Vintage Base Ball Opening Day and Sheep Shearing Festival

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 spring day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music, sheep-shearing, and wagon rides and cheer on your favorite teams of the Essex Base Ball Association as they play 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.

  • 10:00am | Lowell BBC vs. Newburyport Clamdiggers
  • 1:00pm | Portsmouth Rockinghams vs. Lynn Live OaksGrass
  • 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 4, 2019 10am-3pm
Prices: 
Historic New England Members: Free
Non-Members: $5
Phone: 
978.462.2634
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