Source: The Independent

SeptemberFest Comes To Southampton

by Emily Toy

September 18, 2013

Southampton Village will be bustling next week as SeptemberFest comes to town, showcasing Southampton’s best in art, music, food, and history.

Summer may be over, but visitors and tourists alike will have lots to do, see, eat, and listen to as cultural and civic institutions gather together to provide a weekend of fun.

This year, the festival expanded to three days, chock full of pumpkin carving, art shows, chowder contests, and concerts. Starting Friday, September 27, there’ll be an evening kick-off party with music by the Lone Sharks from 6:30 to 10 PM under the tent at Agawam Park. $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

Saturday’s festivities will feature a “Concert In The Park,” with opening reggae band Project Vibe. New Life Crisis is slated to headline the show. Throughout the village, more live entertainment will include jazz ensembles, vocalists and Grammy-nominated performer Brandy Rymer with The Little Band That Could. A unique blend of magic and juggling will be provided by Jester Jim.

“Taste of Southampton” food expo will be at Agawam Park, offering visitors a chance to sample food, wine and craft beer. The region’s best restaurants, cafes and chefs will also have food for sale.

SeptemberFest continues through Sunday, September 29. Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. This year, the festival is sponsored in part by Wells Fargo, Suffolk County National Bank, BrandHampton, The Press News Group and Suffolk County. A portion of the proceeds raised from the festival will support the new Southampton Center.

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