Friday, October 14, 2011

2011 Cranberry Harvest Celebration

Last weekend was the A.D. Makepeace and Cape Cod Cranberry Grower's Association Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham, MA. I wrote about this celebration last year, so hop over to last year's post to learn more details. Today, a photo montage:

We watched the "wet" harvest

 and helped "dry" harvest.

We climbed on the giant sand pile

and dug holes
and jumped

before meeting some owls close-up and going home.

If you live in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, I highly recommend you go to this celebration next year. It's worth the ride, especially if you've never witnessed a cranberry harvest up close. It usually runs on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend from 10-4. You'll get outside, learn about local culture and have loads of fun.

How about your neck of the woods... are there any harvest celebrations happening? Tell us about them.


  1. I will definitely check it out next year with my kids. The pics are incredible.

  2. Anon,
    Thanks! I'm sure you'll have a great time.

  3. Following the rabbit trail from your Whaling Museum post and ended up here with these beautiful photos! I grew up on the South Shore of MA and these pictures bring me right back to when I was a kid. Cranberry harvesting time was my favorite time of year with it's amazing colors.

  4. Hello Heather,
    We love harvest time, too. Often, if my kid's school bus is running a bit ahead of schedule, their bus driver will stop by the bogs so the kids can watch a bit of the harvest. The days when the helicopters are there are especially exciting!