BSP will be hitting the Life is Good Festival in Canton. Can't wait. I saw the Laurie Berkner Band a few years ago at the Opera House in Boston, and they are just GREAT! They'll be at Life is Good this weekend with lots of other big names including Jason Mraz.
I also want to squeeze in the Sterling Fair (between errands, soccer and everything else).
The Wheelock Family Theater in Boston is having an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, September 11th. Our staff visited there last month and was blown away.
The weather is perfect. Hope you can find some time to something fallishly fun. Enjoy!!!
September 9 – 10: Franklin County Fair .89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield. Thurs., 3 pm; Fri., Noon; Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. Draft horse show, entertainment, magic show. A $7, Sr. $4, C 11-17 $5, Under 11 free. 413-774-4282.
September 10 - 11: 11th Annual Olde Home Day. Central Park, Church St., Clinton. Crafters, local food vendors and continuous entertainment. oldehomeday.com.
September 10-11: Our Lady of the Lake Parish Bazaar. 1400 Main St., Leominster. Fri., 5 – 10 p.m., Sat., noon – 10 p.m. A giant Kids Alley, obstacle course, train ride, games, huge white elephant, potluck, silent auction, and many more booths. 978-342-2978.
September 10 - 12: Sterling Fair. Sterling Airport, 121 Greenland Rd., Sterling. A two-and-a-half-day community, family-oriented agricultural fair with emphasis on agriculture and education. Details available at sterlingfair.org.
September 11: Blackstone Canalfest. Harding St., Worcester. A classic street festival complete with music, entertainment, vendors, food, an abundance of kids’ activities, horse-and-wagon rides, kayak rides, historic as well as current canal project information, a giant raffle and much more. blackstonecanal.org.
September 11: Do you like Wilco, the Beatles, Neil Young? Merrick Section is playing an outdoor concert in Goodale Park, West Boylston, 7 p.m....great for all ages. Preteens and teens will love the opening band,comprised of local teens, Time Slips Daily,. www.myspace.com/timeslipsdaily
More about Merrick Section: The songs are deep yet catchy, the playing is expressive and intuitive. www.myspace.com/merricksection
Adults are $10; C (12 and up) $5. More info, wbaf.org.
September 11: New Braintree Country Fair. New Braintree. Farm products, police displays, fireman demo, bands, burn outs, car & tractor show, chainsaw competition, scarecrow competition, kids games, pony rides, hay rides, bonfire, beer and wine tent, plant swap. Free kids 12 and under 1-mile race, 4.2 mile adult. 508-867-3583, newbraintreecountryfair.org.
September 11 - 12: Mattoon Street Arts Festival. Mattoon St., Springfield. Features 80+ exhibitors, food vendors and strolling musicians. This is the longest running arts and crafts fair in Western Massachusetts. mattoonfestival.org.
September 12: Life Is Good Festival. Prowse Farm, 5 Blue Hill Rd., Canton. Laurie Berkner Band show time TBA ; festival grounds open 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Children's music superstars and Nick Jr. channel favorites The Laurie Berkner Band will headline the Kids Stage at the Life is Good Festival. The festival features three stages of diverse live music, hands-on games, interactive arts activities and the "Good Kids" zone. 100% of Life is Good's profits from the Festival will go towards The Life is Good Kids Foundation, helping kids who are facing life-threatening conditions, including the trauma of violence, poverty and loss. Every festival attendee will have the opportunity to access exclusive hospitality, preferred viewing, artist meet and greets and other prizes by setting fundraising goals or making a donation to help kids in need. Top fundraisers will be called V.G.P.'s — Very Good People (like V.I.P.'s), and will have a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. A $50, C 6-12 $10, C 5 and under free. 888-339-2987, lifeisgood.com.
Editor's Note on Life is Good Festival: Keep in mind the $50 Life is Good adult admission is because the Festival is actually a high-quality series of concerts for adults and kids so it's basically a $50 concert ticket. Plus 100% of proceeds help disadvantaged kids.
September 12: Cambridge Carnival. Kendall Square, Boston. Noon – 7 p.m. A colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African traditions. The highlight is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Other free activities include stilt walking from Open Air Circus; a moon bounce; arts and craft activities, including origami. and, of course, popcorn. (617-492-2518, cambridgecarnival.org.
September 12 : Peabody International Festival. Main St, Peabody. Experience ethnic foods, music, dance and art. 978-538-5702, peabody-ma.gov.
September 12: Reading Fall Street Faire. Main & Haven St., Reading. 12 – 5 p.m. Over 80 vendors; Radio Disney, dance and street performers, children's area/ kids’ zone, Patriot's tailgate party, classic antique car show, chili "cook-off" contest and more. readingfallstreetfaire.com.
September 12: Pet Rock Festival. Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston St., Worcester. 12 – 5 p.m. Celebrating its 12th year, this family style festival features live music, demonstrations, speakers, vegetarian food, contests and 100s of tables of exhibitors from New England area animal organizations, including shelters, rescues and more. A see and be seen day for you and your pet. Proceeds benefit New England animal organizations. A$12, C$5. 508-832-8918 or petrockfest.com.