“This event — designed especially for children and their families — is our “thank you” to the Boothbay area community,” offered Charlie Bamberg, chair of the board at the Boothbay Railway Village.
To that end, the Village set two goals in organizing the event, that it be a Family Harvest that children would love and remember, and that it be as affordable as possible to as many families as possible. “We reduced prices and added free activities — including train rides for everyone, and also free hayrides and tiny pumpkins to the children,” noted Bamberg, adding, “Family Harvest is, most of all, for the young — and the young-at-heart — whose memories of the Village keep them coming back year after year.”
“For two whole days, it’s all about the kids and their parents on the sidelines, cheering them through sack races, kernel digs, cornhole competition, popcorn-the-parachute, and painting faces and pumpkins,” he added. The event will also feature train and hayrides, all include in the ticket prices, and this year, prizes!”
“We host many events through the calendar year, but Family Harvest a Village favorite, our way to provide a community service that says “thank you” to our local communities, especially Boothbay, in our on-going efforts to preserve and showcase our collective past ... so that we all better understand our futures and the futures of our children. The innovation, creativity and hard work that built our communities will help our children see these values in themselves, in building their own futures.”
“Family Harvest is, most of all, for the young - and the young-at-heart - whose memories of the Village keep many returning year after year for a train ride or two or a simple walk around the Green,” he stated, before thanking the staff and volunteers for their hard work organizing and soon to be helping at the event. “We’ll see you at the weekend,” said Bamberg, in closing.
Admission: $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 17, and children ages 4 under will be admitted free.
Food trucks will be on site. Bring containers from home for fresh pressed apple cider.
The event is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.