HarborFest

September 10, 11 & 12, 2021

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Sag Harbor, NY
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WHALE HO!

HarborFest returns to Sag Harbor, Saturday and Sunday, September 11th and 12th with the village’s rich maritime history on full display all weekend long. Long Wharf will be filled with live music, kids activities, great food, beer and wine and dozens of vendors representing Sag Harbor’s rich cultural and artistic history. Visit Marine Park for the annual HarborFest Arts & Crafts Fair, with more than 50 vendors on hand to sell their handmade art, jewelry and other crafts. Don’t miss the famous HarborFest Clam Chowder Contest on Sunday at noon, and of course whaleboat racing all afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday off Windmill Beach.
Here is a complete schedule and be sure to check back for updates!

2021 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Noon – 2:30 pm  Moby Dick Marathon – Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street
2:30 – 5:00 pm
  Moby Dick Marathon, presented by Canio’s Books and featuring Harris
Yulin and Hamptons Choral Society – Old Whalers Church, 44 Union Street
5:30 – 7:30 pm  HarborFest Kick-Off Party at Breakwater Yacht Club, featuring The Nancy Atlas Project. Sponsored by The Express News Group (pre-registration and proof of vaccination required)
6:00 – 10 pm  Moby Dick Marathon – The Church, 48 Madison Street
8:00 pm  New Works Series Between/Time by Dane Figueroa Edidi – Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

8:30 am  Mashashimuet Park Friends & Family 5K Run – Mashashimuet Park. $25 pre-registration at mashashimuetpark.org or $30 on day of the race. Children under 14 can pre-register for $15, or $20 on day of the race.
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 – 4:00 pm  The Barnyard Buddies petting zoo – Long Wharf
10:00 am to 12:30 pm 
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center: Coexisting with Wildlife – Long Wharf. Meet raptors and learn ways to coexist with wildlife in our community. All ages welcome.
10:00 am – 12:45 pm
  Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books – John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 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  Live music with the Sag Harbor Community Band – Long Wharf
11:00 am – 3:00 pm  Sag Harbor Historical Society exhibits Beachcombing for Evidence of Sag Harbor History and Then & Now: A Story of Immigration in Sag Harbor – Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street
11:00 am  Children’s tug-of-war – Windmill Beach
11:30 am  Live music with The Popsicles – Long Wharf          
Noon
  Whalers Cup Races elimination round #1 – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
1:00 – 4:45 pm  Moby Dick Marathon – Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street
1:00 pm
  Kids’ corn shucking contest, register at the Epic Martial Arts booth on Long Wharf
1:00 pm  Live music with The Steven Tekulsky Band
1:30 pm  Firefighters’ Cup whaleboat races, Sag Harbor FD Championship – Windmill Beach
1:30 pm  Food tasting at Eastville Community Historical Society Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street
2:00 – 3:45 pm  Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books – Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street
2:00 pm  Clam shucking contest sponsored by The Seafood Shop and Harbor Pets – Long Wharf. Register at the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce booth.
2:00 pm  New works series Between/Time by Dane Figueroa Edidi – Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street
2:30 pm
  Children’s potato sack race – Windmill Beach
2:30 pm  Live music with Anita Guarino – Long Wharf
2:30 pm  Walking tour of historic Eastville – Eastville Historical Society Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street, $20 per person
2:45 pm  Children’s hula hoop fun – Long Wharf
3:00 – 5:00 pm  Keith Leaf Fire Juggler – Long Wharf
3:00 pm  Whalers Cup Races elimination round #2 – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
4:00 pm  Live music with Mick Hargreaves Combo
5:00 – 10 pm 
Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books, at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street
5:00 pm  Live music with Gene Casey and The Lonesharks – Long Wharf
5:30 pm  American Beauty sunset tour – 2-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf. $45 adults, $30 children. Under 5 free. Check-in at 5 pm
7:00 pm  Live music with HooDoo Loungers – Long Wharf
8:00 pm  New Works Series Tent Revival by Majkin Homquist – Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

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 – 4:00 pm  The Barnyard Buddies petting zoo – Long Wharf
10:00 am to 12:30 pm  Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center: Coexisting with Wildlife – Long Wharf. Meet raptors and learn ways to coexist with wildlife in our community. All ages welcome.
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
10:30 am – 12:45 pm  Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books – Eastville Community House, 139 Hampton Street
11:00 am  Children’s tug-of-war – Windmill Beach
11:00 am  Sag Harbor walking tour highlights led by April Gornik – Meet at the Windmill on Long Wharf
11:30 am  Live music with Porch Groove – Long Wharf
11:45 am  Junior Whaleboat elimination and semifinal rounds – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
Noon  Clam Chowder Contest, Sponsored by The Law Office of John J. Leonard, to benefit the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce – Long Wharf, Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Booth
Noon  Whaleboat Races semifinal – Windmill Beach and Long Wharf
12:30 pm  American Beauty special 1-hour HarborFest boat ride – Long Wharf. $20 adults, $15 children, under 5 free. Check-in starts at noon.
1:00 – 5:00 pm  Moby Dick Marathon presented by Canio’s Books, at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street
1:00 pm  Live music with Jim Turner – Long Wharf
1:00 pm  Children’s Corn Shucking Contest – Windmill Beach
1:30 pm  Whaleboat Racing, Fire Department Final
2:00 pm  New works series Tent Revival by Majkin Homquist – Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay Street
2:00 pm  WOOD Regatta at Breakwater Yacht Club, captains meeting prior to race
2:30 pm  Junior Whaleboat Championship – Long Wharf and Windmill Beach
2:30 pm  American Beauty special 1-hour HarborFest boat ride – Long Wharf. $20 adults, $15 children, under 5 free. Check-in starts at 2 pm.
3:00 pm  Children’s hula hoop contest – Long Wharf
3:30 pm  Live music with Alfredo Merat – Long Wharf
3:45 pm  Whaleboat Race Championship – Windmill Beach and Long Wharf
5:00 pm  Moby Dick Marathon After Party with silent auction, sea shanties with Job Potter and Steve Sjoldberg, knot-tying demonstrations and more – Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street.
5:30 pm  American Beauty sunset tour, 2-hour cruise departs from Long Wharf. $45 adults, $30 children. Under 5 free. Check-in at 5 p.m.

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. New this year are The Barnyard Buddies, who bring their famous petting zoo for kids to enjoy at the end of Long Wharf. 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 a.m. on Sunday and run throughout the afternoon. Men’s, Women’s, Junior’s and Firefighter divisions will compete.

Live Music on Long Wharf
This year’s festival will have more live music than ever, with musicians taking to Long Wharf throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. Old favorites like Jim Turner and the Sag Harbor Community Band, along with some new names like The Popsicles and The Steven Tekulsky Band. The festival wraps up on Saturday with a 5 p.m. performance by Gene Casey and The Lonesharks and a 7 p.m. show with the HooDoo Loungers.

Clam Chowder Contest Returns!
This year marks the return of the famous HarborFest Clam Chowder Contest, which begins at noon on Sunday. Sample chowders from local restaurants and take home a commemorative HarborFest mug! The event is sponsored by The Law Office of John J. Leonard, costs $18 to participate and will benefit the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce.