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East Middleboro 4-H Labor Day weekend Fair 2017

The 68th annual East Middleboro 4-H fair will be held on Labor Day weekend Saturday September 2nd   and Sunday September 3rd  at the 4 H fairgrounds. It is great family friendly event that kids and parents to enjoy! There is no admission or parking fee, just come and enjoy the day.  Moms Shopping Survey Earn Amazon gift card and more

East Middleboro 4-H Labor Day weekend Fair 2017

There are no amusement rides, but there is much to do. 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 4-H members care for and work with their animals all year, come and see what they have accomplished.

There is no admission or parking fee, just come and enjoy the day. Check our schedule for a full listing of all shows and activities.

The East Middleboro Fair is sponsored and presented solely by volunteers. Most of our volunteers are members of the East Middleboro Community Committee or 4-H members and their families.

Saturday September 2nd
8am Fair Opens
Country Store Opens
8am-11am Breakfast Served
9:30am Rabbit Show – Rabbit Tent
9:45am Welcoming Ceremony
Registration for Open Cribbage Tournament
9:30a-1:30p Dog Show
10am Open Cribbage Tournament
12:00pm Swine Show – Pole Barn
1:30pm Poultry Showmanship
2:15pm Pie Eating Contest
2:45pm Scholarship Recognition
3pm-6:30pm Auction
6:30pm Fair Closes
Sunday September 3rd
8am Non-Denominational Worship Service and Blessings of the Animals
9:00am Registration for Briggs Memorial Horseshoe Tournament
9am-11am Breakfast Served
10:30am Goat Show
12pm Sheep Show
12-4pm Chicken BBQ
TBA Open Family Games
1:30pm Beef and Dairy Show
3pm Open Children’s and Animal Costume Parade
5:30p Animals Released

4-H is the largest out of school educational youth program in the world. The 4-H Youth and Family Development Program (known simply as 4-H) is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the County Government. At the local level the clubs are led by qualified, adult volunteer leaders. The East Middleboro 4-H organization has grown throughout it’s over sixty years. The East Middleboro 4-H Community Committee is made up of leaders, junior leaders, former leaders, and club members. It serves as a coordinating body for the local activities. “The Fabulous Fifties”, so named because the group was organized in 1950, assists in the maintenance of the school house and grounds, helps in many ways during the fair and sponsors a scholarship for an East Middleboro 4-H youth going on to school whose family has contributed time and effort to East Middleboro 4-H.

4-H Grounds, 183 Thompson St. (Route 105), Middleboro, MA 02346

Mass Audubon Free Family Fun at Duxbury Beach Summer 2017

Thanks to support from the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., Mass Audubon will be offering free programs on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays in July and August from 9:30-11 am every . Some programs require pre-registration but many are drop-in.

Cost and Registration

All programs are free of charge!

Most are drop-in programs; those marked with a *require preregistration due to space limitations. Preregistration opens at 10am one week prior to the program date, and can be completed at or by calling 781-837-9400.

Pine Fest Myles Standish State Forest 2017 in Plymouth MA

The 2017 annual Pine Fest be held on Saturday May 20th  from 10am-4pm at Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth MA. This FREE FAMILY DAY will be a blast for kids and adults . There will be orienteering, flower preserving, wood sculpture carving, hiking, charcoal making, campfire bread baking, bike safety check (bring your bikes), games, arts and crafts, demos and more!  Pine Fest  Myles Standish State Forest  2017 in Plymouth MA

There will 50 local organizations and performers will treat you to a full day of fun and playful learning at beautiful Charge Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest. Learn about the Pine Barrens. Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp. entertainment all day long.

• Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp—taste the food!
• Kayaking instruction with Nemasket Kayak Center
• Big Ryan’s Tall Tales show 11:00 am
• Birds of Prey NE Reptile & Raptor show 12:45 pm
• Animals of the Pine Barrens show 12 & 2 pm
• Live Animals – some wild, some not
• Make Charcoal with Frank and friends
• Create a ‘food chain necklace’ with Waquoit Bay
• Survive with Badger Wilderness Guides
• Try archery with Buckley Family Archery Center
• Discover the wonders of the Mass. Coastal Pine
Barrens with your favorite planet–loving groups!
• Tasteful Adventure ethnic foods and much more!

Wake up the Farm Day 2017 at Norwell Farm

Norwell Farms Wake Up the Farm will be held    on Saturday, May 13 from 9am – 12pm for our annual “Wake Up the Farm” spring festival. This is a fun, family-friendly, free event!

The  farmers will be selling organically grown seedlings, and our educational staff will be on hand to offer free advice and demonstrations to help you get your home garden up and running for the season. Kids activities include farm animals, a bounce house, and other farm-themed fun! Wake up the Farm Day 2017 at Norwell Farm


Blue Barn Farm
Butterflies of Cape Cod
Cross Street Flower Farm

Food and drinks will be available for sale from Vela Juice Bar and The Rolling Roost!

Special thanks to our community partners, Busy Bee Jumpers & Tents who have donated a bounce house for our event!

Plymouth County Sheriff County Farm Spring Festival 2017

Come Celebrate Spring at the Plymouth Sheriff’s County Farm Spring Festival for on Saturday, May 13th from 10am to 1pm. This is a great free event kids and families.Plymouth County Sheriff County Farm Spring Festival  2017

This free, fun family event will have hayrides, children’s ID, K-9 Demonstration, Touch a Truck, NE Wildlife Exhibit, children’s t-shirts and a craft ( while supplies last). Spring flowers will be ready and all plant sale proceeds go to funding inmate rehabilitation programs

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Plymouth County Sheriff County Farm Spring Festival

Plymouth County Farm

74 Obery St. in Plymouth