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Amesbury MA Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm
The Vintage Bazaar is held at the historical flower farm, Pettengill Farm. The weekend event brings live music with country, bluegrass and folk tunes, outdoor ‘boutiques’ with antiques, vintage finds, architectural salvage, rusty junk, repurposed goodies, unique handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind artisans. Food vendors and food trucks carry organic locally sourced fare, fresh seafood and delicious treats. Children will enjoy the Vintage Carnival Tent, vintage photo-op areas, nostalgic games, face painting and more.
Location: Pettengill Farm
There's all kinds of fun going on at Smolak Farm Weekend  Festival!
Take your first bite into a crisp and delicious New England apple this weekend at Smolak Farms located in North Andover, Massachusetts. Hay wagon rides, playground, animals, duck races, wee wagons, pick your own fruit….it all happens at Smolak Farms! Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, festival, food court, cider donuts and more! ALL NEW Fall Festival area with extended activities for children that include Wee Wagons, Duck Races, Games, Pop corn, Cotton Candy, Face Painting, Bouncy House, Batting Cage, HUGE slide, Hay Pyramid Animals and more!
Location: Smolak Farms
Pike School in Andover MA. Independent Pre-K through Grade 9
The Pike School in Andover is bringing the community together with a special family event on Saturday, September 24, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Gather your family and friends and bring your lawn chairs to enjoy Under the Stars Movie Night with a special showing of Disney's Inside Out. The movie will take place on a grassy field at The Pike School, so bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Snacks, blankets, and bug spray are recommended. Lawn games will be set up for entertainment prior to the start of the film. Parking is super easy at The Pike School so don't miss this special evening with family and friends. Admission is FREE. All of the community is welcome. RSVP here to ensure plenty of free popcorn for everyone.
Location: The Pike School
The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival presents traditional American and English folk music. Since the autumn of 2000, Portsmouth has celebrated the local and national heritage of seafaring and maritime trades by taking nautical songs and music to the restaurants, pubs, cafés, churches and streets of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The festival is held on the last weekend in September, with free events both Saturday and Sunday. All Ages: For our Open Sings, PMFF uses three pub venues that are also full-service restaurants, suitable for all ages. So feel free to bring your singing and non-singing kids along!
The Friends of the South End Portsmouth Fairy House Tour--the world's largest fairy house tour
The Friends of the South End Portsmouth Fairy House Tour--the world's largest fairy house tour--takes place each fall in the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Built by creative professionals, community members, and students, these works of imagination and creativity more than 150 fairy houses will be on display on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park.
Salem Trolley Christmas Carol, Fun Holiday Events north of Boston
Join Scrooge on the Salem Trolley as you ride through Salem Massachusetts in this rolling production performed by the Griffen Theater . Now entering into it's 26th Season, this humorous & whimsical interactive performance reanimates Dickens’ timeless seasonal holiday classic!
Location: Salem Trolley
Salem Trolley Christmas Carol, Fun Holiday Events north of Boston, Trolley Ride with Scrooge
Join Scrooge on the Salem Trolley as you ride through Salem Massachusetts in this rolling production performed by the Griffen Theater . Now entering into it's 26th Season, this humorous & whimsical interactive performance reanimates Dickens’ timeless seasonal holiday classic!
Location: Salem Trolley
Salem Trolley Christmas Carol, Fun Holiday Events north of Boston
Join Scrooge on the Salem Trolley as you ride through Salem Massachusetts in this rolling production performed by the Griffen Theater . Now entering into it's 26th Season, this humorous & whimsical interactive performance reanimates Dickens’ timeless seasonal holiday classic!
Location: Salem Trolley
The Cape Ann Farmers Market is one of many North Shore Farmers' Markets
At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market you'll find plenty of farm-fresh produce, meat & local seafood, as well as lots of fun stuff for the entire family. There are activities like finger painting for the kids and cooking demonstrations for “Top Chef” wanna-bes, and melt-in-your-mouth local gelato. 
Location: Stage Fort Park
youth language immersion program
From pre-K enrichment, day camps and sleepaway camps to programs the entire family can enjoy together, Concordia Language Villages bring language to life for young learners ages 2 to 18 and family members of all ages. Concordia Language Villages helps students discover what it means to be a citizen of the world. One who's always ready to try something new. Someone who doesn't just speak the language, but lives it.

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