Celebrate the harvest season with a free hands-on family festival at the Jackson Homestead and Museum. The Homestead Hayfest lets you try your hand at living the way families did more than 100 years ago.
Activity stations focus on historic food and crafts, games, and leisure pastimes. In each activity, children and adults work together to make a product they can take home or learn a new pastime, ensuring it will be captivating for all ages. Visitors can try cider pressing, candle dipping, historic games, weaving, and cloth dying. Ice cream from Cabot's and a bake sale with goods donated by Trader Joe's and Volante Farms are also planned.
The Homestead Hayfest will be held on Sunday, September 30 from noon-4:00 PM, rain or shine. The Jackson Homestead is located at 527 Washington Street in Newton, MA and parking is available on Jackson Road. Visit www.historicnewton.org or call 617-796-1450 for more information. Admission to the museum is free during the event.