Guilford Harvest Festival returns Sept. 26

GUILFORD — While lives have changed dramatically during the past six months or so and many folks are still self-quarantining or at least have remained cooped up for far too long, the Guilford Historical Society has planned to hold its annual Harvest Festival to break the monotony on Saturday, Sept. 26 (rain date is Saturday, Oct. 3). As all activities are to be held out of doors, we feel a safe gathering time can be enjoyed by all. We will have masks and sanitizer available, the servers at the hot dog and popcorn stands will be masked and gloved and the bounce house will be continually re-sanitized with limited numbers at one time.


We are having a CrEaTiVe Mask Competition too. Create a mask, take a selfie (or have someone take a picture of you in your new creation) and send it to Janie at by Sept. 24. Include your contact information please as there will be prizes for the most original, the funniest and the prettiest. Photos will be on display at the festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 with attendees judging the masked competitors. Make sure to send your friends and relatives to vote for you.


File photo courtesy of Guilford Historical Society
HARVEST FAIR HAYRIDE — The annual Guilford Harvest Festival returns on Saturday, Sept. 26 (with an Oct. 3 rain date). This year’s event features outdoor activities during the day, with health and safety protocols in place.


Get out of the house and come have some fun. The kids area at the Braeburn lot includes the bounce house, games and popcorn. “Floyd’s Fabulous Hot Dogs” will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Guilford Historical Society. 


The cemetery tour with local historian Tom Goulette will be held at the Lawn Cemetery on the left side of Route 15 (Elm Street) heading west at 6:30 pm and will include the mystery of the lost cremains.


Thanks to the Red Maple Inn for providing the bounce house and live music and to the town of Guilford for providing the masks and sanitizer.


The Guilford Memorial Library will host a book sale on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.

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