Kids and their families are invited to the Ipswich Museum for an afternoon of Halloween fun! Join us in the courtyard of the Heard House for old fashioned games, scary stories, a haunted house, costume parade, and more. Costumes are encouraged!
Come to Ipswich MA for a night of lights, illumination and light inspired artistry! There will be live entertainment, bonfires and luminaries along the ipswich River, Interactive dance, art shows lasers and more!
The Great House at Castle Hill is open for tours on Columbus Day. Grab the family and take the Guest of the Cranes tour on the hour and our roof tour, Cupola with a View, at 11:30 AM and 1:30PM. Unique gifts and food options are available at our gift shop and Grab and Go cafe with 10% off for Trustees members. Last tour of the day is at 3PM.
Join Appleton Farms for the Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms! These family-friendly concerts will feature live music, food trucks, lawn games, and an opportunity to meet our dairy cows and farm animals. series continues with a performance by Rust Never Sleeps. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from Joe's on a Roll and CopperDome Pizza. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase from Ipswich Ale and Old Planters Brewing.
It’s apple season in New England and we’re honoring this favorite crop in our farm kitchen! We’ll prepare a complete menu including both sweet & savory dishes using apples sourced from local orchards, with recipes such as Apple, Onion, & Cheddar Tart, Brick Chicken with Roasted Apples, Sage, & Cider Pan Gravy, Sweet & Sour Braised Red Cabbage with Apples, Caramel Apple Bread Pudding.
Its pie time and we have you covered for the Thanksgiving holiday! Come to the farm kitchen to learn all the basics for making delicious country-style pies including techniques on tender pie crust, rolling & assembly, and proper baking.…..all while keeping it fun, simple, and stress-free. Everyone will make & take home an unbaked 9" deep dish Apple-Cranberry Pie to bake for the holiday! Plus, we'll savor and share the recipe for another seasonal pie favorite! Additional pie recipes will be included in the recipe book, and class will enjoy coffee & pie at the end of the workshop. BYOB is allowed.
Take a Hayride through our fields of wonder at Marini Farm in Ipswich. On every stop you will come across scenes of characters waiting to hand out Tricks and Treats. The hayrides will take place during the daylight hours.
NEER North will be hosting “The Mane Event,” our biggest fundraiser of the year, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore in Danvers, MA. The funds raised from the auction allow us to provide food, shelter, medicine, and vital veterinary and farrier services for the at-risk horses and donkeys in our care.
The Trustees and Notch Brewing are partnering to bring a series of family-friendly, outdoor ‘biergarten’ experiences to some of our parks, farms, and cultural sites this year. Each biergarten will present family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment, and will highlight each location’s unique character, history, and natural wonders.
Barnyard stories really come to life when you get to meet the main characters up close and personal! Bring the kids down to Appleton Farms for our farm fresh version of 'story time'. Explore the barnyard and meet our barnyard friends including Molly the sheep and Timothy the goat. Explore the animals and enjoy and easy craft before gathering around for a few farm stories. The barnyard opens at 10:00am and a story will be read at 10:45.