Saturday, September 26, 11 – 4 – Family Harvest Festival

Historic New England’s Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts will be the venue for the annual Family Harvest Festival. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning eighty years. Try corn husking or win a prize at the pie-eating contest. Learn how simple machines help farmers with pumping water, pressing cider, and preparing food. Find your way through a hay bale maze, harvest wild herbs, and see vegetables preserved in the traditional way. Enjoy a wagon ride through the fields, build scarecrows, go on a pumpkin treasure hunt, and make fall crafts. Listen to folk music performed by Sweet Loretta’s Snake Oil Jug Band or watch a puppet show by Martha Dana. The c. 1690 manor house is open. Cider, donuts, and hot lunch are available. For more information call 978-462-2634, or log on to  Free to Historic New England members, $6 non-members, $4 children.