On Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th, Southampton SeptemberFest
returns to Southampton for its 5th annual Village-wide modern harvest
celebration of local history, art, food, music and more.
Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will showoff their skills on Saturday. (Photo: www.facebook.com)
"Septemberfest has developed into an incredible event which showcases the Southampton community and attracts visitors during the shoulder season to support local business," shared Southampton Village
Mayor Mark Epley
. "It is more than I thought it would be and I am very proud of our team."
The festivities debut on Friday night with a Cocktail Party at Agawam Park
, sponsored by the Southampton Rotary Club
. Partygoers will enjoy wine and craft beer, along with bites from local food trucks, music by Beau Hulse
, and a special performance by County Line Band, underwritten by Storms. Tickets are $30 and proceeds from the event support the Rotary Club's Scholarship & Endowment Fund.
On Saturday, it's a jam-packed schedule of fun for all ages with activities taking place throughout Southampton. Hopefully Forgiven
, Next Level Band, Black & Sparrow
and the Lynn Blue
Band are headlining concerts in the Park, which will also include a special drumming session by Dan Bailey Tribe
. Along with hosting live music throughout the day, Agawam Park will also be the spot to try local chowder recipes during a "Best of the Hamptons" Chowder Contest, nosh on seasonal fare during "Taste of the East End," take an old-fashioned ride in the Wells Fargo
Stagecoach, learn about local organizations like Solarize Southampton, Perfect Earth Project
, Conscience Point Hatchery, Quogue Wildlife Refuge
, and the Riverhead Foundation in the educational area, and watch as Maniac Pumpkin Carvers showoff their talent by creating a special "Star Wars" themed display. Southampton Historical Museum
is celebrating SeptemberFest with their Harvest Day Fair featuring 19th Century demonstrations and activities. The grounds at Southampton Arts Center
will have a Farmers Market, Lights, Camera, Action! 50 Years of Film in Posters, Fun for the Kids, a Friends of the Library Book Sale, and performances by Jester Jim.
SeptemberFest wraps up on Sunday with several activities taking place at Agawam Park, including Music Together for the Kids, a special dance performance and lessons by Argentine Tango Lovers of LI, an Educational Corner, concerts by Charles Certain and Certain Moves and Vanessa Trouble & Co., food vendors, art vendors, an art exhibit presented by the Southampton Artists Association
, and a historical Scavenger Hunt throughout the village, in celebration of Southampton's 375th Anniversary. A Juried Art Exhibition will be on display at Southampton Arts Center, and the Farmers Market and Lights, Camera, Action! will return to the grounds at Southampton Arts Center.
A Farmers Market will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Southampton Arts Center. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)
Southampton SeptemberFest was created to commemorate Southampton's rich history and shine a spotlight on the community during one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit. The annual festival is a collaboration between pioneering civic, cultural and business groups, including Rogers Memorial Library
, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton Chamber of Commerce
, Southampton Cultural Center
, Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton Rotary Club and the Village of Southampton.
For more information, visit www.southamptonseptfest.org.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com