What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17, 2017



The South Shore Natural Science Center’s 41st annual Corn Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Corn Festival celebrates the fall harvest and the natural and cultural heritage of New England. The activities include hay rides, pony rides, drumming, craft demonstrations, 4-H animals and demonstrations and kids’ activities as well as food and drink. There will be music and historical interpreters and Big Ryan returns to tell his tall tales. A schedule can be found here: http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/corn-festival-2017/


King Richard’s Faire is back for the 36th year and is open through Sunday, October 22. Minstrels, knights, fire-eating entertainers, frolicking faeries, talented dancers and artisans and animals galore are a part of the faire which allows you to travel back in time and escape reality on 80 acres of enchanted woods in Carver. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $32 for adults and $16 for kids 4-11 – cash only. You can purchase tickets online and see the schedule of special events and theme weekends at kingrichardsfaire.net.   


The Department of Conservation and Recreation in Duxbury will be opening Myles Standish Monument Saturdays and Sundays in the month of September from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Visitors will be able to climb the 125 steps of the Myles Standish Monument to the top, where there is a small viewing area allowing visitors to take in the beautiful panoramic view of the fall foliage of Southeastern Massachusetts, from the Blue Hills to Cape Cod. Built in 1898, this 116-foot granite monument was built in honor of its namesake, Captain Myles Standish who arrived on the shores of a new world with the Pilgrims in 1620. Located on Crescent Street in Duxbury, MA. There is no charge to access the monument. The monument is not wheelchair accessible. No restroom on site. Thunderstorms and heavy rain will close the monument. Call 508-208-0675 for more information.


The 26th Soule Homestead Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Festival is this Saturday and Sunday in Middleboro. Two days of live music, games and activities for the kids, tractors, delicious food, hay rides, sheep dog and trick horse demonstrations, live animals and so much more. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adults admission is $7 and kids 6 and under are admitted for free. www.soulehomestead.org http://www.soulehomestead.com/upcoming-events/harvest-fair-joe-davies-folk-festival/


The 20th Quincy Arts Fest is this weekend, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1 Merrymount Parkway in Quincy. Admission is free for the juried art and photography show, live music, kids crafts, helping to paint a mural and a performance by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. More details here: https://www.quincyartma.org/arts-fest


Saturday, September 16, 2017:

The Endless Summer Waterfront Festival takes place along Nantasket Beach in Hull Saturday, September 16th from noon until 5:00 p.m. The day includes fun events for the kids like the Kids Create Art Center and sidewalk chalk and hula hoop contests, as well as hot dog and pizza eating contests. You can ride the train and have fun in the bounce houses too. For complete details visit http://www.hullchamber.com/endless-summer-entertainment


The Professional Firefighters of Hanover invite you to their 6th annual Touch-A-Truck from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sylvester Field for “The Biggest Touch a Truck in the area!” This event will once again feature over 50 vehicles from private and public organizations, on display for you to get up close to, explore and touch! The day is much more than just a typical touch a truck event and offers fun for the entire family. Along with the trucks, there will be vendors and other organizations set up to showcase their family friendly goods and services. Food, snacks and beverages will be available. We’ll have bounce houses, balloon artists, face painting and other activities. Music, entertainment and much more! The event is a fundraiser for the community. This year, proceeds will go toward Hanover Build the Boards! In previous years, proceeds have gone toward the American Cancer Foundation, Hanover Food Pantry and Hanover Parks & Recreation. For details follow the event on Facebook.


The 19th annual business expo and family fun day his the East Bridgewater Town Common today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pony rides, kids games, Joe’s Crazzy Critters, face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses and a pie eating contest.


It’s the 10th annual Farm Day at historic O’Neil Farm in Duxbury from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will be free kids’ crafts and old-fashioned races. Hornstra Farms ice cream and milk will be available for purchase. There will be butter-making activities and milk demos too. http://www.historiconeilfarm.org/farm-day.html


Rosa Farms in Hanover is hosting a Fall Festival today from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. There will be live music, kids can take a pony ride and bob for apples and enjoy apple cider donuts. And adults can enjoy a beer and hard cider sample, too.



Sunday, September 17, 2017:

Cranland Airport in Hanson hosts the EAA Colonial Chapter 279 pancake breakfast today! For only $6 you can get scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



Upcoming & Ongoing Ideas

Our good friend Ned Bangs, from the town of Marshfield, wanted to share this information with us about the recreation department schedule:

UK “Petite” Soccer 

Sunday Parent/Child Class (2-3 year olds)

 Sunday, September 17th—Sunday, October 22nd (6 Classes) 9:00-9:45AM

 $65 per child

Sunday (4-6 year olds) 

 Sunday, September 17th—Sunday, October 22nd (6 Classes) 10:00-11:00AM

 $85 per child/per session

Thursday (4-6 year olds) 

 Sunday, September 21st—Sunday, October 26th (6 Classes) 5:00-6:00PM

 $85 per child/per session

Where: 900 Ferry Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 (Coast Guard Hill)

Instructors: These soccer programs will be run by UK Elite Soccer Coaches. The goal of these programs is to introduce the simple basics of soccer and most importantly have fun! The coaches play fun games and activities that incorporate soccer skills for the kids!

Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for Brockton residents! www.fullercraft.org 


The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Current exhibits include Explore-a-Saurus where you can assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. You can touch and measure a fossil footprint and learn what clues it gives about a dinosaur’s size. You can manipulate a full-size model and learn how they moved and rearrange bone puzzles to learn about dinosaur anatomy. Learn more HERE. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/explore%E2%80%A2a%E2%80%A2saurus  


Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org.


Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org



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