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Monday, September 19, 2016
Okay, so it WAS fallish out there, but for the next few days it'll be sorta summery again. So pull out those shorts and tees once again and let's go apple picking! Somehow the smells of sunscreen and cider don't really go.... But who cares, right? Our lawn and shrubs did enjoy the rain today, and admittedly it was nice to hear it falling outside. Fall is here, even if temps don't quite jive. This week's festival lineup is chock full of fall fun...

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Family Fun for the Week of 9/19 - 9/25

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Everwood Day Camp Open House - Sharon
Come see what all the buzz is about and take advantage of the best discounts of the year! Tour the property with Camp's Directors, meet staff, play with friends, enjoy games and activities both inside and out and even make a S'more! Rain or Shine; no need to RSVP. Early Bird Discount applies until 10/31!
Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11am - 3pm

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Kids Really Rock - Boston
Kids Really Rock is a fr-ee all-day family festival that brings together the country´s top family bands for a fantastic day of dancing, music and hands-on art activities.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Marshmallow Fluff Festival: Union Square - Somerville
Celebrate the invention of Marshmallow Fluff right here in its birthplace, Union Square Enjoy live music, learn the story behind one of the event's most beloved characters, Fluff Boy and take part in a cooking contest.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

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Fencing & Sword Classes and Birthday Parties - Burlington
We help your kids 'unplug' from the computer and become actively involved in exciting and educational sword adventures that grow their sense of responsibility and make friends with kids who are as creative as they are. Classes and Birthday Parties for ages 4 and up (adults included). Try a complimentary lesson and see for yourself.

Rockin' with Raptors - Mattapan
Join Boston Nature Center for its fr-ee annual Rockin´ with Raptors festival at 500 Walk Hill Street in Mattapan, for fun with music, food, and live raptors.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival - Boston
The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston's biggest block party—a fr-ee, annual outdoor concert open to the public that has delighted hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years with its host of jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances, along with an array of food vendors and fr-ee activities for kids.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

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Camp Sewataro Open Registration - Sudbury
Now accepting applications for the Summer of 2017. Take advantage of early Bird discounts effective until November 1st.

Beauty and the Beast - Brookline
This performance is part of Puppet Showplace Theater's Fall Fairy Tale Festival. Each week, we will present a new fairy tale at the festival. This performance is recommended for ages 4+
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk - Boston
Make every step count — walk Sept. 25 along the Boston Marathon route to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission to conquer all forms of cancer.
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

PJ Library & Jewish Family Network Celebrate the New Year - Holliston
Bring in the New Year at Lil' Folk Farm. Children can start the year practicing Tz'ar Ba'alei Chayim, (kindness to animals) by petting, grooming and feeding barnyard animals. Relax in the barn's party room with PJ Library books, food and a festive holiday-related craft. Includes pony rides & petting zoo. Ages 2-6. Register Here
Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10-11:30am

HUBweek - Boston
Curious about the future? Join us at HUBweek to explore and celebrate the future being built in Boston. Join over 70 organizations and 50,000 participants in 2016 for a look behind-the-scenes, visit our labs, our companies, our creative spaces.
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 - Saturday, Oct 1, 2016

Taste of Downtown Crossing - Boston
The Inaugural Taste of Downtown Crossing is on September 25, 2016, on the beautiful Avenue de Lafayette. This festive outdoor event will feature food samplings from over 20 different and delicious restaurants, representing their unique cuisines.
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

LouLou's Music Together Open House Week - Natick/W. Roxbury
Try a free class during our Open House week and find out why families love us. Children 0-5 years old. Families must RSVP via website.
September 19th to 25th - morning and afternoon classes

Kids' Show: A Town Called Panic - The Christmas Log & Return - Brookline
Come visit A Town Called Panic, with two award-winning new specials from the Academy Award-nominated directors of Ernest & Celestine. Presented as part of Art House Theatre Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Smithsonian Museum Day
Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country offer fr-ee admission people across the country today. Check the list to see the area Museums you can visit with this pass.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016


GIVEAWAY GOODNESS: Barbie Starlight Blu-Ray DVD
15 lucky readers are going to grab a copy of the new 'Barbie Starlight' Blu-Ray DVD this week. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted on Friday, September 23.

New Hampshire

Fairy House Tour in Portsmouth - New Hampshire
Discover the joys and magic of fairy houses inspired by children's literature and other fairy fantasies. Enjoy the tour and then build them yourselves in the Enchanted Forest
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Corn Maize at Sherman Farm - New Hampshire
12 acres of fun getting lost in the corn Pay one admission price with most activities included: Moo Express, Hayride, Corn Boxes, Playground, Pedal tractors, Jumping Pillow, and Grain Train.
Sat, Sun from Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - New Hampshire
The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival presents traditional American and English folk music. For our Open Sings, PMFF uses three pub venues that are also full-service restaurants, suitable for all ages. So feel fr-ee to bring your singing and non-singing kids along
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

North Suburbs

Corn MAiZE & Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers
Our Annual Corn Maze, Haunted Cornfield and Woods, and Zombie Safari Paintball Return for Another Season A Great Way to Spend an Autumn Day or Night Come for Family Fun
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 - Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Smolak Farms Fall Festival Weekends - Andover
Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, festival, food court, cider donuts, playground, animals, duck races, wee wagons, pick your own fruit and more
Sat, Sun from Sep 3, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

NERF Adventure Night: Carnival Chaos at the Castle - Burlington
Check this out NERF Adventure Night: Carnival Chaos at the Castle Bring your NERF blaster (or use ours) and your friends. Ages 8 and up. $25/person with 24 hour pre-registration required.
Friday, Sep 23, 2016

Mystic River Celebration Arts Festival - Medford
Spend the afternoon at the Condon Shell at Medford´s biggest arts festival. The fr-ee event features music and dance performances, local food, artisan vendors, and fun hand-on activities for all ages.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Double the Stuff Tag Sale - Wakefield
A huge kids consignment sale hosted by North Suburban Parents of Multiples (NSPOM). Great deals on gently used clothes, books, toys, strollers, baby gear, etc.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

DRAGON QUEST - Marini Farm Corn Maze - Ipswich
A great fall event for all ages with hours of entertainment fun, including a ten mile corn maze, maze park with inflatables, hayrides and more.
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 - Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Fancy Nancy The Musical - Beverly
In this high-spirited production, Nancy and her friends are performing in their very first stage show and Nancy is absolutely positive (that´s fancy for 100% sure) that she and her best friend Bree will be cast as mermaids.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Oct 9, 2016

Fall Open House at Creative Arts - Reading
Visit the instrument petting zoo, create a work of art, and meet the faculty and staff of Creative Arts in a hands-on Open House fr-ee Week of Creativity with complimentary trial classes Sept 19-23.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016

Neverland Theatre Community Yard Sale - Peabody
Community Yard Sale to benefit Neverland Theatre, bring family community theater to life for over 25 years Come by for some great deals, face painting, magic, music and more Don't miss this fun event
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

The Vintage Bazaar - Salisbury
The Vintage Bazaar is an inspiring experience held on a historic 64 acre flower farm north of Boston Ma. Over 190+ vendors from across the country specializing in vintage/antique, repurposed/salvaged goods,indie crafts & distinct artisans.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Fr-ee Fall Carnival - Danvers
Come bounce on inflatables, play carnival games, get your face painted, eat fall treats, and sing and play with music at this fr-ee fall carnival. (Event sponsored by Disciples, UCC)
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Families and Firetrucks - Winchester
Vehicles from the Winchester Fire Department, Winchester Police Department, the Department of Public Works, and Burke Property Services will be there for kids to touch and explore.
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

South Suburbs

Bourne Scallop Festival - Falmouth
Enjoy the famous scallop or herb-roasted chicken dinners, as well as the enormous food court featuring lobster rolls, clam chowder, burgers, hot dogs, desserts, and much more....
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

King Richard's Faire - Carver
Captivate your senses by seeing exotic animals and watching the King´s daring knights joust on horseback; hear live musical acts and watch theatrical performances. Stroll through the village of artisans and browse the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans.
Sat, Sun from Sep 3, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016

Story Time with Clifford the Big Red Dog at Edaville USA - Carver
Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to Edaville USA He will be available for meet and greets throughout the park, as well as hosting story time throughout the day and a VIP breakfast
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Autumn Escape Bike Trek - Plymouth
The Autumn Escape Bike Trek is a fully-supported ride along beautiful Cape Cod, MA. Funds raised will support the American Lung Association´s mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Ghost Birds of the Golden Triangle - Milton
Join us at Mass Audubon's Trailside Museum for an evening with biologist Dr. Jay Tischendorf to explore the life and history of these mysterious birds of the western plains, the largest hawk in North America.
Friday, Sep 23, 2016

Waterfire Providence 2016 - Rhode Island
WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence.
Saturday, Sept 24, 2016

West Suburbs

Sudbury Colonial Faire & Muster of Fyfes & Drums - Sudbury
The Sudbury Ancient Fyfe & Drum Companie is celebrating it's 52nd anniversary by hosting the National Muster of Fifes and Drums. Enjoy Music, Food, Period Vendors Militia and Crown Forces, Living History Demonstrations.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

The Gore Place Fall Festival - Waltham
Live music, craft brews, giant pumpkin drop, games and food are featured during the 3rd annual Fall Festival. Fr-ee parking. Food vendors onsite. Food and drink sold separately.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival - Newton
Enjoy a taste of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland and vote for your favorite dish Plus, tasting stations, Nordic vendors, music and fun for all ages, including a Viking encampment and live battle reenactment
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Acton Family Network's Annual Kids Tag Sale - Acton
Sell or shop at the Acton Family Network's Annual Kid's Tag Sale This event features great deals on tons of children's clothes, toys and maternity items
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

3rd Annual Lucky Duck Regatta and Family Fun Day - Westford
Come have fun with the family and maybe you could Win Dinner for 2 ANY where in the world all while supporting WL Crew and AFSP's Team Forever Young.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Rock Into Recovery 5K Fun Run and Walk & Festival - Waltham
Rock Into Recovery Festival occurs immediately following the 5K Fun Run/Walk. The Festival will feature live music, delicious food, crafts, activities for children and information and resources.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016

Central Mass

Davis Farmland's 'Big Papi' Corn Mega Maze - Sterling
Be among the first to get lost in this world-class cornfield maze full of challenges and fun. Mega Maze in Sterling is an eight-acre pattern that changes each year to foil repeat visitors.
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 - Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival - Central Mass
A townwide celebration featuring unique handmade items at the craft fair, a scarecrow contest & display on the Town Common, the Oak Street Expo featuring non-profit organizations and businesses, a 5-K race/funwalk, Family FunFest, activities for all ages, dancing fountains at Dean Park, food, music, and a gala parade.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Apple Days at OSV - Sturbridge
Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

Western Mass

The Big E 2016 - Western Mass
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - Sunday, Oct 2, 2016

Lenox Apple Squeeze Festival - Western Mass
This year´s music is better than ever on both Saturday and Sunday. Peruse handmade crafts, sculptures, and original Handmade crafts, and enjoy foods, wines, craft beers, and delicacies from around the world with a backdrop of great live music.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016

30th Annual Apple Harvest & Crafts Festival - Amherst
A re-creation of an old-fashioned New England community fair Juried craftspeople and or exhibitors. Enjoy children´s games (pony rides and more, preschool avenue); Day-long family and general entertainment including a Pre-School Fair Silent Auction.
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
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