Everything you need to know about Harvest Festival


Q. What’s the programming of the Harvest Festival Marrakech?

A. The festival is a dynamic series of events taking place at various venues in and around Marrakech from 15-31 October 2021. For information regarding specific programming please keep an eye out here on Instagram and our website (link in bio), more events will be announced throughout the duration of the festival

Q. What are the objectives of Harvest Festival?

A. Harvest Festival promotes the exchange of goods and services between people who share a commitment to producing and consuming sustainable cosmetic, craft and culinary products.  It seeks to connect the rural cultural landscapes and urban areas, sustaining livelihoods while contributing to healthy lifestyles.

We are also a platform for exploring the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a more equitable, just and regenerative world by taking action locally. It consolidates and strengthens a community who are building a nascent green economy that promotes low carbon outputs, resource efficiency and social inclusiveness.

Q. Do I need to buy tickets for the festival?

A. There is no general ticket for the Autumn edition of Harvest Festival Marrakech. Please check with specific partners for the price of meals, products, tours, workshops and other goods and services they offer. Some events– like concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, roundtables and tastings – will be free of charge and open to the general public.

Q. Is Harvest Festival Marrakech child friendly?

A. Harvest festival is as child friendly as Marrakech itself! Most events provide excellent opportunities for young people to discover food, ideas, and innovations. However, were commend reaching out directly to partners to inquire about accessibility of specific events.

Question : How do I become a member of the Harvest Festival Marrakech community?

Answer : Harvest Festival Marrakech community members play an important role in making the event a success. They embrace the basic premise that we can transition to a more equitable, just and regenerative world by taking action locally. They reach out to potential partners, encouraging them to join the movement. They communicate with their colleagues and friends to ensure they know about the over al levent and specific happenings. They participate in Festival exhibitions, pop-ups, round tables and workshops, and bring along their friends. If you would like to become a community member, please send a short (50-100 word) text to info@marrakechfestivals.org – in Arabic, English or French – that expresses who you are and what you do for agroecology, biodiversity, culture, gastronomy or landscape management in the Marrakech-Safi region.

Question : Who are the partners of the Harvest Festival?

Answer : Please see the directory on our website for a full list of partner art galleries, cafés, caterers, cultural institutes, co-working spaces, delicatessens, foundations, hotels, incubators, restaurants, retailers, guesthouses, and more! They all commit to develop special offerings – a new dish or menu, exhibition, film screening, marketplace, pop-up restaurant, product line or roundtable – that raise awareness of local goods and services. If you would like to become or recommend a new partner, drop us a line at info@marrakechfestivals.org !

Question : Who organizes Harvest Festival Marrakech?

Answer : A collective of enthusiastic and concerned individuals gathered to create Harvest Festival. Among them include Global Diversity Foundation, an international non-profit organization and Moroccan Biodiversity and Livelihoods Organization, a Moroccan NGO, and many other partners to the inaugural Autumn 2021 edition of Harvest Festival Marrakech.

Question : Who funds and sponsors Harvest Festival

Answer : Harvest Festival Marrakech is organized without financial sponsorship or ownership by any entity or individual. Every community member, event and partner are self-supporting, and each is responsible for designing its own participation in the celebration. The success of Harvest Festival depends on dozens of establishments and volunteers that provide in-kind support. Two institutions provided seed funding to cover the core costs of communicating, designing and organizing Harvest Festival and especially its inaugural Autumn 2021 edition:  the Darwin Initiative, a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide, and the Swiss-based MAVA Foundation, which supports conservation to benefit people and nature. 

Question : What are the Harvest Festival Marrakech COVID-19 guidelines and requirements?

Answer : The festival requests all attendees follow local regulations, including observing the nationwide curfew between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM and the national mask mandate that remains in place throughout the country.  As of October 1, cafes, restaurants and shops may operate at 50% capacity, so you may wish to reserve early and visit at non-peak hours.

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