Free Festivals Abound on Local Weekend Calendar

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

Free fun for kids.

This weekend’s local events calendar is loaded with plenty of fun for kids and families – all at no cost. In Wenham, it is the annual Wenham Day, while up at Green Meadows Farm there’s Harvest Fest. Both events are on Saturday. The promotions crew from “Up With People” is also hosting a free storytime on Saturday morning at the library.

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: ; Saturday, 9 a.m.

Why Go: Cheerleaders from will be collecting worn shoes for ShoeBox Recycling. They had also planned a car wash but it is unlikely it will occur because of the water ban. Drop off worn - but not worn out – shoes.

Pricing: Shoe Collection, free; Car wash (if it occurs), $5


Where/When: and ; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Why Go: It is a late August tradition in Wenham – a single Saturday where the center of Wenham becomes a craft fair with children’s activities too. There is also a doll clinic and free admission to Wenham Museum.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Why Go: The farm is celebrating 30 years of farming with a celebration that includes a range of kid and family-friendly events such as a water balloon fight, face painting, an obstacle course and hayrides.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Saturday, 11 a.m.

Why Go: It is the third straight week of storytelling from one of the promotions representatives from “Up With People,” which arrives with more than 100 performers in early September. Until then, weekly Saturday morning storytimes have been getting everyone ready for the arrival of the full crew. This Saturday, Ashley Wright delivers stories from her native Alaska.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Sunday, gates open at 1:30 p.m., match starts at 3 p.m.

Why Go: It’s the Governor’s Cup finals at the oldest continually used polo field in the county here in Hamilton. As always show up early, grab a great spot and bring plenty to eat and drink.

Pricing: $10 person


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