TOWNSEND -- The Townsend Historical Society's thirty-second Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Sept. 14 and 15 at the town common promises to be filled with the creative work of more than 50 artists and crafters, live music, good food, and even a historical re-enactment.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the two-day fair.
Four artisans will provide demonstrations of their work throughout both days. Children can participate in making their own craft at the Applewild School booth all day Saturday.
At the bandstand, "Jeffjam" will perform at 10 a.m. on Saturday to delight the children. Joey Greeve, an accomplished young musician, will perform classical piano pieces at noon and the popular Finnish folk band "Oivan Ilo" will perform at 2 p.m.
The Townsend Military Band, sponsored by Tiny's of Ayer, McNabb's Pharmacy, PC Lan, and Harbor Flyfishing, will perform the musical grand finale of the weekend with an old-fashioned New England Band Concert on Sunday from 1-3 p.m..
The Townsend Community Couples Club and the Townsend Historical Society will be working together to offer grilled breakfast sandwiches and lunch offerings as well as a variety of baked treats both days.
John Barrett and his minutemen will be drilling and protecting the town against the British late afternoon on Saturday then returning Sunday. They will be encamping on Saturday night at Howard Park, but rumors have been circulating that the Redcoats are in the area and may try to attack the common before the minutemen can even set up their tents.
A schedule of events and locations will be posted on the common throughout the weekend.
For information, contact the Townsend Historical Society at 978-597-2106 or email email@example.com.