Events Calendar


Host/Event TitleDateDescription
Sterling FairSeptember 8th 5pm-11pm
September 9th 9am-11pm
September 10th 9am-5pm
A two and a half day, family oriented, community, agricultural fair with the emphasis on agriculture and education. The Sterling Fair features rides, horse pulls, oxen pulls, tractor pulls, helicopter rides, antique engine and machinery show, livestock shows, food, entertainment and more!
Lanni Orchard: Tomato Festival September 9th & 10th 8am-6pmPick your own tomatoes, free hayrides, children’s play area, crafts, hay pyramid, caramel apples, cotton candy and sample all of the different tomatoes pick
Wachusett Mountain: Farm Fresh FestSeptember 9th & 10th 10am-5pmThis two-day festival will feature a Farmers’ Market, Craft Fair, Cooking Demos, Agricultural Demonstrations, Workshops, Contests, Live Music and much more!

More than 70 Vendors on display featuring produce, baked goods, speciality foods, crafts, soaps/oils; knits/wools; plants/herbs and more
The Big ESeptember 15th - October 1stThe biggest agriculture and entertainment fair in New England!
Lanni Orchard: Apple FestivalSeptember 16th & 17th 8am-6pmPick your own apples, apple tasting, play land with bouncy house, hay pyramid, crafts, hayrides, cotton candy, make your own caramel apples, warm apple crisp, snack shack with hotdogs, nachos & popcorn.
stART On the StreetSunday September 17th 11am-6pmstART on the Street is central Massachusetts' largest art, music and performance festival. Come shop handmade with over 200+ artists and crafters, and watch as artists create unique works right on the street.

We provide many free art activities for children and families, and have a food court with various food vendors, including vegan options. Music and performances at stART are diverse and right on the street, allowing you to really become a part of the acts! The festival is FREE! Come explore all we have to offer.
Boston Local Food Festival Sunday September 17th 11am-5pmFor one spectacular day each year, 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 fun zone and more.
Lanni Orchard: Taste of Local September 23rd & 24th 8am-6pmFree samples of everything local! Apple tasting, pyo apples, hayrides, playland, crafts, cider donuts, corn maze and so much more!
Lanni Orchard: Fall Festival & Adventure ComboSeptember 30th & October 1st 8am - 6pmBring your families and have races in the adventure combo, hayrides, pyo apples, make your own caramel apples, cider, apple crisp, crafts and so much more!
Lanni Orchard: Maze AdventuresFriday Nights, October 13, 20 & 27Bring your flashlights and go through the maze in the dark!!
Douglas Farm & Orchard: The Witching HourSaturday October 14th 2pm-4pmCome get in the Halloween spirit. "The Witching Hour" is a fun exciting talk about how Halloween began, the story of why we carve Jack O' Lanterns, facts about witches and wizards and candle magic. There will be a demonstration on how to make a witches bottle for good luck.
This unusual program will be given by Bill (Merlin) Nedoroscik, a teacher at Bay Path Regional School who has taught adult ed classes on witchcraft. This program will be fun for all ages! Wear your Halloween costumes (yes, adults too) and Trick or Treat and music at the farm after the program.
There will be a $5 fee, children under 12 and under free.


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