach
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Live music with Jim Turner, Long Wharf
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Costumes, Art & Letters at the Annie Cooper Boyd House & Museum, Sag Harbor Historical Society, 174 Main Street
1:30 pm  Whaleboat race, fire department final
1:30 pm  American Beauty tour departs from Long Wharf
1:30 pm  Flyboard demonstration, Long Wharf
2:00 pm  WOOD Regatta at Breakwater Yacht Club, captains meeting prior to race
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Captain Henry Green, Long Island Whaler and Treasure Hunter: A Lecture by Rosemary McKinley, Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
2:30 pm  Junior Whaleboat Championship, Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
3:00 pm  American Beauty tour departs from Long Wharf
3:00 pm  Children’s hula hoop contest, Long Wharf
3:00 pm  Whaleboat Race Championship, Windmill Beach and Long Wharf
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Keith Leaf Fire Juggler, Long Wharf
4:00 pm  Clam shucking contest, Long Wharf

Fun for Kids
Long Wharf will be teeming with fun kids activities all weekend long, with bounce castles, games, competitions, amusements and so much more. Just off the wharf on Windmill Beach will be tug-of-wars, hula hoop contests and the annual corn shucking contest. Boogie board races for elementary students at 11:30 am. on Saturday. See schedule for complete details.

Whaleboat Races
HarborFest’s signature event presented by The Sag Harbor Express off Windmill Beach, where annual bragging rights and the coveted Whalers Cups are on the line. The races had their origins in the Old Whalers Festival, which began in 1964 as an effort to drum up tourism during the shoulder season. Races begin at noon on Saturday and 11:30 am on Sunday and run throughout the afternoon. Men’s, Women’s, Junior’s and Firefighter divisions will compete.

Spotlight on Boating & Fishing HarborFest Kick-off Party
Presented by The Sag Harbor Express, the Spotlight on Boating & Fishing party will kick off HarborFest weekend with a bang at the Breakwater Yacht Club on Bay Street on Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm. Start the evening by touring some of the most beautiful boats offered by local dealers from Strong’s Marine, Port of Egypt and Hamptons Watercraft. Vendors, light bites, beer and wine and live music with Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks.

Clam Chowder Contest
The Sag Harbor Food Pantry, with help from Bridgehampton National Bank, will host an epic taste-off where local restaurants will battle for clam chowder supremacy, featuring both New England and Manhattan styles. Contest and tasting begin at noon on Sunday, but get on line early to grab your commemorative HarborFest chowder mug ($15).

Saturday Night Concerts on Long Wharf
The Sag Harbor Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary brings live music to Long Wharf on Saturday, with Wiggleboy from 4 to 6 pm and the Hoo Doo Loungers from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Flyboard Demonstrations
Watch the pros from Hampton Flyboard as they “surf the sky” off Long Wharf. Flyboarding has become one of the most extreme watersports around the world, and is available right here in Sag Harbor. Demonstrations at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Live Music with The Scofflaws
The Scofflaws are a Huntington-based ska band that debuted in 1988. Known for their rambunctious live shows, technically-proficient horn solos and tight arrangements, The Scofflaws were one of the top third wave ska acts of the 1990s. The band originally performed as The New Bohemians, initially with a stronger emphasis on novelty ‘60s R&B and television-show theme cover songs, bolstered by original ska-oriented anthems such as Rudy’s Back and Paul Getty. They will perform on Long Wharf on Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 3 pm.