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Box of fruit in the peach orchard.

2024 Festival Schedule

Celebrate each season's bountiful harvest! Can't make it to one of these dates? No worries - pick your own is open weekdays and our full events calendar includes weekday activities. Dates may be shift per weather, availability and ripeness. Check back regularly for details prior to coming to the farm.

TULIP FEST

MAY 4-5 & 11-12

Not to be missed! Enjoy blooming orchard walks, hard cider bars, free live music, food truck and fitness events, family activities, pop-up events and pick-your-own tulips. Important: Pre-purchased online tickets required for cut-your-own tulips.  See FAQs >

PURE BARRE MINI-FEST

MAY 18

New! Join our friends from Pure Barre for a morning packed with 3 of their signature 50-minute classes! Stay afterwards to plant an herb pot to use in healthy recipes all summer. Visit local vendors and sample goods. Take advantage of the farm's free self-guided Spring Orchard Walk to view the fruit trees in blossom or relax with a glass of hard or non-alcoholic sparkling cider while soaking in free live music on the main lawn. 

FARM & FIELD FESTIVAL

JUNE 1-2

New! It's a weekend of performances and outdoor activities featuring bands and instructors from Amesbury's own Zach Field Drums & Music. Enjoy free family-friendly music, musical themed obstacle courses, contests and games. Plus, food and drink! Let's gather around our community, champion our youth and celebrate all our city offers. Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free festival entrance. Donations made will go to the ZFDM Music Foundation. 

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

JUNE 15 & 16

It's all things strawberries! Take in free live music, hard cider, family-friendly activities, hayrides, homemade strawberries treats and PYO strawberries. Purchase tickets ahead (48 hrs in advance) or upon arrival at the farm. 

POLLINATOR FESTIVAL

JUNE 17-23

Bees are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we eat. Help bring awareness to creatures essential to our food supply. This week-long celebration brings interactive art installations, tastings, family activities, and meet the beekeeper events. 

 

BLUEBERRY & FLOWER FESTIVAL

JULY 20-21 & 27-28

Calling all blueberry and flower lovers! Enjoy live music, hard cider, family-friendly activities, hayrides, blueberry goods, cut-your-own bouquets and PYO blueberries. Purchase pick-your-own tickets ahead (48 hrs in advance) or upon arrival at the farm. RSVP Now >

 

PEACH & SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL

AUGUST 10-11 & 17-18

We love summer! This multi-weekend party is brimming with pick-your-own! Pick 25+ varieties of blooms and sunflowers along with 5 orchards full of peaches plus take in family-friendly live music, hands-on activities, hard cider and food trucks! Purchase pick-your-own tickets ahead (48 hrs in advance) or upon arrival at the farm. RSVP Now >

COUNTRY FAIR

AUGUST 31 - SEMPTEMBER 2

Happy harvest! Labor Day weekend is full of summer apple picking, cider tastings, classic fair foods, fall flower cutting, old time-y games, live music, line dancing, tractor rides & more! Purchase tickets ahead (48 hrs in advance) or upon arrival at the farm.

 

FALL WEEKENDS

SEPTEMBER 7- OCTOBER 14

Each weekend from Labor Day to Columbus Day brings the best of New England! Enjoy apple picking, music, hard cider, tractor rides, farmhouse goods, hot cider, donuts and pumpkin whoopie pies! Pick out your seasonal pumpkins, gourds and mums. Purchase tickets ahead (48 hrs in advance) or upon arrival at the farm.

 

SWEET HALLOWEEN

OCTOBER 19-20

A not-so-spooky, trick-or-treating experience brimming with sweet treats and boo-tiful fall foliage. Get those adorable costumes ready. Prizes are to be won! Purchase tickets ahead for trick-or-treating event starting late August.

 

STORY TIME WITH MRS. CLAUS

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 1 & DECEMBER 7-8

Tis' the season for simple joys on the farm. Meet Mrs. Claus, pick out your tree, meet local makers, take in holiday music and sip hot cocoa.  Purchase tickets ahead for trick-or-treating event starting late September.

Free admission but purchased tickets required for pick-your-own and specific activities. Check back regularly for updates. Dates subject to change based on weather. Join our newsletter to stay up to date.

Buckets of assorted colorful tulip varieties inside Cider Hill Farm's Farm Store
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