One of the best things about spring in New England is the chance to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, and there are some local fairs and festivals coming up that give you the opportunity to do just that! Across the Patriot's Trail region there are a host of events during May and June with carnival rides, craft stalls, touch-a-truck, book sales and more - all supporting local businesses and organizations. So if you want to support your local community, check out our list and get involved - fun times guaranteed!
May 10th -14th: Apple Blossom Festival, Westford. Hosted by the Westford Kiwanis, there will be carnival rides running Wednesday thru Sunday, with a parade and fireworks on Saturday May 13th (rain date May 12th), and a helicopter golf ball drop on Sunday.
May 13th: West Acton Village Spring Fling Festival. Look out for us at the water table during the 5k fun run, then join the West Acton Village merchants for food, sidewalk sales, music, touch-a-truck and a scavenger hunt.
May 20th :Bedford Plant and Craft Fair. Back after a 3 year hiatus, this free event includes food vendors, a petting zoo and kids activities alongside the plants and crafts.
May 27th : Discovery Day, Lexington. Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a street fair along Mass Ave! Local businesses will have booths with giveaways and prizes, plus food and entertainment for the whole family.
June 3rd : Winchester Town Day. Another street fair with local businesses providing games, entertainment and shopping for visitors. New for this year - a pop-up Biergarten from 3-6pm at the Griffin Museum. The event rounds off with an evening firework display.
If you want more ideas for things to do in the warmer weather, our Beyond Boston magazine has some great tips for places to visit in the Patriot Trail region. And check back next month for our list of local outdoor music events this summer!