This weekend: Farmapalooza!

Can we put a moratorium on adding “palooza” to events? I have a personal vendetta against it — I spent two pregnancies hearing the tired joke “If it’s a girl, why don’t you name her Lola? Heh-heh.”

OK, I’ll allow just one more. This Sunday is the Community Harvest Project‘s Harvest Home Farmapalooza, which celebrates the end of the harvest season at Grafton’s Brigham Hill Community Farm. The farm is an all-volunteer effort that provides fresh veggies to food pantries around the region and… you know, I went there with a camera this spring, it malfunctioned, and I never did get back there. I should have, because it’s really one of those fantastic things that I really love about Grafton.

Events kick off at noon and run until 4 p.m., with the $5 admission waived for kids 12 and under and a $20 cap per family. Food and drink will include squash soup, cranberry nut bread, apple cider, pies, ice cream, hot dogs, whoopie pies and zucchini bread.

There will be a scarecrow contest, pony rides, hot air balloon rides (they have the Re-Max balloon pictured so, alas, no Mario. Did you see his colorful balloon in black and white in the Grafton News last week?), hay rides, fall crafts, tractors and farm equipment, moon walk and a bee exhibit.

Local recording artists Jubilee Gardens with special guest Solomon Murungu and Whalebone Farmhouse will be featured.

For more information, call 508-839-7402 ext. 1 or email


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