Fairs and Festivals in eastern Massachusetts

August 10, 2016 - garden totes

Weekend fun’s reduction than a tank of gas away.

Weekend of Aug. 12-14

MADONNA DELLA CAVA FEST — Hanover and Battery streets, Boston, Aug. 12, 13 and 14. Fest opens during 7 p.m. on Aug. 12; noon-11 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14. Information: MadonnaDellaCava.com

BOLTON FAIR — The 134th Bolton Fair will take place Aug. 12-14. Midway, dispersion derby, exhibits and more. For information, revisit http://www.boltonfair.org/

DRAGON BOAT RACES FESTIVAL — Regatta Point Park and Lake Quinsigamond, 10 Lake Ave., Worcester, on Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Join a fun and enter a team. Sponsored by a Worcester Telegram Gazette. For details, revisit www.telegram.com/dragonboats.

BARBARA J. WALKER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL — Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, on Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $4-$5. Enjoy educational fun for all ages during Broad Meadow Brook, where butterflies fly giveaway in their healthy habitats. The day’s activities embody naturalist-led walks and workshops, performances, live caterpillars, moth art, face painting, children’s activities, moth garden tours, moth plant sales, tasty food, and most more. Come in dress and get a prize. Children underneath 2 free. Rain date Aug. 14. For some-more information and to register, call 508-753-6087. Sponsored by Mass Audubon during Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. Information: bmb@massaudubon.org, www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook

CLASSIC CARS AND TOW TRUCK SHOW — McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, R.I., on Aug. 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The eventuality will be a mixed of a classical automobile and draw lorry uncover for all automobile enthusiasts with awards being given for best in show. Other activities will embody food trucks, music, face painting, balloon artists, fingerprinting, esteem giveaways and raffles with a special coming by former NFL Indianapolis Colts actor Jamie Silva signing autographs. All deduction advantage a John Martins Foundation to assistance support bake victims. Information: johnmartinsfoundation.org.

Weekend of Aug. 19-21

FISHERMEN’S FEAST OF THE MADONNA DEL SOCCORSO DI SCIACCA — Fleet, Lewis and North streets, Boston, Aug. 18, 19, 20 and 21. Blessing of a Fishing Waters during Christopher Columbus Park on Aug. 18 during 6 p.m.; fest opens during 6 p.m. on Aug. 19; noon-11 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21. Grand Procession starts on Aug. 21 during 1 p.m.; Flight of a Angel on Aug. 21 during 8 p.m. Information: FishermansFeast.com

HARDWICK FAIR — The 254th Hardwick Fair will take place Aug. 19 and 20. Events will embody a frog-jumping contest, scarecrow contest, art show, demonstrations and more. Information: http://www.hardwickfair.com/

MARSHFIELD FAIR — Aug. 19-28, sponsored by a Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society. 4-H competitions, humanities and crafts, blues festival and most more. For information, revisit http://www.marshfieldfair.org/

HUDSON BALLOON FESTIVAL — Hudson Elks Lodge 959, 99 Park St., Hudson, on Aug. 20, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Information: manager@hudson-concordelks.org, www.elks.org/lodges/contactus.cfm?lodgenumber=959, 978-568-8129.

SUDBURY TOWN FAMILY FAIR — Heritage Park, 288 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, on Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The third annual satisfactory will underline live performances, kids’ games and prizes, ice cream, food vendors and more. For some-more information and an arriving events schedule: getlocalma.com.

GLOUCESTER WATERFRONT FESTIVAL — Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave., Gloucester, on Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. A collection of some-more than 175 juried artists and craftspeople from around a U.S. will arrangement their singular creations, with live song and tasty food vendors. A pancake breakfast, normal New England seafood and antique cars element this pattern ideal seaport event. North Shore Old Car Club will arrangement some-more than 75 Antique Autos on Aug. 21. The Gloucester Waterfront Festival hours Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Handicap Accessible and permitted pets, on a leash, are welcome. Rain or shine. For some-more information, call 978-283-1601 or revisit www.waterfrontfestivals.com Sponsored by a Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

PLYMOUTH AIRSHOW — Plymouth Airport, 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth, on Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10. Airshow displays with internal star performers such as aerobatic and Red Bull Air Race commander Mike Goulian, and RC commander Mitch Buckley from Wingbusters. You’ll also watch helicopter demonstrations from veteran internal businesses. On a belligerent there will be kids activities, aeroplane belligerent displays, exhibits, and aeroplane and helicopter rides. Event advantages a Plymouth Aero Club grant module for internal students and other aero bar initiatives. The Aero Club is a nonprofit organization, assisting a internal aviation village given 1984. Tickets are $10 per vehicle. (Rain date: Aug. 21). Information: 2016airshow@plymouthairshow.com, plymouthairshow.com/.

Weekend of Aug. 26-28

ST. ANTHONY’S FEAST — Endicott, Thatcher and North Margin streets, Boston, Aug. 26, 27 and 28. Fest opens during 7 p.m. on Aug. 26; noon-11 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 28. Grand Procession starts during noon on Aug. 28. Information: StAnthonysFeast.com

MARSHFIELD FAIR — Aug. 19-28, sponsored by a Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society. 4-H competitions, humanities and crafts, blues festival and most more. For information, revisit http://www.marshfieldfair.org/

MIDDLESEX COUNTY 4-H FAIR — Aug. 26-28, 4-H Fairgrounds, 55 South Chelmsford Road, Westford. Pony rides, barnyard shows, storytelling, sheep judging, K9 sharp-witted and games and more. Information: https://mass4h.org/news-events/4-h-fairs

“WENHAM DAYS” FAMILY FESTIVAL ARTISAN FAIR — Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham, on Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Unique artisans, crafters, demonstrations hand-made valuables and entertainment. There will also be hack rides, a petting zoo, wood-fired pizza, qualification soda and beer, and classical games. Rain date: Aug. 28. Information: 978-468-2377, ext. 113; info@wenhammuseum.org; www.wenhammuseum.org

“CHALK-FULL-O-FUN” ONSET STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL — Lillian Gregerman Bandshell, 188 Onset Ave., Wareham, on Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 to enter gets we a box of pastel chalks and a block on a path surrounding a Lillian Gregerman Bandshell. Prizes given in mixed categories. Live song with Bill Reidy. Art and crafts fair. Story travel for a kids and most more. Information: email onsetstreetpaintfest@yahoo.com.

Weekend of Sept. 2-5

SPENCER FAIR — Sept. 1-5, 48 Smithville Road, Spencer. Demolition derby, music, rural show, pledge log-sawing contest, lorry tug-of-war. Information: http://thespencerfair.com/

FAMILY FUN DAYS — Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village, Sept. 3-5. Bring a whole family and applaud Labor Day weekend with games and fad for everyone. You’re invited to join a fun on these days: play ball a approach early New Englanders did; make a craft; join a diversion of French English (tug of war); accommodate a oxen in training; try your palm during marbling paper; see a puppet show; watch a fondle fire-balloon flight; revisit a Freeman Farm; stop and see craftsmen during work, and most more.

Performances will include: 19th-century sorcery with Bob Olson; Old Sturbridge Village Singers; and learn a dance with a Old Sturbridge Village Dancers. Information: https://www.osv.org/events/upcoming-events/

KING RICHARD’S FAIRE — King Richard and his environment will once again make a woods of Carver their weekend Gothic home from Sept. 3 by Oct. 23. They will also be open Labor Day and Columbus Day. See knights, jesters, villagers, outlandish animals and more. Information: http://kingrichardsfaire.net/

BASS RIVER ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL — John Simpkins Field, 1153 Route 28, Yarmouth, on Sept. 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 75 juried craftspeople will arrangement and sell their American-made works, including excellent jewelry, pottery, scarves, quilts, photography, selected chic, metal, crystals, sea salt scrubs, fleece, steam punk accessories, wall hangings, lamps, stained glass, candles, soap, dusty floral, furniture, aromatherapy, tradition signs, wearable art, folks art, pet treats and more. Come and representation specialty dishes such as herbal dips, jams, jellies, epicurean cookies and more. Held sleet or shine, disabled accessible, and friendly-leashed pets are welcome. Information: info@castleberryfairs.com, https://castleberryfairs.com/, 603-332-2616.

BREAD AND ROSES HERITAGE FESTIVAL — Campagnone (North) Common, 200 Common St., Lawrence, on Sept. 5, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Performers: Bread and Puppet Theater, Anne Feeney, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Tracy Grammer, Ezekiel’s Wheels, Mendez a la Dos, Moody Street Sound, Phoebe Legere, Miguel Andres and more! Great racial food, trolley and walking tours, children’s activities, village contention forum and Lawrence History Live!, a tent for sharp-witted review on labor and a city past and present. Free. Information: info@breadandrosesheritage.org, 978-309-9740.

Weekend of Sept. 9-11

KING RICHARD’S FAIRE — King Richard and his environment will once again make a woods of Carver their weekend Gothic home from Sept. 3 by Oct. 23. They will also be open Columbus Day. See knights, jesters, villagers, outlandish animals and more. Information: http://kingrichardsfaire.net/

COLONIAL CIDER FESTIVAL — Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury. All deduction will be used to support a replacement of a Wayside Inn cider mill. A $65 concession includes pig roast, cider (hard and soft), a handmade commemorative mug, tours, and music/dancing into a evening. Local brewers from Downeast Cider, Angry Orchard, Stormalong, Lookout Farms and Harpoon will be providing tastings until 9 p.m. Rain or shine. Call a motel for tickets during 978-443-1776 or squeeze tickets online around http://www.wayside.org/node/332

STERLING FAIR — Sept. 9-11, Sterling Airport, Greenland Road, Sterling. Animal exhibits, live music, Lego exhibit, antique engine and machine uncover and more. Information: http://sterlingfair.org/

AUTUMN ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL — Sept. 10-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury. There will be a Sep 11 commemorative rite starting during 11 a.m. with a Veteran’s Association of Sudbury. There will be some-more than 90 humanities and crafts exhibitors with an array of humanities and crafts, including excellent jewelry, porcelain, organic and low-pitched pottery, calligraphy, photography, excellent art, folk art, domestic teddy bears/dolls/angels, knits and crochets, quilts and quilted runners, fabric bags/totes, personal caring products, homemade fudge, alpaca items, timber incited pens, American Girl doll clothing, pewter, edging doilies, embroidery, captivating frames, anniversary plants and floral decor, epicurean herbal dips, woven scarves and more. Information: Joyce, 603-528-4014, www.joycescraftshows.com

DOVER DAYS — The annual Dover Days jubilee will take place Sept. 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on a Town Green. Admission is giveaway to in- and out-of-town residents who wish to attend. The eventuality is open to city and outward humanities and crafts, and food vendors.

The Dover Police Department will once again yield child ID kits, and will take partial in a Dover PTO’s asperse tank.

The Dover Dash will be hold during a event. The competition starts on Dedham Street in front of a American Legion; 5K starts during 10:30 a.m.; Fun Run starts during 10 a.m.

10 years and adult for a 5K; ages 3-9 for a Fun Run.

Ages 19 and over, $20; ages 10-18, $15.

The 5K and Fun Run are orderly and managed by a Dover-Sherborn High School cranky nation team. To register, revisit http://www.doverrec.com/online-registration/

LITTLETON FAIR — Sept. 10, Fay Park, Littleton. Homemade crafts, face painting, hack rides, puppet shows and more. Information: http://festivalnet.com/45442/Littleton-Massachusetts/Festivals/Littleton-Country-Fair

CELEBRATE LAKE QUINSIG DAY — Quinsigamond State Park, 10 North Lake Ave., Worcester, on Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Classic Boat Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Boat Parade from 2-3 p.m. Music by DJ DeSoto, food trucks, drink and wine, games, boat rentals.

ARTS AND CRAFT FESTIVAL — Linscott Park, 17 Monument Ave., Swampscott, on Sept. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 75 juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will arrangement and sell their American0made works including stained glass, strange watercolors, coop and ink drawings, photography, embroidery, pottery, forged wildlife, folk art, palm crafted soaps, nation wood, fleece, pillow-quilts, steel sculpture, tree skirts, pewter, blown glass, doll clothes, excellent jewelry, floral design, embellished stemware and more. play combined from booze bottles, wearable art felted from rejected woolen sweaters, doorway mats woven from lobster rope, birdbaths from aged crockery and so most more. Live low-pitched party any day. The satisfactory is hold sleet or shine, disabled permitted and acknowledgment is free. Information: info@castleberryfairs.com, https://castleberryfairs.com/, 603-332-2616.

CAPE COD WILDLIFE COLLABORATIVE FESTIVAL — Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid, on Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Come for a smashing day of fun, animals, song and hands-on activities. Sponsored by a Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative. Live animal presentations, live music, book signings by internal authors (sponsored by Books by a Sea) and any classification has an activity for your child to complete. Fill adult your “Passport” and accept a prize. It’s a FREE eventuality though donations are severely appreciated. Information: jheller@3bays.org, www.3bays.org, 508-420-0780.

Weekend of Sept. 16-18

KING RICHARD’S FAIRE — King Richard and his environment will once again make a woods of Carver their weekend Gothic home from Sept. 3 by Oct. 23. They will also be open Columbus Day. See knights, jesters, villagers, outlandish animals and more. Information: http://kingrichardsfaire.net/

BOSTON LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL — Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway. At this giveaway event, festival-goers learn about a advantages of sustainably grown and constructed food, emporium a market, eat tasty internal food, attend in fun, educational activities and exhibits, rivet with tip internal chefs and suffer internal music. Themed “Healthy Local Food for All,” a festival connects Massachusetts and New England eaters of all backgrounds with a contentment of fresh, healthful internal food choices accessible tighten to home. Information: sbnmass.org

Weekend of Sept. 23-25

KING RICHARD’S FAIRE — King Richard and his environment will once again make a woods of Carver their weekend Gothic home from Sept. 3 by Oct. 23. They will also be open Columbus Day. See knights, jesters, villagers, outlandish animals and more. Information: http://kingrichardsfaire.net/

Weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2

TOPSFIELD FAIR — Sept. 30-Oct. 10, 207 Boston St., Topsfield. Exhibits, live music, “Great Pumpkin” competition and more. Information: http://www.topsfieldfair.org/index.php

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