Saturday, October 7, 2023

Sensory-Friendly Fall Festival Hour at Weir River ...

Weir River Farm Festival

About Sensory-Friendly Fall Festival Hour at Weir River Farm

Join us at Weir River Farm for the Sensory-Friendly Fall Festival Hour!

This event offers a dedicated hour with a reduced number of guests and a quieter sensory-sensitive environment. Anyone that would benefit from a limited capacity visit is welcome. Participants are welcome to stay past the sensory friendly hour to enjoy the festival longer!

Grab your friends and family and join us at Weir River Farm for our Fall Festival! Visit with our farm animals, climb aboard a tractor, and make a fall craft! Participate in the implementation of a beautiful art installation designed by Aaron Asis and Illegal Art. Play fun festival games, get a farm tattoo, and enjoy live music by Peter Mundt at a low volume starting at 10:15AM! Don’t forget to browse great local vendors while enjoying a delicious cider donut!

Be sure to grab food from Wanderlust food truck, Mom on the Go, and Ribpublic BBQ, enjoy ice cream from Ellie’s Treats, and sip local beer from Barrel House Z, Break Rock Brewing, and Widowmaker Brewing.

While you’re here, be sure to stop by the Weir River Farm Store to purchase Trustees Grown meat, delicious local cheeses, jams, baked goods, ice cream, and well as fun locally-sourced gift items.

During the Sensory-Friendly Fall Festival Hour, the festival is closed to anyone who hasn’t registered for the Sensory-Friendly hour and headcount is limited. Pre-registration is required for this event. Children 2 and under are free.

Resources available to prepare for your visit include a Social Story guide available online, here. A special sensory kit is available at admissions. You may borrow noise-reducing headphones and sensory items (while supplies last) from the staff at admissions for easier access during your visit. Please note that we have a limited number of sensory kits and headphones available and strongly encourage participants to bring anything they expect to need.

See you at the farm!

About the Field of Dreams art installation:

Consisting of a series of sculpted paths to guide visitors through a meadow, the public will be invited to record personal messages onto a piece of botanical seed paper in response to the following prompt: Share a message of hope with the land to inspire a better future.

Each message will then be buried into the earth by a wooden stake topped with a ribbon that waves in the wind in unison with those of other participants. Participants will then be invited to reflect on their words as a means of inspiring a sense of connectedness to the hopes and dreams of others — as well as to the land that nourishes us all.

Thank you to the Plymouth Cultural Council, Duxbury Cultural Council, and Kingston Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council for their partial funding of this installation.

Parking and Accessibility:

The Fall Festival is spread out across our property. Parking is available in the lot located across from the Studio at 140 Turkey Hill Lane. To reach the lower event area and barnyard, enter the “chute” directly across from the lot and follow it down to the barnyard. Please note that it can be difficult to push strollers up and down the chute and we highly recommend carriers in lieu of strollers.

Admission and Ticketing:

Admission includes everything except food and beverages. Admission fee is per person. Tickets available online or at the door. We encourage visitors to bring reusable items that they might need throughout the day such as a refillable water bottle.

This program is rain or shine! In the event of cancellation, you will be notified via the email address you used to register and refunded in full within 14 business days. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

We love our furry friends, however, as this is a working farm with animals, dogs are not permitted on the property.

Membership: To locate information about your Membership, including Member ID, expiration date, and more please visit:

Tickets: To look up your tickets or re-send an email confirmation, please visit:


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