Southampton SeptemberFest Returns Saturday

The second annual festival celebrates the arrival of fall in Southampton Village and all the village has to offer.

Saturday in Southampton Village will be packed with activites for kids, adults and whole families, during the second annual Southampton SeptemberFest.

Music, entertainment, food, crafts, arts and history will mark the day.

SeptemberFest gets an early kick-off Friday in Agawam Park with a performance by local mashup band New Life Crisis while local wine and craft beer are served, and gourmet food trucks will have food available for purchase.

Tickets to the Friday kickoff are $25 in advance, available by clicking here, or $35 at the door. The proceeds will help fund SeptemberFest and the charities supported by Southampton Rotary Club.

There is no admission to Agawam Park on Saturday, when bands will perform all day and free stagecoach rides by Wells Fargo will be going on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Goldspot, the group the Times of London called the best band to come out of America this year, will perform Saturday at 3:15 p.m. in Agawam Park.

Then at 4:30 p.m., folk rock group Miles to Dayton will take the stage.

Headlining, Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers will perform at 6 p.m.

Miller is the former lead of the Old 97's, a band prominently featured in the romantic comedy "The Break Up" starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.

Also performing in the park are Project Vibe at noon and Montauk Project at 2 p.m.

Inside the Southampton Cultural Center at 7 p.m., Tanya Gabrielen will perform as part of the Rising Stars Piano Series.

Throughout Saturday, musicians will perform at various spots around the village, including Jim Turner, Nick Kerzner, Charles Certain, Sara Hartman, Watson Collective, Prelude String Ensemble and Leah Laurenti.

For the kids, Jester Jim will perform at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the grounds of 25 Jobs Lane (the former Parrish Art Museum). Children's crafts will be available there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Returning to Southampton for a second September are the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, a group of artists who use pumpkins as their canvas. They will provide live demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Local food, wine and beer will be available in Agawam Park starting at noon.

An art show will be open at the Southampton Cultural Center till 6 p.m.

And down at the Southampton Historical Museum Rogers Mansion grounds, Harvest Day is going on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including a re-enactment of a 19th century wedding.

For the full schedule, visit southamptonseptemberfest.com.


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