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Sholan Farms Harvest Festival 2023

By Mike S.
cider donut.

Delicious cider donut from Sholan Farms in Leominster, MA

Important Update:

“Oct 7 – Festival Cancelled – Farm Will be Open

This year’s Harvest Festival, Sholan Farms’ 21st annual signature event, has been canceled due to forecasted heavy rains throughout the day on Saturday Oct 7.

Roxanne Chamberlain, Festival Chairperson has announced this news, calling it a “very difficult decision” to cancel the festival. Although a little rain never hurt anyone and we can handle that – however heavy rain forecasted for the afternoon creates too many hazards.

Good News: the farm will still be open throughout the weekend and will have cider donuts, pre-picked apples, pumpkins, cider, caramel apples, apple crisp, honey, jelly, crafts and u-pick apples for the brave at heart.”

Join Sholan Farms in celebrating their annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Bring friends, family, and don’t forget your appetite! The Harvest Festival celebrates the transition into autumn, and the abundant harvest that comes with it.

There will be food trucks, crafters, entertainment, and more on this fun-filled day. You won’t want to miss it! Check out all of the activities and food options planned for the big day below.

Harvest Festival Activities

  • Pick your own apples
  • Build your own scarecrows
  • Free wagon rides
  • Face painting
  • Central Mass Goats
  • Craft show
  • Bounce house
  • Kids Games
  • D.J. Ray Richard
  • Magic Show

One of my favorite things about Sholan Farms is the view. With all of the entertainment and festivities, don’t forget to take a second to absorb the sights and charm of this beautiful orchard.

Related: Everything You Need to Know about Halloween in Leominster

tractor pull a wagon at Sholan Farms.
Free wagon rides at Sholan Farms Harvest Festival.

Harvest Festival Food and Drink

  • Caribbean Press
  • Trolley Dogs food truck
  • Northeast Smokehouse BBQ
  • Spanish-American Center
  • Sterling Street Brewery
  • Ultimate Grille
  • Apples, cider, donuts and more

Don’t forget to stop by the farm store to see everything they have to offer. You’ll find all sorts of fresh and delicious products for sale.

Trolley Dogs food truck at Sholan Farms.
Trolley Dogs food truck serving up hand made franks and all beef gigantic specialty dogs.

About Sholan Farms

Sholan Farms is a 169-acre farm owned by the city of Leominster. It’s run by volunteers that appreciate the rich history of the farm, and what it brings to the community. During the fall, you can pick your own apples and purchase the usual apple cider, donuts, caramel apples, apple crisp, and fall produce. They also sell the usual seasonal items such as pumpkins, gourds, and more.

Sholan Farms hosts other fun events throughout the year as well. In May, they put on the Apple Blossom Festival and Craft Fair. Similar to the Harvest Festival, it includes music, live entertainment, crafts, and more.

Also, if you’re into hiking, check out the Monoosnoc trail that has two gorgeous lookouts and goes over the Monoosnoc Ridge.

Follow Sholan Farms on Facebook for even more information and latest events.

Sholan Farms in Leominster, MA.
Sholan Farms in Leominster, MA.

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