Mark your calendars for November 20th and 21st! For eight years in a row, Al Rose, owner of Red Apple Farm in the North Quabbin Region (Phillipston) has been hosting the Massachusetts
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival. Over 20 local farms and businesses come together to offer scrumptious food products and many family-friendly activities to visitors.
From walking trails and hay rides to outdoor “ag” competitions, there is something for everyone. The day’s activities include the Harvest X-Games — with a World Wood Stacking Competition, Archery Turkey Shoot, Hay Bale Tossing Championship, and the Homebrew and Hard Cider Competition.
If those activities don’t work up an appetite, this year Al has added the Field, Forest & Orchard 5K Run/Walk – Saturday Only (11am start time). All proceeds from the race benefit Y.O.U. Inc Adopt a Child. Two DAR staff members plan to run in the race: Lisa Damon and Rick LeBlanc.
After you’re done, it’s time to go inside Al’s barn and enjoy some hot apple cider and music next to a roaring fire.
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