Fireworks, Food and Fun!

Fireworks, Food and Fun!

Looking for something fun to do with family and friends this 4th of July? Look no further than right here in North Central Massachusetts! With dozens of things to do the week of the 4th, you are certain to find something that everyone in your party will enjoy.

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Fine Diner-ing

Sometimes, you just need a little comfort food. Meatloaf. A grilled cheese sandwich. Scrambled eggs with a side of crispy fried potatoes. Feeling nostalgic? Pack up your appetite — in Johnny Appleseed Country, you’ll find real diners: originals produced by the Worcester Lunch Car Company. Across New England, these legendary dining cars can now be […]

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By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon


Music festivals. Quiet walks on sun-dappled trails. Afternoons spent on a warm beach, or watching the kids safely splashing in a zero-depth water park. The long sunny days of spring and summer offer a wealth of opportunities to explore the beauty of Johnny Appleseed Country.

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Father’s Day Fun

Looking for something fun to do with Dad this Father’s Day Weekend? Look no further than your own back yard, and treat the whole family to one or more of these Father’s Day events happening right here in Central Ma! Here’s a list of the Top 10 things to bring your Father to this weekend. […]

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Talent Show

If the medium is the message, there’s a lot of conversation happening in Johnny Appleseed Country. Oils, watercolors, sculpture and photography — art is alive, well, and blossoming throughout the region. And if you’d like to see what’s on the minds of the painters, photographers, sculptors, potters and other artists who live and work here, […]

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Music, Music, Music

Since you’re in Johnny Appleseed Country, when you think of music, you may think of toe-tapping fiddle tunes. Yeah, we’ve got that — at the Johnny Appleseed Festival at Red Apple Farm. Or maybe your thoughts turn to the oom-pah-pah of military band marches streaming from an old-fashioned bandstand in a community park. We’ve got […]

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GALA 2017 Spring Art Show

Join the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) at this year’s Art GALA Spring Art Show from May 19th-21st. This year’s art show will have live music, an artwork raffle, and an off the wall art sale. The opening reception is on May 19th from 6:00-9:00pm and awards start at 7:00pm. This event is free but […]

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Pastel Pleasures

It’s hard to wait for the taste of that first ripe apple, straight from the tree and still warm from the sun. If you’re touring Johnny Appleseed Country in the spring, you know that you’re just too early to pluck a shiny orb from an apple tree branch. Although most folks think that apples aren’t […]

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