Weekend Ideas for September 10-12

Freshly-mowed Town Green, September 10, 2021

If you’re kicking around Weston this weekend, here are some ideas for what to do and where to go. Should be great weather (once this Friday shower is over).

Friday, September 10

Weston Wildcat sports on the home fields: 4 pm and 5:30 pm for field hockey, 7 pm football. You can read the details here. Weston High School fields 1 and Proctor, 444 Wellesley Street. No charge for field hockey, football is $7/adult, $5 student. There will be food and snacks available. It’s a BLACKOUT — Wildcat fans should wear all black.

Saturday, September 11

9/11 Flag ceremony. Be there at 8:30 am if you would like to be involved in planting the flags and hearing the bells toll. More details here. Weston Town Green.

BAYS soccer begins. Little kid soccer games are the best. See you at Alphabet field where an Owlet will be reffing.

Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 am-4 pm. Yes, this is in Lincoln not Weston, but until 1713 we were all Watertown so it counts. Not sure how many vendors are there this year, but usually there are some fun browsings to be done. I bought birch paintings a couple of years ago and a shirt with a tree on it. Because I am me. Local Weston artist Larry Grob will be there. Go say hi. Buy your $5 (adult) or $0 (child) tickets ahead of time.

Hannan Healthy Foods Farm Stand is open 11 am -6 pm at Umbrello Field, Lincoln. Oh yeah, Lincoln but right over the border sort of. So excited to have a small farm again at this location. Great story of a Bangladesh-born new farmer making it happen…soon to appear in this very space. Umbrello Field is across from 275 S. Great Road in Lincoln. Parking on-site.

Sunday, September 12

Herbfest. No, seriously that is the name but may not be the herbs you’re thinking of (hoping for?). I’d make fun of it some but I have learned two things during my months of blogging: 1. don’t mess with towns that still have effective Minute Men with guns, and 2. garden clubs have sharp tools. 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, the sites with herbaceous garden joy are Buckman Tavern, the Hancock-Clarke House, and the Munroe Tavern. This great event is put on by the Lexington Historical Society and the Lexington Field and Garden Club. Guns and mums. This would be a better title.

Paws in the Park for Save a Dog. Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, 10 am to 3 pm. $10/$5/$0 depending on your age. Paws in the park is back after a one-year hiatus. This event helps raise funds for homeless animals. Bring your pup if they like people and other dogs. Leave him/her at home if not. All dogs must be leashed.

All weekend long:

Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow is open all weekend for apple-picking and their Green Monster hedge maze. I will say it once: go early to avoid the crowds. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE loves apple picking. 9 am – 5 pm. What time should you show up? 8:45. Bring me back some apple cider donuts.

King Richard’s Faire is back in Carver. Yeah, nowhere near Weston, but who cares? Jousting is on facebook here and on real horseback there. Giant turkey legs. Chocolate-covered bacon. Corsets. Silliness. From their website: King Richard’s Faire is the largest, the biggest, and the best Renaissance festival in the six states of New England!  What exactly is the difference between largest and biggest? Confused.

Land’s Sake is open for pick-your-own flowers and buy your own veggies, the Viles Farm (300 Conant) has all the mums you will ever need, and Weston’s conservation woods are open, albeit a little muddy dawn to dusk. The rail trail is looking all lovely and fall-like as well.

Did I miss anything? Let me know!

A view into Jericho from the rail trail.

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