Harborfest

September 7 & 8, 2019

Saturday & Sunday

Sag Harbor, NY
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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 and crafts fair and sidewalk sale on Main Street will be held this weekend as well! Enjoy and Celebrate Sag Harbor!

2019 Schedule of Events

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Arts and Crafts Fair – Marine Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm  
Sidewalk sale – Main Street, village business district
10:00 am – Songs and Stories of the Sea (for children) – Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street
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 – 6:00 pm  Hands-On Artisan Crafts & Sale – Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street
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  Tussie Mussie workshop with Bonnie Grice – Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street
11:00 am  Live music with Sag Harbor Community Band – Long Wharf
Noon  Whalers Cup races, elimination round #1 – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach

1:00 pm  Kids’ corn shucking contest, register the WindmillLong Wharf
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Live music: The Scofflaws – Long Wharf
1:30 pm  Firefighters’ Cup whaleboat races, Sag Harbor FD Championship – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
2:30 pm  Children’s potato sack raceWindmill 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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Arts and Crafts FairMarine Park
9:00 am – 6:00 pm  Sidewalk sale – Main Street, village business district
10:00 am – Noon  Live music with Tim Fitall and Sampawams CreekLong Wharf
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  Children’s amusements, games, activitiesLong Wharf
10:00 am – 4:00 pm  Classic boat displayLong Wharf
10:00 am – 5:00 pm  A Taste of Sag HarborLong Wharf
11:00 am
  Children’s tug-of-warWindmill Beach
11:30 am  Junior Whaleboat elimination and semifinal roundsLong Wharf and Windmill Beach
Noon  Whaleboat races semifinal – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
1:00 pm  Children’s corn shucking contestWindmill Beach
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Live music with Jim TurnerLong Wharf
1:30 pm  Whaleboat race, fire department final – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
3:00 pm  Children’s hula hoop contestLong Wharf
3:00 pm  Whaleboat Race Championship – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Keith Leaf Fire JugglerLong 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. 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.

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 Saturday, September 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.