Tickets are on sale for Salem's second annual HarvestFest, on Saturday, September 12. Come celebrate the end of the 2009 growing season with local food, music, art and activities for the entire family. Explore the all day HarvestFest Marketplace beginning at 10:00 am or join us for a "Farm to Fork" Dinner and Barn Dance which gets underway at 6:00 pm. All events take place at Salem Art Works on Cary Lane from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. HarvestFest is sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.
The HarvestFest Marketplace is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and there will be many opportunities to sample the summer's bounty, with local produce and homemade goodies for sale. The natural beauty of southern Washington County has drawn a variety of creative people to the area, and HarvestFest will also showcase the talented residents who live here, with locally made arts and crafts for sale. Visitors can also walk through Salem Art Works' sculpture park and galleries
HarvestFest concludes with a "Farm to Fork" dinner made from locally grown food that begins at 6:00 pm and features the music of three local bands, BlueGrassic Park , Dirty Old Strings and Moe Harrington and the White Chapel Band. Eat and dance to great local music until 10:00 pm. Beer and wine available for purchase.
Admission to the day time activities is free. Dinner is $20 for adults; $6 for children under 12; and free for children under 5. Tickets for music only starting at 8:00 pm are $10. Tickets for the dinner are available at area businesses or can be purchased at farmers markets throughout southern Washington County. For information call Salem Art Works at (518) 854-7674 or visit www.salemnychamber.com.