Verrill Farm Corn & Tomato Festival
Join Verrill Farm for our Annual Corn & Tomato Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 11AM - 3PM
Verrill Farmís signature summer farm event featuring our own home grown sweet corn and tomatoes! Come taste the many varieties of corn & tomatoes and then enjoy samples of delicious dishes made in the farm stand kitchen using these popular crops! $12.00 per person. Free for kids under 5.
This years festival will feature:
Delicious food samples of dishes prepared in our farmstand kitchen featuring our own sweet corn & tomatoes.
Live music by Monadnock Bluegrass.
Additional food and beverage will be served a la carte.
Hayrides & pony rides will be offered for a small fee
$12.00 for adults. Free for kids under 5. Includes tastings of many varieties of corn & tomatoes & samples of dishes made in the farm stand kitchen using these popular crops
Sudbury Road, Concord, MA map
Pony Rides by Giddy Up Ponies
A Great DayWe took our 3 and 5 year old sons to the festival and we all had a blast. Granted, the lines for food were long, but I waited in line for my husband while he ran around with the boys. The corn and tomatoes were yummy, the boys loved the petting zoo (goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits - had brushes in the pettng area so the kids could brush the animals). Short wait for the $1 pp hayride around the fields. The live bluegrass music was tremendous and had my 3 year old dancing a jig. Beverages included Verril Frams own root beer (approx. $1.25 for drinks). Snapple was giivng out free smaples as well as inflatable toys for the kids. I wouldnt spend the $6 on a child for tastings. There were hamburgs and hot dogs for a small fee.
Verrill Farm- Corn And Tomato FestivalIt had all of the makings of a family friendly activity- music, hayrides, a petting zoo, but they were clearly unprepared for the turnout. My family and I waited in line for 20 minutes for the tastings and did not move. We left because my son had enough. The tomatoes and corn that we bought from the farmstand before leaving were delicious.
Great FoodMy son and I returned this year after a great experience last year. Pros: the tomatoes and corn tasted great, delicious cooked food, especially the corn chowder, Southern Rail played 3 great long sets, and the free petting zoo was fun and interesting. This year the local beverage distributer was even giving out free samples of Snapple. All this for $6 - a good deal (we stayed away from the additional items/activities that were extra.) Cons: Long lines, but that was expected. However, the change in setup for the tomatoes created lines for the tomatoes that was absent last year. Although there were many corn varities, the cooking had trouble keeping up with the consumers, resulting in about 2 varieties available to you by the time you got to choose. Corn wait time approx 15 minutes when long. Tips: Some people ate their corn while waiting in the tomato line. Grab plenty so you don't have to go back in line for more. Limited seating availble - consider bringing your own blanket or chairs.
Enjoyable day despite the linesThis once 'little local event' has really caught on. Today's lines were the longest I've seen, which is good for the farm I suppose, but not as good for me! The kids enjoyed everything from the pony rides to the petting zoo. There's lots of room to roam about and it's a festive family atmosphere. The music added the perfect charm to the day. And might I add, the tastings were terrific!
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