Heritage Day weekend around the corner – Sunday and Monday, October 11 – 12

Above: A juggler/stilt walker and a children’s theater performance are among the special entertainment offerings this Heritage Day. (Image left from Facebook, right contributed)

Next weekend is Southborough’s annual Town celebration for Heritage Day.

The main event is on Columbus Day with the fun traditionally beginning the day before. Here’s what to expect.

Sunday, October 11, 2015:

(Photos left and center contributed, right cropped from image posted to Flickr by nschouterden)This year, Chestnut Hill Farm is kicking things off with a festival from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. It will include pie baking contests, goat milking contests, and pumpkin decorating to name a few activities. (Click here for the post on that event, and stay tuned for more details.)

heritage day scarecrow contest (contributed photo)When you’re done there, head downtown to drop off your decorations from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

If you’ve rigged up something good for the Scarecrow Contest for this year’s contest, trot it over to the Community House to enter. (Click here to learn more.)

2014 Light Up SouthboroughFor Light Up Southborough, drop off your jack ‘o lanterns on the “pumpkin wall” along Common Street. (The display starts by the library and proceeds past the cemetary to the top of the hill then around the corner onto St. Mark’s Street.)

After dark, come back to see the pumpkin wall in its full glory. (Click here to see last year’s highlights.)

Friends of the Library Bake Sale (good for morning goodies and afternoon treats!)Monday, October 12, 2015:

The Southborough Library opens its Book and Bake Sale at 9:00 am, while across the street on St. Mark’s field, exhibitors are still setting up their booths. (Swing by the library for an early morning treat – like a slice of pumpkin bread.) 

The main action is on St. Mark's fieldAt 9:30 am, the booths open and community groups and kids begin convening at St. Anne’s to organize for the Town’s big annual parade.

The Parade march begins at 10:00 am and heads from Boston Road to East Main Street, passing the St. Mark’s field.
2014 Heritage Day Parade
Parade watchers will include the Scarecrows on display through 2:00 pm.

Action on the field will get busy around 10:30 am, with free entertainment:

  • Inflatable obstacle courseInflatable Obstacle Course
  • Moonwalk (provided by Middlesex Savings Bank)
  • DJ (provided by Boy Scout Troop 1)
  • Photo Booth provided by Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Fun with roboticsAround 10:45 the ARHS Robotics Team will give hands on demonstrations of some of their robots in the Community House Parking Lot

At 11:00 am, the Fire Station holds its Open House.

Fire Station Open House(This is always with the warning that they could be called away for an emergency. But that hasn’t been a problem yet.)

The pie eating contest is at noon. This year it’s being held at the Boy Scout Troop 92 Booth.

Pie eating contestThe annual contest pits kids against each other to see who can be the piggiest eater. (It’s speed, not quantity, that counts.) Children try to be the first to finish a small Table Top pie without using their hands.

At 1:00 pm, Henry the Juggler (also a stilt walker) will join the festivities.

At 2:30 pm, Skyrise Children’s Theater’s all star child cast will perform a “Stone Age musical” for the public. That takes place in Pilgrim Church.

At 3:30 pm, Exhibitors close up shop.

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