Old Newbury Day Open House & Bonfire

Come to Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm for an open house and winter bonfire! Photo ©Sara Willman

Come to  Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a mid-winter open house and bonfire to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the Spencer-Pierce-Little House, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire fueled by Christmas trees in the growing fields of Tendercrop Farm!

The three story bonfire is a community event that will include:

  • Live Music
  • Sledding and Skating (weather permitting)
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Marshmallows
  • House Tours
  • Raffles
  • Great Food - Pizza, Subs, Sausage, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fried Dough, Chili and Corn Chowder
  • Beer, Wine, Cocoa and Hot Cider

There is also a fun, high-energy auction with prizes like a ride to school in a fire truck, cords of wood, original art. One lucky winner will be the official lighter of the bonfire! This year’s event continues to raise funds to purchase a new ambulance to replace one built in 1998, at the cost of approximately $142,000. Protection Fire Company #2 is a Non-profit 501 (c) 3 that owns all its own equipment and buildings. It operates with a minimal budget, saving the taxpayers of Newbury valuable dollars.

Drop your Christmas Tree off at the Newbury Fire Department before January 13 and they'll throw it on the pile! Funds raised at the event will go to benefit local firefighters, and to purchase a new ambulance for the town!

When: 
Saturday, January 16, 2021 3-9pm
Tree Drop-off by Jan 9 at the Newbury Fire Department
Prices: 
FREE
Parking: $10
Phone: 
978.462.2634
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