Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 16, 17, 18

Fun events happening in our area this weekend:

October 16, 17, 18

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Theatre at the Mount presents Godspell (performed at Monty Tech), Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. 1050 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA - Stories of the Bible are brought to life through mime, music, song, and dance in a brand new, up-to-date musical circus! Enjoy all the good gifts in this exuberant, rocking, rolling, and riveting musical. Come sing about love!
Cost: $22.00, Seating will be on a first come, first served basis., Phone: 978-630-9388

Saturday, Sunday, The Publick House 26th Annual Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Contest, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sturbridge Town Common, Main Street, The 26th Annual Harvest Festival on the Sturbridge Town Common and grounds of the Publick House Historic Inn is a family fun tradition. The event includes countless local crafters, artisans, specialty food vendors and farm fresh harvests. The Publick House's Scarecrow Contest is a perennial favorite. Festival hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Returning Fest Favorites: On Saturday, savor seasonal sensations from the regions non-profit organizations in the big tent and learn more about the vital services they provide for our neighbors and us. On Sunday, The Chefs of the Community take over the big tent offering their specialties and more delectable tastes of the fall season. Take a horse drawn carriage ride around the common (weather permitting). Live music and magic on both days. Check the website for details. Cost: Free Admission & Parking –

Saturday, Sunday, 32nd Annual Applefest at Wachusett Mountain,
10 a.m.–5 p.m., 499 Mountain Road, Princeton MA, Our most popular fall festival, AppleFest features over 75 Craft Fair & Farmers' Market Booths, Family Entertainment, Scenic Foliage Skyrides to the Summit, Mountainside Barbecue, Pony Rides, Clowns, Climbing Wall, Jugglers & Magicians for the Kids. Applefest will once again feature an Oktoberfest Celebration complete with authentic German cuisine, a multitude of tasty beers in the Beer Garden and LIVE music.
Cost: Advance: Adults $11, Kids (ages 6-12) $6 At door: Adults $14, Kids (ages 6-12) $9 –

Saturday, Sunday - KAT – Keene Art Tour – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Fall is for art tours in our neck of the woods and you want to be sure not to miss out on the upcoming Keene Art Tour on October 17th and 18th. This compact little tour is something special featuring the fine artists and craftsmen who live and work in Keene, New Hampshire. Tour goers will get a rare peek into the creative work spaces of our local talent–in downtown studios and tucked away in little neighborhoods in spaces you might never have known were there. Much of the tour can be seen on foot or bike and there is a bit of something for everyone from paintings and pottery to jewelry and fiber arts. So grab a friend and come visit your local artists. Take away a one-of-kind treasure as a keepsake or get a jump in your holiday shopping.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 9, 10, 11 12, 2015

Milford Pumpkin Festival, Milford NH

Another fun filled weekend awaits those looking for fall festivals, artisan shows, ski swap, live theatre, apple tasting, and other outdoor fun!

Thursday – Sunday, Wachusett Mountain’s 25th Annual Columbus Day Sale and Swap and Family Fun Days - Our annual equipment extravaganza! Bring in your used equipment to sell for cash or Wachusett Credit, then buy new equipment with the cash or credit you just earned! This is the perfect chance to upgrade your gear for the coming winter. No equipment to sell? That's OK too, we bring in local retailers equipment and gear as well so there are great deals for everyone whether you're looking for new or used items! Want a little more than just a shopping trip? Join us for a Scenic Summit SkyRide and grab lunch at our Mountainside BBQ! Family Fun Days, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
12pm-4pm, Come shop our sale and enjoy a family-friendly outing all at the same time! We'll have tons of activities, including a moonwalk, face painting, volleyball, field games and more! Take a ride on our famous Scenic Summit SkyRide*
and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch*! SKYRIDE SCHEDULE: Friday 3-6pm, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am-5pm, BBQ SCHEDULE: Friday 1pm-8pm (Starbuck's Only), Saturday, Sunday & Monday 12pm-5pm. LIVE MUSIC!
Saturday, Sunday & Monday - For more information visit

Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 26th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival, Union Square, Milford NH - Attracting over 35,000 people from the region, the Milford Great Pumpkin Festival is held each year in the fall. Featured are some of the largest pumpkins in New Hampshire on display, musicians and entertainers, food, crafts and lots of events for kids. Other events and activities include: kids can make their own scarecrows, face painting on the Community House Lawn and live music on two stages. If you’re feeling hungry for soup, hot cider, doughnuts, waffles or smoked ribs, there is no shortage of food!! 5:30pm to 9:00pm Friday and 9:30am to 9:00pm on Saturday and 9:30am till 4:30pm on Sunday.

Friday, Saturday, Theatre at the Mount presents the musical, Godspell (performed at Monty Tech) 8:00 p.m. Stories of the Bible are brought to life through mime, music, song and dance in a brand-new, up-to-date musical circus! Enjoy all the good gifts in this exuberant, rocking, rolling and riveting musical. Come sing about love! Tickets $22.00, Performances held at Monty Tech, 1050 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis., Phone: 978-630-9388

Saturday, Hey Day 2015 at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton MA - Join in for farm-related demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities for people of all ages including cider pressing, hayrides, canoeing, spectacular art show and sale presented by Princeton Arts Society, local produce and home baked goods, local crafters and vendors, mini-maze, farm animals, pumpkin painting and pony rides for children,
live entertainment and much more! 978-464-2712, $10.00

Saturday, Sunday, - Harvest Fest, Carter & Stevens Farm Store, 500 West St., Barre MA, BBQ 11-4; Hay Rides; 11-3; Cider Pressing, 10-1; Giant Hay Maze 10-4; Pumpkin Catapulting 11-3; Hoot N’ Holler Barn Dance, Sat. 1-3; Green Sisters live music, Sunday 10-3; Face painting, games and more! Parking and admission is free.

Saturday and Sunday, 20th Annual Open Studio Art Tour, Monadnock Region of NH, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Friends of the Dublin Art Colony presents the Art Tour each October during the peak of the colorful foliage season in southwestern New Hampshire. The Tour is self-directed, and it's free for the interested public. Art lovers from all over New England, and beyond, enjoy touring the beautiful countryside, following the distinctive Art Tour signs, and discovering the often tucked-away places where artists work. Studios are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Tour travels through the towns surrounding the beloved Mount Monadnock: Chesham, Dublin, Hancock, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Marlborough, Peterborough, and Sharon. A remarkable range and diversity of the visual arts is represented through the work of the artists. Visitors tour the workplaces of painters and printmakers, potters and jewelers, sculptors, fiber artists, photographers, woodworkers, glass shapers, and more. Many artists offer work for sale, often specially priced for the Tour. For a look at a sampling of their work, please visit

Sunday, Bolshoi Ballet: On Screen at the Peterborough Players, 1:00 p.m.
Yury Grigorovich, music by Adolphe Adam - The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama. Tickets $20.00 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough NH.

Sunday, Heirloom Apple Day at Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd., Dummerston VT (All day) On Sunday October 11th, Scott Farm will host its annual Heirloom Apple Day, a celebration of our heirloom apples, fresh, baked and squeezed.  Visit our apple barn at 10, 12 or 2 for a free tasting of some of our 90 varieties of apples and listen to the enlightening history of these unique fruits with our orchardist, Zeke Goodband. Heirloom Apples and cider will be on sale after the tasting.  Whetstone Cider Works will be sampling their hard ciders and Rigani wood fired pizza be making seasonal sensations in their oven.