Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September 6-11, 2016

Some of the historic pianos from the Frederick collection. Photo by Kevin Sletten

Another great weekend is coming up with lots of fun events happening in our area, including the 19th Annual Musicfest at Wachusett Mountain; Craft Beer + Trade at Old Sturbridge Village; an Art and Wine Tour in Keene, NH; a Piano and Oboe Concert in Ashburnham sponsored by the Frederick Historic Piano Collection and several live theatre events. 

“What’s Happening”
September 6-11, 2016

Opening September 6th for the season - Hollis Hill Farms will be open for picking and cider donuts, Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00-6:00. 340 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg MA

6-11, Tuesday through Sunday – Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show - The Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show has been dubbed "the Queen of the outdoor shows" and a Smithsonian Treasure. A New England tradition, the extravaganza represents the largest outdoor gathering of antique and collectibles dealers in the country with acres of tents showcasing the merchandise of thousands of dealers! As many as 4,500 dealers make Brimfield their home away from home three times a year (in May, July and September) and sell their wares on a one mile stretch of Route 20. Brimfield offers all amenities to buyers which makes Brimfield a buyers' paradise you will want to experience again and again. Join the thousands of shoppers who make the Brimfield Shows their #1 destination for the finest in antiques, collectibles and the unusual. There are 20 shows for your shopping pleasure. Rain or Shine. Brimfield Show Grounds, Rt. 20, Brimfield MA, Visit for details.

7-11, Wednesday-Sunday, Peterborough Players present, God of Carnage - A comedy by Yasmina Reza - A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play. Wed. Thurs. Fri., 7:30, Sat. 8:00, Sunday, 4:00. Tickets $39.00.  603-924-7585, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough, NH

9 and 10, Friday and Saturday, - Not for Profit, a Musical - Harmonia Concerts is caught in a fiscal crunch. Hoping for a cash transfusion, two trustees recruit a local business mogul to join the board. They get more than they bargained for. Not For Profit is a musical about money, power, relationships, and, yes, music. Music Director Ken Olsson leads the three-member cast and a trio of piano, violin, and cello. Performances are in elegant Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., Peterborough, NH, for one weekend only –Friday and Saturday, September 9 & 10, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, September 11, at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15 (cash or personal check) at the door. Reservations are not required. For further information call 802-257-1028.

10 and 11 – Saturday and Sunday, 19th Annual Musicfest at Wachusett Mountain, 12:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday features a "Country" theme and Sunday will be "Rock/Blues!" Voted "Best Local Music Festival" in 2015 at the Worcester Music Awards presented by Pulse Magazine, the 19th Annual Musicfest will once again feature the best in national, regional and local music. A total of 5-6 bands will perform on both the main and side stages between 12 and 6pm. In addition to great music, there will also be a Mountainside BBQ and multiple food stations, our traditional BEER-FEST-OF-ALE, local craft vendors and our Scenic Summit SkyRide. A Classic Car Show presented by the Pike FM will also take place throughout the day on SUNDAY. The first 100 cars get into MusicFest for free! There will be overflow parking on the backside of the festival area this year. The event is rain or shine. The gates open at 11:30am. Come early to reserve your spot and don't forget your blanket and lawn chairs! Visit for schedule and ticket prices.

10 and 11, Saturday and Sunday – Craft: Beer + Trades at Old Sturbridge Village, 9:30-5:00 - Our wildly popular new event returns this fall! Historic interpreters will present 19th-century craft demonstrations, while dozens of craft brewers from throughout New England serve samples of their finest, small-batch, mouth-watering beers and hard ciders in a spectacular beer garden. Guests may purchase beer and a meal at a special barbecue. Blackstone Valley Bluegrass will also be performing near the beer tasting. For those who are 21 and over, your admission to the Village includes up to 8 complimentary 2-oz samples of beer. We will be checking IDs for everyone who wants to participate in the beer tasting so make sure to have a photo ID with you. Visit for a list of participating brewers.

10 and 11, Saturday and Sunday – Art and Wine Tour at Summit Winery, Keene NH – 11:00-5:00 p.m. River Valley Artisans will be showing their creations at three local wineries on Sept. 10 & 11. Visit the food tent at The Summit Winery for gourmet grilled cheese, salads, pulled pork, kabobs, desserts and more. Food sale by Asbury Church. Art on display and wine tasting at the winery from 11am-5pm. Food tent open 11-5 on Saturday and noon-5:00 on Sunday. 719 NH Route 12, 603-852-8025

11, Sunday – Frederick Historic Piano Collection presents pianist, Daesik Cha, Piano by Bösendorfer, Vienna, c.1830. Sonata in A, Op. 120 (the "Little Sonata") by Schubert, Fantasia in C by Jan Václav Vořišek, Variations sérieuses, by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Fantasy in C, “Wanderer” by Schubert, and, joined by John Ferrillo, principal oboe in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Schumann's Adagio and Allegro in Ab. 4:00 p.m. Ashburnham Community Church, 84 Main St. Ashburnham. Admission: $10:00 adults, students are free. Visit for information about the performers and upcoming events.