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The Eel River Arts and Harvest Festival

Pumpkins and gourds at a fall festival.

Enjoy the Annual Eel River Arts and Harvest Festival

The Eel River Arts and Harvest Festival is a yearly event that features live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, free kids’ activities, wagon rides, and much more. Held in downtown North Manchester on Main Street, this fall festival is a family favorite each year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5, 2019.

This year is the first time to experience the combination of the Harvest Arts Festival with the annual Eel River Arts Festival in North Manchester. Also new for 2019, the North Manchester Farmers Market is joining the event and will offer a variety of locally sourced goods such as beef, wildflower honey, pastries and produce.

Here’s just a small selection of vendors and artists you’ll discover at this year’s Eel River Arts and Harvest Festival:

Jill Bontrager is a retired elementary art teacher who was awarded the Margaret Ann Keegan Excellence in Education Award in 1999 for creating a visual arts high ability program within her school. She has a passion for watercolor painting and her portraits are often inspired by rural Indiana life, including old barns, farmsteads and Victorian houses.

Phoebe Wear Art Jewelry is a local vendor that creates one-of-a-kind hand crafted jewelry. Phoebe Wear Art Jewelry pieces feature natural stone pendants and beads that are complemented by other design elements like colors and textures.

The Pumpkin Post offers fried pies, metal yard art, decorative gourds, and of course, pumpkins. You can also find fresh corn, straw bales of various sizes. The Pumpkin Post is known as your “fall decorating headquarters,” where you can find several lovely items to complement your home for Autumn and Thanksgiving.

Active Engaged Living at Peabody Retirement Community

At Peabody Retirement Community, we are pleased to offer a variety of enriching events to keep residents active, thriving and inspired. Our community life also includes diverse activities including off-campus excursions, baking, gardening and more. For more information about Peabody’s vibrant senior living community or if you’re interested in scheduling a personal tour, contact us today.

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