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:
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.)
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.)
For 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.)
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.)
Action on the field will get busy around 10:30 am, with free entertainment:
- Inflatable Obstacle Course
- Moonwalk (provided by Middlesex Savings Bank)
- DJ (provided by Boy Scout Troop 1)
- Photo Booth provided by Coldwell Banker Real Estate
At 11:00 am, the Fire Station holds its Open House.
The pie eating contest is at noon. This year it’s being held at the Boy Scout Troop 92 Booth.
The 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.