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August 2017

Spiral Herb Garden Workshop

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alfred J Gomes Elementary School, 286 S 2nd St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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A spiral herb garden is a beautiful, functional, and sustainable feature used in home and public gardens.  Using natural, native and abundant materials a spiral herb garden creates micro-environments that allow your favorite herbs to thrive, long term, for your enjoyment and health as well as your local pollinators.  Come and explore the Gomes School community garden as GROW Education and SEMAP partner with a local mason Peter Simmons and Herbalist in training, Carissa Wills-DeMello, to build, fill and plant…

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Rochester Country Fair

August 18 - August 20
Rochester Fairgrounds, 65 Pine St
Rochester, MA 02770 United States
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Cow milking contest, tractor pulling, live music, corn shucking contest, parade, live auction, and more!

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Marshfield Fair

August 18 - August 27
Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St
Marshfield, MA 02050
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The Marshfield Fair is a traditional, American country fair that has taken place at the end of August every year since 1867. The fair features amusement rides, a midway, typical fair food and extensive farm and agriculture exhibits. It is one of the few remaining fairs that still support 4-H shows and competitions. On three days, there are blues music festivals with local and national talent. Regular special events each year include the demolition derby and tractor pulls.

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South Middleboro Grange Fair

August 25
South Middleboro Grange, 570 Wareham St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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Fun Annual Agricultural Fair!

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September 2017

East Middleboro 4-H Fair

September 2 - September 3
East Middleboro 4-H, 183 Thompson St
Middleboro, MA United States
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Join us on Saturday afternoon for our popular country auction. Or watch the animal costume parade followed by the tractor parade on Saturday. The country store (rummage sale) and book tents are open throughout the fair and a variety of great food is available including our famous chicken barbecue Sunday afternoon! In the schoolhouse 4-H members display their many talents as they compete for ribbons. In the morning come for breakfast and stay to watch one of the many animal shows. Our…

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Truro Agricultural Fair

September 3
Truro Fair, 20 Truro Center Rd
Truro, MA 02666 United States
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Join us in celebrating Agriculture, Aquaculture, Fishing and Farming on the beautiful banks of the Pamet River. The Ag Fair, a Truro tradition, offers a variety of locally harvested foods from land and sea: buy oysters or lobsters, just picked fruits and veggies, fresh eggs or honey, baked delicacies or a finger-licking local lunch served up by the Cape’s fantastic food trucks.

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Dartmouth Grange Fair

September 8 - September 9
Dartmouth Grange, 1133 Fisher Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States
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Free Admission and Entertainment Judged exhibits Food Country Store Demonstrations Quilt Exhibit Live Animals Giant Penny Sale Carnival Games Scavenger Hunt Nature Walk Auction

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Local Craft Spirits & Pizza Night

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dirty Water Distillery, 10 Water St
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Dirty Water Distillery is a local distillery offering many great spirits including vodka, whiskey, gin, and rum! Local cranberries and locally roasted coffee are some of the great infusions found in these liquors. Come visit for a tour of the facility and learn how these tasty spirits are made. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample a variety of Dirty Water’s offerings and, of course, will able to purchase product to take home! Pizza will be served for dinner! $15…

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Apple Peach Festival

September 9 - September 10
Long Plain Museum, 1203 Main St
Acushnet, MA 02743 United States
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This town tradition will have you munching on a fresh batch of sweet, tart and juicy apples and peaches. This locally grown fruit will also make an appearance in freshly baked pies and cobblers in case you take your eating more seriously. Should your healthy quota be met, you can switch gears to hamburgers, ice cream and much more. Finally, an exciting parade around the town, live entertainment and more farmed goods will complete this family-oriented event.

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Workshop: Health Care Practices for our Food Animals

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Rhode Island, East Farm, Building 7, 2163 Kingstown Rd. (Route 108)
Kingston, RI 02881 United States
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Free

A SARE Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative Workshop - a project to improve environmental quality by reducing drugs in meat production; enhance economic viability by reducing off-farm inputs and meeting increased consumer demand for local foods free of antibiotics and drugs; and respond to immediate public social concerns about the effects on humans of antibiotics in food animals. PRESENTATIONS: Medically Important Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture after January 1, 2017 Presented by: Michael Murphy, Veterinary Medical Officer, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA USDA Veterinary…

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The Big E

September 15 - October 1
The Big E, 1305 Memorial Ave
Springfield, MA 01089 United States
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The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Each of the New England states is prominently represented at the fair.

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8th Annual Boston Local Food Festival

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Rose Kennedy Greenway, 191W Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

For one spectacular day each year, Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival that showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef & DIY demos, a seafood throwdown competition, diverse music and performances, family…

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3rd Annual Norfolk County Agricultural HS Expo

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norfolk County Agricultural High School, 400 Main St.
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
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October 2017

Cranberry Harvest Celebration

October 7 - October 8
A.D. Makepeace, 158 Tihonet Rd
Wareham, MA 02571 United States
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The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day. You can even put on a pair of waders and step into a corral of berries! Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals,…

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SEMAP Storage Crops Twilight Workshop

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freedom Food Farm, 471 Leonard St
Raynham, MA 02767 United States
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Storage crops are an essential part of a four-season farm. We'll take a walk through the vegetable fields at Freedom Food Farm and look at some of their production methods for storage crops. We'll also tour their crop storage areas and winter wash station. Storage varieties, harvest tips, and different storage methods and conditions for different crops will be additional topics covered in this workshop. A can't miss for farmers looking to generate more year-round income! Hosted by Chuck Currie at…

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