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    The Third Annual Urban–Ag Fair Returns to Harvard Square


    Celebrating Local Gardens, Growers and Foods.  To be followed by the Revels’ RiverSing


    Sunday, September 18, 2011 – 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

    Mt. Auburn and JFK Streets and Winthrop Park


    The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the return of The Third Annual Urban-Ag fair on Sunday, September 18, 2011.   Situated on Mount Auburn Street and Winthrop Park, the site of the first marketplace in Newtowne (1630s), this event will showcase locally grown fruits and vegetables and the people that grow them.  Come sample delicious local fare, purchase locally grown foods, get tips from local experts on composting, community gardening, container gardening, raising chickens and bees and more!  Cooking demonstrations by local chefs will be held throughout the day.  Share your cookbooks or climate/environmental books at our book swap table.  In addition, Grendel’s Den will be on hand to host a beer garden featuring locally crafted brews!  All events are free, open to the public and are family friendly.


    Submit your fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, baked goods, preserves, pickles and beverages in our judged competition!  Prizes will be awarded in the categories of tastiest, biggest, prettiest/most creative, most interesting/funny looking and student grower (under 17).  In addition, prizes will be awarded for photographs in the categories of composition, best use of space in a community garden and best use of space at a residence. 


    Judging Competition Schedule

    12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.  Registration

    1:00 P.M.  – 2:00 P.M.  Judging of submitted items

    2:00 P.M.  – 2:30 P.M.  Presentation of awards and Winner’s Circle

    2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Viewing of winning entries


    Club Passim, the venerable folk music venue located at 47 Palmer Street, will be on hand to serenade attendees with a stellar line up of acclaimed musicians. 

    12:00 P.M. DreadRocks  

    1:00 P.M.  Matt and Shannon Heaton

    2:00 P.M.  Alastair Moock

    3:00 P.M.  Meg Hutchinson

    4:00 P.M.  Jake Armerding


    These performances will be emceed by Scott Alarik (, author of the folk music novel, Revival, a love story set in Cambridge.  Alarik covered folk music for the Boston Globe for over 20 years. Pete Seeger calls him "One of the best writers in America." He is also a folk singer and songwriter who toured the national folk circuit and performed regularly on A Prairie Home Companion.


    The Urban Ag Fair planning committee would like to acknowledge the gracious support of our sponsors:


    Relay Rides

    Follow the Honey


    To participate as a vendor or to enter in the judged competition:

  • Vendor and Information table application

  • Judging application


    Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Bill Manley, Harvard Square Business Association  wm