Two fall festivals in one, with the same low price…FREE! This festival includes a variety of activities, live bands and a mix of approximately 200 vendors: including Food Vendors, Juried Crafters, Marketplace Vendors, Go Green Expo Exhibitors and local Non-Profit Organizations. Kidsfest will include kids games, crafts, special entertainment and more!
Location: Short Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine
This festival includes a variety of activities including:
- Live music from the Don Campbell Band & Friends, Dan Blakeslee / Dr. Gasp
- Local food vendors
- Juried crafters and Old-Fashioned Market vendors from all over New England.
- Harvestfest includes Kidsfest: story telling, interactive activities, a roaming railroad, painting, face painting, and horse-drawn wagon rides.
Location: Inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance
Note: The Pumpkin Carving and Stroll activity has been retired. The 2018 Kidsfest was the last year for the pumpkin carving and stroll. The activity was offered at the Kidsfest location each year, however the activity was privately sponsored and facilitated. We extend our sincere appreciation to those who donated their time, pumpkins and volunteers in order to include this activity during Kidsfest for many years!
Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Two handsome Belgian horses from Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner, Maine, will delight young and old with this fun family activity. Rides will be offered for free during Harvestfest on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Meet Butch and Becky Durgin, owners of the Belgians, and then hop on board their 18-passenger covered wagon for a leisurely stroll through the streets of Short Sands Beach. The pick-up area will be located near the entry gate for the York Beach Ballpark on Bay Street. The wagon rides are proudly sponsored by York Hospital.
Train Rides will be available on the Roaming Railroad for $3 a ride. This year, the Roaming Railroad will run just inside the York’s Wild Animal Kingdom entrance.
Hands On Sound Booth 11:30 & 1:30 Spooktacular Science Show 3:00 under the ball field tent
Amie Romano will be on hand to do face painting!
Paint for Fun
Paint for Fun with their ceramic items and forever pumpkins for kids to paint.
By Dan Blakeslee as Dr. Gasp Shows at 10:30 & 12:30.
2019 York Harvestfest & Kidsfest
Saturday, October 19, 2019: 9:00am – 4:00pm