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.
Come to downtown Newburyport on Sunday & Monday of Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn's arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England! Bring the kids in the morning for children's entertainment in Market Square the annual Scarecrow Contest.
The Essex Street Fair is a two-day event held in downtown Salem and is part of the Slemn Heritage Festivities! This years fair includes a new format with a juried arts & crafts open market throughout the weekend. Crafters, artisans and food vendors from in and around Salem will join local merchants in selling their wares on Essex Street & surroundings. This free event will run the length of Essex Street from the Daniel Low Building to the Hawthorne Hotel.
For three days, this annual family friendly art festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. The popular free event will feature over 80 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. The family-friendly festival also includes art-making for all ages, artisan vendors selling their creations, and a temporary public art installation.
The Happy as a Clam 5k is a great event promoting health and wellness in our community. The 5k road race (6 PM) over the streets of Essex will be preceded by a 5k non-competitive walkers' 5k (5 PM) and free kids' dashes (5:30 PM). Kids' race distances are 20 yard dash for those 4 years and under, 1/4 mile dash for those in grades K-2 and a half a mile dash for those in grades 3-5. Woodman’s of Essex will be on site providing lobster rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, chowder and more for purchase and a raffle will be held for some great local prizes and experiences.
Newburyport Youth Services will be offering a movie that coincides with the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Invitation Nights!. This week's movie is Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted. Snacks and drinks will be available. Drop of your kids and relax knowing that your kids are having as much fun as you are! Open to grades 1-5
Come to East Gloucester Elementary School for our traditional holiday with perennial favorite family activities, as well as some new ones! Looking for a gift? There will be plenty of hand made crafts by local vendors! This is also a great opportunity for a visit with Santa and a photo op with Frosty the Snowman!
The Topsfield Fairgrounds will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 34th Annual New England Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring over 150 booths of American-made arts, crafts, specialty foods, live music and craft demonstrations.
A fun and educational event in support of the Amesbury Carriage Museum and the Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs - individuals, families, and the carriage driving community are invited to attend. Come celebrate the region's carriage making legacy.
The St. Peter's Fiesta, Gloucester's annual salute to its fishermen, religious celebration, and five-day carnival and family fun fest is a fun, safe tradition for families to enjoy.The festival is sponsored by the Italian-American fishing community of Gloucester, and has all kinds of family oriented activities and events that celebrate the Italian and fishing traditions of the oldest sea port in the United States!