What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3, 2017



King Richard’s Faire is back for the 36th year and is running from Saturday, September 2nd 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 at the gate. You can purchase tickets online and see the schedule of special events and theme weekends at kingrichardsfaire.net. Sunday, September 3rd is military appreciation day: all military personnel (active duty or retired) who show their military ID are welcomed as guests today.


The 68th annual East Middelboro 4-H fair is Saturday and Sunday at the 4-H fairgrounds on Rt. 105 from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. There are no amusement rides, but there is much to do. Join the 4-H club on for their popular country auction or watch the animal costume parade followed by the tractor parade. The country store (rummage sale) and book tents are open throughout the fair and a variety of great food is available including their famous chicken barbecue Sunday afternoon. 4-H members display their many talents as they compete for ribbons. In the morning come for breakfast and stay to watch one of the many animal shows or take part in the pie eating contest! There is no admission or parking fee and the full schedule can be found here: www.eastmiddleboro4h.org

Saturday, September 2, 2017:

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton wants to know: do you have a walking stick for your walks and adventures? Maybe you know someone who would enjoy one for a holiday gift? Join teacher/naturalist Vinny Milone today from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. to uniquely decorate an unfinished walking stick for your future excursions! Class participants can paint and decorate sticks with bursts of color, or enhance the natural beauty of the wood with stains and finishes. This program is ideal for kids ages 8 and older and adults. The program fee includes an unfinished hiking stick, decorating materials and an optional hike! Cost is $30 for adults and kid members and $36 for adult and kid nonmembers. Registration for this event is required by calling 617.333.0690 or registering online: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:program_code=53598


Did you know September is National Kite Month? The 3rd annual Onset Beach Kite Festival is today from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You can build a kit and you can buy a kite at the festival. There will be live kite flying demonstration and fun for the whole family. This is a free event to attend – kites are sold separately. https://www.onsetbay.org/


Sunday, September 3, 2017:

The Marshfield Fairgrounds hosts the 36th annual Spindles Car Show and swap meet from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $8, kids 12 and under are free. Last year over 700 cars were part of the show. There is a kids coloring contest. Rain date is Monday, September 4th.


Upcoming & Ongoing Ideas

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.

Check out the Teddy Bear Picnic at the historic Winslow House on Friday July 28th at 10:30 a.m. It’s a colonial build-a-bear. Children will make their own teddy bear to take home and keep forever. There will be games, tasty treats and a celebration of summer. Please call 781-837-5753 or email info@winslowhouse.org and give your name and the number of children you are registering. $10 per child. Reservations required. 



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