Chestnut Hill Farm festival details and schedule: Sunday, October 11

Above: The more I learn about this Sunday’s pre-Heritage Day festival, the more excited I get. I hope you feel the same. (Image cropped from TTOR flyer)

I have more details to share about the festival this weekend at Chestnut Hill Farm.

The farm is inviting the public to the celebrate with them from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 11. Here are the highlights:

Chestnut_Hill_Farm_festival_flyerPie-baking contest (Please sign up!)

This is dependent on having enough entries. They are hoping to hold both a youth and adult contest.

If you are interested in participating (for fun prizes) email Nicole Nacamuli ( ) to enter. (If this does happen, awards are scheduled to be presented at 1:30 pm.)

Goat Milking Contest

Come root on some chosen ‘local heroes’ and a couple of volunteers chosen from the audience. The contestants will have a chance to get as much milk out of the goat and into the bucket within a 1 minute time limit. (Scheduled for noon.)

Pumpkin and Birdhouse gourd painting/carving/decorating (10:00 am – 4:00 pm):

  • Under the big tent, they will be selling pumpkins (free to Trustees members) and Birdhouse gourds, prepped and ready for painting
  • At the event, they will supply all you need to to carve or decorate the perfect pumpkin in time for the Annual Rotary Club Pumpkin Lighting that night. (Reminder: Drop off for that is in front of the library from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Viewing is from 7:00 – 9:00)
  • The birdhouse gourds can be also be decorated as a ghost, ghoul, etc. – birds will still nest in it in the spring.

More ongoing activities from 10:00 – 4:00: 

  • Event map and scheduleFace-painting
  • Veggie Bingo
  • Veggie Stamping (use cut veggies to make a beautiful flag)
  • Local live music all day
  • Cornhole games
  • Meet the goats and bunnies
  • Cider pressing demo
  • Food vendors including Culinary Underground, Yummy Mummy Brownies, Powisset Cooks, and many more
  • Local conservation groups, organizations and businesses will have information booths

They are also hoping to set up a fun Haybale obstacle course in time for the festival.

Scheduled activities:

  • 11:00 am: Farm Tour
  • 11:30 am: Beekeeper demonstration – Scott Navaroli of Southside Apiary will talk about his bees and honey production
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Photo booths with dress ups and/or face boards and even GOATS!
  • 12:00 pm: Goat Milking Contest
  • 1:00 pm: Guided Hike
  • 1:30 pm: Pie Contest Awards
  • 3:00 pm: Farm Tour

For a map of the events, click on the Black & White schedule above.

Looking for Monday’s Heritage Day schedule? Click here.

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John DuBois
8 years ago

Looking good.
Hope you have an awesome festival.

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