The weekend events calendar for the first full weekend of September is packed. There's a lot of events going on in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area of the North Shore.
Get the when and where below for several events and other happenings in the Hamilton-Wenham area. There are several other events and activities going on beyond what's listed here, so always check our events calendar for a complete list.
Remember, each week Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner 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: Green Meadows Farm, Hamilton; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Why Go: There's so much fun for the whole family for free during the 2013 edition of Green Meadow Farm's Harvest Festival. There will be an obstacle course, hay rides, games, face-painting and crafts. "The Dixie Cookbooks" will also be performing.
Where/When: Connors Farm, 30 Valley Rd., Danvers; Saturday, 8 a.m.
Why Go: The seven-acre corn maze opens at Connors Farm this weekend. This year's theme is "Welcome to the Jungle." Hours for September are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pricing: Weekends and holidays ages 3-64 are $12.95 each, seniors (65 and older) are $9.95 and ages 2 and younger are free with a paying adult. On regular weekdays, ages 3-64 are $9.95, seniors are $8.95 and ages 2 and under are still free with an adult
3. HARBOR FEST
Where/When: Glover Wharf, 1 Water St., Beverly; Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
Why Go: This is a late summer way to celebrate one of Beverly's best treasures - its waterfront. The "waterfront party" will include live music and activities for children, plus food and giveaways.
Where/When: Peabody Square, Peabody; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Why Go: The 30th Annual International Festival is this Sunday. Admission is free. There will be more than 70 food and exhibit booths around the square, featuring food and art of Peabody’s many ethnic groups and entertainment all day long at two entertainment sites. There's also an Artists’ Galleria that will feature works of more than 50 local artists and Kid’s Day activities with moon bounces, face-painting clowns, arts and crafts and more entertainment. There's also a free patriotic concert Friday night and the 12th International Race for Research on Saturday.
Where/When: North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly; Saturday, 8 p.m.
Why Go: Voices of Hope will pay tribute to musicians and artists who were taken too soon by cancer in an evening performance that will benefit the Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Massachusetts General Hospital. The performance will include an array of song and dance selections but each one will have something in common - it will represent an artist who was affected by cancer.
Pricing: $35 and $75