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Sharon, MA – September 26, 2014 – This year, experience Halloween in a whole new way with The Trustees! Join us outdoors for a haunted forest walk, learn to make a scarecrow, enter a pumpkin carving contest or listen to ghost stories around a campfire with friends and family. With over 112 Trustees properties throughout the state, many of which are in the Greater Boston area, there is sure to be a spooktacular reservation near you or less than a tank away where you can enjoy some of your favorite seasonal traditions!
Boo in the Barnyard! Weir River Farm, Hingham
Saturday, October 25 | 10AM–2PM
Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $3. Children under age 2 are FREE.
For more information call: 781.740.7233
Join us for our last Open Barnyard of the 2014 season with a BOO and a MOO! Visit with our livestock, make a Halloween craft and anyone who wears a costume gets in for free!
Pumpkins in the Park, Francis William Bird Park, East Walpole
Saturday, October 25 | 5–7PM
Members and Nonmembers: Free
For more information call: 508.668.6136
Join us for our annual Pumpkins in the Park event. Bring a carved jack-o-lantern and a candle to the large field to be reviewed by our guest judges. Prizes are given to winners from multiple categories.
Haunted Forest Walk, Lyman Reserve, Bourne
Friday, October 31 | 7:30–9:30PM
Members and Nonmembers: FREE | Recommended for children age 10 years and older.
For more information call: 774.302.0779
Take a walk down the spooky haunted trail at Lyman Reserve where you just won’t know what is lurking in the woods around you.
Scary Stories & Shipwrecks at Wasque, Chappaquiddick
Saturday, October 25 | 5PM
Member: $5; Nonmember: $10; All Children: FREE
For more information call: 508.693.7662
Join Liz Villard, known for her popular island ghost stories, on a walk around Wasque Reservation to delve into scary island lore. Hear about the shipwrecks along these shores and be prepared for a spooky thrill!
Ghost Stories Around the Bonfire, Westport Town Farm, Westport
Saturday, November 1| 5:30-7:30PM
Members: FREE; Nonmembers $5
For more information call: 508.636.4693 x103
Come sit by the fire and hear New England ghost stories, including some about the Town Farm's own apparitions and spook sightings!
Pumpkin Fest, Tractor Parade & Dedication Hike, Mt. Warner, Hadley
Saturday, October 18 | 10:30AM to 4PM
For more information call 413.532.1631x21
Join us at 10:30AM to celebrate the opening of Mt. Warner with a ribbon cutting and guided hike around the new loop trail. Then walk, bike, or ride around the corner to the North Hadley Sugar Shack's Pumpkin Fest and Tractor Parade. Food, games, cider and wine tastings, a petting zoo, and the famous parade of 40+ farm tractors, many of which will have wagons for giving rides around the North Hadley area surrounding our newest Pioneer Valley property.
Enchanted Cobble, Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield
Saturday, October 18 |3PM-Dusk
Members and Nonmembers: $15 per pumpkin
For more information call 413.229.8600
Come enjoy an enchanted evening at Bartholomew's Cobble. We will be roasting marshmallows and telling stories around a campfire. There will be pumpkin carving. Be sure to see your creations come alive as we walk Ledges trail to see the jack-o-lanterns all lit up.
Staged Reading of “Trifles:” Murder Mystery & House Tour Naumkeag, Stockbridge
Sunday, October 19 | 3:30–5PM
Members : $5; Nonmembers : $10.
For more information, call 413.532.1631 x10. Seating Limited –RSVP encouraged.
The Town Players of Pittsfield present Susan Glaspell’s classic 1916 feminist play focusing on two women whose developing sympathy for a mistreated and isolated farmer's wife causes them to suppress vital evidence. Glaspell, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, was a co-founder of the Provincetown Players where this play was first produced. Refreshments and house tour of Naumkeag will follow.
The Haunting Gardens of Naumkeag with the Royal Ballet Theater Troupe, Naumkeag, Stockbridge
Saturday, October 25 11AM and 3PM, Rain Date: Sunday October 26
Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15: Children $5; Family Max $35
For more information, call 413.532.1631x10
In celebration of the Halloween season, experience the spectacular gardens of Naumkeag in a whole new way! Be enchanted and surprised by the wacky, magical characters you'll meet. Your guides in these family-friendly performances is the Royal Frog Ballet, a cross-disciplinary group that blends performance, visual art, music, movement, and a sensibility that’s equal parts Vaudeville and avant-garde.
Artful Scarecrow-Building Workshop with Michael Melle, Bullitt Reservation, Ashfield
Saturday, November 1 | 1– 4PM
Members : $85 per scarecrow. Nonmembers : $95
For more information call: 413.532.631x0 | Pre-registration required.
Sign up as an individual or as a team to build a scarecrow. All materials are provided: a precut and drilled hardwood skeleton., excelsior, hay, string, wire, screws, nails, an assortment of clothing, tools, and garden installation hardware so that the figure can stand on its own. People can bring a battery operated drill, a hammer, wire cutters, and scissors if they like. Visit instructor and artist Michael Melle’s website www.michaelmelle.com for more information about the workshop.
More about The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of irreplaceable scenic, historic, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees is the world’s oldest land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation non profits. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 112 spectacular reservations – from working farms and historic homesteads and landscaped gardens, to community parks, barrier beaches, mountain vistas and woodland trials – located on more than 26,000 acres throughout the Commonwealth. With hundreds of outreach programs, workshops, camps, concerts and events annually designed to engage all ages in its mission, The Trustees invite you to Find Your Place and get out and experience the natural beauty and culture our state has to offer. For more information, visit: www.thetrustees.org.