Massachusetts September 10, 2017
You Won’t Want To Miss The Most Unique Fall Festival In Massachusetts
Residents and visitors alike will want to mark their calendars for the weekend of October 7th – 8th as a not-to-be-missed annual New England tradition in Massachusetts. Co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ and Ocean Spray, this family-friendly event pairs the tradition of harvesting cranberries with festivities, live music, delicious food, and more. In fact, visitors can even opt to borrow a pair of waders and get up close and personal with the cranberry-flooded bog. Can you imagine a more unique way to mark the fall season?
Here’s more on the beloved
Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham:
Hosted by the A.D. Makepeace Company, the Cranberry Harvest Celebration is in its 14th year of entertaining and educating visitors about the cranberry industry.
Over the course of two days, the event is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors from around the globe to its 100-acre site nestled in Plymouth County.
Once you arrive, be sure to take the Bog Shuttle bus so you can be front row for the event's main spectacle.
If you've never seen the cranberry harvest before, keep your eyes open for friendly folks in orange "Bog Talk" vests. They are the local growers who are more than happy to shed some light on this New England tradition.
And if you're feeling inspired, you can borrow some waders and get an up-close view of the operation.
The cost for this new ‘Bog Experience’ is just $25. This uniquely Massachusetts activity is one that belongs on your bucket list.
While cranberry harvesting is certainly the star of the festival, there are plenty of other events and activities for visitors of all ages.
You can take a spin around the scenic Tihonet Pond in duck and swan paddleboats...
These boat rides cost just $10.
...enjoy cranberry-inspired cooking demonstrations from local chefs...
...even get a unique perspective of the event and the gorgeous fall foliage from a scenic helicopter ride!
The cost of a helicopter ride is $50 per person.
Of course, there will be plenty of incredible food vendors to keep you fueled for the entire weekend.
Set-up by the pond, there will also be a farmers market sharing delicious local produce. To see a complete list of the food vendors that will be present at this year's event,
Nature enthusiasts will love the birds of prey demonstrations.
A highlight of the festival, these demonstrations are led by experts to showcase the unique birds of prey native to the Massachusetts area.
You can also buy yourself some of the famed cranberries fresh from the farm as the perfect token of the festival weekend.
Rain or shine, the Cranberry Celebration will take place on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Admission to the event is $10, $5 for seniors and military, and children under 7 are admitted free. Admission includes continuous viewing of all wet harvest operations, animal demonstrations, live music, cooking demonstrations, and many children’s activities. Some activities are available by donation to the non-profit organizations that offer them. A portion of the admission fees go to local nonprofit organizations that help staff the event and to local food pantries. Parking and shuttle transportation are free. With the exception of service animals, pets and other animals are not allowed.
To learn more about the annual Cranberry Harvest Festival, be sure to visit the official website
here. Have you attended Massachusetts’ most unique autumn event? If so, be sure to share your experiences there with us!