The harvest season is finally upon us. South Avenue, between Gregory Street and Averill Avenue will close on Saturday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Harvest Hootenanny. The harvest themed festival will be the focus of children's activities like a candied apple workshop and corn-husk doll making, as well as carnival games for all ages. There will also be vendors, food trucks, an Oktoberfest-style beer garden, and two stages for live music throughout the day.
Speaking of harvest, the region's bounty will converge on the Public Market (280 Union Street) during the Festival of Food on Monday, September 15, from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50-$60 for unlimited tastings from over 100 local restaurants, wineries, bakeries, breweries, food trucks, and specialty food shops.