Fairs and Festivals in eastern Massachusetts

September 23, 2016 - garden totes

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Weekend of Sept. 23-25

THE BIG E — Sept. 16-Oct. 2, 875 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. The Big E, a largest satisfactory in a Northeast, is gearing adult for a centennial jubilee with entertainment, an vaunt showcasing a abounding story of Eastern States Exposition, fun satisfactory foods, rides, offering and birthday surprises.

During a Big E, gates are open from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Buildings and exhibits open during 10 a.m., Storrowton Village, a Yankee Candle Shop and Avenue of States are open until 9 p.m. The Village Craft Area is open until 10 p.m. The North American Midway is open Sunday-Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. For tickets, showtimes and minute information, revisit TheBigE.com.

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/

APPLE DAYS FESTIVAL — Old Sturbridge Village celebrates a ambience and story of an out-of-date apple collect during a annual Apple Days Festival, Sept. 24-25 and Oct. 1-2. Visitors can ambience nearly-forgotten heirloom apple varieties, try their hands during cider making, and see a ox-powered Cider Mill in operation as it grinds and presses apples. The eventuality is sponsored by Savers Bank of Southbridge. For all times and details: 800-733-1830; www.osv.org

LEBANESE FESTIVAL — Saint Theresa Church, 343 North Main St., Brockton, Sept. 23, noon-midnight; Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Parking will be accessible along North Main and Lebanon streets and in a parking lots of a Ambulance Center and Angelo School. The festival will prominence Lebanese cuisine such as taboulie, hummous, beef and duck kebobs, shwarma, falafel and decadent desserts such as baklava, maamoul, attayef and other juicy baked goods. Activities for a kids, live party on Friday and Saturday nights, a DJ personification song via a event, a dubke unit behaving normal dances, and a Lebanese café with authentic Arabic coffee will also be featured.

CRAFT FESTIVAL — Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $5/member, $10/nonmember (children underneath 12 are free). The juried qualification uncover will be behind for a sixth anniversary this fall, featuring artisans offering jewelry, ceramics, glassware, timber items, fiber humanities and more. The Harvard Lions Club will supply a grilled goodies, and a Summertime Trio will keep us pitter-patter a toes with live song all weekend. Information: www.fruitlands.org; 978-456-3924.

TITICUT GREEN FALL FESTIVAL — North Congregational Church UCC, 38 Plymouth St., Middleborough, on Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 50 internal crafters, vendors, kids area with games and activities, prizes, buoyant house, home baked food, bake table, Church Lady Preserves, raffle.

28TH ANNUAL AUTUMN-FEST — Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer St., Bridgewater, on Sept. 24, 10-4 p.m., on a campus of Bridgewater State University in front of Boyden Hall on a quad. Information: membership@bridgewaterbiz.biz, www.autumnfest.net, 508-378-2854.

ARTS IN COMMON FESTIVAL — Westborough Bay State Green, 10 Union St., Westborough, on Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It is an annual party place for artists, performers and artisans to come together with their neighbors to bond and applaud a arts. The eventuality will underline not usually behaving humanities in dual venues, though also artists, artisans and internal and general food. Information: www.westboroughculturalcouncil.org.

GROTONFEST — Legion Hall, 75 Hollis St., Groton, on Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Community Festival with continual party featuring Fiddlin Quinn and His Big Folks Band; Magician CJ Diamond and more, some-more than 160 craft, business and nonprofit booths, food, workman demonstrations, raffle. Information: gloriousja@gmail.com, www.grotonfest.com/, 617-803-9771.

HARVEST FESTIVAL — Medway Community Church, 193 Main St., Medway, on Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A giveaway day packaged with food and activities for a whole family, including a kids’ petting zoo by Farm Visits, a buoyant house, family print booth, crafts, girl sports activities and live music. At noon, attendees can suffer a burger or prohibited dog, apple frail and ice cream while holding in a sounds of a Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band. At 1 p.m., attendees can suffer a low-pitched selections of a MCC Praise Band.

FALL FESTIVAL — Gore Place Estate, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, on Sept. 24, 2-5 p.m. Craft beer, live song and a pumpkin dump are on tap, along with party for children, fun exhibits and games. Tickets cost $10 adults; Gore Place members and children 12 and younger are certified free. Children contingency be accompanied by an adult. Free parking. No pets allowed. Food vendors onsite. For tickets, revisit www.fall-festival.bpt.me.

THE UPPER WILLIAM STREET NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL — Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 635 Purchase St., New Bedford, on Sept. 24, noon-4 p.m. Parking lot behind Pilgrim United Church of Christ-William St. Crafters might call 508-933-0257 or email jbregoli@gmail.com.

NATICK PRAYING INDIAN HARVEST MOON POW WOW — DCR Cochituate State Park, 43 Commonwealth Road,, Natick, on Sept. 24 and 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Music, drumming, dancing, celebrations, story telling, humanities and crafts , face painting, food and more. Grand Entry during 1 p.m.; all are welcome. Information: prayingindians@natickprayingindians.com, www.natickprayingindians.org/, 508-622-0189.

HINGHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL — South Shore Conservatory’s Jane Carr Amphitheater, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham, on Sept. 25, 11 a.m. Featuring a opposite talents of a possess jazz/rock/pop dialect expertise members, Hingham Jazz Festival kicks off with a catered Jazz Brunch featuring a portion of delicious and honeyed brunch equipment by Ellen MacKenzie Catering, interconnected with live jazz in a Jane Carr Amphitheater from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. At 1 p.m., a low-pitched lineup moves inside a building as SSC vocalist Emily Browder Melville and her ESP Vocal Trio presents tighten peace jazz in Cox Hall, followed by a Elan Mehler Jazz Trio personification giveaway issuing strange contemporary jazz in a SSC run during 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., SSC blues pianist Anthony Geraci presents a best of a blues in SSC’s lobby. Recognizing a abrasive detriment of so many stone icons over a final year or so, a festival moves behind outward to a Carr Amphitheater during 4 p.m. for “Rock: In Memoriam,” a unison honoring their total low-pitched legacy. Tickets are accessible during http://www.sscmusic.org/hingham-jazz-festival.html or by job 781-749-7565, ext. 20. Tickets for Sunday’s Jazz Brunch are $30 adults/$15 children 12 and under, $50 per chairman for both a Jazz Brunch and Sunday Music, and $25 for Sunday Music usually is $25. SSC students might attend all concerts, with difference of a brunch, for free. Information: www.sscmusic.org/hingham-jazz-festival, 781-749-7565.

NEW BEDFORD SEAPORT CHOWDER FESTIVAL — City Pier 3, 228 Macarthur Drive, New Bedford, on Sept. 25, noon-5 p.m. Twenty-five area restaurants, caterers and some-more will offer representation sized portions of their best clam and seafood chowders, pressed quahogs, and kale and signature soups until 3:15 p.m. Cast your ballots for favorites. Prizes awarded by finish of event. All food underneath a outrageous tent on Pier 3, New Bedford’s operative waterfront. Extra activities include: live song by Tattoo Cowboy, beers, wines and artistic cocktails. Children’s activities, glow lorry rides and a Y’s annual lobster races. Call 508-990-2777 or revisit www.downtownnb.org for some-more information. Sponsored by Downtown New Bedford Inc. and BayCoast Bank.

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

FALL FESTIVAL AND ENERGY FAIR — Auburn High School, 99 Auburn St., Auburn, on Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Games, sight rides, pumpkin decorating, food, qualification vendors, appetite saving tips strategies. Fun for all ages. Information: www.centralmaenergyfair.com.

OCTOBERFEST — Main Street, Douglas, on Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring 3 stages, as good as live song during a Berkshire Brewing Tent, rides, games and more. Information: www.douglasoctoberfest.com.

ARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL — Lakeville aged Town House grounds, 2 Precinct St., Lakeville, on Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring culture, crafts, food, low-pitched party and artistic talents. Musicians scheduled embody a Colleen Marshal Trio featuring Colleen Marshall on vocals, pianist Steven Higgs and drummer Brian Montgomery. There will be a accumulation of artisans offering equipment such as stained glass, photography, handmade scrimshaw items, palm fake ironwork equipment to embody candle-holders, plant hooks and more, a accumulation of jewelry, opposite styles of stoneware pottery, domestic wreaths, totes and healthy physique caring products.

FALL FESTIVAL — Waters Farm Preservation, 53 Waters Road, Sutton, on Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Animals, crafters, demonstrators, tractor pulls, antique engine and tractor show, blacksmith shop, shingle mill, maple sugarine house, farmhouse, food, music, automobile show, children’s activities and more.

ART MUSIC MAKERS FESTIVAL — Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, on Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Community Plaza will be packaged with potters, valuables makers, stained potion artists, painters, woodworkers, an instrument builder and more. Attendees will also suffer live song by a Holdin’ Back Band and Lizzie James and a Greystone Rail. Food will be accessible for squeeze from Anzio’s Brick Oven Pizza, a Dogfather, and Bit’Chin BBQ. Admission is free. For some-more information: 508-234-6232; AlternativesNet.org/ValleyCAST/Festival.

APPLEFEST — St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1162 Highland St., Holliston, on Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The festival will embody a tab sale, homemade jams and jellies, a baked products table, raffles, pumpkin decorating, face-painting, food, beverages and influenza shots. For information: 508-429- 4248.

19TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL — Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival, 225 Fenno St., Quincy, on Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be food, humanities and crafts, games, cake walk, nails, tattoos and face painting, wordless auctions, raffles, hack rides and kiddy satisfactory rides. Performances are from Brady Academy of Dance and Velocity. New this year is “Touch a Truck,” featuring dump trucks, military cars, military boats, glow engine and most more. All are welcomed. Rain or shine.

HARVEST FEST — Bellingham Town Common, 15 Mendon St., Bellingham, on Oct. 1, 11 a.m. Sponsored by a First Baptist Church of Bellingham along with a Bellingham Bible Baptist Church. Participants can listen to giveaway song by a Christian gospel rope The Truth, and suffer a petting zoo, games, activities for kids, a buoyant house, food and more. For information: For information: 508-844-1843.

CONCORD LIONS CLASSIC CAR SHOW — CareOne during Concord, 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, on Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hundreds of cars from antiques to a latest models will be shown. Plaques will be presented for winners in 11 car classes along with 8 specialty awards. Preregistered cars will accept uncover bags, including lurch plaque, pin and special raffle sheet for a grand esteem iPad mini. Car registration costs $20. The eventuality is giveaway to a public. Raffles, food and libation concessions, giveaway face portrayal and balloon dexterity will be offered. All deduction will advantage Lions Club charities. For information: lionsofconcord.org/carshow; carshow@lionsofconcord.org.

HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL — Main Street, Marlborough, on Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring live entertainment, a chowder/chili competition and a Marlboro Mile Road Race. Always fun for a whole family with a far-reaching operation of entertainment, crafters, artists and children activities. The festival is open and giveaway to a public. Booth space is $40 for a singular or $75 for a double. Electricity is accessible for an additional cost of $10 if required. Crafters and vendors might contention an focus to www.marlboroughheritagefestival.com. Information: www.marlboroughchamber.org, 508-485-7746.

HARVEST CRAFT FAIR — Natural Resources Trust of Easton’s Sheep Pasture, 307 Main St., Easton, on Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$7. Some highlights of a satisfactory embody some-more than 60 juried crafters and internal artisans; low-pitched guest Chainsaw; figure by Dave Conklin; food from a Farmers Daughter; and NRT family fun, including face painting, hack rides and pumpkin decorating; children’s play area, including giveaway outside toddler games. Meet alpacas from Kave Rock Alpacas. Visit a Easton Garden Club’s flower uncover in a Stable Barn. All deduction from a satisfactory are used to directly support a operation of Sheep Pasture’s animal areas, trails and charge property, as good as other activities that support a goal of a NRT. Information: www.nrtofeaston.org, 508-238-6049.

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL — during Playscape during Ripley, Ripley Administration Building, Concord, on Oct. 2, 3-5 p.m. The annual Concord Family Network Fire Truck Wash, animals from Drumlin Farm, a StoryWalk from First Connections, an art activity with Musketaquid Arts Environment, pumpkin golf and a pumpkin shot put with a Friends of a Playscape during Ripley, games with Concord SEPAC and face portrayal with a Concord Integrated Preschool will be partial of a afternoon. Reasons to be Cheerful will sell their homemade ice cream to festival participants. The eventuality is giveaway and open to a open and will occur sleet or shine. The eventuality will be changed to Ripley Gymnasium in a eventuality of rain.

FALL FESTIVAL — Community Music School during Thayer Performing Arts Center, 438 Main St., South Lancaster, on Oct. 2, 3-6 p.m. Tour a chronological mansion, listen to classical, folk, jazz, marches and pops song via a afternoon featuring a Atlantic Wind Symphony, Youth Ensemble of New England and cover ensembles. Cider, doughnuts, popcorn, pretzels, games, cupcake and pumpkin decorating, and face portrayal for children. Free and open to a public.

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