|Sholan Farms, Leominster MA|
Here is a list of events happening in our area this holiday weekend:
October 10, 11, 12, 13
10-11 Friday & Saturday 7pm–11pm. The Haunting of Barrett Park, 40 Barrett Pkwy., Leominster. Repeats on Oct. 17-18 & 24-25. Tickets $10.
10-12 Friday-Sunday 6:30pm–10pm. Fright Nights at Davis MegaMaze, 145 Redstone Hill Rd., Sterling. After dark, our family friendly, world-class adventure corn maze transforms into Fright Nights a terrifying, haunted experience sure to cause blood curdling screams and sleepless nights! Bring your family, friends, flashlight and courage if you dare (Geared for adults). Call 978-422-6666. Repeats Oct 17-18 and Oct 24-25. Call 978-422-6666.
10-12 Friday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm. Anne of Green Gables By Sylvia Ashby Adapted from the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery at Barre Players. Directed by Tim Waite. A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affects everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla! We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. This play has been charming audiences around the world. For more information, visit barreplayers.homestead.com.
10-12 Friday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. Theater at the Mount presents Les Miserables. The long-awaited international sensation sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in revolutionary France. Peasant Jean Valjean is imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release he breaks parole and starts life anew, though he is relentlessly pursued by Inspector Javert. As Parisian students revolt against an unjust monarchy, all stories intersect at the barricade one fateful day in 1832. The powerful musical score includes “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “Bring Him Home.” For more information, call (978) 632-2403 or visit mwcc.edu/tam.
10 Friday 7pm. Twilight Hike at Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant St., Leominster (weather permitting) with warm apple cider and hot chocolate all served around the warmth of a campfire. Dogs are allowed on a leash. Bring marshmallows too. Visit www.sholanfarms.com. Please preregister by calling 978-840-3267.
11-12 Saturday-Sunday 10am–3pm. Phillipston Fall Fair & Pumpkin Weigh-In at the Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston. New location, but the same great old-fashioned country festival, sponsored by the Congregational Church of Phillipston. The oldest pumpkin fair in Massachusetts, the Phillipston event includes a search for the biggest pumpkin. Don’t miss the weigh-in, as local farmers bring their hefty beauties by truck and tractor for this friendly competition. Carve a jack o’lantern, build a scarecrow, shop for crafts and home-made baked goods, take a chance on “Hulda’s Quilt,” hand-made with antique fabrics. Food available. Enjoy a fun fall family outing! The centerpiece of the fair, the annual giant pumpkin weigh-in, will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the apple farm. Some giant pumpkin growers will have their pumpkins displayed so that visitors can have their pictures taken with them.
11-13 Saturday-Monday. Columbus Day Weekend at Davis Farmland with Mike the Music Man, 145 Redstone Hill Road, Sterling. Visit www.davisfarmland.com/dffa_wp or call 978-422-6666.
11-13 Saturday-Monday 10am-4pm. Sholan Farms Harvest Celebration Weekend! Live music, strolling performers, food trucks, fried dough, cider, scarecrow pit, wagon rides, build your own scarecrow (bring clothes, Sholan provides the hay), pumpkin painting, apple picking, cider pressing, guided hikes, old fashioned family fun, and more! Visit sholanfarms.com or call (978) 840-3276 for more information.
11 Saturday. Fun In The Sun Rail Jam at Wachusett Mountain. 1st park event of the season! A great annual tradition and warm-up for the season ahead! Visit www.wachusett.com for more information.
11 Saturday 9am. Children’s Aid & Family Service Presents A “Strengthening Families” Program Free Event. Apple Picking At Hollis Hills Farm at 340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg. Please join us at the farm! Children can pick a free quarter peck of apples, enjoy a hay ride, taste some farm fresh cider and tour the beautiful Hollis Hills Farm which is under new ownership after two decades! Please come early, the hay ride starts at 9:00 a.m. sharp and is limited to two adults per child(ren) so there is room for every child to ride. For more information, contact Noreen Alves at 978.602.8657 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.hollishillsfarm.com.
11 Saturday 9am–3pm. Celebrate the Harvest Car Show, Craft Fair and Parade at Butterfield Park in Orange. The Orange Business Association and North Quabbin Cruisers present a 300-plus car show, more than 50-booth craft fair, lots of food, and a parade through downtown Orange. Free admission. Call 978-544-5335.
11 Saturday 10am-4pm. Fitchburg Harvest Fair at Hollis Hill Farm, 340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg. Hay Rides, Games, Apple Picking, Farmers' Market, Arts and Craft Vendors, Live Music, and More. For more information, call (978) 696-3130 or visit www.hollishillsfarm.com.
11 Saturday noon. Bob's Turkey Farm Open House, 181 Old Common Road, Lancaster. Celebrating 60 years! Farm Tours will be at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. There will be a complimentary taste of Bob's homestyle products.
11 Saturday noon-6pm. Pumpkin Festival at Clearview Farm. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.clearviewfarmstand.com.
11 Saturday 3pm. Food and Forage and Guided Hike at Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant St., Leominster (weather permitting). Meet at the Farm Stand area – Guided tours, apple tasting, and wagon ride. The guided tour will last one hour followed by a wagon ride through the orchard. Visit www.sholanfarms.com. Please preregister by calling 978-840-3267.
11 Saturday 8pm. The Tymes at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley.
12 Sunday 1pm-4pm. The Devens Grill will host its 10th annual chili cook-off at 4 Ryans Way. More than 20 varieties of chili, will be available all-you-can-eat, plus fun events for the kids. To enter your chili, fill out a registration form at www.devensgrill.com/register.html. No fee, and prizes are awarded. For those attending the cook-off, a $10 donation is requested, with children under 10 free. Proceeds will benefit the Autism Resource Center of Central Mass.
12 Sunday 4pm. Historic Piano Concert at Ashburnham Community Church, 84 Main St., Ashburnham. Soprano Darlene Ann Dobisch performs works by CPE Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann, Weber and Donizetti. Her accompanist, Sima Kustanovich, will be playing the c.1830 Trondlin piano of Leipzig, from The Frederick Collection. Admission, $10, children and students free. Call 978-827-6232.