The historic tour of Willowdale Estate covers historic background, context and conversation about the Arts & Crafts style mansion. Here is your chance to go inside the Willowdale Mansion (willowdaleestate.com) for a unique guided tour. Now an event and wedding venue, this over 100 years-old Arts and Crafts style home has been beautifully restored. The second floor is not accessible. Best for ages 8 years & up.
The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us. 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.
Take a nice n' easy stroll at Bradley Palmer State Park with your family! Join the Park Interpreter for an easy hike along the Carriage Road or Accessible Trail. Points of interest will be highlighted. The walk will be fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Best for ages pre-K and up.
Bradley Palmer was an avid equestrian. He laid out bridal paths and a four-mile steeplechase race course on his estate. Come see photographs and maps of these historic activities. Drop-in program; come anytime. Best for ages 8 years & up.
The mission of the HomeGrown Market is to provide the Topsfield community a series of family friendly events that emphasizes supporting local and offer the opportunity for Topsfield and surrounding North Shore farmers, gardeners, artisans, creators, performers, musicians, nonprofits, young entrepreneurs, and local businesses to showcase their product, and/or talents, in a welcoming and organized community based marketing alternative.
Join the Topsfield Fair for a FREE Movie Night on Thursday, June 22 in the Arena on the fairgrounds. Featuring the movie "The Sandlot"! Doors open at 5:30PM and movie starts at 7:00PM. Complimentary movie, popcorn and parking! Food Trucks will be site to pick up some extra snacks and enter the raffle to win kid's bikes! Plus, be one of the first to purchase discounted Topsfield Fair tickets before they go on sale!
As late spring transitions to early summer, one thing is for sure: it's turtle time! Join us to explore our wetlands in search of these fascinating reptiles. We'll visit areas where turtles like to nest and bask in the sun, look at and touch real turtle shells, and, with a little luck, get an up-close look at a Painted Turtle. We'll conclude with a trip to the Rockery to see if we can summon our resident Snapping Turtle, Godzilla.
The soil in the garden has barely been turned and already the first sign of Summer has appeared. Strawberries! With Strawberries comes the Topsfield Historical Society's 50th Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair in early June which offers a spectacle of strawberry fun for each and every one. The Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair, one of the best in the region, celebrates the region's rich agricultural heritage.
Please join us as we honor those who lost their lives while protecting and serving their nation. The parade will start at 9am behind Proctor School and it will go down Main Street to Veterans Memorial Green where there will be a short ceremony in front of the monument.
Interesting hikes, natural history topics to explore, hands-on projects, and real wildlife data-collection opportunities will be based on your input and interests in this exciting club for teens. This is your chance to get involved behind the scenes with Mass Audubon's science and conservation work. The club meets one or two Saturdays a month in a spring/summer session and fall/winter session. We also take one field trip each session to connect with other local organizations, learn more about environmental issues in our communities, and find out how you can make a difference.