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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Autumn!

photo taken in sleepy hollow, ny

It is autumn... isn't it? 

I keep hearing all this contention over whether or 
not the autumnal equinox is today or tomorrow...
in any case, it surely feels like autumn to me, 
and that's really all that matters!

So, does anyone have any fall 
activities planned for this weekend?

If you're in the central Massachusetts area,
I recommend checking out the

This 14th annual event kicks off Friday evening
with a scarecrow contest and local jack o'lantern
display, and continues on throughout the weekend
with activities including a 5k road race, a craft fair and 
farmer's market, food samplings from local restaurants,
and much, much more.

The festival comes to a close on Sunday afternoon, 
proceeding a spirited parade around town.

... Sounds like fun to me!

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  1. i wish i was home to go!
    man, i miss autumn in new england....

  2. Sounds wicked good!!(imagine my Boston accent}. I think there is a Christmas Tree shop in Shrewsbury too. Have fun.

  3. Yay for Autumn!

    This weekend I am throwing my first Harvest Fest through the museum I work for. We're having hand-hewn log demonstrations, shaker broom making, an Oktoberfest, traditional German food, an apple press, Shadow Theater (Johnny Appleseed & Legend of Sleepy Hollow), plus loom weaving, traditional Harvest games and more. I'm SO nervous because I've been working so hard on this, but I'm really looking forward to it. :)
    Sunday we're going to Historic Deerfield & then off to an orchard to go apple picking afterwards. The colors are absolutely magnificent right now, and the weekend should be lovely. :)

    What are you up to this weekend? :)

  4. A friend of mine is going to be in that parade! ;)

  5. That sounds like a lot of fun! We may take a ride.....

  6. Oh, what fun! I long to be in New England. Will miss it this year but we're aiming for next. Keeping my fingers crossed. Until then, I'll just have to live vicariously through you, Erin.

    Hope you have a beautifully wonderful fun fall,

  7. Ahhh..Fall in New England! Wish I could be there in Shrewsbury, but I will be here in No CA up in Apple Hill, picking apples, going to an Antique Faire and Craft Faire in Gold Rush Country,and early holiday shopping with my friend. It will be warm in the 80's but it is beginning to look like Fall!

    Fall is Best of All!

  8. I have friends that attend that celebration--great fun! I love living in New England:-)

  9. Hi Erin! I discovered you through Julie at Saltbox Treasures - and I'm so glad I did!!! I adooooore the east coast. My hubby and I were fortunate enough to visit Kennebunkport years ago for a friend's wedding. We fell head over heels with everything about it. The architecture, the seaside, the antique shoppes, the food, the people.....sigh! I could live there in a heartbeat. So I'm glad to have found you! I'll certainly be living on the coast vicariously through you and enjoying every minute of it! And your dream house? Left me totally speechless.....That would so be my dream house, too. :) Oh, almost forgot....I ADORE Tasha Tudor. I have a few of her books that I treasure, and wished that I would'ave made an effort to meet her before she passed away...

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  10. nothing like a good festival to cheer things up!

  11. Ah, New England autumns...lovely. Wish I was there - a mini road trip in order. Sent myself a copy of your baked apple recipe, looks delicious.

  12. Love your site! I can TASTE the apples ....yum!


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