It’s time again for the Cranberry Harvest Celebration. The festivities are taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. rain or shine on Saturday and Sunday at the Makepeace compound, located at 158 Tihonet Road in Wareham.
It’s time again for the Cranberry Harvest Celebration.
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association and the A.D. Makepeace Company, the anticipated autumn event is in its sixth year.
The festivities are taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. rain or shine on Saturday and Sunday at the Makepeace compound, located at 158 Tihonet Road in Wareham.
As in previous years, there will be a host of activities geared for the young and the young-at-heart. These include helicopter rides, pumpkin painting, golf putting, face painting and glitter art, music making and cooking demonstrations.
In addition, there will be pony rides, a scavenger hunt, a Moonbounce, marine craft creations, a crown-making station with fruits and vegetables, and a train and wagon rides, among other fun stuff for the kids.
There will be live musical performances on both days, and The Suspenders Juggling Troupe will keep everyone mesmerized.
This year will offer something new and special: naturalist Marcia Wilson’s “Eyes on Owls” program. Get up close and personal with some fascinating winged creatures. Demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
There will also be a raptor demonstration Sunday.
Of course what would a cranberry harvest celebration be without cranberries?
There will be plenty of cranberries on display, and tours will be offered of the working bogs. Guides will discuss all aspects of cranberry growing and answer questions. Tours will take place throughout Saturday and Sunday. Those taking the tour will be transported by bus to the bog.
Lastly, there can’t be a celebration without food.
It’s suggested attendees arrive with a hearty appetite as there will be plenty to eat and drink. All of the favorite edible delights will be available for purchase – pizza, smoked sausage, fried dough, hot dogs and hamburgers, pretzels and clam chowder. Too many to list.
Not to mention the hot and cold beverages and plenty of cranberry and dessert items.
So mark off the dates and join with the community to celebrate two big days for a little berry.
Admission costs $2, or is free with two food items for local food pantries. Admission for children age 6 and under is also free. There is free parking, including bus and RV parking. Parking and transportation for guests with special needs are also available.
While many of the events and activities are free, additional fees for some activities may apply. Call 508-322-4000 or visit www.admakepeace.com for information.