Cape Cod Moms Social BMAX Fitness Fun with Andy Berler, Trainer for the New England Patriots Cheerleaders
Cape Cod Moms
Social Fitness Fun
What: BMAX Fitness Fun Featuring Andy Berler, trainer for the New England Patriot Cheerleaders!
When: Monday, October 30, 2017
Where: Infinity Fitness, 747 MA-28, East Falmouth, MA 02536
RSVP HERE on our Event page so we can send an email reminder!
Join us for a complimentary, fun night out and find out how to fit in a well designed and organized workout into your busy mom lifestyle-BMAX style!
Workout & listen to Andy Berler, Personal Trainer for the New England Patriots Cheerleaders & Founder of BMAX! This event will start with a quick introduction with Andy followed by a 29 minute workout. We will then sample some fine wine while Andy chat with us about how to fit this amazing workout into our everyday routine.
Its challenging enough to find time to run out just for coffee, never mind running out to grab a quick session at the gym. But what if you were able to accomplish your workout at home with guaranteed results?
BMAX (Berler Maximum Activation Xtreme) is a complete less than 29-minute full body fitness program that delivers the five critical health components of physical fitness in EVERY workout: CARDIO HEALTH, FLEXIBILITY, MUSCULAR STRENGTH, MUSCULAR ENDURANCE, AND BODY COMPOSITION!
Every BMAX workout starts with a three-minute dynamic warm up and is followed by the body of 18 exercises. You will perform each exercise for 40 seconds, followed by a recovery period of 30 seconds between each exercise. These 18 exercises are designed and organized to target the six primary muscle groups: chest, triceps, back, biceps, shoulders, and legs while activating every supporting muscle fiber throughout your body.
BMAX was created to bring a complete full-body fitness program to both the home and gym. BMAX requires no machines, delivers quick workouts, and provides amazing variety! And due to Andy’s training principle, MAXIMUM ACTIVATION, you only need to use the program every other day to get on the road towards THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE.
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Woods Hole Child Center Clothing Sale: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! An Event of Shared Community and Cooperation
Woods Hole Child Center Clothing Sale: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
An Event of Shared Community and Cooperation
On Saturday October 21st, the Woods Hole Child Center will be hosting its 31st annual clothing sale at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Hall on the Falmouth Village Green. The selection of clothing is enormous and includes outerwear, women’s and men’s casuals and professional attire, children’s clothing, shoes, some children’s equipment, and Halloween costumes.
Doors open at 9am. Clothing is priced very reasonably, most items priced between $1-$5. The sale ends with a “$5-a-bag” blitz from 2-3pm. This is a very popular part of the event and many who shop earlier in the day return for this bargain bonanza. Proceeds from the clothing sale will help cover the Center’s operational expenses.
The Woods Hole Child Center Clothing Sale has been a staple in the lives of many Falmouth and greater Cape Cod residents. Many hands pitch in to make light work of this event and clothing donations are always welcome. The Child Center accepts gently used clothing and equipment, and they are happy to sell items on consignment with a 50/50 split. Interested donors are encouraged to visit the website and click on the tab labeled “clothing sale” or contact the Child Center at 508-548-1773 for more information. Clothing drop off is scheduled for Friday, October 20th from 9am-12pm, at St. Barnabas Hall.
The quality of clothing should be mentioned too. Year after year, shoppers are astounded at the bargains that are available. In a time of increasing awareness of our responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment, recycling clothing in this manner makes this truly a “green” event!
In order to further benefit the community, the WHCC would like to work with other local charitable entities by offering them the opportunity to come pick up the clothing at the end of the sale. This must be pre-arranged through the Child Center.
WALDORF SCHOOL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL & OPEN HOUSE
The Waldorf School of Cape Cod, located at 140 Old Oyster Rd in Cotuit, will hold their first annual Pumpkin Festival and Open House on Sunday October 29th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. All are welcome to attend.
The open house will feature pumpkins for sale, a pumpkin carving activity room, a seasonal craft, henna tattoos, and interactive demonstrations for children of all ages. There will be pies for sale from local bakeries and pumpkin soup will be available for lunch.
Faculty members and staff will be available to give school tours and classrooms will be open for viewing to learn more about the Waldorf teaching method and why it is beneficial to children on Cape Cod.
The first Waldorf School was founded in Germany in 1919, and Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent, non-sectarian school movement in the world with almost 1,200 schools in more than 50 countries.
The Waldorf School of Cape Cod is celebrating its 33rd year on Cape Cod. The school is located on a beautiful 13.5 acre property surrounded by woods. Further information about the school and this event is available by calling the school at 508-420-1005 or by visiting the school’s comprehensive web site at www.waldorfschoolofcapecod.org.
Ever since I discover the amazing vegan donuts at Cafe Gratitude in California I have had an eye out for them in Massachusetts. It resonantly came to my attention that Veggie Galaxy in Cambridge has vegan donuts but only on the weekends and there is only a very limited number of the two different flavors that change weekly. The donuts are available starting at 9AM when they open to dine-in guest, takeout or special order via email until they sell out. You can see what the flavors are via their social media.
Lucky for me they had donuts on Columbus Day and due to my husbands travelling we were in Cambridge Monday morning. The kids and I arrived a little before 9AM and were the first in line for donuts. On Saturday morning the apple cider donuts sold out in seven minutes! We ordered two apple cider donuts and two pumpkin donuts to go. I tried the pumpkin donut first it was a raised donut with pumpkin frosting and I found it very disappointing it was chewy and bland with an off pumpkin taste. The apple cider donut was better but too dense and not worth $3; it was a cake donut with cinnamon sugar on the outside. My kids said they were not very good donuts and the apple cider one was better than the pumpkin. The donuts at Cafe Gratitude were very delicious and definitely worth the cost and calorie consumption but the Veggie Galaxy donuts were very disappointing and I would not recommend them. If you do find yourself and Veggie Galaxy I do recommend the Taza Brownie Sundae and I want to try the Buckeye Brownie.
Do you have a favorite donut place (I do love Hole In One’s sour cream donut)? Or a great place to get vegan goodies?
Cape Kids' Treasures Children's Consignment Sale Fall Event:
Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017
Saturday, 8am - 6 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 2pm
Half-price Sale (select items), Saturday from 3-6 pm and Sunday from 10am -2pm
SAME LOCATION: 770 Main Street, Osterville, MA 02655 (behind Wimpy's Restaurant)
It is a unique, highly-organized event that brings together buyers/sellers in one place for greater exposure of your items and a large selection for shoppers. Make money on your children's outgrown items, while shopping for needed items at a fraction of the retail cost.
Over 30,000 items will be available! You will find:
*New and gently used baby & kid's clothing (sizes newborn-children's 16 and teen sizes), including holiday outfits
*Shoes and accessories
*Toys, games, puzzles, books, etc.
*Baby gear- strollers, pack-n-plays, bouncy seats, exersaucers and more!
*Nursery decor, furniture and so much more!
We accept CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash!!
For more information and to sign up for our mailing list, please visit our website at http://www.capekidstreasures.com/.
Visit our Facebook Event page and let us know you're coming to shop! Invite your friends too!
The KEENZ Stroller Wagon (7S)
or There and Back Again:
Is the striking 7S the next must-have... or just another ephemeral piece of baby gear?
Find them at www.KEENZ.us
The Keenz 7S stroller wagon (“stragon?”) is not at all like the Radio Flyer that won’t fit in our car. Light and agile, it scrunches up into a surprisingly small fold and will then roll like a suitcase.
There is a stationary, optional canopy zippered with mesh. Both long sides of the canopy have full curtains rolled and concealed at the edge, which can be used for shade or privacy. The material is tough backpack-type polyester. Best of all, instead of serious shoulder pain after a few hours of hauling a wagon behind, the Keenz has an adjustable height handle at each end. Push down the streets, and pull through the beach sand. Oh, the physics of it all.
It’s a wagon – meant for young kids over 12 months… but in reality, used by everyone. With unofficial capacity to hold whatever one dares to pile in ( up to the 110 lb. weight limit) rather than two little seats that cannot easily be shared, there is room for creativity. Some parents use it for special needs children who don’t want the “baby stroller” stigma. Closely-monitored infants can nap and play in it like a mini Pack N Play. Parents fleeing Hurricane Irma said that their youngsters were happy to sleep in a familiar, happy spot while evacuated. Pet parents push their frosty faced canines who can no longer hike on their own.
It’s a stroller – JPMA certified and thus allowed on planes and in theme parks like Disney, with two 5-point harnesses. The impressive push is said to be comparable to a City Select. At $360 MSRP (but there are plenty of sales), this luxurious ride falls short of the investment required for many double strollers and most triples. It really does have a premium feel: from the embossed handle cover to the superb handling.
Ultimately, its value also lies in its versatility. Unlike the brightly-colored plastic baby gear in our attic, e.g. the jumperoo that was mission critical at 6-9 months and useless since, this stroller wagon will be seen hauling beach gear, sports gear, coolers, and lawn chairs for the forseeable future. Are you going to put beach chairs in a Double BOB five years from now? No. It will be taking up space in your garage or gone for a fraction of what you paid.
Anyway, Keenz very generously sent a 7S for review, and I gleefully and resolutely drove or dragged it through everything.... in the name of science! Fully loaded (seriously at the 110lb. max weight capacity), we glided over uneven sidewalks and popped up stairs. We wove through the skinny aisles in Eight Cousins book store, easily navigated the partially-obstructed walkways of Woods Hole, and managed all but the worst roots of Carvershire at King Richard's Faire. I am impressed.
Playground mulch and our crushed stone driveway would stump my umbrella-style Maclaren but posed no problem for the 7S stroller wagon.
At the beach, the Keenz 7S could certainly handle the three littles plus all gear safely through the parking lot. However, once securely in the sand, the twins got out and walked. There is a reason Keenz beach wheels (a separate purchase) exist: "the baby and the gear" was a more appropriate load in the soft, deep sand of Old Silver and Chappaquoit Beaches with these standard wheels. Fair enough.
The twins are huge for their age (3), and it is a bit of a squeeze to ride side by side (cozy" in real estate terms). When the pinching and fighting starts… it’s close quarters in that Keenz stroller wagon, just like any other stroller. (Graham crackers, toys, and board books usually keep the peace effectively.) It’s nice to know a Baby Jogger glider board can be attached in the future.
Green is the only light color, and it is probably a safer bet to get a darker one: gray, purple, black. My beige interior is holding up surprisingly well. I dumped out the wagon and used a couple baby wipes (which rival duct tape in versatility). Still, I cringe when the kids ask for juice… although polyester more famously shows grease spots. Ideally, this stragon will be rocking a liner soon.
Let me just say – it is cruel for most playgrounds to be completely without bathrooms, and many bathrooms without changing tables. I have changed a thrashing, angry, strong baby at the playground and beach in the bottom of the Keenz. No sand, no sticks, no pine needles... no prying eyes. It was everything I thought it could be. In addition, I have applied the brakes to all wheels, and the Keenz served as a toddler scaffold at the petting zoo.
Lastly, my Keenz 7S stroller wagon arrived with a malfunction by which a front wheel remained locked. It seriously impacted the handling but was easily "fixed" with tape. Keenz offered to send a new axle, two weeks later, or for me to return the 7S for a replacement. I was already in love and could not box up my new ride and say goodbye. Plus, I wanted to see what hassle a paying customer could potentially face. It was easy but still seemed noteworthy.
Hopefully, the possibility of this mechanical issue has since been fixed.
We boldly went where some double and all triple strollers never would have fit, on terrain where other strollers and wagons would falter, enjoyed adventures that would have been an epic fail... or a major inconvenience at the very least. The Keenz 7S is a sharp-looking and valuable asset to any family.
Lauren is a Mainer who moved to the Cape in 2003 with her husband. After starting in Research and Development for a biomedical manufacturer for five years, Lauren is living a very different adventure as a SAHM of four, including twins. It's a very busy mix of feeling grateful and overwhelmed.
We have compiled a listing of all the Fall Fun & Halloween Activities taking place on Cape Cod and the surrounding areas. If we have missed a few please feel free to email us or comment below with all the information and we will get it added! It takes a community!
Our list is compiled alphabetically by town and then in date order under each town. We hope you enjoy all the family fun that Cape Cod has to offer this fall!
Barnstable Village Halloween Stroll
WHAT: Barnstable Village Halloween Stroll
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 at 4 PM - 6 PM
WHERE: Barnstable Village County Complex
This is the 3rd Annual community event for all. Wear your costumes and join the parade around the County Court House complex. (Everyone will gather on the court house lawn promptly at 4:00) You won't want to miss the dance party by DJ Ben-Jammin, Food, costume contest, and lots more. This year Main street won't be closed, everything will be held in the County Complex. Pets Welcome! This event is sponsored by the Barnstable Village Association.
Pumpkin Festival Open House
WHAT: Pumpkin Festival Open House
WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 1-4pm
WHERE: Waldorf School of Cape Cod 140 Old Oyster Rd Cotuit, MA
Celebrate Fall at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod with seasonal crafts and pumpkin carving. School tours available. Enjoy some pumpkin soup and apple cider. All are welcome!
The Enchanted Forest
WHAT: The Enchanted Forest
WHEN: Friday Oct 27 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary @ 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable
For one night only, the woodlands will awaken. A guide will lead you along a lantern – lit trail where you will encounter creatures of the night – some strange, some silly and some who have much to say. All are welcome to come in costume. MA Audubon Member Adult $10 Child $7, Non-member Adult $12 Child $9. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 508-362-7475 or visit website or Tickets
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Monday October 30, 2017 3:30-7:30pm
WHERE: National Marine Life Center @ 120 Main Street, Bourne
Join us for our Halloween Open House! Come in costume! Learn about spooky ocean animals! Enjoy arts and crafts and games and refreshments. Tour our Marine Animal Hospital and meet our seal and turtle patients. Admission: $5/person; Members FREE Admissions help care for sick turtles and seals. Tickets: http://nmlc.org/.
Family Halloween Movie
WHAT: Family Halloween Movie
WHEN: Saturday, October 21 at 2 PM - 3:30 PM
WHERE: Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main St, BrewsterSpend your Saturday celebrating Halloween at the Library! We’ll be watching a spooky movie based on the children’s book series by R.L. Stine, and making some monster bookmarks. Library staff will also provide monster blood punch and snacks to get us in the spirit. It's sure to be a hair-raising good time! The movie we will be watching is rated PG. Run time is 103 minutes. This event will take place on Saturday, October 21 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
WHAT: Halloween Parade
WHEN: Friday, October 27 at 10 AM - 11 AM
WHERE: Brewster Ladies' Library 1822 Main St, Brewster
Come celebrate Halloween at the Brewster Ladies’ Library! All ages are invited. Wear your costume! We will have a Halloween parade, walk over to the Brewster Store, stop for songs with Cathy Hatch, and then head to Kinlin Grover Real Estate for snacks. This event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Brewster Ladies’ Library. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Pumpkin People in the Park
WHAT: Pumpkin People in the Park
WHEN: October 13 – October 31
WHERE: Kate Gould Park 2377 Main St, Chatham, Massachusetts 02633
Pumpkin People in the Park can be found in Kate Gould Park and the bandstand on Main Street. The creative and innovative Pumpkin People are fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from October 13 until Halloween! These larger-than-life creations are just the frost on the pumpkin the day of the Oktoberfest festival. Come and see these outrageous displays in October and plan to be at the Oktoberfest in Chatham.
Oktoberfest in Chatham
WHAT: Oktoberfest in Chatham
WHEN: Saturday, October 21 at 11 AM - 4 PM
WHERE: Kate Gould Park, Chatham Ma
Pumpkin People in the Park, great beer, bratwurst, music, kids’ games. All these events are just a small part of Chatham’s Oktoberfest in Kate Gould Park. The park is filled with creative and innovative Pumpkin People fashioned by local businesses, organizations or just plain folk. They are on display from October 13 until Halloween. These larger-than-life creations are just the frost on the pumpkin the day of the fest. Get here early because the lines start forming at noon for the old-fashioned games, the tasty German fare and beer, and fun in the park.
Family Fun Saturday
WHAT: Family Fun Saturday
WHEN: Saturday October 7, 2017 11am-4pm
WHERE: Cape Abilities Farm 458 Main St # 6A, Dennis,
Saturdays in October are for family fun at Cape Abilities Farm! Build a scarecrow, make a cornhusk doll, decorate a pumpkin, or do the farm scavenger hunt. There will be apple and cider tasting too. We will move indoors if it's raining.
2nd Annual Dennis Village Halloween Hootenanny Parade
WHAT: 2nd Annual Dennis Village Halloween Hootenanny Parade
WHEN: Tuesday, October 31 at 5:15 PM - 7 PM
WHERE: Village Green, Dennis MA
Safe HALLOWEEN NIGHT Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! Join us for a Costume Parade down Rt. 6A in Dennis Village followed by MUSIC • DANICING • FOOD • TREATS and FUN at the Dennis Village Green!
Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Sunday, October 29 from 5-6:30 pm
WHERE: John Wesley United Methodist Church 2570 Gifford Street, Falmouth
Carnival games, decorated cars, exotic animals, face painting, bouncy houses, hot cider, hot dogs, candy!
Teaticket PTO Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Sat Oct 21 3-6pm
WHERE: Teaticket School @ 45 Maravista Avenue Extension, East Falmouth MA
Funds raised will benefit the Teaticket PTO.
Kids Trick or Treat at the Falmouth BBC
WHAT: Kids Trick or Treat at the Falmouth BBC
WHEN: Friday 10/27/17 4-6pm
WHERE: British Beer Company Falmouth @ 263 Grand Avenue, Falmouth MA
Trick or Treat Stroll
WHAT: Trick or Treat Stroll Falmouth Village
WHEN: Saturday October 28 12:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Village Green @ Main Street, Falmouth MA
A Visit from the Night Watchman
WHAT: A Visit from the Night Watchman
WHEN: Saturday October 28, 2017 6-9pm
WHERE: Museums on the Green @ 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth,
Strange spirits haunt the town of Falmouth, and those that visit will be treated to interactions all throughout the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House as this mildly scary haunted experience comes to life. Recommended for families with children age 6 and higher. Tickets can be purchased the night of the performance. Admission Prices: Adults, $ 10, Children (12 and younger), $ 7, Families of 4: $ 25
Reservations NOT required but visitors should expect a short wait before touring.
Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Tuesday October 31, 2017 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Cape Cod Church 1205 Rte 151 Hwy East Falmouth
Trunk or Treat is a safe, fun, free community Halloween Festival for the whole family.
Last year, nearly 5,000 people enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere, which included bounce houses, face painting, refreshments, and of course, lots of free candy!
At the center of Trunk or Treat are the 50 themed and decorated cars (the "Trunk" in Trunk or Treat) where children receive free candy. This year's theme for cars is "superheroes"!
Fall Fun Fair & Touch-A-Truck!WHAT: Fall Fun Fair & Touch-A-Truck!
WHEN: Saturday, October 21 at 10 AM - 1 PM
WHERE: Cape Cod Regional Technical High SchoolIt's that time of year again! Join us SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST 10am - 1pm at CAPE COD TECH for the 3rd annual FALL FAMILY FUN FAIR AND TOUCH-A-TRUCK!
Games, prizes, crafts, food, and more!
Joining us this year will be:
Cape Cod Ready Mix
Brewster Sand & Gravel
Harwich Police Dept.
Harwich Fire Dept.
All donations and funds raised will benefit the Angela Champ Memorial Scholarship Fund. This resource was established in honor of Angela, a 2008 graduate of Cape Cod Tech's Graphic Arts Department, after her passing in 2009. The award is available to a deserving Graphic Arts student pursuing higher education upon graduation. Angela was an artist and a photographer. Every year we have some of her art work on display, and some of her original photographs and hand-designed bookmarks for sale. Angela wrote and produced a children's book entitled "When I Grow Up" for her senior project at CCT, and we also have copies of this available for purchase.
Toe Jam Puppet Band
WHAT: Toe Jam Puppet Band
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 1PM
WHERE: Snow Library
WHAT: Halloween Stroll
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 2:30pm
WHERE: Main Street Orleans
Halloween at Heritage Museums & Gardens
WHAT: Halloween Family Festival
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 from 5-8 pm
WHERE: Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
COST: $5; family maximum of $25; children 2 and under are admitted free Tickets
All visitors will be treated to special Halloween-themed activities, including a dance party hosted by DJ Ooch, tractor-pulled hayrides around the grounds, and create a Halloween themed craft. Halloween-themed drinks and snacks will be available at the Magnolia Café, as well as free rides on the vintage carousel. Visitors can also enjoy performances of Thriller by Sandwich Soul, Sandwich High School’s award-winning show choir. Guests can support Sandwich community partners by participating in special ticketed activities. Play carnival-style games and get your face painted with festive designs to support the STEM Academy/Sandwich High School PTSA. Join in on a cake walk to benefit Sandwich Soul’s national competition fundraiser.
YMCA Fall Festival
WHAT: YMCA Fall Festival
WHEN: Saturday Oct 14, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Camp Lyndon Sandwich, MA 02563
Join us at Camp Lyndon and come dressed in your Halloween costume to get a free spin on our special prize wheel! Activities include crafts, games, healthy snacks and pumpkin carving.
6th Annual Pumpkin Fest
WHAT: 6th Annual Pumpkin Fest
WHEN: Saturday Oct 21, all day
WHERE: Sandwich Glass Museum @ 129 Main Street, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 02563
Enjoy a pumpkin patch filled with hand-blown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by prominent local and national glass artisans. Wander the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum and admire a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature’s brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. No two are alike! They are perfect for decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving and make a lovely gift.
WHAT: Fall Festival
WHEN: Saturday October 7, 2017 at 10 AM - 4 PM raindate 10/8
WHERE: 108 Bray Farm Rd N, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1550,
Pumpkins, hay rides, visit with the animals, tour the restored farmhouse, refreshments will be available, apple cider, hotdogs! please no dogs the day of the festival
Trunk or Treat
WHAT: Trunk or Treat
WHEN: Sunday, October 31 from 4-7 pm
WHERE: Wellfleet Drive In
Boo at the ZooWHAT: Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: October 14 – October 30 6pm
WHERE: Buttonwood Park Zoo
425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
BOO AT THE ZOO – slightly spooky fun that cannot be missed!
Grab your favorite costume and join us at BOO AT THE ZOO for an evening of Halloween fun! There’s enough thrills and chills for all ages at BOO AT THE ZOO! Climb aboard a spoooooky train ride, stroll down the Trick or Treat trail, take a spin on our wild carousel, and enjoy Halloween themed activities plus animal encounters! Thank you to our presenting sponsor Bristol County Savings Bank for collaborating with the Zoological Society to bring Halloween fun to the Zoo for all to enjoy!
Save time getting into BOO AT THE ZOO by purchasing a Bat Pass. A Bat Pass is a single use, non-refundable pass and must be surrendered at the separate Bat Pass entrance upon your visit.
Rides are included in the price of admission. Children under 3 are free. BOO AT THE ZOO runs Saturday October 14, Sunday October 15, Saturday October 21, Sunday October 22, Friday October 27, Saturday October 28, Sunday October 29, and Monday October 30
Cranberry Harvest CelebrationWHAT: Cranberry Harvest Celebration
WHEN: October 8, 2017 10am-4pm
WHERE: The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day. You can even put on a pair of waders and step into a corral of berries!
Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals, shop the marketplace with over 40 juried exhibitors from around the region, listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers' market and food concession areas for the best fare around.
Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and much more.
The event is held rain or shine. No pets are allowed. Last bus to the cranberry bog departs at 3:30 p.m.
For more information or for vendor applications please visit our website at www.cranberryharvest.org.
Jane Muum 2016 Premium Stroller Review
A few months back the Jane Muum 2016 Premium Stroller was available on Amazon for a really amazing price and since I didn’t save my Bugaboo Cameleon when I went to a double stroller I decided to give it a try. I decided to get it in teal and order a bassinet attachment to use with it. Unfortunately the car seat adapter that was suppose to come with the stroller was discontinued and I can’t find one for sale anywhere.
The stroller itself weighs about 25lbs and can be fold with or without the seat attached and is definitely a bit of a beast if you are going to be doing a lot of loading and unloading from your car trunk, that being said most strollers of this type are beasts. The detachable seat can face parent or face the world and has three seating positions; almost flat to almost upright allowing it to be used from birth to 50lbs. It also has an adjustable foot rest. With an adjustable handlebar that can range from 31.5”-43” high it can be adjust for most height parent. The maneuverability of the stroller is pretty good although not as good as my Bugaboo but as the Jane was also on sale for about ¼ of the price of a Bugaboo it may not be a fair comparison. Operating the brake is fast and easy it is a flip flop friendly foot brake that just requires a tap of the foot to engage and disengage. The canopy and storage baskets are both decent sizes and the stroller includes a belly bar, seat liner, rain cover and cup holder. With high density tires you never have to worry about a flat and suspension in each wheel allows for a smoother ride. The stroller fabric is machine washable allowing for easy cleaning. Overall I am happy with the stroller for the price I paid. The bassinet which I added onto the stroller does not seems as sturdy as the Uppababy or Bugaboo bassinet and I would not use to for overnight sleeping but I should work well for on the go napping.
What is your favorite stroller and why?
Cape Cod Moms Parent Resource
February 3, 2018 Cape Cod Moms will be hosting the Inaugural Cape Cod Moms Parent Resource Fair at The Waldorf School of Cape Cod from 10am-2pm. Our mission is to continue to empower, connect and engage local parents with resources and family friendly businesses. We are hoping our Inaugural year is an overwhelming success!
If you have a family friendly business or non profit then we would like you to consider helping to support this event. Click here for more information including how to advertise in our program, host a vendor table, host a demo class, be a guest speaker, and more. There are deals for non profits (we do consider waiving the fee based on the non profit).
Please check out our 2017_mediakit.pdf for more info!
Drool Baby Expo
I had the opportunity to attend the Drool Baby Expo last week and see how much baby gear has changed since having my 5 year old son. I arrived early knowing from past experience if you really want to be able to take the bigger items for a test drive or spend a significant time talking products with the sales representative you have to get in before it gets to busy. I had a chance to look at most of the tables below are the ones I found noteworthy.
I had a Chameleon stroller 7 years ago when I first had my daughter. I loved the bassinet option and the toddler seat and used the stroller daily until I found out I was expecting a second and sold the stroller while I could get a good return on the second hand market. My biggest issue with the old Chameleon was when I pulled the stroller up the stairs the handle bar would pull out to its tallest high an issue that has now been fixed on the newer models. The Chameleon retails for $1,149. The Bugaboo stroller that I was most interested in was the Runner which starts at $815. It pushes like a dream while running with it (yes I ran between the tables at the expo at 25 weeks pregnant). The fixed wheel was not an issue for maneuverability. The seat can face out or you (the only jogging stroller I know of that you can run with while the child is facing you) and has three seat recline levels. I has a full handle bar length handbrake plus a wheel break. The handle bar has three different high adjustments. I would highly recommend the Bugaboo Runner if you are looking for a serious running stroller. Bugaboo also makes the Bee a more compact stroller starting at $739, the Buffalo an all terrain stroller starting at $1239 and the Donkey their single to double stroller which starts at $1,329.
I got to try out the new Nuna Pipa Lite which when empty without base only weighs 5.3lbs; which is really light. The seat accommodates an infant from 4-32lbs and retails for $349.95.
I love their Tripp Trapp chair which can be used with accessories from birth through adulthood: I have been known to sit in ours and my parents still have the ones from when I was a kid. The basic Tripp Trapp chair retails for $249. The Stokke product that I fell in love with was the Sleepi Mini which is an oval bassinet that can be converted into a crib, toddler bed and then a bed with available conversion sets. The Mini Sleepi starts at $599.
The really like my pre Britax BOB Revolution so much I bought an infant car seat that I can use with it this time around. That being said the newer BOB strollers are not as good quality. Both my 5 and almost 7 year old ride still harnesses in Frontier 90 seats that have Clicktight (a panel that closes down on the belt or latch for tight installation) which makes installation a breeze so I took a look at the convertible car seats now available with Click Tight (Marathon, Advocate and Boulevard).
Silver Cross is new to the US market but has been in the UK for a long time and is known for its pram. Only one stroller is available in the US it is called the Wave. The Wave can go from a single stroller to a double (with an add on seat). For $1,299 you get the chassis, carrycot, seat, rain covers, mosquito nets, cup holders, adapters and it accommodates Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, Mico 30, Mico Max 30, the Nuna Pipa and Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q no adapters necessary.
The Thule Urban Glide jogging stroller was not available/made 7 years ago when I got my BOB but it is definitely a BOB competitor now. If I didn’t already have a jogging stroller I would definitely consider it. The Urban Glide has a swivel wheel that can be locked and set precisely straight with a knob, it has an almost flat recline, folds compactly, one hand fold, adjustable handle car, pushes smoothly and you can get a universal carseat adapter for it. New the stroller costs $399.95.
Love to Dream:
Love to Dream has a swaddle sack like nothing I have seen before. Instead of the babies arms being hugged to their sides the hands are snuggled up by their heads since that is how babies like to be. The swaddle sack is recommended from 0-4 months and costs around $30. Then there is the transition sack that allows for a slow transition with zip off “sleeves” $35. They also make sleep sacks.
Greentom is the greenest stroller available and the stroller frames are plastic. The plastic frames make the strollers light and have a natural suspension. Greentom makes two strollers one with a carrycot and reversible seat and the Classic. Both strollers come with 10 different colors for fabric choices. You can get both the classic stroller and carrycot/reversible stroller (two chassis, forward facing seat, carry cot, and bassinet) called the Greentom 3-in-1 for $699.
Magic Beans Popup shop:
In the Magic Beans Popup shop you could order all the wonderful products I wrote about above, the thousands of other products displayed at Drool and buy lots of products Magic Beans carries all at a discount!
There were also lots of other companies there plus businesses that offer services like baby pictures. The Drool VIP ticket also included a deluxe gift bag! In my bag was a $25 gift certificate to Magic Beans which I look forward to using, Smarty Pant Women's Vitamin 120 count, Premama Digestive Aid, Chews, Vanilla Caramel Flavored - 28 chews, lotion and potion samples, 3 pack of NUK baby bottles, Lollaland glass baby bottle, Chicco Naturalfit baby bottle, Diono Buggy Tech Tote, Nixi Snack Bags 3 pack, Babyganics Eczema care 3 oz, Waterwipes 60 count, Skip Hop Wet/dry bag, Green Sprouts Wood Cage Rattle and two baby hats.
Have you been to a Drool Expo? What baby products should I checkout?
Can Montessori Be a Way of Life, Even at Home?
by Sandra Nickerson
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher [or parent] is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’” ~ Maria Montessori
When parents visit our school, one of the many things they observe is children as young as 3 years old independently choosing a work, doing the work, and finally, returning the work to its rightful place on the shelf, prepared for the next child who might choose it.
Astonished, parents ask, “How do you get them to do that? I cannot imagine my child doing that at home!”
Our teachers respond, “We prepare work that excites, challenges and allows a student to feel successful. Our expectation is that every member of a classroom contributes something positive to the environment. This, of course, includes working together to take care of our classroom.”
At the risk of sounding… well, old, I recently realized my parents were better Montessori parents than I was with my own children. I am not sure when my daily home responsibilities started, but I can say they were well in place by the time I was in third grade and my sister was in first. Every evening, we cleared the table after dinner, washed, dried, and put away the dishes. My mother would leave the kitchen after dinner, lay on the couch, and read the paper. Of course my sister and I spent countless hours complaining to one another about how unfair that was, and how lazy our mom was for making us clean up after her family. Despite our commiseration, my sister and I clearly understood that the job was ours, plain and simple. My mom had made her expectations known for how the job should be done, and she often inspected our finished work to see if we met these clear expectations. There were two constants: we had to do the job, and we had to do the job right.
The process, well, that was up to my sister and me. I remember sometimes we were very efficient and got the job done quickly. There are other vivid memories of arguing about who would wash and who would dry. There were the philosophical concepts to be wrestled with, like why my brother did not have to do dishes. We were sure that his lawn-mowing job was more exciting and easier. Sometimes we turned the whole watery affair into a game. In any case, my mom never interfered. If we took two hours to do the dishes, that was our problem and not hers.
Sometimes, these long sessions meant not going outside to play or not being able to watch TV because there was homework still to do. These were the “natural consequences” of our inefficient ways. I must add that even while looking at our tear-stained faces and listening to our rants of injustice, my mother never felt sorry for us or guilty that she somehow had caused our harsh predicament. I believe now that she thought she was preparing us to make independent, responsible choices.
I became a parent in 1980, and my wish for my daughter was simple. I wanted her to be happy. What I did not realize then was that the subtext of that wish was appointing myself responsible for her happiness. I wanted my daughter to feel free to express herself and discover herself without the confines of others’ expectations. My daughter was going to know and feel her uniqueness. While my daughter was busy expressing and discovering herself, I was busy doing the manual tasks around the house. I did ask her to help, and she sullenly obliged, but we had no routine. She did not feel the responsibility of having to do something each day that was really hers, no matter what. And then there were the negotiations, “Do I haaaave to? I have soooo much homework…. I canNOT miss dance class… this is my ONLY time to be with Addie.” Often I would buckle under her woeful cries. Why? My self-appointed job was to be responsible for her happiness. After all, her completed homework, her dance successes, and her meaningful friendships were certainly more important than clean dishes.
Today, children engage in multiple activities and keep a schedule that exhausts me even to hear about. I wonder if we are even getting enough rest, let alone getting the time to think about instilling independent responsibilities. Parents are striving to provide their children every opportunity to become successful in life. While diligently providing a rich and nourishing childhood, can parents also create space for a child to take on responsibilities at home that contribute to the care of his whole family? Although knowledge is critical and experience inspiring, I believe that a child taking full responsibility for and ownership of a job is essential.
Have I let my own children down by not having assigned each a job that benefited our whole family, by not having clearly defined the parameters of that job, by not having let them struggle, fight, laugh, argue over what a complete job looks like, by not having afforded them the feeling of doing a job completely and well? Yes, I think I have. So in answer to this frequently asked parent question, “How do I bring Montessori into our home?” My advice is this: assign your child a regularly scheduled household job that everyone in your home needs done, one your child can complete on his own, one she can do successfully, one that might slow him down a bit. Once you teach her how to do the job, walk away. Keep your expectations clear and stand unwavering in the face of multiple pleas for exemption. In the end, your children will thank you.
In the end, I do thank my mom for the dishwashing job and my dad for the Saturday morning trash bin emptying job. You see, they knew I could do those tasks, and they believed that I should recognize the satisfaction of a job done well.
Sandra Nickerson, Head of School and Elementary II Art Teacher at Bridgeview Montessori School has been on the faculty since the school’s inception in 2000.
WALDORF SCHOOL ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Starting on September 18th, the Waldorf School in Cotuit, is offering a new after school program that is open to all elementary and middle school students on Cape Cod including home school students. Until now, only students that attend the Waldorf School have had the opportunity to learn the unique skills Waldorf Education has to offer. This school year all students in the local community are invited to participate.
The program is offered in 5-7 week long sessions and the classes are 2 hours long on weekdays from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm. Class offerings in the Fall I session include Waldorf Handwork, Studio Art, Cooking, and Community Service. More classes will be added throughout the year with offerings for grades 1 - 8.
The Waldorf School of Cape Cod is celebrating its 33rd year on Cape Cod. The school started
as a small one room private school in Woods Hole. The founding parents envisioned a school
that would nourish the developing child during the important years of early childhood and
support their growth through the elementary and middle school years. Through parent initiatives
and community commitment, the school has grown from that one room school to the fully
established and accredited school it is today.
For more information about the Waldorf School’s Community After -School Program visit
www.waldorfschoolofcapecod.org/after-school or call the school at 508-420-1005
Local mom to a 4 yo boy. Wife to a pretty cool guy. Woman who sometimes likes to do adult things.
Ovo - the latest show from the Québécois aerialist and circus troupe, Cirque de Soleil, is a wholesome and magical night out for dreamers big or small.
The Agganis Arena was very easy to access and had convenient parking underneath the auditorium – perfect for the rainy day we chose to go to Boston! Once inside, we found the atmosphere to be clean and comfortable; the seats were even padded and upholstered! The aisle lighting was maintained throughout the entire event but it was in no way distracting. Making our way to our seats, we felt like we had gone deep into a forest as a damp, cool air filled the auditorium, mist crawled across the stage and bugs chirped making for pleasant background noise.
The venue capacity of 7200 people created a more intimate setting and allowed for greater interaction of the audience with the performers. You didn’t even realize the show had started as characters appear in the aisles and interacted with the patrons. This interaction was maintained throughout the show. A word of caution – don’t get floor seats if you don’t want to go on stage!
The costumes were elaborate and even more vibrant in person than in the advertisements. Not only did the cast put on the performance they also did the set changes. This made the transitions from act to act more seamless.
Although there is no distinguishable dialogue during the show, the story line in Ovo (egg) was easily identifiable: a group of bugs and forest creatures relish a prized egg. In between scenes, a subplot between several bugs wooing a ladybug provided much comic relief. Having been to several other Cirque shows this was most kid-friendly. The show had a bit of everything my son is currently into – bugs, slapstick humor and death defying feats! The show did contain some innuendo; something to keep in mind if bringing little ones – a slight PG rating for a portion of the show.
Each performance was unique while adhering to the overall theme “Ovo”. The contortion, high flying, death defying stunts often left the audience with white knuckles and their jaws on the floor. During one incredible stunt where a woman holds onto a man’s hand while spinning from 50’ above the stage, we couldn’t help but murmur to each other that there’s no one we trust enough in the world to do that! From a human body folded over a head balancing on a spike, to a unicycle on a tightrope, to jumps from a rock wall onto a trampoline, the performances were amazing.
We went in for a grown-up night out and left wishing we had brought our kids. We can’t wait to go back and share the incredible talents of these performers with our children. This show truly solidifies the lesson we’re trying to teach our kids daily - that with hard work and focus, your body is capable of amazing things!
My summer flew by and I had little opportunity to Blog. I spent most of my summer with my kids in Orleans taking part in the Rec swim lessons at the lake, going to library programs, spending time at the beach, crafting and doing summer reading. Now it is back to school for the kids; my daughter started first grade today and my son starts junior kindergarten on Thursday. It will take me most of September to organize and put the house back together again but with both kids in school I will have time. I am looking forward to going to The Drool Baby Expo next week! So look for my Blog posts in the next few weeks about Drool and organizing tips and progress. Also please use my code MHUBNER5 for $5 off your ticket to Drool Baby Expo!
How was your summer? What do you plan to do now the kids are back in school?
Welcome to our newest advertiser: Waldorf School of Cape Cod!
A School Created by Parents
If you could imagine a school full of wonder, life, and engaged students who love to learn, what would that look like? In 1984, a small group of parents asked themselves this question. The school they created is known today as the Waldorf School of Cape Cod.
The Waldorf School started as a small one room private school in Woods Hole. The founding parents envisioned a school that would nourish the developing child during the important years of early childhood and support their growth through the elementary and middle school years. Through parent initiatives and community commitment, the school has grown from that one room school to the fully established and accredited school it is today.
The Waldorf School of Cape Cod is now located in the quaint seaside village of Cotuit on 13.5 acres of beautiful woodlands within walking distance of Cotuit harbor. The school building is the former location of Cotuit Elementary School. The woods and school grounds provide the best playspace that nature has to offer and we take full advantage of this gift. Our students spend much of their time outdoors and in our outdoor classroom, the school Sunhouse.
The goal of the Waldorf School of Cape Cod is to provide an education that will produce well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically and creatively. This inspires our unique approach to education. Lessons are brought to students in a multi-sensory way and usually include movement, especially in the younger grades. This approach allows our faculty to reach students with many different learning styles.
When you walk through the halls at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod, you can’t help but feel the positive energy and sense of community everyone shares. Who wouldn’t want this wonderful experience for their child? We invite you to come and visit us for a tour and learn more about our school. Enrollment is open and there is space available in select grades. Call 508-420-1005 or email Outreach@waldorfcapecod.org to make an appointment.
We had a chance to swing by the new L.L. Bean store opening Labor Day weekend in Mashpee Commons. The new store is across from Starbucks and in the old GAP building. It is refreshing to see L.L. Bean on Cape Cod so that locals now have access to some of their amazing products. The new store is nicely spread out with shoes, camping gear, jackets and more on the ground level. Upstairs there is apparel for men, women and children.
A highlight of L.L. Bean joining the Cape Cod community was their donation of $5000 to the Boy & Girls Scout troops in Mashpee. During the presentation they commented on the need to embrace the community and help cultivate a love for the outdoors. In the next few months they plan on rolling out programs for the community to participate in! We are really excited about this because it helps encourages families to get outside and introduces them to fun activities they may not have considered previously. Our family is most excited about archery and fishing. We can't wait to further explore L.L. Bean's supplies and classes.
Join them this weekend for the following events:
Starting at 9 a.m., the first 200 customer will receive an L.L. Bean Gift card which could be worth anywhere from $10 to $500.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try your hand at fly casting and archery or take a turn at the Bean Boot Toss. Snap a picture with the Boot mobile!
It's all about kids! Come for a day of family fun. Complete an L.L. Bean Passport to win a cool patch. Check out wildlife programs throughout the day. Join the local Boy & Girl Scouts for hands on activities and games.
Plus while you check out the new store you can enter to win Red Sox tickets (10 winners) or a Trip for a Family of 4 to Maine!
Stop on by and take a look. Maybe post a picture with the boot mobile!
We are teaming up with local mom, Naomi from The Colorspace here on Cape Cod, to create some gorgeous custom tote bags ($20) that we hope our local moms would like to purchase. Sadly we are having trouble picking our favorites after we narrowed it down. Could you help us out by commenting below the picture number of the one you like best? Thanks!
The GoPro Hero from Verizon is Perfect for Our Family
The back to school countdown is on and boy has it been quite the summer. The time has flown by and already we are back to school shopping! Our family was able to experience a lot of fun and experiences this summer that have helped to make lasting childhood memories. Since summer always passes so quickly I was thrilled when Verizon reached out to me with an opportunity to check out the GoPro Hero 4 Session camera and see if it fit it could help us capture some family fun in exchange for an honest review!
When I was a kid I can remember our parents recording events and experiences. In today’s society we all have cell phones, which mean the majority of our pictures and videos are now done on these devices. However I have found that my video quality on my cell phone does not always translate well to a larger screen and my family camera is large and can be cumbersome to always have with us. This is why a GoPro is a great middle ground solution.
When the GoPro Hero 4 Session arrived, we were eager to check it out. The camera is a cube-shaped waterproof camera that is half the size of and 40% lighter than the other Hero4 cameras and only requires one button use. This can be a little confusing at first. The directions that came with the camera while simple did not fully explain the amazing capabilities the camera actually has however moms have a great ability to quickly cut to the heart of the matter and I was able to get the basics figured out. Luckily for me towards the end of our demo, I was also able to chat with David from Verizon who emailed me the online manual and helped me figure out how to try out some other features, some of which I can’t wait to try out on our upcoming trip.
We took the light weight and durable GoPro a few places to experiment on Cape Cod including the hiking, our neighborhood, and even the beach. Did I mention this camera is waterproof up to 33 feet without an additional enclosure? This makes the camera so much more useful. We brought it to the beach with us one day and I loved being able to just set it up and then hang out with the kids while they explored. This way I was able to relax and actually spend time with them while also capturing the smiles and laughter that comes from exploring new things and just having fun with family.
Just in time for back to school, we reached a major milestone as the Tiny One has learned to ride a two wheeler. He decided it was time to take the training wheels off, he hopped on and off he went. This was a great opportunity to check out the GoPro video capabilities. It was easily affixed to the top of his bike helmet and gave us an amazing view of the world as seen through the eyes of a child. When I viewed the video, I couldn’t help but laugh as he narrated his fast cruise around our neighborhood. I was also overwhelmed by how it made me feel knowing I had captured a snippet of such an important milestone in life.
Since we had affixed it already to our bike helmet we decided to go on a local nature hike with it. This was quite entertaining as the Tiny One was narrating his every move plus we were able to capture fun treasures we found along our way. This will also be a perfect way to capture that first day back at school as we swing from our favorite tree while waiting for our bus. The GoPro Hero 4 Session also comes with an app for your phone so you can edit, share and even more right from your phone! Some other great apps: Some great Family and/or Back To School apps to check out are Family Locator, Brainscape, Todoist, and Google Goals. Plus Verizon also has a Back to School deals page where you can save some money!
As a parent, video mode is my absolute favorite aspect to the GoPro. I love the ease in which I can easily place or affix the Session on and just stand back and let it record moments. The waterproof GoPro’s are super versatile and fit in seamlessly with a busy family lifestyle. I am grateful that there is new technology today that helps us get out from behind the camera and experience life with our families while still capturing all those moments that I will forever look back on and treasure. I am also super thankful to Verizon for allowing me to try out one of these cameras; it has been an amazing opportunity. Verizon has also graciously allowed me to check out the camera again when I travel next month and have an opportunity to snorkel one of the top beaches in the world: Grand Anse Beach. This year, a GoPro is definitely at the top of this mommy’s Christmas Wish List!
Please Join one of Cape Cod Moms amazing
Advisers Tracy Lamperti for her upcoming workshop:
Helping Children Manage Stress
Tracy Lamperti has been counseling children and families for more than 25 years. Just in time for back to school, join Tracy as she shares information and strategies about what works when it comes to helping children self-regulate their emotions and behavior.
It is recommended that you bring your child to this training so that you can learn the strategies together and be prepared for the first moment they are needed as the 2017/2018 school year gets underway.
Strategies will be grouped in three categories; sound, scent and touch.
You can choose either of the workshop days so that it fits your schedule!
Date: Monday, August 21 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM & Friday, August 25 at 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Lamperti Counseling & Consultation
26 Wampum Dr, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631
Register for 8/21 Workshop
Register for 8/25 Workshop
Cost: $20 per adult. There will be no charge for children.
*Disclosure - Tracy Lamperti is a member of Young Living. NO purchase is required and a sales talk will NOT be part of this class. As such, if you are a member of another essential oil company, please come free of any concerns of conflict.
Each year since 2012 we have been lucky enough to be granted admission to King Richard's realm as guests for his annual faire as well as offer giveaways to our fans & readers. This year we are giving away 4-Family 4 Packs! We’ve had such great times while attending. Some of our favorite parts of the Faire are seeing the Prince & Princess Contest and the joust, eating turkey legs, attending the fabulous music and shows and much more. We love visiting the vendors as well and in prior years have purchased a piece for our outfit to attend in! Each year we find something fantastic and something new! We cannot wait to see what is going to be at the Faire this year! Check out our past visits and don't forget to purchase your tickets today using our custom discount code: CCMOMS-17 to save $4 per ticket!
King Richard’s Faire 2012
King Richard’s Faire 2013
2nd Review Blog 2013 by Meghan
King Richard’s Faire 2014
King Richard's Faire Meghan's 2014 Experience
King Richard's Faire 2015
Meghan's Review of the Shows & Interviews with the Kids for 2015
King Richard's Faire 2016
King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire, announces its 36th season running weekends including Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays, September 2 through October 22, 2017. Tucked away on 80 acres of enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard's Faire announces its 36th season offering guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. Enjoy daring knights jousting on horseback, exciting rides and games of skill, an original musical, and hundreds of talented entertainers on eight stages. Dancers, singers, acrobats, exotic animals, wacky wenches, happy villagers, and the King’s royal court greet you as you enter the gates.
When as famished as a mud beggar, guests will enjoy the Faire's delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, and quench their thirst with champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans from near and far. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder through minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant puppets, wenches, and more.
Carvershire has been bustling with excitement as King Richard welcomes new entertainers to our enchanting village in 2017, including:
Rick, Jan and Snorkel the Trained Stunt Pig Show - new for this year featuring juggling, stunts and piggy humor - first four weekends only; Klass Klown brings fire juggling, ball balancing and high flying pogo stick stunts;
The Vodca Family musical dance and drumming show;
Gibbon the Troubadour and Hannah Rose on the fiddle; The Lord Sheriff Glenn Fieldenstream is back after a three year hiatus, ready to write tickets and summons laughter in “court”; And a new puppet: Jasper, King of the Rag Dolls!
Don’t miss beloved returning entertainers Draiku, a beautiful aerialist duo back for their third year; Great Cats of the World exotic cat show; Ses Carny’s The Torture Show; Daniel - Duke of Danger; the Washing Well Wenches; Jacques Ze Whipper; Bawdy Mud Beggars; and of course our brave and handsome knights jousting on horseback. Every day on the King’s Stage at 1:00pm and 3:30pm, talented cast members perform an original musical. See our website for full entertainment schedule.
Special event schedule:
Sunday 9/3: Military Appreciation Day - free admission for all those with valid military ID
Saturday 9/9, 4p: Cleavage Contest
Saturday 9/16, 4p: Vow Renewal Ceremony - Romance Is In The Faire
Saturday 9/23, 4p: Game of Thrones costume and trivia contest
Saturday 9/30, 4p: Clash of the Tartans: Highland Hunks, Men in Kilts Contest
Saturday 10/7, 4p: Harry Potter Trivia and Costume Contest
Saturday 10/14, 4p: Wee Ones Parade for Princes, Princesses, Fairies & Pirates Costume Contest (ages 11 and younger only)
Saturday 10/24, 4p: Fantasy Finale Weekend: Adult Costume Contest
Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from September 2 through October 22, 2017. Tickets are $32 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free.
Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, anniversary celebrations, and weddings). Groups may make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
King Richard’s Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330, phone: 508-866-5391, email: email@example.com.
Visit King Richard’s Faire on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire) and on Twitter and Instagram @KRFaire.
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Official Rules: Contest is open to US Residents from 8/14/17-8/24/17 at 7:59pm EST. Contest is sponsored by King Richard's Faire and hosted by Mommies LLC. 4 winners will be chosen. Winners will be contacted via their contact email they use when submitting the comment for entry. Cape Cod Moms will coordinate with winner to get them the tickets which will be mailed to winner by KRF. Winner must respond to notification email within 24 hours or another winner (up to 3) will be chosen.
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