Books and Trucks All Part of Weekend Fun

A look at local weekend events in Hamilton and Wenham and nearby areas of the North Shore.

Trucks dominate the weekend events, which includes a public safety day and truck day on Saturday, plus the ever-popular library book sale.

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.

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Where/When: ; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Why Go: The twice a year Friends book sale is always a great way to pick up some great reads at a low price and help out the fundraising arm of the library. Get there early – the best selection will be available at 9:01 a.m.

Pricing: Prices vary


Where/When: ; Saturday,. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Why Go: All of the public safety agencies that serve Hamilton will be on display in the first-ever event. In addition to the and , Lyons ambulance and the emergency communications center will be participating. There will be free ice cream and the State Police K9 team will be there in action.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , Danvers; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Why Go: Truck days are always popular for kids and, let’s be honest, truck lovers of all ages. This event is neighboring Danvers will offer everything from dump trucks to fire trucks on display. Several thousand people have attended Truck Day events in the past. It’s being billed as “bigger and better than the trucks in the sandbox.”

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 55 Ober St., Beverly; Sunday, 10 a.m.

Why Go: The third annual race is a fundaiser for the Salem Sound Coastwatch Adopt-A-Beach program, which works to keep North Shore beaches clean. There’s also a kids half mile long hill challenge and plus a touch tank, music and raffles.

Pricing: $25

Where/When: , Hamilton and Ipswich; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Why Go: It’s a day on the farm for the family at the Trustees of the Reservation’s Appleton Farms. There will be barnyard animals, pony rides plus music and plenty of food. A 4H calf show and dog agility demonstration will also be part of the fun.

Pricing: Trustees members $20 per car, Nonmembers $25 per car


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