7th Annual Somerville Local First Harvest Fest 2015


Local Beer, Food and Entertainment to Support Somerville Local First


SOMERVILLE (September 10, 2015)—Fall is upon us, which means it’s time for Somerville Local First’s (SLF) Seventh Annual Harvest Fest 2015, one of the premier beer and food tasting events of the year.  


Somerville Local First, a nonprofit organization working to build sustainable local economies, will host its seventh annual festival and fundraiser in two sessions on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave., Somerville). All event proceeds go towards SLF’s operating budget to build and strengthen the local movement and local business community in Somerville all year long.


Join Somerville Local First members and local economy advocates far and wide for a day or evening of delicious food from some of Somerville’s best local restaurants, local beer from some of the favorite independent brewers from Massachusetts, great live music, games and much more.


This is not your average nonprofit gala and has become one of the most anticipated events in greater Boston. Tickets are on sale now: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2214284.


Somerville Local First Executive Director Kat Rutkin says:


“This annual event showcases what is great about local businesses in Somerville—innovation, hard work and passionate patrons. All have helped strengthen Somerville’s local economy and have made it a great place to live, work and play. It is so exciting to be celebrating all of this in our seventh year of Harvest Fest!”


The festivities will be broken down into two sessions, Session 1 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., which will feature savory snacks, and Session 2 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., which will feature sweets. They’ll both bring together the best businesses in the local movement all under one great roof at the Arts at the Armory.


Harvest Fest would be nothing without the beer and attendees will be able to sample unique brews from a wide selection of New England breweries. A number of locally owned and operated Somerville restaurants will be highlighted at each session to satisfy every palate and participants will get a delicious serving of each.


These are the confirmed breweries and other libations to date:

*Aeronaut Brewing

*Berkshire Brewing Company

*Downeast Cider House

*Far from the Tree Cider

*Farnum Hill Cider

*Newburyport Brewing Company

*Somerville Brewing Company (aka Slumbrew)



These are the confirmed restaurants to date:

*7ate9 Bakery

*Brass Union

*Casa B

*Cuisine en Locale

*Dave’s Fresh Pasta

*Diesel Cafe/Bloc 11/Forge Baking Company

*Eat at Jumbo’s


*The Galley Ice Cream

*Honeycomb Creamery

*The Independent

*J.P. Licks

*Kitchen Millie

*Olde Magoun’s Saloon


*Spindler Confections


Entertainment will be provided by Somerville favorites:

*Red Square (Day Session)

*Somerville Ukulele Club (Day Session)

*Somerville Symphony Orkestar (Night Session)


Plus enter to win prizes generously donated by Spoke Wine Bar and other local businesses!


Tickets are on sale now at both General Admission and VIP levels. While everyone who attends Harvest Fest is guaranteed to have a fun and delicious time, VIPs will experience a few extra perks, including:


● Treats from Somerville-based Spindler Confections and Taza Chocolate

● A special, limited edition souvenir tasting glass with Somerville Local First’s new logo

● Goodies, discounts and schwag from our members and sponsors


Somerville Local First is also seeking volunteers for Harvest Fest in a variety of roles. Donate your skills and time and you’ll get to attend this awesome event for free. Check out what opportunities are available.
As Harvest Fest is Somerville Local First’s major fundraiser and our organization is all about fostering the local business community, we’re seeking sponsors to help us make this event even more successful than last year! There are several ways you can boost your business while supporting an important local nonprofit.


This is a can’t miss event for supporters of strong local economies, beer lovers, foodies and all those who love Somerville. Harvest Fest has something to offer just about everyone.


Somerville Local First Harvest Fest 2015 Media Contact:

Kat Rutkin, Executive Director


(617) 684-5581


Elyse Andrews, Board of Directors



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