Board of Selectmen approves Harvest Moon Festival plans

Aug 23, 2022

Preliminary plans for the Harvest Moon Festival were approved at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, setting the stage for an all-day event in Onset on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Onset Bay Association Executive Director Kat Jones presented plans for the festival to the board Tuesday night, describing the events and activities that are expected to be available later next month. The rain date for the event is Sunday, Sept. 25.

The festival is expected to run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Onset, with fireworks scheduled around 7:15 p.m., Jones said. The fireworks show comes months after Wareham’s 4th of July fireworks celebration was postponed earlier this summer.

Live music will be playing at the bandshell in Onset from noon to 5 p.m., Jones said.

A full day of activities and events are planned for the festival. Jones said several dozen craft vendors will be participating, and a car show will be hosted at Onset Pier. There will be food trucks, balloon-twisting, face-painting and possibly a medieval group in attendance, she said.

“We are hoping to include a Wampanoag tribe as guests,” Jones said, though she added that those plans are yet to be finalized.

The festival’s plans have to be approved by the board with the Town Administrator’s approval, as some town roads and the Pier will be shut down during the festival around Bayview Park. The board voted to approve the plans and they thanked Jones for the festival.