Happy Father’s Day 2015

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It’s that time of year again! Time to celebrate those wonderful men in our lives known as our dads! Can’t think of a good way to spend time together? Well, we have plenty of ideas for you in Appleseed Country!


It’s Father’s Day Weekend at Tower Hill. Dads receive free admission all weekend long! On Saturday, it’s Tower Hill’s Foraging Weed Walk. Discover the late spring forged flavor of Tower Hill’s gardens and fields. Limited to 20 participants so register ahead of time. For more information, visit www.towerhillbg.org.

Also on Sunday from 10am-2pm, it’s the Kid’s Fishing Derby. This is a great way to spend the day with Dad. The kitchen will be open and there will be prizes for all kids. Event held at Turnpike Rod and Gun Club 94 Corey Hill Rd., Ashburnham. For more information call (978) 827-9961.


Besides traditional golf, we also offer disc golf and miniature golf in Appleseed Country! Woods of Westminster has the best lunch special in Massachusetts to top the beautiful views that their course offers. And we can’t forget about Lancaster Golf Center who has all sorts of outdoor fun with batting cages, basketball, miniature golf, a three hole golf course, and a driving range. And in the Sterling area, Mulligans has an 18-hole course offering a challenging and fun time for the whole family. Each hole has a placard with woodland animal theme and interesting facts about that animal.


On Sunday the 21st Extreme Field Day for Kids returns to Wachusett Mountain. Come down and participate in this kids focused obstacle race that promotes getting back outside and away from the screens!

And Saturday and Sunday is Splashtacular Weekend at Davis Farmland located at 145 Redstone Hill Road in Sterling. Splash, laugh, and be bubbly as Davis Farmland opens Adventure Play & Spray for the 2014 season. On Sunday the 15th, kids can bring their dads for free! Visit Davis Family Farm Adventures for Splashtacular event details.

Book a room at Great Wolf Lodge New England featuring an indoor water park with the Howlin’ Tornado dropping you into a 6 story tunnel, the four person River Canyon Run slide, the Wolf Tail for the thrill seeker, the interactive Fort Mackenzie tree house, the wave pool, indoor/outdoor hot tub and so much more! Don’t want to stay over night? That’s ok as there are activities open to the public including the Howlers Peak Ropes Course where you will be 20 feet up off the ground, climbing through obstacles, balancing on ropes, and climbing through bridges all while safely strapped into a safety harness. Play MagiQuest where your quest to become a Master Magi begins as you explore an enchanted kingdom, with your very own magic wand. By following clues and solving puzzles in the Book of Wisdom you’ll accomplish the MagiQuest adventures. Play Laser Frenzy where you navigate over, under and around the beams quickly to get to the other side of the maze. Once you’ve reached the checkpoint button, navigate back to the beginning to complete the mission and receive your score. Other options include indoor mini-golf, bowling, an arcade, a princess spa, the XD theater, snacks, food, etc! For the latest updates on hours, visit their website at Great Wolf Lodge New England or call (978) 342-7100.


Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm, it’s the Strawberry Festival at Lanni Orchards, 294 Chase Rd, Lunenburg. This is a free event. Stop by and try before you buy, a great opportunity to sample everything local. Fresh baked pies, fresh baked bread, oils, vinegars, Italian cookies, Effie’s biscuits and crackers, Dom’s meat, Shaw Farm milk & ice cream and so much more!!! There will also be a special Father’s Day raffle! Check out the website at Lanni ORchards for special Taste of Local Coupons!!

Take your dad out for a beer breakfast at the Gardner Ale House Solstice Party and enjoy a live performance from the Millers River Morris Men with a features summer solstice beer. The first $75 guests receive a Commemorative 12 oz pilsner glass. The cost is $13. For details call 978-669-0122.


Saturday is Patriots Celebrity Softball, the Lancaster Firefighters Association’s game with the Patriots Celebrity Softball Team. If you haven’t already gotten your tickets please call (978) 368-1402. Tickets cost $10.00.

Did you know that we have a lot of local sports teams in Appleseed Country? Learn more on our website.


Sunday at 6pm is the Quabbin Community Band’s Opening Concert in Barre. Enjoy weekly traditional New England outdoor concerts, held at the bandstand in Barre center or at Nornay Park in South Barre.

We also have plenty of live music at the Bull Run in Shirley. Click here for a complete schedule.


On Sunday from 9am–1pm, it’s the Father’s Day Antique & Classic Car Show at Monty Tech, 1050 Westminster St., Fitchburg. Show car entrance fee is only $15! There will be a goodie Bag & Dash Plaque for the first 200 Registered Car. Attendance Prizes will be drawn ALL day long. Also serving coffee, pastries, lunch, and drinks all day long! For questions call Emery (978) 537-1907 or John (508) 829-5516. Rain Date for the events is Sunday, June 22. For more information, visit www.midstateaac.org.

Did you know that Appleseed Country has car shows all summer long? Learn more on our website.

However you choose to celebrate your dad, we hope you have a great Father’s Day!