Barrington’s 18th Annual Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, October 10th. The event takes over Clements Bridge Road from the railroad tracks at Atlantic Avenue to the traffic light at Gloucester Pike. As usual, the committee has an extraordinary day planned, full of the traditions that have made the event such a favorite for everyone. For more details, go to the web page at www.barringtonharvestfest.com.
CRAFT AND FOOD VENDORS INVITED
There will be blocks and blocks of arts and crafts, gifts, food, novelties, a wandering juggler and socializing galore. As in the past, there will be more than 200 different vendors, so there is sure to be some- thing for everyone including Halloween items, jewelry, Autumn merchandise, local organizations and businesses, and a wide variety of snacks and desserts —with two separate food court areas to sit, relax and enjoy a beautiful fall day. If you would like to be a vendor, go to the Festival’s website to register: www.barringtonharvestfest.com. Parking will be provided off-site at Edmund Optical with free shuttle bus transportation to the Festival. There will be so much for people of all ages to see and do, you won’t want to miss it!
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY
There will be live entertainment on three stages spread throughout the Festival. Local rock groups will perform and the Children’s Stage in front of the Old Rail Tavern, and the main stage in front of the B-Corner Market will feature a variety of acts, on Second Avenue will feature a Petting Zoo and entertainment for the little ones.
The committee is grateful to their Gold Sponsors PBA Local 328 and Colonial National Bank for their sponsorship of the event.
The Kids’ Section will be located in the munici-pal parking area at 2Nd & Trenton Avenue, behind the First Methodist Church. The inflatable bounces are always a big hit and will
be back again. You will also find the traditions that have been favorites for many years – petting zoo, hayride, pony rides, rock climb, and other fun activities. There will be a new event this year, also. It’s a Kids’ Cupcake Bake-Off. You can get details at the website: www.barrington-harvestfest.com.
BEER AND FOOD GARDEN
The Barrington Fire Co. #1 will be hosting their popular beer and food garden on the grounds of the firehouse at 2nd & Haines Avenue from noon till 8:00 pm. The Bar-B-Q Contest is making a return this year, so go to the website (www. barringtonharvestfest.com) for details.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
For the 10th year, Clements Bridge Road from Gloucester Pike to Lawrence Avenue will be a walk down memory lane as eye-popping restored and customized cars from down through the years will be on display. Just to add to the flavor, a DJ will be spinning oldies for the onlookers.
There will be an even bigger and better Basket Auction this year with lots of fantastic prizes. Clubs and organizations, as well as the Festival vendors, participate by donating valuable prizes of all kinds. The prizes are gathered into gift bags, and you drop your tickets into numbered buckets to win one.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For general information, please check out the new website at www.barringtonharvestfest.com. You can email organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can also check out the Harvest Festival’s Facebook page with photos from past years, too! (https://www. facebook.com/barrington- harvestfest).
Be sure to come to Clements Bridge Road in Barrington on Saturday, October 10th and enjoy the fun! The rain date is Sunday, October 11th.