Onancock Harborfest

Date 09/07/2012, 09/08/2012

Onancock Harborfest is an annual celebration of our waterfront. Residents and visitors come for music, food and a variety of water-related fun. Harborfest is held on the second Friday and Saturday in September each year

Have lunch and dinner at Harborfest! All your favorite festival foods will be available, including seafood. Onancock restaurants will be among the many vendors.

The Watershed Walk offers kids fun and maybe some learning opportunities too. It fills the Town Square. We will also have a children's craft tent, a rock-climbing wall, and other fun stuff at the wharf.

The new Open Air Market will be at the corner of Market and Ames streets. 30 vendors offer local seafood, plants, crafts, art, produce, and prepared and preserved foods. Bring a cooler to keep your purchases fresh while you attend Harborfest.

The Great Paper Boat Race is a fun challenge that anyone can join. Build a boat out of cardboard, climb in and paddle to the finish line! Cash prizes for adult and youth divisions. Here are the rules and entry form.

Other activities at Harborfest include the popular Rubber Duck Race, kayak/canoe race, antique car show and horseshoe tournaments.

On Friday, kick-off your Harborfest fun by enjoying the 2nd Friday Art Stroll, then come to the wharf for a concert.

Don't forget to buy your limited-edition Harborfest t-shirt. Get yours early.

Our local businesses, merchants and restauranteurs have generously contributed their products and services toward raising funds to support the free entertainment at Harborfest.

Make sure you buy your raffle tickets for the Onancock Sampler. This fantastic prize is made up of products and gift certificates donated by our local merchants* and has a retail value of over $1300! This prize will be displayed in various businesses around town in the coming weeks and raffle tickets will be sold at these locations and at the Town Office. You can also view the "Onancock Sampler" and purchase your tickets at the Information Tent at the Wharf during Harborfest. The drawing will be at 5pm on Saturday.