All Ages

Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States

The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two.  We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'.  Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.

October 2, 2015 1 - 11pm
October 3-12, 2015 10am - 11pm

Festival of the Trees by the Sea

Celebrate the start of the Christmas Season in downtown Manchester, Mass!

As part of the Christmas-by-the-Sea celebrations in Manchester, the Festival of the Trees is an enchanted forest of Christmas trees on the town green in Manchester by-the-Sea decorated by community groups and local businesses. The trees are put up the weekend after Thanksgiving and stay lit just past New Years for all to enjoy through the holidays!  Come visit downtown Manchester and get into the Spirit of the Holidays!

Daily through December 2015

SalemRecycles Textile Drive

SalemRecycles hosts a textile recycling drive! Salem Massachusetts

SalemRecycles is hosting their annual textile recycling event! Clean out your closets the green way - drop off USABLE and UNUSABLE textiles at SalemRecycles' fifth annual Clothing and Textile Recycling Drive. Look for the Goodwill truck in Riley Plaza (212 Washington Street, Salem). Usable items will be sold in Goodwill stores; unusable items will be recycled into new products.

November 21, 2015 8am-3pm

Essex Holiday Farmers Market

Stock up for the Holidays at the Essex Farmers Market's Holiday Market!

Visit the Essex Holiday Farmers Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods produced locally and stock up for the holidays! Also at this market you will find Artisan Ice Cream, freshly baked pies and pastries, local pature-raised meats and cheeses, holiday wreaths and greeens, all natural skin care products, honey, prepared foods, handcrafted jewelry and othe great gift ideas!

Saturdays, December 12, 2015 12-4pm

Marblehead Gingerbread Workshop for Kids

Kids are invited to come make their own entries for the Marblehead Gingerbread Festival!

Kids are invited to the The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society for a gingerbread workshop! Come create your own entry for the 2015 Marblehead Gingerbread Festival.  Two workshops are schedule for kids ages 2-4 (with adult) at 1pm and kids 5-10 are at 3pm.  Registration required.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 1-5pm

Historic Holiday in Danvers

Did you know the celebration of Christmas was once illegal in Massachusetts? Please join the folks at Rebecca Nurse Homestead for a celebration of the fall harvest and see what all the fuss was about! Activities will include Colonial living history demonstrations, kid's crafts, a special holiday themed exhibit, seasonal refreshments - including everything from gingerbread to hot wassail!

Sunday, November 15, 2015 4pm

ECGA Thanksgiving Walk in Dogtown

Hike the trails of Dogtown in Rockport, MA on Thanksgiving Day with ECGA

Hike up an appetite on Thanksgiving Day with the Essex County Greenbelt Association!  Join ECGA's Eric Hutchins for a FREE guided walk on moderate terrain along the trails of Dogtown! All are welcome, incluiding dogs. Meet at the parking lot of You do not have access to view this node in Rockport, Massachusetts.  Dress for the weater and wear shoes appropriate for hiking.

Thursday, November 26, 2015 8-10am

BMPAA Electronic Recycling Event

Recycle your old electronics and help the Beverly High School Music Department

The Beverly High School Music Department will host its third annual electronic recycling event on Saturday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to noon at the BHS parking lot. For a fee, drop off your old electronics at the BHS parking lot. Recycle your unwanted televisions, air conditioners, appliances, phones, fire extinguishers and much more. Proceeds will support the music department. If you wish to have items picked up, or have questions, please email: or call 978-712-8146 and leave a message.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 8am-Noon

Try Hockey for Free

Kids are invited to Dorthy Talbot Rink in Gloucester to try hockey for FREE!

USA Hockey and Cape Ann Youth Hockey invite kids ages 4-9 to come try hockey for free in Gloucester!  If your child has shown interest in learning to skate, or just a genereal interest in team sports, hockey coudl be for them! Come to The Dorothy Talbot Rink to come try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month.  Limited equipment will be available for use.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 4pm

Family Fun Free Day: Dig Into Dogtown

Come explore the Cape Ann Museum and Learn about Dogtown!

The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Join Museum staff in the Activities Center for this drop-in program and dig into the history of Dogtown.  Learn more about Gloucester’s oldest settlement, do an amateur archaeological dig, examine artifacts and create art inspired by the landscape.

Second Saturday of Every Month


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