August 26, 27, 28, 2016
26, Friday - Farm to Table Beer & Dinner at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Wachusett Mountain is kicking off Farm Fresh Fest with a Farm to Table Beer Dinner featuring brews from our friends at Wachusett Brewing Company! Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a glass of a special cask brew of Black Shack Porter with cocoa nibs, then settle in for a 5-course dinner prepared by Wachusett Executive Chef Anthony Celli, paired with other select beers from Wachusett Brewing Co. The dinner runs from 7-9pm and includes a brief presentation at the start of each course explaining the beer being served and why it pairs well with the specific food course. After the dinner, enjoy some live music to finish off the night. Each guest will also receive a commemorative beer upon exit. www.wachusett.com
27, 28 Saturday & Sunday- 2nd Annual Farm Fresh Festival at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This two-day festival will feature a Farmers’ Market, Craft Fair, Cooking Demos, Local Wine Growers, Agricultural Demonstrations, Workshops, Contests, Live Music and much more! More than 70 Vendors on display featuring produce, baked goods, specialty foods, crafts, soaps/oils; knits/wools; plants/herbs and more. Plus Family Entertainment:
Baby and Miniature Animal Petting Zoos - Pony Rides - Moonbounces – SkyRide, 499 Mouuntain Rd., Princeton MA www.wachusett.com
27, Saturday – Yankee Street Fair at the Congregational Church, 138 Main St., Westminster, MA. www.westcong.org.
27, 28, Saturday and Sunday – Opening Weekend at Sholan Farms, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entertainment, apple picking, hayrides, hiking, and good old-fashioned fun! 1123 Pleasant St., Leominster, MA www.sholanfarms.com
27 Saturday, Pig Roast at the Royalston Fish & Game Club, 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a good pig roast? Never gone to one? Now’s your chance! 50 Main Road, Phillipston. Limited tickets: call 978-249-3004 or check the face book page.
28, Sunday – Car Show and New England BBQ Society Cook-off at the Otter River Sportsman’s Club, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Antique cars on display. BBQ ribs and chicken wing contests. Public can participate in a People’s Choice category for a fee. Lord Rd., Templeton - www.otteriversportsmanclub.org. Or call 978-248-5060.
26, 27, 28– Peterborough Players present, The Ladies Man, A farce by Charles Morey, The Ladies’ Man was written by former Peterborough Players’Artistic Director, Charles Morey. It was adapted from Tailleur pour Dames by Georges Feydeau, the “professor of French farce”. A hilariously zany ride of mistaken identities, near misses and wild coincidences. This fast paced comedy takes place in Belle Époque Paris where the recently married Dr. Hercule Molineaux tells “one, tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie” to cover an innocent but embarrassing indiscretion. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 4:00 p.m. 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough NH. Tickets $39.00 each. 603-924-7585 www.peterboroughplayers.org.
28, Sunday – Sweet Tea Picnic – Benefit for Sumner Knight Chapel, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Sumner Knight Chapel, Chapel Dr., Keene NH - On Sunday, August 28th from noon to 4:00 p.m. there will be a benefit music event, ‘Sweet Tea Picnic,’ for Sumner Knight Chapel. Come see six musical acts perform, and tour the impressive Tudor Gothic Chapel in Woodland Cemetery. The music line-up includes the Chamber Singers of Keene (2015 Ewing Arts Award Winners), Song of the Lark (a musical world journey), Hug the Dog (Indie Rock/Reggae), Keene Vocal Consort (Keene State College early music ensemble), Monadnock Chorus Chamber Singers (Peterborough choral ensemble), Decatur Creek (Americana/Folk). The event will take place at the Chapel, which is located at 0 Chapel Drive in Woodland Cemetery off N Lincoln Street, Keene. For schedule, map or to donate visit: keenemusicfestival.org. suggested donation of $15. This event is sponsored by the City of Keene Heritage Commission, Keene Music Festival, and the Keene Parks and Recreation Department. 603-352-5474