October 22, 23, 2016
22, Saturday – Westminster Cracker Festival 10:00-5:00, Westminster center (Rt. 2A). The town celebrates its heritage with a full day of fun, including a 5K run or walk live music, kick boxing demo, hula hooping, raffles, chili/chowder contest, beer garden, wine tasting and more! Visit crackerfestival.com.
22, 23, Saturday and Sunday – Pumpkin Festival at Lanni Orchards 8:00-6:00, 294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg. Take a hayride around the orchard, pick a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, enjoy warm apple crisp, cider donuts, make-your-own caramel apples, and more. Visit lanniorchards.com.
22, Saturday – Parish Fair at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 9:00-4:00, 1 Forest St., Baldwinville. Raffles, theme baskets, handcrafts, baked goods and more.
22, Saturday – Tree Identification Using Bark and Habitat Clues – 10:00-1:00, Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center 99 Millers Falls Road Northfield. Join naturalist Nancy Goodman and take a close look at trees and other botanical wonders we encounter at Northfield Mountain. Have you ever looked at a tree in winter and wondered what it might be? Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in different habitats and at different stages of growth, as well as identification from leaves and other clues. For ages 16 and older. Free. Call 800-859-2960.
22, Saturday – Seeds of Solidarity Tour, 10:00-11:00, Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, Inc., 165 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange. Experience our farm, home and education center that integrates abundant no-till and low maintenance gardens, solar greenhouses, energy efficient buildings, solar electric & hot water systems with founders Ricky and Deb. Visit seedsofsolidarity.org.
22, Halloween Parade, Downtown Leominster 1:00-3:00, Don your favorite costume as we parade through downtown, and trick or treat at local businesses. Come show off your costume and see all the creative costumes everyone will be wearing. It is a traditionally safe way to celebrate the day. Line-up will begin at 12:30 pm at Leominster Credit Union, 20 Adams Street for a 1 pm start time.
22, Saturday, Hubbardston Haunted Hayrides, 4:00-6:00, Mt. Jefferson Conservation Area (Mt. Jefferson Road). Children’s hayrides at 4 pm. Adult ride start at 5 pm; last ride leaves at 9 pm. Includes a 5K run, Kat-a-Pult contest, food. Rain date October 23. Visit the Lions on face book for details.
22, Saturday –, Akwaaba West African Drumming Ensemble performs at the Leominster Library, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 30 West St., Leominster.