Perry Harvest Festival: The Way Fall Should Be

Like with previous years, Food Corps was at the Perry Harvest Festival on Saturday to show kids how to make apple cider. Kids got the chance to pick their apples from a bag and then use the grinder shown here to make apples into cider. There were also cold glasses of cider on hand for anyone who wanted to to try.

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Fall in Maine brings a change of colors, cooler temperatures and numerous fairs and festivals across the state. On Saturday, October 7th, outside and inside of the Perry Fire Department, vendors and crafters set up for the annual Perry Harvest Festival. 

The festival, which has become a must-attend for many in the area, offers a little bit of something for everyone. From nine in the morning until three in the afternoon attendees enjoyed a variety of activities and shopping.

Farmers set up outside with fresh fall veggies to make the perfect cozy meal on a chilly day. Crafters and vendors set up tents and tables to help people find that one thing they were looking for or maybe the one thing they didn’t know they needed. It was the perfect place to get an early start on Christmas shopping. 

There was, of course, plenty of food and fun activities for the kids like building scarecrows, cupcake decorating, a petting zoo and the always crowd-pleasing bounce house. The stage in front of the station kept the crowd entertained all day.

More than all these things, though, the Perry Harvest Festival is what community is all about. It is a day where people come together to have fun, connect with others who do the same things, and support their neighbors. It brings people together in a way that is both unexpected and familiar. With a bit of something for everyone the Perry Harvest Festival was a fun way to spend a beautiful fall day. 

The Perry Harvest Festival last Saturday had a lot of different vendors but none as big as the farm vendors. Fall lends itself to the wonderful harvest and  plenty of vendors were on hand selling a variety of homemade and home grown products. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon)

The Perry Harvest Festival is more than just a place for crafts and farm stands. There is also a variety of entertainment throughout the day. To open the day was the group Pink Capos with a variety of music. Other entertainment for the day included music performances as well as several presentations by Barbara’s School of Dance.