Note: Above picture from 2019 Harvestfest
Pastors Baron Rodrigues (second from left) and Rick Mosher (far right),
the organizers of Harvestfest—a day of free food and fun events for families at
the Bellingham Town Common—pause for a moment with Rayner Rodrigues
(far left), and Randy Goldberg of Moe’s Southwest Grill, who provided fairgoers with plenty of chips & salsa.
September 19, 2020
The eighth annual Harvestfest, hosted by the Bellingham First Baptist Church and the Bellingham Bible Baptist Church, had to be cancelled due to the Corona virus and lack of funds
The event, which also includes a music concert from 2 to 3 pm, is designed to bring local businesses and families together for a day of fun and relaxation.
All children’s games and activities are free, and all food and dessert samples provided by local businesses are also free to all attending. Children’s activities include a petting zoo, arts and crafts, a bouncy house and a children’s obstacle course. Demonstrations by local gymnastic and karate schools will also be presented.
“Harvestfest is a great way to bring the community together and for all parents and children to enjoy a day filled with many activities and good food,” said the Rev. Baron Rodrigues, pastor of the Bellingham First Baptist Church. “This year is especially significant because of the town’s 301st anniversary of its founding. We were hoping this event would spur the community and businesses to come together in the spirit of the town’s celebration.”
For the businesses participating, Harvestfest enables them to give back to the community and to let residents and visitors from other towns know about the services they provide.
The Rev. Rick Mosher, pastor of the Bellingham Bible Baptist Church, said, “Harvestfest is a time when the community can not only get together, but also give back. Local businesses can freely advertise what they have to offer. Families can roam the different tables together, participate in games and crafts and see demonstrations without costing them a dime. There’s no pressure to buy a product and there’s an opportunity to receive information that might be helpful.”