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Lakeville Arts & Music Festival 2017

The 13th annual Lakeville Arts & Music Festival will take place on Saturday, September 30th   between 10am and 4pm at the junctions of Route 18 and 105. It is a FREE day of community, art, a variety of crafts for sale, children and adult activities, and music South of Boston. It is a rain or shine event! Lakeville Arts & Music Festival 2017

Join the festivities for a day of shopping for one-of-a-kind hand made crafts and art; view 3 fabulous exhibits- a children’s summer painting exhibit inside the library, an exhibit of fine art from several artists inside the sanctuary of the Lakeville United Church of Christ and a quilt exhibit by Lakeville resident Ruth Gross inside the old Town Hall where there will also be musical entertainment and 4 new demonstrators.  Moms Shopping Survey Earn Amazon gift card and more

There will be a variety of artisans selling their beautiful handmade items to include

3 crafters demonstrating their art inside the old Town Hall; 10-4.

Ruth Gross will demonstrate and discuss her realistic art quilts, based on photographs. These pieces are framed raw edged appliqué quilts made from a variety of printed and patterned cotton fabrics.

Kayla Darling, a freshman at Bridgewater State College, will demonstrate her drawing technique. She will do so on sneakers and/or paper. Quite Unique!

Leanne Wilkie has been creating custom hand woven baskets for over sixteen years. Her baskets and handbags are colorful and like nothing you will see inside a store that sells commercial baskets.

Some different types of entertainment and programs joining the Festival this year will be a WWI program, a old-fashioned Fire Engine and one extraordinary performance to listen to. All three are worth the visit.

The WWI Program will revolve around the combat art sketches of Frederick Mayo, who was with the 26th Infantry Division known as the Yankee Division. He was from Fall River and awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart medals for his service in Great War. There will be a complete kit of a WWI Doughboy as well as German artifacts. This year is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the War to help out our European neighbors.

The Old Engine 3 Association, Inc. is a newly formed historical association interested in preserving Lakeville’s Fire Department history and in particular Engine 3, Lakeville’s first brand new fire apparatus in 1950. Engine 3 will be on display throughout the year at the Lakeville Historical Society’s fire department exhibit at the Museum on Bedford Street.

Old Colony Highlanders is an inter-generational bagpipe and drum band devoted to fostering the music and culture of the Great Highland Bagpipe and drums through performance and competition in southeastern New England and beyond. If you have never heard a bagpipe band you are in for a treat! They will join us for a special performance at 11:30am. Be sure to come for a listen.

Let’s not forget the food: TheLakeville United Church of Christ will have hamburgers, hotdogs and more, the First Universalist Unitarian Society of Middleboro will be serving chicken salad plus yummy hot soups and Yakisoba Noodles; yummy Japanese grilled noodles.

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion & Compound 2017 in Abington MA

The 26th season of the Barrett’s Haunted Mansion opens for the 2017 Halloween season on Friday September 22nd and runs thru November 4th.   Barrett's Haunted Mansion & Compound 2017 in Abington MA Halloween


Darkness Unleashed will not be using time slots this season. This will be based on our normal ticket system but with a limited number of tickets available. Coupon and other discounts are NOT valid for Darkness Unleashed event.
16 Years of age or older only.
This event is in the MANSION ONLY. The Compound will not be open on this night.

Tickets are on sale now. Limited tickets available, advanced tickets required. 2 nights only! October  17th and 24th


Get a behind the screams look at our attractions, makeup and costume trailers and more!
SATURDAY’S IN OCTOBER 2-4PM   Tickets  $10


Sunday and Thursday Nights in October eat the Abington Ale House  for $40 special Haunted Menu applies


If you have a VALID ACTIVE MILITARY ID, bring it to our ticket counter Sunday-Thursday and receive FREE admission! Valid for the person with the ID ONLY. Not valid for Darkness Unleashed events.


2017 Tickets are $30 each and cover all attractions.
Skip the ticket line and purchase your tickets online! Just print out your ticket or we can scan it from your smartphone!

We now accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover Card. Sorry, we DO NOT accept American Express at this time. An ATM is also available on site.


Standard tickets are available for purchase online or in our ticket building and cover both attractions.


Do long lines scare you away? Upgrade at anytime to our special “R.I.P. Ticket” and head to a much shorter line! Available anytime. Already purchase your standard ticket? See our ticket booth to upgrade!

$5 Off Coupon

Valid Sunday-Thursday in October. Not to be combined with any other offer and coupons are not accepted for our Darkness Unleashed events. Coupons currently not valid for online ticketing.

Have a smartphone? Simply bring up our coupon on your phone or tablet (below) and show it at the ticket counter! No need to print it. A printable version of the coupon will also be accepted if you do not have a smartphone.

Here is the Calendar


Here are the scarey reviews

Awesome!!!! Darkness Unleashed is unbelievably fantastic. This is our 2nd time experiencing it, and it was 10 times as good!!! There are a lot of haunted attractions out there, but this one truly takes the cake with its originality. You literally SEE NOTHING and in total darkness are led only by a soft glow of a red glow stick. You blindly make your way through with everyone around you touching, grabbing, yelling, pushing you through! It’s terrifying and hilarious all at the same time!!!! The staff were helpful and professional, and all around it was a great time!!! The quality is certainly there and worth the price and we will absolutely be back next year!!! Thanks for the scares!!!

For over 12yrs I have done my best to get here every year. Between the overwhelming attention to detail in the Haunts, as well as the costume design for the actors it makes you stay on edge. My wife and I did their Bite and Fright last night, awesome food and fun for Halloween enthusiasts. Thank you Barretts. No doubt we will be back again next year.

came out on a Sunday this year. They had a great new off call Fright and Bite forYou get a decent sized meal and two haunted attractions all for 30.00 it was the best offer ever. Only offered on Sunday’s  (offer this year on Thursdays and Sundays) . There is always a long wait when you go to this house. Going on a slower night was a better idea. My wait was shorter. They take pride in giving you the best scary experience that they can. The wait is the worst part but it is worth it once you get inside. The work and detail that goes into this house is amazing. There is a new theme every year I go. It has yet to let me down.

Me and my friend came here for the first time this year. We loved it so much, we went through 4 TIMES in a row. And each time it got better and better. We will be coming here year after year. Everyone is nice, and the actors are amazing. By far the most fun I’ve EVER had. Thank you for an amazing experience!!

This place just gets better every year. Both the house and the second attraction (this year “The Compound”) are very well thought out, with characters that are both fascinating and terrifying. I screamed and jumped and laughed all at the same time – I love it!

Barrett’s Haunted House  1235 Bedford St., Abington, MA 02351 (781) 871-4573

AutumnFest 2017 at Bridgewater State University

The 29th Annual Autumn-Fest   will be held on Saturday, September 30th  from 10-4 p.m. on the campus of Bridgewater State University in front of Boyden Hall on the quad.

Autumn-Fest is a longstanding tradition in Bridgewater, MA, and is organized and presented exclusively by the Bridgewater Business Association (BBA) with the help of the University and Community Partnerships at BSU, Bridgewater Savings Bank, and the Bridgewater business community.

AutumnFest 2017 at Bridgewater State University

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This FUN-tastic day includes over 100 vendors, where you can sample the wonderful products and services our BBA Members and other vendors have to offer, delicious food and treats from local eateries, music and MC by JAS Productions, music with the BRRHS Band and Middle School Band and Chorus, Four in a Row (Beatles cover band), Felix and the Jazz Cats, and John Balutis, BSU Arts for Youth, crafts and face painting, live demonstrations and performances, activities for the kids, pumpkin decorating, train rides, moon bounce from Grant’s Rental, Petting Zoo, the Bridgewater Fire Department smoke house, Bridgewater Police Department K-9 demo, Poppee the Clown, child ID digital photo and fingerprinting (with the Fellowship Lodge A.F. & A.M.), Joe’s Crazzy Critters, Stardust Gym, …and much, much more!

Admission is free. Select activities during the event do cost money to participate. There is parking around the BSU campus and the event is within walking distance from the center of town.

Atherton Hough School PTO Touch a Truck 2017 in Quincy MA

Atherton Hough School PTO in Quincy will be hosting a Touch a Truck on Saturday September 20th   from 10am-2pm. This is a great family friendly event!! Atherton Hough School PTO Touch a Truck 2017 in Quincy MA

Climb on and interact with construction and service vehicles. Learn hands-on about the vehicles you see in your neighborhood. Touch-A-Truck events offer the children new experiences and the chance to meet the men and women who operate these machines.

Event includes DJ, face painting, food  , and raffles. Socialize, play and spend time with family. Everyone Welcome! $3.00 per person


Proceeds benefit Atherton Hough PTO.

Atherton Hough School
1084 Sea Street
QuincyMA 02169

Fontbonne Academy Fall Festival 2017 in Milton MA

Fontbonne Academy will be hosting a Community Fall Festival  on Saturday September 23rd  from 11-2pm   on the school campus in Milton.     Free admission  Fontbonne Academy Fall Festival 2017  in Milton MA

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The Fall Festival will include

Musical Performances,

Face Painting
Food Trucks
Group Exercise Classes
Girl Power! Activities
Touch A Truck
And Much Much More

Fontbonne Academy
930 Brook Rd, Milton, Massachusetts 02186