This past weekend we returned to one of our favorite places on Casco Bay, Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport. We were impressed by the farm’s Recompense Shores Campground this past summer, and when we heard the farm hosted an annual Fall Festival we couldn’t wait to check it out.
We took advantage of the many educational opportunities spread throughout the Festival. Upon arriving we received passports that listed all the different activity stations, from saving seeds to pressing apple cider. We learned how to make a cob outdoor oven, listened to the virtues of Red Russian kale, and witnessed the art of needle felting. While we didn’t get to every station, we definitely had a blast learning as we made our way around the grounds.
Music and Fun
Of course, the Festival also had many places for pure play. The younger Fives loved wandering through the Hay Maze and had many chances to climb on everything from a hay fort to a tractor. Also, the performance of children’s entertainer Rick Charette made our day as we have been wanting to see him for quite a while. His wonderful songs floating on the sunny autumn breeze set the tone for the day perfectly.
Pumpkin Patch Wagon Ride
The highlight of the day had to be the wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. While the line was somewhat slow moving, there were hay bales nearby for the kids to climb on. Once we finally took a seat in the wagon, High Five’s eyes were glued to the tractor and its driver for the entire ride. After being dropped off at the patch, we had some tough decisions to make. However, we knew we had chosen well as we admired our new, orange companions on the ride back to the barn.
Into the Night
The fun didn’t stop even after we had left the festival and returned home. Five of Hearts and Five Ball were so inspired by the day that they put on their own fall festival before bedtime, complete with music, vendors, dancing, and a mysterious host named AM. With almost 10 hours of continuous entertainment, we definitely felt like we got our fill of fall festival fun!