General FAQs

What is Porchfest?
Porchfest is a celebration of community through music and arts performed by your friends and neighbors (and maybe even you) on porches throughout Sharon.

How long will performances last?
Performances will be no longer than an hour, although some will be shorter.

Where will this take place?
This year we will focus on booking performances in the center of town. Our hope is to make this as much of a pedestrian activity as possible which will result in the greatest chance of positive community interactions.

Will you be closing streets?
No. We’re committed to the sharing of public space and making the effort to accommodate one another. For drivers, this means slowing down dramatically and expecting to find pedestrians, bikes, and crowds spilling out into the street. And for those enjoying the festival, it means remaining vigilant, exercising caution, and recognizing that sometimes people in cars just need to get somewhere. So relax, get out of the way when appropriate (especially in the case of emergency vehicles), and make it work. It’s the neighborly thing to do.

Are any special permits or insurance needed for this event?
No. Because all performances are taking place on private property and no roads will be closed, no permits or insurance are necessary.

Has this event been approved by Sharon’s Board of Selectmen?
Sharon Porchfest was proposed to the Board of Selectmen in the Fall of 2018, and was unanimously supported. Because the event will take place on private property, no town services or official approval by the town are required. Read the article here.