Appleton Farms Bird Count

Come to Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachussetts to learn birding basics!

Purple Finch, Pileated Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Broad-Winged Hawk, Catbird, just some of the hundreds of birds that come to Massachusetts every year. Finding them all is like a giant game of hide and seek. Every walk in nature is an opportunity to find something you have never seen before! It brings a whole new energy and excitement to the outdoors.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 10am-12pm

Sweet as Pie Workshop at Appleton Farms

Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachsuetts hosts a pie making as part of Appleton Cooks!

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.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 10am-Noon
Saturday, November 10, 2017 10am-Noon

Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms

Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts

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.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 4-7pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 4-7pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 4-7pm

Pumpkin Carving at Appleton Farms

Come to a free pumpkin carving session at the Trustees' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts! Pumpkin Carver ©2018 Bill O’Connor

Want to carve your very own pumpkin, or three? Come to the farm to help get our pumpkins ready for Appleton Farms Kids Pumpkin Trail ! Families are welcome to bring snacks & BYOB to enjoy while carving. All pumpkins have to stay on the farm for the trail, but if you help carve a few we encourage you to come for FREE and see if you can find your own creation along the way!

Thursday, October 25, 2018 5-7pm

"Spooktakular" GNFC Halloween Party

The Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club Spooktacular - a fun family outing at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury

The Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club Halloween Spooktacular is fun for the whole family! Come dressed in your favorite costume for the most "spooktacular" GNFC Halloween Party yet!  Kids of all ages will enjoy live music by Travis Ford and dancing, tractor rides, pumpkin "picking," fall games, Halloween tattoo station and trick-or-treating - all in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. A costume contest will be held at 3:00 pm so come dressed to impress!

Sunday, October 21, 2018 1-4pm

Autumn Apple Harvest Workshop at Appleton Farms

From the Orchard: Autumn Apple Harvest workshop with Carlyn Grieco at Appleton Farms in Ipswich

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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 6-9pm

Night Hike: Sounds, Stars & S'mores

Explore The Trustees of Reservations Appleton Farms and learn about what the creatures of the habitat as night falls!

When the sun starts to go down a whole new world comes alive. Owls wake up from a long days rest, tree frogs call in the distance, stars create a magical light display, your body changes in accomadate the new world, and so much more. Join us for an evening walk at Appleton Farms where our Farm Educator will show you what amazing things exist when the night begins. You will learn night animal sounds, explore for nocturnal creatures, experience how the human body changes at night with hands on activities to test things like your night vision, and enjoy the mood of Autumn with some warm apple cider and smores.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 5:30-7:30pm

Meet a Dairy Farmer at Appleton Farms

Come meet a dairy farmer and members of the Appleton Farms Dairy herd in Ipswich Massachusetts!

Come to Appleton Farms every Sunday at 4PM to see our Jersey heard being milked. See the cows bring brought in from pasture, get a look at the milking up close and ask our dairy farmer a few questions! Perfect for kids and adults alike. While you are here take a peek in the cheese kitchen viewing room, visit with our other barnyard animals or have a picnic in the stone paddock!

Sundays through October 28, 2018 4pm

Earth Oven Bread Culinary Workshop

:earn to bake bread with fire at this 'Appleton Cooks' workshop at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts!

There is nothing quite like bread fresh from the oven. Join chef Elizabeth Walkowicz to learn how to make your own exquisite bread from scratch. Using both our outdoor earth oven and traditional methods, you will learn to make flat bread and a rustic olive loaf. We will pair with an Appleton Farms salad and cheese for a perfect summer lunch on the patio. This hands-on workshop includes instruction by a professional chef, printed recipe booklet and a tasting. BYOB beer and wine is allowed.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 10am - 12:30pm

Herrmanns' Lipizzan Stallions in Essex - Matinee

Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions come to Cogswell's Grant in Essex massachusetts

Historic New England welcomes family favorite Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions for a special engagement at Cogswell's Grant . The famous Lipizzan stallions are returning to perform three shows at Cogswell's Grant. The horses of the Herrmann line are among the last capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, the dramatic leaps and plunges developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and now a beautiful display of equine grace and strength.

Fridays, September 7 & 14, 2018 5-6:30pm
Saturdays, September 8 & 15, 2018 2-3:30pm
Sundays, September 9 & 16, 2018 2-3:30pm


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Winter Weekends at Appleton Farms

Winter Weekends at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Appleton Farms invites families for a weekend fun all Winter long!  While the weather may be colder, winter is a great time to be at Appleton Farms! Every weekend, the farm will be filled with a number of activities and opportunities to explore the property, socialize in a safe, socially-distant...
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Public Skate & Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm
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