Kites and Swedish Stories Top Weekend Picks

A look at what's happening on the weekend calendar in Hamilton, Wenham and the surrounding area.

Go fly a kite this weekend.

No, we’re not telling you to bug off - we’re serious. Archie Stewart brings his popular kite tour to our area on Saturday at Birch Plains Fields in Beverly, which is off Route 97 near the entrance to Beverly Airport, just south of the Wenham townline.

Plus, there’s another edition of the multicultural storytime from “Up With People” and Gloucester has its annual August event – the Waterfront Festival.

Below, get the when and where for those events and other happenings in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area.

Remember, each Friday Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.


Where/When: Birch Plains Field, North Beverly; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Why Go:Kite Day, which is co-hosted by the Wenham Council on Aging, has become an increasingly popular event. Build and fly a kite or just watch.

Pricing: $5 per person to build a kite, free to watch


Where/When: Stage Fort Park; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Why Go: The Gloucester Waterfront Festival is a summertime tradition at Stage Fort Park, where crafters and a clambake are al part of the fun.

Pricing: Free Admission, Parking Charge in Some Areas


Where/When: Topsfield Fairgrounds; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Why Go: There’s no farmer’s market here in Hamilton and Wenham. And during the week there’s farmer’s markets in Beverly, Gloucester and Salem, for example. But right next door in Topsfield, here’s a chance to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and other fresh goods on a Saturday morning.

Pricing: Free admission, prices vary


Where/When: Nightingale Inn; Saturday, 9 a.m.

Why Go: There's many items from the Nightingale Inn that will be for sale all weekend - including furniture, rugs, electronics and household items.

Pricing: Free admission


Where/When: Hamilton-Wenham Library; Saturday, 11 a.m.

Why Go: In advance of the Up With People show in early September, the promotions representatives are hosting all sorts of activities in the two towns. And one of those in an ongoing storytime series at the library. This week, Malin Wiberg tells stories from her native Sweden.

Pricing: Free

Frank Pitman August 18, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Went to the "Farmers Market" in Topsfield this morning and was very disappointed. The 3 local farm stands in Hamilton and Wenham are bigger and have a better selection.
Robert Gates (Editor) August 24, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Thanks for the info Frank. We will make sure to leave it out of any future "Get Out" columns.


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