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April 2020

CANCELED: UMass Extension: Fruit Tree Grafting – a Hands-on Workshop

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin St
Belchertown, MA 01007 United States
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$100

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting - they are not grown from seed. For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed. Proper tools and sharpening will be included. All workshop participants will graft several apple trees to take home! Dr.…

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UMass Extension: Native Pollinator Biology & Conservation – a Classroom Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UMass French Hall, 230 Stockbridge Rd. (Park in Lot 62 behind building)
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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$30

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Native pollinators are an essential resource in our wild and managed landscapes.  Come to this workshop if you're interested in learning more about their biology and conservation.  We'll mainly be talking about different species of bees but other types of pollinators will also be mentioned (flies, birds, bats, etc.).  We'll learn about the different families of pollinating bees ranging from the tiny beautiful sweat bees to the big and endearing bumble bees.  We'll learn…

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SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Intro to Welding

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., 1841 Maple St
North Dighton, MA 02764 United States
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Join SEMAP for a Twilight Workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2020 11 am - 2 pm at Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., North Dighton, MA Tom Dufault will teach introductory workshop on basic welding skills, to include ARC, MIG, and gas welding brazing, metal prep, safety, and more. Workshop price includes pair of welding goggles.  All participants are required to bring ear protection.  Pre-registration required. $45/Public $25/Member $15/New Farmers.

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May 2020

SEMAP Twighlight Workshop: Backyard Cannabis Growing

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairmount Fruit Farm Stand, 887 Lincoln Street
Franklin, MA 02038 United States
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Date and Time: May 9 10am-12pm Location: Fairmount Fruit Farm 887 Lincoln Street Franklin, MA 02038 www.fairmountfruit.com Linda Noel, of Terrapin Farm, is pleased to present a workshop on Backyard Cannabis Growing at Fairmount Fruit Farm in Franklin, MA, to benefit SEMAP! This “twilight” workshop will cover Cannabis Growing (marijuana and/or hemp) from planting a seed to final harvest. Topics will include: Best methods for starting seedlings and where to find seeds How to Clone (Practical cutting advice + take…

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Spoon Carving Workshop at Tilth & Timber

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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$150.00

During this six hour small group workshop you will learn how to transform a log into a functional wooden spoon using simple hand tools. We will discuss the basics of spoon carving and tools of the trade, including how to safely use an axe and basic knife techniques. You will learn about choosing the right piece of wood, designing a spoon, and reading the grain. No previous woodworking experience is necessary. You will learn safety techniques and have step-by-step instruction…

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SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Cover Cropping and Soil Health

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St
North Easton, MA 02356 United States
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May 20, 2020 5 pm - 7 pm Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St, North Easton, MA During the cover crop workshop, farmers at Langwater Farm will cover selection, establishment, termination and benefits of cover crops, as well as calculating plant available nitrogen.  Maggie Payne from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will talk about the basics of how a healthy soil functions, how to assess the health of your soil, and methods of improving soil health using reduced tillage and…

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June 2020

9th Annual Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Festival

June 20

9th Annual Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Festival Sat Jun 20 2020 at 11:00 am Westport Fairgrounds, 200 Pinehill Rd., Westport, MA Join us for the 9th Annual Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Festival Your chance to get ALL the Coastal Wine Trail Wineries under 1 roof! Taste over 45 different wines, while browsing through local artisans sampling a variety of cheeses, chocolates, and more!! 21+ Event For more information go to https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=1000084267906577

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4th Annual Dighton Strawberry Festival

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Under the Sun Farm, 1050 Williams St
Dighton, MA
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Join the Dighton Historical Society for the 4th Annual Dighton Strawberry Festival as they celebrate Dighton's strawberry tradition! Hosted by Under The Sun Farm in Dighton! Saturday June 20, 2020 from 11 am to 3pm, Under The Sun Farm 1050 Williams St, North Dighton, MA Vendors, hayrides around the farm, U-pick strawberries, farm animals, pony rides, live music and so much more!  This popular event draws hundreds of people from southeastern Massachusetts and is not to be missed! Vendor applications…

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The Brockton Fair

June 26 - July 5
Brockton Fairgrounds, 433 Forest Ave
Brockton, MA 02301 United States
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The 2020 Brockton Fair! Friday, June 26th - Sunday, July 5th, 2020! Brockton Fairgrounds, 433 Forest Ave, Brockton, MA 02301 One of America's oldest fairs returns with thrilling rides, fireworks, demolition derby, live music, & more! Visit http://www.brocktonfair.net/ for more information

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July 2020

Westport Fair

July 15 - July 19
Westport Fairgrounds, 200 Pine Hill Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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The 2020 Westport Fair will be Wednesday, July 15 through Sunday, July 19, on the fairgrounds at 200 Pine Hill Road Westport, MA. There are plenty of chances to get out to the Westport Fair to enjoy tractor pulling, eating, a petting zoo, live music, and a ton of demonstrations. You don't want to miss out on this annual event. Learn more at http://westportfair.com/

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Barnstable County Fair

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm
Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway
E. Falmouth, MA 02536 United States
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July 20 - July 26 The Barnstable County Agricultural Society held its first fair, consisting primarily of livestock and handicraft exhibits, in October of 1844 at the County Court House in Barnstable Village. Last summer marked an important milestone – the 175th Anniversary since the Fair began!

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August 2020

The Rochester County Fair

August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 9 @ 7:00 pm
Rochester Fairgrounds, 65 Pine St
Rochester, MA 02770 United States
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The Rochester County Fair August 8 - 9, 2020 Rochester Fairgrounds, 65 Pine St, Rochester, MA 02770 A true county fair with a cow milking contest, tractor pulling, live music, corn shucking contest, parade, live auction, and so much more! Vendor applications can be found on their website http://www.rochesterma.com

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153rd Annual Marshfield Fair

August 21 - August 30
Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St
Marshfield, MA 02050
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The Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society presents… The 153rd Marshfield Fair August 21 – 30, 2020, 140 Main Street, Route 3A, Marshfield, MA 02050 781-834-6629 For more details visit http://marshfieldfair.org/fair/general-information/

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South Middleboro Grange Agricultural Fair

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
South Middleboro Grange, 570 Wareham St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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August 22, 2020 Do you have things you grow, things you make or things you bake or preserve that you'd like to bring in for judging and maybe a ribbon? Let us know and we will get you a Fair book or at least instructions by email on how you can submit exhibits. For more information, please call Sandra Jefferson at 508-866-7845

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Rehoboth Breed Expo

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
La Salette Shrine, 947 Park St
Attleboro, MA 02703 United States
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The Rehoboth Breed Expo is a fundraising event which includes many different horse breeds and horse related demonstrations. The event also offer’s children’s activities, carriage and pony rides, vendors of all kinds, as well as the Blessing Of The Horses. First started in 2010 by Ray and Eve Viau who had a vision to bring the old west and a wonderful fair back to the area of Rehoboth, MA! The Breed Expo is a non-profit organization who donates their proceeds…

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