Discover & Celebrate Colonial History of Westfield
Westfield Colonial Harvest Day
Saturday, Sept 29th, 2012
Take a step – a BIG one – back in time to 1669! The city of Westfield is hosting the 8th annual Colonial Harvest Day this weekend – the event celebrates the history and culture of the city’s 17th century self.
Downtown Westfield will be alive with Revolutionary War reenactments, a Harvest Hoedown accompanied by a fiddle contest and other live music, colonial games and activities for kids of all ages, horse-drawn carriage and wagon rides, and tons of fun! Artists and artisans of all types will show and sell their wares, the library will host a book sale, and local vendors will offer seasonal foods.
Perhaps the most entertaining element of the festival is the Celebrity Town Crier Contest, in which local celebrities will compete for the position of Town Crier for the next year.
Families can visit the festival to learn about Westfield’s 17th century history and culture, and to learn about the community’s role in the Revolutionary War. The event can serve as an extension of studies of early New England – students will be able to experience 17th century culture hands-on and can see a live wartime re-enactment.
The 8th annual Westfield Colonial Harvest Day, sponsored by Westfield on Weekends and the Westfield Business Improvement District, celebrating the colonial history of Westfield and the autumn harvest will take place on Saturday, September 29th from 10am-6:30pm. The event will take place on the grounds of the Westfield Athenaeum at 6 Elm St. and on Goose Lane (known today as Court Street) up to the intersection with Washington St.