HarborFest 2019 Was a Roaring Success

The crowd cheers on the competitors during the final women's race during the second day of HarborFest on Sunday, 9/8/19. Michael Heller photos

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual HarborFest celebration across the village from Long Wharf and Windmill Beach running up and down Bay Street, Main Street and everything in between. Team Whalers, for the men, and John K. Ott, for the women, won the coveted Whalers Cup trophies awarded every year to the winners of the whaleboat racing competition. Here’s a little snapshot of the weekend, seen through the eye of Express News Group photographer Michael Heller.

The annual whaleboat races off Windmill Beach and Long Wharf. 
Juggler Keith Leaf “lassos” four-year-old Savannah Gale during the second day of HarborFest on Sunday.
Team Whalers was the champion following the men’s final at HarborFest on Sunday.
The John K. Ott women’s whaleboat team celebrates after winning the final.
The Sag Harbor Fire Department Dive Team crew won the Firefighters Cup.
Skylar Borucke and Jesse Matsuoka of KPasa serve up tacos to Scott Tucker at their booth during HarborFest.
Rabbi Berel Lerman blows the Shofar horn, which is used in the days leading up to the Rosh Hashana holiday as a calling to usher in the new year and inspire those to life life to a higher purpose.
The kids’ Corn Schucking Contest by the windmill on Sunday.
Dirk Early reacts to a broken oar.
The whaleboat teams from John K. Ott, The Sag Harbor Expres and JCP Plumbing fight for position during the second day of HarborFest.
Little Layla Tucker gets “interviewed” by emcee Ernest Schade.
Taylor Rose Berry chats with a customer in her booth at the Arts and Craft Fair in Marine Park.
A bachlelorette party for Rachel Scacom (in black, wearing the red sash) “crashed” the HooDoo Loungers concert on Long Wharf.
The HooDoo Loungers got the crowd dancing at the end of Long Wharf.
Scott Tucker of Team Bring It swims to recover his team’s oars after losing them during a whaleboat race.
Dede O’Connell watches the proceedings on Windmill Beach from the windmill.
The crew of 3 Moms Organics celebrates after beating the crew from Brown Harris Stevens during a women’s elimination round of whaleboat races.
Watching the whaleboat races during the first day of HarborFest on Saturday.
Kacey Cottrell vies to become the Hula Hoop Contest winner on Windmill Beach on Saturday.
The Scofflaws performed on the green on Long Wharf during the first day of HarborFest on Saturday.