WAREHAM – Learn how the Massachusetts state berry grows and have some fun at the 15th annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration this Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, at the A.D. Makepeace Company headquarters in Wareham.
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 the A.D. Makepeace Company harvests the crimson berries continuously each day. Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, shop the marketplace with more than 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.
Returning this year, visitors can put on a pair of waders and frolic in a bog full of cranberries. Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and much more.
Visitors to the Harvest Celebration, which is co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association and Ocean Spray Cranberries, are treated to demonstrations of the wet cranberry harvest, an enormous tent full of juried crafters, paddleboat rides on scenic Tihonet Pond, food vendors, music, and more.
Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and military, and children under 7 are admitted free. Admission includes continuous viewing of our wet harvest operations, animal demonstrations, live music, and many children’s activities. Some activities have fees and others are available by donation to the non-profit organizations that offer them.
A portion of the admission fees go to local nonprofit organizations that help staff the event and to local food pantries. Parking and shuttle transportation are free.
With the exception of service animals, pets and other animals are not allowed.
The event, in its final year, is hosted by the A.D. Makepeace Company, which is is the world’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.
For more information, visit admakepeace.com.
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