Issue 385 | September 2021
Your Monthly News & Updates
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Now Hiring!
We are hiring a full time, year-round Office/Store Assistant. Position averages 40 hours/week and includes benefits. If interested, submit an application and resume to: employment@normandyfarms.com

Coffee and Donuts
Stop by for some delicious mini donuts and fresh coffee. Open weekends 7am-11am next to the Lodge.
2021 marks the 39th year Normandy Farms Campground has been raising money for the Jimmy Fund. We are enthusiastic each year to raise as much money as possible to help those who are fighting the battle against cancer. The total this year (2020-2021) is $14,021 so far…We are proud to say that since 1983 we have donated $387,376.
Jimmy Fund Update

  • 10/30 & 31 Haunted Walk $3449
  • 5/7-5/9 Plant Sale $901
  • 5/28 Jail Day $760
  • 5/28 Silent Drawing $1562
  • 5/28 50/50 Drawing $227
  • 5/28 Poker Walk $105
  • Casino Night $821
  • 7/13 & 7/15 Haunted Walk $1,525
  • 7/17 Ice Cream Social $383
  • 8/7 Red Sox Tickets $204
  • 8/11 Food Truck donations $68
  • Office Collection Can $1172
  • Miscellaneous $380
  • Tips Housekeeping $1069
  • 5/15 Tip from Vin Cabral $100
  • Skunked for the Jimmy Fund $1220
  • Ceramic Christmas Trees $75
Glamping Anyone?
There's still time for glamping this season and not only are the rates lower midweek, but so are the crowds!

We currently have the following Cabins/Yurts available:
  • September 27-29
  • October 5-8
  • October 11-15
  • October 17-22
  • October 24-29
Our cabins and yurts accommodate up to 6 and have all the comforts of home including heat/ac, fireplace, TVs, and so much more!

We also have a few openings in our Safari Tents if you're looking for an elevated camping experience!
  • September 8-11
  • September 12-16
  • September 16-23
  • September 27-October 1
  • October 3-8
  • October 11-15
  • October 17-22
  • October 24-31

Click here for more information and call or book online today as they won't last long
Meet Bowie!
How handsome is this 3-year-old American Bulldog mix? Bowie was tied to a tree for his entire life, but not anymore! He is now in a loving foster home where he is learning to be a loved dog. Bowie has made great strides but does have some possession issues with toys and food, but he is working with a trainer. He does very well with other dogs and children. We do recommend older children since he is a strong 60-pound boy. Bowie will need a loving and patient family who will continue with his obedience training. He is a loving boy who deserves to have an amazing forever home!

Things To Do In the Area!
  • 9/1-9/30 – Exhibit “The Iconic Baseball Jersey: Baseball x Fashion” in Worcester, A groundbreaking exhibition at WAM will focus on one of the most recognizable garments in American culture: the baseball jersey. The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion will feature 35 historic and contemporary jerseys and baseball-inspired fashion to trace the history of the American-style baseball shirt, displayed alongside fabric swatch books, logo designs, and historic photographs.
  • 9/3 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Finish at the 50, Start inside of Gillette Stadium and finish at the 50-yard line of the 6X Super Bowl Champions! The 5K course is open to runners and walkers!
  • 9/4-10/24 King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Entertainment, exciting rides and challenging games abound on the Faire’s enchanting 80-acre wooded site. Minstrels, acrobats, fire eaters, aerialists, and larger than life-size puppets. Get ready to be dazzled by the all-new Dog Show! Where you’re sure to witness some truly captivating canines! Hundreds of talented performers entertain continuously throughout the day when visiting any one of our eight vibrant stages. The King’s handsome knights battle on horseback as bawdy beggars compete in mud. Wacky wenches will leave you in stitches while happy villagers engage you in the lanes. Frolicking faeries can be seen dancing through the forest, as you test your skill in his majesty’s Gaming Glen. Epicurean pleasures suited for royalty will tantalize your taste buds with the Faire’s unbelievable choices of truly scrumptious treats. Satiate your palate with giant spit-roasted turkey legs, ringlets of fryes, and boules of chowder or stew. Don’t forget to quench thy thirst with champagne, mead, wine and brew! See the amazing sword making, glass blowing and artisans creating adornments for thy headKing Richard’s Faire is the largest, the biggest, and the best Renaissance festival in the six states of New England!
  • 9/4 Waterfire Boat Rides and Full Lighting in Providence, WaterFire is full of motion—fire tenders stoke the fires, rivers flow quietly beneath the braziers, sparks whirl through the night air, and flickering flames reflect off the dark surface of the water, animating the architectural fabric of the city. Join us for a relaxing 30-minute cruise as our Captains expertly guide you throughout the fires of the Providence River, Riverwalk & Waterplace Park. An unparalleled view of the fires from the best seat in town! https://www.providenceriverboat.com/boat-tours/waterfire/. WaterFire is a celebration of community and beauty. Everyone is welcome, and we encourage you to become a part of the event. There is an ever-changing, eclectic music program all along the rivers. WaterFire is an event to be explored and savored on foot as you wander around to discover its many surprises, leave your chairs in the car and start exploring all that our event has to offer.
  • 9/4 - Onset Beach Kite Festival - Fun for the whole family! Feel free to bring your own kites. Build-a-kite station for the kids just $5 per kite Pay parking available at the pier and on street. Free parking at Hynes Field next to Chuck’s Auto Email: onsetvillage@gmail.com or Rain date is Sunday, Sunday, September 5
  • 9/8 (and every Weds) – Trivia Night at Citizen Crust at Patriot Place
  • 9/9 WaterFire Partial Lighting in Providence (see 9/4 for details)
  • 9/9 & 9/23 Cruise Night at Patriot Place (by Bass Pro), Mass Cruisers is BACK! Join the Mass Cruisers Auto Club for free and exciting Cruise Night! The Bass Pro Shops Cruise Nights with the Mass Cruisers are known throughout New England. Bi-Weekly hundreds of cars, owners and fans attend for FREE and enjoy all the sights and sounds of Patriot Place.
  • 9/10-9/19 – Boston Seafood Week, The Massachusetts Seafood industry and the restaurant industry are teaming up to create nine days of seafood specials Restaurants, wholesalers, and retail locations will provide discounted specials on the freshest seafood you can buy.
  • 9/17-10/3 – The Big E in Springfield, Eastern States Exposition, home of The Big E, has presented the finest livestock, the most innovative commercial, industrial and artistic developments, and the highest caliber of varied entertainment to the people of the Northeastern United States for more than a century. More than one million people now attend the 17-day Big E, an annual autumn extravaganza of entertainment, exhibits and agriculture – the culmination of a visionary idea first expressed by Joshua L. Brooks at the beginning of the 20th century. Brooks knew that farming in New England was on the decline and that production costs were soaring. His hope was to create an Exposition that would provide demonstrations of new farming methods and establish competitive awards which would inspire farmers and their children to produce more efficiently and sponsor cooperative purchasing that would lower the farmers’ costs. Above all, Brooks believed in developing and showcasing an agricultural New England.
  • 9/18 WaterFire Partial Lighting in Providence (see 9/4 for details)
  • 9/18-9/19 – Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival, The Harwich Cranberry Arts & Music Festival is a two-day event held behind the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street. In the field, there will be nearly 150 different vendors selling handmade craft items. Entry to the park is free, so is the parking. The CranJam 2021 Music Festival will also be behind the Harwich Community Center. Yes, it's also FREE. Wine and beers will be sold during the Music Festival. There’s a wooden dance floor under the tent; bring your own chair and/or blanket to sit on. Music Saturday 12-dark, Sunday 12-3. The CranJam is presented by the Harwich Cranberry Festival.
  • 9/20 Providence Architecture Boat Tour, Experience 300 years of architectural history as you cruise the Providence waterways! This 75-minute boat tour, led by the Providence Preservation Society, highlights the stories, sight lines, and subtle details that define Providence. From the most eye-catching landmarks on the city skyline to hidden architectural gems, you’ll discover historic Providence from the best seat in town!
  • 9/22-12/1 – Festival of Illumination World of Lights at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Take an exhilarating journey around the globe at the breathtaking Festival of Illumination at Southwick’s Zoo. “World of Lights: Our Continents and Their Cultures” uses magnificent handcrafted Chinese lanterns to help visitors immerse themselves in a magical world of illumination. Travel to the African Savannahs, the Amazon rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, all illuminated with hundreds of amazingly intricate lanterns and custom-built exhibits of silk, steel and LED lights. The festival, New England’s largest lantern showcase, runs from September through January 3, 2022, and includes live entertainment, an Asian Night Marketplace and specialty foods.
  • 9/24 WaterFire Partial Lighting in Providence (see 9/4 for details)

Anytime…. new brewery suggestions:
  • The Guild PVD Beer Garden in Providence, Join us just off the new pedestrian bridge in the PVD Innovation District Park along Dyer St. and the Providence River. We've got plenty of seating with 20 long-style tables and 20 high tops. We'll have seven drafts/styles of Guild Brewing Co. beer and some "guest" beers. We'll also offer a few varieties of Hard Seltzer cans. There will always be at least one food truck every day we are open and multiple on the weekends. Typical schedule includes Wed-Sunday
  • Ravenous Brewing Company in Cumberland, the raven itself is a good representative for us because it’s just such a hungry bird. We are always thinking of new ideas and always experimenting with new brews. Ultimately, our goal is to spread the love and appreciation of local beer to everyone. By all means we are still considered a small brewery as we produce less than 1000 barrels per year. Our Ales are made with small equipment that requires true physical involvement from the brewers with each and every batch of beer we produce.  With each brew, our passion and dedication for quality goes into every batch of Ravenous Ale that is produced. Our batches of beer are forged by hand and are truly qualify as handcrafted, artisan ales. Taproom open Wed-Sunday
  • Skyroc Brewery in Attleboro, while not a new brewery (they’ve been here since 2016) they recently added a distillery to compliment their fabulous beer selection. Visit them in Attleboro Center at 11 Riverbank Road on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday

Pick Your Own….
  • The Big Apple is a 200-acre farm, with 100 acres currently in use. We raise our own apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, hops, pumpkins as well as many assorted vegetables. Come visit our own bakery that makes wonderful donuts, pies, crisp, muffins, turnovers, cookies, as well as other seasonal treats. The farm stand has local honey, jams, jellies, maple syrup, maple syrup products. Pick your own apples, available weekends in September only. 207 Arnold Street in Wrentham
  • Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon currently has PYO rasberries, peaches, cherry tomatoes, sunflowers, potatoes and more, available to pick daily from 9-4. Ward's Berry Farm is a family farm located in Sharon, Brothers Jim & Bob Ward have run the farm since 1982, offering the finest quality fresh picked fruits and veggies. Their mother, Ann uses family favorite recipes to create her famous fruit jams and jellies, as well as the fresh cookies, muffins, breads and pies sold in the store. 614 South Main Street in Sharon
  • Tangerini’s Farm in Millis – PYO options include wild flowers and a variety of tomatoes. Call first to check on options that day. Apples and pumpkins available as well. Their story: We owe the preservation of the 60+ acres here at Tangerini’s to the late Louis DeAngelis. Having farmed the land himself, he wanted to ensure that the property remained active farmland. In the 1980’s, Mr. DeAngelis was committed to protecting the future of his land and did so by signing an Agricultural Preservation Restriction and guaranteeing that his beloved property would continue to grow food for the surrounding community. In April of 2019, Linda and Steve Chiarizio proudly took over ownership of Tangerini’s and are committed to preserving Mr. DeAngelis’ land and the sense of community at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm. 139 Spring Street, Millis
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