What to do with the kids this weekend – Friday, September 14, – Sunday, September 16, 2018



The 42nd annual Corn Festival at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Corn Festival celebrates the fall harvest as well as the natural and cultural heritage of New England. The event includes all day activities like hay rides and craft demos as well as scheduled events like live animal presentations. Keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for the latest details.


The Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival take place Saturday and Sunday September 15 and 16. Two days of fall family fun including live music, kid’s activities, animals, local crafters and yummy food.  http://www.soulehomestead.com/upcoming-events/harvest-fair-joe-davies-folk-festival/


King Richard’s Faire – THE New England Renaissance Festival – is now open in Carver which runs weekends until – Sunday, October 21 including Columbus Day on October 8.  https://kingrichardsfaire.net/


Friday, September 14:

Norwell Recreation Department is hosing a community movie night – A Bug’s Life – tonight from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the town common in Norwell center. Parking is at Cushing Center and McGreals. The Norwell Police Department would like you to be aware of road restrictions and traffic delays in the Main at West Street area, Main at River and River at West. 

Saturday, September 15:

The Endless Summer Waterfront Festival on Nantasket Beach takes place today from noon until 5:00 p.m. There will be delicious food of all types including the hot dog and pizza eating contests, great food and lots of fun for the kids including a bounce house, a Kid’s Create Art area, a chalk art contest and a hula hoop contest. http://www.hullchamber.com/endless-summer-entertainment


Head to the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary today from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for Saturday Morning on the Pond, a morning of exploration! Use dip nets to catch dragonfly nymphs, discover the unique adaptations of caddisfly larva and help conduct water tests to learn what the pond environment needs to stay healthy. This event is great for kids 4 year and up and the event will be limited to just a few families which allows for lots of hands-on investigating from the sanctuary’s special ponding platform, as well as a peek in the wet panne! The cost is $8 for adult members and $7 for kid members, $10 for adult non-members and $9 for kid non-members. You must register by calling 781.837.9400 or here online


The 20th annual East Bridgewater Business Association’s Expo and Family Fun Day is today on the Town Common today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be music, face painting, balloon art, train rides and children’s activities including pony rides, bounce houses and Joe’s Crazzzy Critters. There will be good eats and treats and much, much more including the 4th annual apple pie contest. https://www.facebook.com/events/443065789538507/  


The 10th annual North Community Church Rib Cook-Off is today from noon until 5:00 p.m. at the VFW post on Rt. 3A in Marshfield. For $5 admission you can purchase $1 tickets for ribs and sides.  The all proceeds benefit Marhsfield Food Pantry, Marshfield FACTS and NCC service projects. Canned food raffle for the Marshifeld Food Pantry, too – don’t forget to bring your canned goods in!


It’s open barnyard time at Weir River Farm in Hingham! Nutmeg the pony, Billy the goat and the other barnyard regulars are excited to see you at the farm! You can brush a goat, make a barnyard craft, pet a chicken and more! You can talk to a friendly farmer and learn more about life on the farm. You can also take a walk on one of the many trails and experience all that Weir River Farm has to offer. You can visit the barnyard every Saturday – rain or shine – from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Park at 140 Turkey Hill Lane. Cost is $5 for member kids and $10 for nonmember kids – adults are admitted for free.



Sunday, September 16:

The second-to-last Cranland Airport Fly-in breakfast of the season is today, kicking off around 8:00 a.m. in Hanson. Head to 777 Monponsett Street to see lots of interesting aircraft up close (please, no touching), land/take off and grab breakfast for only $6 for adults and $3 for kids! Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice. All are welcome! Breakfast usually ends around 10:30, or when the food runs out! The event runs until about 11:00 a.m.


Upcoming Events:

The Natural Resources Trust of Easton hosts their 45th annual Harvest and Craft Fair September 30 at the Sheep Pasture.  https://www.nrtofeaston.org/harvest–craft-fair.html



Ongoing Ideas

The Highland Foundations very popular Free Fun Fridays program offers no-cost admission to many cultural hot spots across the state, each Friday through August 31st. http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays


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.


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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