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Come see how baseball used to be played at Spencer Pierce Little Farm. Photo: Matthew Muise Photography

Take a step back in time and enjoy a springtime day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music, sheep-shearing, and wagon rides and cheer on your favorite team as the Newburyport Clamdiggers and Portsmouth Rockinghams take the field. The teams of the Essex Base Ball Association play baseball using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase.

Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. In partnership with the Essex Base Ball Association and Ipswich Ale Brewery.

  • Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase.
  • Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating.

In partnership with Granite State Draft Horse and Pony Association, Essex Base Ball Association and Ipswich Ale.

When: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10am - 3pm
Prices: 
Historic New England Members: Free
Non-Members: $5
Phone: 
978.462.2634