Cranberry Harvest Festival

Cranberry Harvest Festival

October, Columbus Day weekend
Also known as the Massachusetts Cranberry Festival, this annual event has celebrated the harvesting of cranberries in South Carver, Massachusetts, since 1949. The idea for the festival came from Ellis D. Atwood, founder of the Edaville Railroad, and Robert Rich of Ocean Spray Cranberries. Rides through the cranberry bogs on the old Edaville steam train are still a popular festival attraction, as are the cranberry-baking and pie-eating contests, the crowning of the Cranberry Queen, and musical and other performances. The highlight of the festival, of course, is the harvesting of the cranberries themselves, which are a traditional part of the American and Canadian Thanksgiving feasts.
CONTACTS:
Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association
3203 Cranberry Hwy., Ste. B
East Wareham, MA 02538
508-759-1041
www.cranberries.org
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In tiny Carver at the heart of cranberry-growing country in Massachusetts, cultivators of the jewel-red fruit found themselves standing at a crossroad recently at the Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival.