Annual Fairs & Festivals at Red Apple Farm
We host a number of fairs and festivals at the farm each year. They’re some of our busiest weekends! Each one promises an authentic family farm experience complete with unique, fun traditions to look forward to in the years to come, and then to look back on later. We hope you’ll join us!
*Note: As of right now, all annual festivals are cancelled until it is safe to gather in large groups again, but we’re busy thinking of ways to reimagine these days to allow you to celebrate while staying safe during the pandemic! Visit us for pick-your-own and the Brew Barn this summer, and stay tuned for announcements about 2020 socially distant events!
Kick off the summer with a celebration of all things blueberry. We put the “berry” in “jamboree” each year with a weekend devoted to this powerhouse fruit. Fill up your bucket with fresh pick-your-own blueberries, all while sipping on an ice cold Blueberry Apple Ale or trying Bart’s Homemade blueberry ice cream. And of course, there’s BBQ firing up the grill and live music.
Our second summertime festival comes at the peak of sunflower season. Join us for a fun, family-friendly day of pick-your-own sunflowers and other sunflower-themed festivities! Past activities have included hula hooping, tie dye, live music, and a craft fair of unique arts and jewelry. You might even win a prize for finding the largest sunflower of all.
The Appleseed Country Fair
We are proud to host this early September country fair that celebrates and promotes the diverse and unique fall offerings of the Johnny Appleseed Country of North Central Massachusetts! The annual event, held all three days on Labor Day Weekend, features over 40 vendors, local food and food trucks, human-tractor pulls, brew and wine barn, North American sanctioned fiddle contest, plenty of live music and more! Fair admission is only $10 per car load to benefit the Athol & Phillipston Fire Department Associations and the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association of Massachusetts. Kick-in the fall season and have old-fashioned family country-fun while supporting three great non-for-profit associations!! For more information check out https://www.visitnorthcentral.com/appleseed-country-fair-bringing-new-excitement/
Wachusett Mountain Applefest
Red Apple Farm is a proud sponsor of Wachusett Mountain Applefest held at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts. The yearly event features live music and entertainment; a large craft fair; and seasonal food and beer! Always scheduled the 3rd weekend in October. Come enjoy all our farm-fresh treats at this annual mountain tradition!
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival
Every November, over 40 local family farms and businesses come together at Red Apple Farm to offer all the best fixings for your Thanksgiving table and home. The festival features delicious food, demonstrations, The Brew Barn, face painting, a Living History Civil War Encampment, pony rides, local live music, giant pumpkins, and the Harvest X-Games (complete with hay bale tossing, pumpkin launching, archery, homebrewing, and even an “Iron Farmer” competition)! Come share and taste New England’s bounty, and bring Thanksgiving to your home from the North Quabbin Region. Discover tons of local vendors selling fresh crops and unique products from all over New England. There’s so much to do at the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival, you just have to come see for yourself. Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving!
Country Roads Christmas
This holiday festival, held the first weekend in December, provides an opportunity to visit and shop in local country stores in the North Quabbin Region, including Red Apple Farm. Take a weekend drive down old, New England country roads shopping at unique stores for one-of-a-kind gifts where folks are truly glad you came by! Relax and avoid the hustle and bustle of the mall. Complimentary refreshments are available at each stop. Pick up a free card for a chance to win great prizes from participating country stores.
Easter’s Great Gathering
April or May
Join us the day before Easter Sunday for this holiday event to benefit our local Congregational Church of Phillipston. Brunch with the Easter Bunny, baby farm animals, children and adult egg hunts, Easter vendor fair and a whole lot more! This free community event is hosted by the Congregational Church of Phillipston, Phillipston Boy & Girl Scouts and the Phillipston Lion’s Club!
Interested in bringing your group for an educational or recreational outing at the farm?
We host school groups, field trips, college students, motorcoach bus tours at the farm. We also host private functions in our Country Barn. Learn more!