Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Harvest Fest

Fall is harvest time and there’s no better way to celebrate the bounty of the season than with a day of craft beers, food from local restaurants and live music. You can partake in such an event on October 19 when Somerville Local First presents its 5th Annual Harvest Fest at the Arts at the Armory.

Sponsored by Eastern Bank, Harvest Fest is a celebration of all things local and helps Somerville Local First build and sustain a vibrant local economy all year long. By attending the event, you’re not only guaranteed a good time, but you’re supporting a vital local organization that helps make Somerville the place we all want to live, work and play!


And what better way is there to celebrate our love for all things local than with beverages from an all-Massachusetts contingent of breweries? I can’t think of any and if you attend Harvest Fest, you’ll get to sip beers and libations from Bantam Cider, Berkshire Brewing Company, Blue Hills Brewing Company, Clown Shoes, Cisco, Harpoon, Mystic Brewing Company, Mayflower, Notch Brewers, Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Rapscallion and Slumbrew.

In addition to the brews, many of Somerville’s top restaurants will be providing tasty treats for the event. Harvest Fest attendees can look forward to sampling food from Casa B, Pescatore, Eat at Jumbo’s and Olde Magoun’s Saloon, with other restaurants to be confirmed soon.

No party would be complete without entertainment. The Pennies, Hornography, Holmes Band and The Sun and the Moon will rocking the stage during Harvest Fest. And new this year, attendees will have the chance to play carnival games while they sip and savor.


Harvest Fest takes place during two sessions on Saturday, October 19, one from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and the other from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission and if you’re looking to sweeten the experience, snag a V.I.P. ticket for $55. In addition to everything mentioned above, the V.I.P. tickets get you into the event quicker, secure you a spot at the beer garden and guarantee you a special souvenir pint glass.

And today, I’ve got a chance for you to win two tickets to Harvest Fest!

How to enter:

Leave a comment below telling us why you love Somerville–a special restaurant, the farmers market, events like Harvest Fest–whatever makes this the place you want to be. You have until midnight on Sunday, October 6 to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday.

Good luck! And if you don’t win the giveaway, don’t forget to purchase your tickets here.

P.S. A big thank you to Union Press for designing the amazing Harvest Fest 2013 poster (pictured above). Want to get your hands on one? You’re in luck because they’ll be for sale at the event!

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37 Responses to Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Harvest Fest

  1. Honk Festival is just one of the reasons I LOVE this small city!

  2. I moved to Union Square 15 years ago because I didn’t want to be an anonymous city dweller anymore. I wanted to find a place that felt like a real neighborhood – with the mix of elders, children, and all ranges of adults that I’d grown up with as a child, and with neighbors who knew each other and looked out for each other. I haven’t been disappointed.

    I loved Somerville and my now-hip neighborhood long before it got cool to do so. I loved the walk ability and convenience, the ability to get to my grocery store, doctor’s office, bank, vet and local dining out all on foot. I loved the beautiful green space and neighborhood historical treasure that is the Prospect Hill Tower. I loved the diversity of stores and restaurants and people and languages that were a part of my neighborhood every day. And while Union Square (and Somerville more broadly) are wrestling with the challenges of growth and change, I still see many of these things present and celebrated in my city.

    Most of all, I love being a citizen here in Somerville. I’ve come to truly embrace what that word means – being an active, engaged participant in the decision-making about my community – through living here, and I am thankful for many wonderful public officials and civil servants who facilitate and welcome my participation. I don’t always agree with them or with my fellow citizens about what should be done in the city, but I always feel that there is room for input and lively debate, and I feel honored to contribute to shaping the future of this wonderful place.

  3. I could list all the reasons why I fell in love with Somerville, but then we’d be reading a novel! From the amazing local shopping I can do every Sunday at the Davis Flea to the Thursday farmer’s market that’s open late enough for me to do some after-work grocery hunting, to the friendly faces I meet handing me the Metro in Porter or a coffee at Diesel – this is a place filled with people who are driven to create, and grow, and support each other, and celebrate the lives we’re all building in this little few-mile area. It’s beautiful, and unlike anywhere else I’ve ever lived.

  4. There is always something going on in this city- we’ve had fire-breathers, horse dancing, fluff, activist bands galore, etc. The diversity here is incredible- I can get the most authentic and delicious cuisines from around the world, because we’re an immigrant hub and that makes us special. We’ve got college students, young parents, and families who have been here for generations. Not to mention a rocking university, at least FOUR farmers markets I can name off the top of my head, and some of the best coffee shops around. Yeah, I think we’re doing alright. Rock on Somerville!