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Harvest Fair Returns

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair Returns to Aquidneck Island

Middletown, RI, July 14, 2022 – The Norman Bird Sanctuary is happy to announce that Harvest Fair is returning to Aquidneck Island. One of New England’s most popular fall fairs, the Harvest Fair brings together over 10,000 community members for a celebration of the harvest season for all ages.

“We are so thrilled to offer the 48th Annual Harvest Fair,” said Executive Director of the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Kaity Ryan. “Harvest Fair celebrates the best of the fall in New England and we are so pleased to welcome the community back for what promises to be a bigger celebration than ever.”

The 2022 Harvest Fair will take place on October 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests are invited to compete in field games like tug-of-war and sack races or take on some friendly competition in the mud pit. Food trucks, vendors, and crafters will supply a wide variety of local food and hand-crafted goods, all while guests enjoy a lineup of live music throughout the day. Vendors and crafters are encouraged to apply via the Norman Bird Sanctuary website:

The Home & Garden Competition invites participants to gather the best from their home gardens and showcase their creative flair while competing for a winning ribbon. Applicants can submit entries to the following categories: Flower and/or Tree, Home Grown Edible, From the Kitchen, and Outdoor Décor. Learn more and submit an application via the Norman Bird Sanctuary website:

Advance tickets will be available in early September and they can be purchased through the Norman Bird Sanctuary website. All proceeds from the Harvest Fair directly support the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s environmental education and conservation mission.

Harvest Fair Is Back! from Norman Bird Sanctuary on Vimeo.


About the Norman Bird Sanctuary

For more than 73 years, the Norman Bird Sanctuary has served as a wildlife refuge and environmental education center. The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s seven miles of hiking trails and 300 acres of scenic landscape are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Get involved, learn more about upcoming programs, and support the Norman Bird Sanctuary via

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