September 22, 23, 24
22, Friday – Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick at Thayer Memorial Library, 7:30-10:00 p.m. 717 Main St., Lancaster MA - Guy Van Duser’s exquisite guitar styling coupled with Billy Novick’s jazzy clarinet playing have all the makings for a memorable concert. They perform swing, jazz, and ragtime pieces from the 1930’s and ’40s. Event is free. Doors open at 6:45pm.
Come early because seating is limited! thayermemoriallibrary.org.
22, Friday – David Mega Maze Farm Festival! 134 Redstone Hill Rd., Sterling MA – The festival will feature Kansas City BBQ, locally crafted beers, the world famous mega maze, live music and over 40 family attractions! davisfarmland.com
22, Friday – Murder Mystery at The Old Mill – 6:30-10:30 69 State Rd., Westminster MA – Enjoy dinner and theatre rolled into one! 978-874-5941, www.1761oldmill.com
23, Saturday – Johnny Appleseed Festival – 9:00-5:00 p.m. – Downtown Leominster - Enjoy a day with crafters, charitable organizations, vendors, amusement rides, petting zoo, entertainment, and much more!
23, Saturday – Ashby 5 Mile Road Race, 9:00-3:30 p.m. – We will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ashby with a road race and walk. Gather your friends and neighbors and come out to run, walk, or simply enjoy the day on the historic Ashby Common. www.ashby250.org.
23, Saturday – GrotonFest, 10:00-4:30 p.m. Visit more than 150 artisans, food, business, and non-profit booths at this community event with continuous music all day on the Legion Common, located on Hollis Street in Groton. (Rain date, September 24th), www.grotonfest.org.
23, 24, Saturday and Sunday - North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival, 10:00-5:00 p.m. - Forster's Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd., Orange MA - A celebration of the artistic, agricultural, and cultural bounty of the region at Forster's Farm. Over 100 booths feature regional artists, farmers, and organizations. There will be music, performances, spoken word, and dance performances on solar powered stages and adventure activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games including the famous raw garlic-eating contest! $5 per day for adults; $8 for a weekend pass; kids 12 and under free. Free shuttle and parking! www.garlicandarts.org.
23, 24, Saturday and Sunday – 27th Annual KidsFest at Wachusett Mountain, 10:00-5:00 p.m. 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton MA - KidsFest is two full days of music, food, and family fun! Live shows, walk-around entertainment, magic shows, scenic summit SkyRide, and more! Enjoy great food and product sampling. Supporting the Life is Good Kids Foundation! Sponsored by: Brain Injury Association of MA. www.wachusett.com.
23, Saturday - Motorpalooza 2017, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Templeton Common, Templeton MA -The Narragansett Historical Society's annual engine show features cars and trucks, both vintage and unusual; along with farm engines from the Central Mass Steam Gas and Machinery Association. Admission is free! Free museum tours and music provided by Boothill Express. www.narragansetthistoricalsociety.org
23, Saturday – Step into Nature at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 127 Goodnow Rd., Princeton MA - Are you counting steps or miles as part of your daily health and wellness? The peaceful and beautiful trails at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary are a terrific alternative to treadmills and dodging traffic on roadways. Register at massaudobon.org/wachusettmeadow or call 978-464-2712.
23, Saturday - Dahlia Day at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Free with admission. Join dahlia enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, from novices, to experienced growers who all share something in common - an interest in these beautiful and diverse blooms. See hundreds of colorful blooms in every size imaginable - from silver dollar to dinner plate - at the second New England Dahlia Show. 11 French Dr., Boylston MA, towerhillbg.org
23, Saturday – Beatles Tribute Band at Monument Park in Gardner MA 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy music of the Fab Four at this free concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket!Free!
23, Saturday - Annual Smithsonian Day at the Gardner Museum, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 26 Pearl St., Gardner MA - Free. No reservation needed.
23, Saturday - 2017 Schnitzel Fest New Hampshire, 12:00-5:00 p.m., Butler Park, 5 Central St., Hillsborough NH. Now in its 15th year, Schnitzel Fest New Hampshire has entertained and successfully brought authentic German food to thousands at the fun event held each year in September during the beautiful New England fall foliage season. www.schnitzelfestnh.org.
23, Saturday - 20th Annual Winchester Pickle Festival, 1-:00-4:00 p.m., 128 Main St., Winchester NH. For more information call 603-239-4239.
23, 24, Saturday and Sunday - Fruitlands 7th Annual Craft Festival, 10:00-4:00 p.m., Enjoy original handmade crafts by 48 New England Artisans during the 7th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands. The Festival is a two-day outdoor-tented show set on the picturesque grounds of the museum. Quality juried craft, museum offerings, and stunning views has made the Festival a popular September destination for all. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping and find that original gift for the hard-to-buy-for! For your entertainment, there is a food truck, the Café, and live music, courtesy of the Summertime Trio, on both days of the Festival. The Guests’ admission also includes entry to the Museum exhibits and trails. It’s a fun day out with family and friends. Member $5.00; Non-member $10.00; Kids 12 and under Free. For more information and a full listing of featured artists please visit fruitlands.org/craftfestival