Come Out & Enjoy the Farm During Festivals Season
Festivals at Verrill Farm are often some of most well attended days at the farm. Festivals are a great way to to share the bounty of local fruit and produce grown on the farm with our loyal visitors. Check out our list of upcoming festivals for the year below and plan a day to come out and enjoy our farm!
Pick-Your-Own strawberries in fields by the stand 9 am until the crop is picked out for the day. Food served a la carte. Strawberry Shortcake - Verrill Farm strawberries, made-from-scratch biscuits & fresh whipped cream Hot dogs, hamburgers & more, beverages. Live entertainment - Singer/songwriter John Fitzsimmons. Hayrides & Pony rides will be offered for a small fee. More info.
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & Pie Eating Contest - Saturday, July 20th - 9AM - Noon
Pancakes stuffed with local berries served with Massachusetts made maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice & milk or coffee. No reservations necessary. Cost: $9 for adults. $5 for kids under 10. Hayrides will be offered for a small fee. Pie Eating Contest at 11AM - FREE entry! We're looking for serious pie eaters to dive in, compete & finish their pie! Prizes & boasting rights for winners! Come prepared for fun whether entering or cheering contestants on! 8" pie for adults, 5" pie for children & seniors. The first to finish - no hands allowed - wins! This event will also feature live music by the Yankee Stompers. Fresh, local blueberries and pies of course will be abundant in the farm stand.
Iris Society of MA Annual Flower Sale - Saturday, July 27th - 11AM - 3PM
Join us for the annual sale to benefit the Iris Society of MA. Irises of all types and sizes, grown in New England will be for sale to the general public. Prices range from $1-3 for beardeds, to $6 for potted siberians. Come early for best selection! Opens to the public at 11AM, rain or shine!
Corn & Tomato Festival - Saturday, August 17th - 11AM - 3PM
Verrill Farm's signature farm event featuring farm grown corn and tomatoes! Come taste the many varieties of corn & tomatoes & then enjoy samples of dishes made in the farm stand kitchen using these popular crops. $12.00 for adults (plus tax). Free for kids under 5. Additional food & beverages served a la carte. Live music by Monadnock Bluegrass. Hay rides & pony rides will be offered for a small fee as well! More Details.
Farm Day & Apple Pie Judging Contest - Saturday, September 7th - 11AM - 3PM
JJoin us for food served a la carte, farm tours, demonstrations, Lil Folk Farm petting zoo, 4-H farm animals and live music by Boston Road Bluegrass! Hayrides & pony rides will be available for a small fee. Apple Pie Dessert Contest 11 am - 1 pm: enter your favorite apple pie dessert to be judged against the rest of the field! Family favorite recipes from past generations are especially welcome! Please be sure to bring the recipe! Attach your name, plus cell number or email, to serving dish! 1:30 - judging & winner announced! No cost to attend!
Annual Harvest Festival - Saturday, October 5th - 11AM - 3PM
Our most popular Fall event benefits the Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Unit! Join us as the fields surrounding the farm stand are transformed into an old-fashioned fairground. This fun event for all ages features activities & games, raffles, Lil Folk Farm petting zoo, pick your own pumpkins, food & live music by the Sandy Ridge Boys! Proceeds from activity, game & raffle tickets, as well as food purchases, go to Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Intervention Team to provide Coping Kits for children at the hospital. The kits contain items & activities that are used to help children & caregivers cope successfully with the hospital experience.