what to do with the kids this weekend – Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1

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Nessralla Farm of Halifax is hosting their 10th annual Corn Maze, Friday, Saturday and Sundays through October 29th, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Admission is $12 and kids 5 and under are free. http://www.nessrallafarm.com/wordpress/corn-maze/

 

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 this Saturday 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, 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.

 

Downtown Fest Brockton kicks off on Thursday, September 28 and runs for 12 days until Monday, October 9, celebrating the community spirit of Brockton. Kids’ activities, music, open houses, softball games, history tours and more – the full schedule can be found on the Downtown Fest Brockton page.


Saturday, September 30, 2017:

Lakeville Arts & Music Festival is today from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Feel like fishing this weekend? The Friends of Fearing Pond Fishing Festival is today from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Myles Standish Sate Forest. This is a free, family-friendly, learn to fish event. No fishing license required. Bring your equipment or borrow theirs – limited equipment and bait will be provided. Contact Bill Vickstrom at wrvick@comcast.net for more information.

 

The Global Cardboard Challenge runs from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Public Library. Inspired by the short film, “Caine’s Arcade,” the challenge is a world-wide celebration of child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. It’s an opportunity for kids to build whatever they can dream up out of cardboard, recycled materials and imagination! Children ages 6 and up are incoted for a day of fun where you can let your imagination run wild. Cardboard and additional materials will be provided.  http://cainesarcade.com/ 

 

Fall Farm Festival at Weir River Farm in Hingham from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visit with the farm animals, climb aboard a tractor, paint your own pumpkin, learn about beekeeping and how to press apple cider, challenge your friends at the potato spoon relay or make a scarecrow, and make sure to enjoy a pony ride! While you are at the event, be sure to stop by the Farm Stand Sale, where you can walk through the fields to pick your own pumpkin. There are old-fashioned games like tug-o-war, crafts, face-painting, farm tattoos, and live music. Admission is per car – $24 for member cars and $30 for non- members. Admission includes everything except food, drinks, pony rides and farm stand sales. Rain or shine.

 

The 29th annual Autumn-Fest in Bridgewater is from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the campus of Bridgewater State University. The day includes food, music, activities for kids, train rides, pumpkin decorating, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, a K-9 demo, fingerprinting and so much more. Admission is free, some activities do cost money to participate.

 

Sunday, October 1, 2017:

Natural Resources Trust of Easton’s 44th annual Harvest Fair is today from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rain or shine, this annual harvest and craft fair is the largest fundraiser of the year for the NRT. There will be chainsaw carving, face painting, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, free outdoor games for the kids, meet the alpacas, dance to music and enjoy fabulous food from local restaurants. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for adult members, $5 for seniors and kids ages 5-18. Kids under 5 are admitted for free. http://www.nrtofeaston.org/harvest–craft-fair.html

 

The Duxbury Fire Department is hosting their annual open house today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meet the firefighters, see the station and equipment! 668 Tremont Street in Duxbury.

 

 

Upcoming & Ongoing Ideas

The Hanover Fire Department will host their open house on Saturday, October 14th.

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

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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