NRT CELEBRATES EXCITING 40th ANNIVERSARY HARVEST AND CRAFT FAIR IN 2013
October 6, 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary of the NRT’s annual Harvest and Craft Fair! Beginning in 1973 to invite the community to visit NRT’s Sheep Pasture property, the fair has grown to host hundreds of vendors and over 7,000 visitors from all over New England annually. Each fall the Harvest Fair is one of the most anticipated community events of the season, and the fair is a perfect place for families and friends to meet, reconnect, and spend the day having a great time.
The Harvest Fair will have something to offer everyone in the family this October. All day visitors will be able to enjoy live music from bands including The Barn Burners, American Beauties, and Rowdies of the Meadow. Fantastic food, community displays, and local artisans from around New England will all be available for visitors throughout the beautiful Sheep Pasture. Face painting, pumpkin decorating, and pony rides, will also delight the young and young-at-heart! The fair will be a great way to celebrate the beauty of fall!
In celebration of the fair’s 40th anniversary, even more events that are sure to delight visitors will be held throughout the fairgrounds. Children can enjoy a host of new events, including zucchini and vegetable races on a specially designed track, a mini golf course, remote control tomato car races, and more. In the Stable Barn, Easton Grange 196 will be sponsoring vegetable judging and several Easton schools will be sharing information on the importance of agriculture in the classroom. Padula Bros. John Deere will also be on site with an equipment display that will surely interest both children and adults.
The Harvest and Craft Fair is the NRT’s largest and oldest fundraiser, and all proceeds from the fair are used to support the programs and operations of the organization. Each year, the NRT provides free public access to its Sheep Pasture property, as well as educational programming that reaches over 4,500 children annually. The NRT is proud of Harvest Fair’s long-standing presence in the community and appreciates the support of its sponsors. Thanks to the generosity of primary Harvest Fair sponsor North Easton Savings Bank, as well as local sponsors Connolly Insurance, HarborOne Credit Union, Crescent Credit Union, Morse Insurance, Bourne Auto, and South Easton Motor Sales, the Harvest Fair continues to grow. Thanks also to the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the local cultural councils for their support of Harvest Fair and the local artisans and entertainers who attend.