The Publick House Harvest Fest & Scarecrow Contest Celebrates its 28th Anniversary this Year! Bring your family and friends to experience a true New England fall festival! This highly anticipated event of the season is one you will not want to miss! All ages are welcome to participate in our Pumpkin Decorating Contest and Scarecrow Contest. *Please note there will be no Marketplace Vendor Tent at The Publick House this year. All crafters will be across the street on the common.