Date(s) - 10/17/2015
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mainescapes Garden Center
Local Group Hosts The Peninsula Harvest Festival in Blue Hill to replace Taste of the Peninsula on October 17th!
In light of the cancellation of the Taste of the Peninsula’s, a group in Blue Hill will continue the tradition of a Fall celebration. The Peninsula Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 17th from 10:30am – 3:00pm at Mainescape Garden Shop in Blue Hill. The group includes Mainescape, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and several community members, with assistance from the Chamber of Commerce. Because of the success of the Taste of the Peninsula over the past several years, it seemed essential to carry on with an “end-of-season” festival. This will be a vendor driven event celebrating local farms, local food & drink, and local artisans.
The Peninsula Harvest Festival will be the official kick off to the Winter Farmers Market, organized by David’s Folly Farm, which is held every Saturday at Mainescape from 9am-Noon mid-October through mid-May. The festival will host additional local food & beverage vendors, artisans, live music, and a scarecrow contest. Participants in the contest can start bringing their scarecrows into Mainescape on Friday, October 9th. Judges will award prizes on Saturday the 17th for Scariest, Funniest, and People’s Choice.
Admission is free and all are invited! It is our way of saying “Thank You!” to the community that supports our local economy year round.
Also The Blue Hill YMCA will be holding their BBQ fundraiser at Mainescape. From the YMCA:
Back in the winter we had interest in beginning cycling for the Blue Hill YMCA. We had several people who wanted to teach it and we also had several that were interested in participating in the program. As with any new equipment we are left with “how are we going to pay for the expense of these cycling bikes”.
The Bikes were delivered in February and we settled on $5/Class (with 2 Free classes given if you purchased 10 classes on a “Punch Pass). This has worked very well but the instructors were still hearing “I don’t come due to the additional fee for the class (on top of the membership of either $29 or $39/Month)”. So with a little brainstorming they wanted to try a family BBQ event and see if they couldn’t generate a little money to pay down on the bikes. Bikes are very expensive and we do not expect to pay them off with this one event but we hope to make a good amount to start the process. Trying to raise money and/or receiving donations, helps us to keep membership down and affordable for our locals, while providing the community with modern and up-to-date equipment and programs.
The Blue Hill YMCA accepts tax deductible donations at any point during the year. Your donation could go toward a specific item or toward the programs and general running of the facility. We love being in this supportive community and we look forward to many more years of serving Blue Hill and the Peninsula.