This weekend is packed with events and activities - arguably the busiest weekend of happenings in quite a while. Below you will find the when and where for some of our picks, including a farm day and harvest festival, but there's a lot of other events going on this weekend in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area of the North Shore.
To see more events and activities going on beyond what's listed here, check our events calendar for a complete list.
Remember, each week Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Weekender” planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.
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Where/When: Hamilton-Wenham village, Railroad Avenue, Hamilton; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Why Go: More than 40 vendors will fill downtown Hamilton with food, arts and crafts and other items as both towns celebrate fall. It will start off with a horse parade through the village.
Where/When: Moraine Farm, 719 Cabot St., North Beverly; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Why Go: The 170-acre farm is open to the public for a day full of activities, including tours, story hour, scavenger hunt, farm animals, lectures, homemade food storytelling and a chance to pedal a bicycle-powered apple cider press.
3. ANTIQUE CAR SHOW TO SUPPORT HOSPICE CARE
Where/When: Putnam Farm, 9 Summer St., Danvers; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Why Go: It's an antique and classic car show at Putnam Farm, plus there will be food, music and raffles. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston.
Pricing: Free admission, but $3 for lunch and dessert
Where/When: Lifoam Industries, 2 Fifth St., Peabody; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Why Go: You can't get it picked up at the curb with the rest of your recycling, so why not bring your styrofoam over to Lifoam Industries on Saturday to recycle it for free. Residents from other cities and towns are welcome to utilize the free service as well. More details here on what you can and can't bring.
5. IT'S A WESTIE WORLD FROLIC IN THE PARK
Where/When: Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers; Sunday, noon - 3 p.m.Why Go: The West Highland Terrier Club of New England puts on its 3rd Annual It's a Westie World Frolic in the Park over at Endicott Park. Club member Joe Ferraro, owner of K9 Academy New England, will offer a special demo on how to teach your pet tricks. Ferraro is a certified animal behaviorist through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Search and Rescue and obedience training for the Department of Environmental Police. Bring a picnic lunch with you, ex-pens, pop up tents (in case of rain) and your playful Westies for the afternoon.
Pricing: Your Westies, of course, plus $1 for parking for residents and $3 for non-residents