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Great Cow Harbor Day Weekend

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  • Sep. 18, 2021 through Sep. 19, 2021, See website for schedule
  • Incorporated Village of Northport
  • Main Street, Northport
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free, prices vary for goods and rides
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The local Village population more than doubles Saturday morning with the running of the Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run that hosts 5,000 runners and twice as many spectators. The Great Cow Harbor 10-Kilometer Run is one of the most prestigious foot races in the country and nationally ranked. Runner’s World has named the Cow Harbor Race as one of the top 100 races in the USA.

The 2K Fun Run / Walk has been a huge success. This event attracts families and participants of all ages.

No sooner does the race end Saturday morning and the festivities of the weekend commence. Saturday afternoon is a transition period where the remnants of the race are removed and the set up for the Cow Harbor Day festival begins. Activities on the dock are plentiful as the Village is enjoyed by its many visitors.

Saturday evening hosts the annual Cow Harbor Weekend concert in the Village Park at 8:00 PM.

Simultaneously, on the Village Dock is the Lighted Boat display with trophies and prizes going to the best decorated boats. The boats and their crews decorate themselves in costume and accessories in accordance with an annual theme.

There is a parade at noon, down Main Street, followed by sidewalk sales by Northport’s merchants,  Newton Shows provides rides and games, Arts & Crafts vendors and local not for profit groups take over the Village park hawking their wares and message.

Music venues are spread throughout the Village and the Dock and waterfront is alive with contests such as the Crazy Boat Races.

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