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 3, 2014, 1 - 11pm
October 4-13, 2014, 10am - 11pm
Topsfield Fairgrounds

Salem Winter Farmers Market 2014

The Salem Farmers' Market goes indoors for the Winter months of Nov & Dec

Starting on November 13th and running through December 18, the Winter Market will be held on Artists Row between Front Street and New Derby Street. and will run from 3-6 p.m. It features some of the summer vendors, as well as many new ones offering fresh and organic foods that use locally grown ingredients, baked goods, crafts, festive holiday items and much more!

Thursdays November 13 - December 18, 2014 3-7 p.m.
No Market on Thanksgiving!
Downtown Salem

Hand-Cut Heirloom Portraits

Silhouette Artist, Carol Lebeaux, Hand-Cut Heirloom Portraits Wenham Museum

Every year families across New England reserve time with beloved silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux who chronicles their children's growth by cutting out profile portraits while they pose. Wenham Museum is hosting a rare opportunity to have a hand-cut heirloom portrait created by silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux from a sitting or photograph.

Friday, November 21, 2014 10am - 4pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10am - 4pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014 12pm - 4pm
Wenham Museum

Ipswich Thanksgiving Farmers Market

The Ipswich Farmers Market is having a Thanksgiving Market!

After a successful first year, the Ipswich Farmer's Market is having a Thanksgiving market just in time to stock up the pantry for Turkey Day! The Market willbe held indoors at the Ascension Church rain or shine!

Friday, November 21, 2014 4-7pm
Ascension Church

Essex Firemen's Spaghetti Supper

Come to the Essex Fire Deaprtment for the annual spaghetti fundraiser!
23rd Annual Essex Firemen's Spaghetti Supper - The town’s volunteer firefighters put out quite a spread of all-you-can-eat homemade spaghetti and meatballs accompanied by salad, beverage and dessert. A great night to enjoy a home-cooked meal with neighbors and friends. Everyone welcome! Donations accepted at the door. All proceeds go to the Fire Department Equipment fund.


Saturday, November 22, 2014 4-7 pm

Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches

Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches - The warmth of an old country church fair enlivens the town on a cold, winter’s day when all three of Essex’s downtown churches hold their annual Holiday Fair. All three churches are within walking distance with free on street parking. Gift bargains are served up along with homemade food and hot beverages. A dollar goes a long way at this event.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 9am - 2pm
Downtown Essex

Friends of Dane Street Playground Present the Polar Express

Friends of Dane Street Playground Present the Polar Express at the Cabot Theater

The Friends of Dane Street Playground, a group of neighbors committed to designing and install a new, safe playground at Dane Street Beach, will host a fundraiser at the new Cabot Performing Arts Center (formerly the Cabot Theatre). The event is a family friendly holiday themed movie showing of “The Polar Express.” Tickets include a movie ticket, bell, a visit from Santa, and more! The group will also hold a raffle for several items and themed prize baskets. Tickets will be $15 a seat and are available via paypal payment or cash at the door.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 3-6PM
Cabot Street Theatre

Native American Heritage Month: "Miss Navajo" Documentary Screening

NPL celebrates Native American Heritage Month with a screening of "Miss Navaho"

NPL celebrates Native American Heritage Month! Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary "Miss Navajo." The role of women and tradition in Dine (Navajo) culture is explored through a young girl's quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown. All are welcome to this free event!

Saturday, November 22, 2014 2-3:30 pm

NMYO Thanksgiving Benefit Concert

NMYO is performing a benefit concert to help the ipswich Food Pantry!

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will perform a Thanksgiving concert to benefit the Ipswich Community Food Pantry. Come enjoy great music presented by some of the most talented youngsters on the North Shore and help the food pantry when it is needed the most - the week of Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2014 3 pm

MIT's FAT Chain Reaction

MIT's chain reaction competition is the Friday following Thanksgiving!

Whether it's the reaction induced between one creative contraption and another equally crafty contrivance, or the joyful reactions sparked on the faces of the spectators, the MIT Museum Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind, must-be-seen-to-be-believed engineering feat. 

Friday, November 28, 2014 1-4pm
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