ifarm Fall Festival

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ifarm Fall Festival

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$3 - $15

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Do you think you rustle up the best chili on the Northshore? Is your cornbread world-class?  Did you miss your calling to be a farmer?

We are hosting an October harvest celebration for the record books. The Fall Festival will have events for adults and children, including a Chili Cook-off, a Cornbread Bake-off, a Women’s Nail Driving competition, a Men’s Bale Toss, Pumpkin Decorating, and Bobbing for Apples. Participants will also be able to take a tour of our fall garden and greet our Shetland sheep.

Local craft brewers, Down the Road Brewery, will also be hosting tastings of their Puckwudgie American Pale Ale, Dreamtime New England IPA, and a seasonal surprise! If you have never been to Down the Road, take a look at their selection and amazing artwork.

Artwork for Down the Road Brewery’s Puckwudgie American Pale Ale

This event will happen rain or shine. Instructions for each event are below.

 

General Admission

Adults: $7 online | $10 at the door

Children age 12 and under: $3 online or at the door.

Chili, cornbread, and sides (baked beans, coleslaw, and hot dogs) will be available for purchase at the event.

The bar will be cash only. Selections from local craft breweries and Parker River Winery will be available.

 

Contestant Entry Fees:

Chili Contest – $15 per entry; competitor to provide one crock pot of chili (electricity available.) See rules below.

Cornbread Contest – $10 per entry; competitor must prepare at least one 8” x 8” pan.

All other contests and games are free.

The victors of the Chili cook-off, Cornbread cook-off, Women’s Nail Driving, and Men’s Bale Toss will receive a $30 gift card redeemable at any ifarm workshop and a beautiful trophy crafted by our florists. 

Judging and awards are included in the entry fee. Results will be published online and in the Tri-Town Transcript.

 

Schedule of Events

12 PM – Doors Open

1 PM – Children’s String Donut Eating and Bobbing for Apples

1:45 PM – Women’s Nail Driving Contest

2:15 PM – Men’s Bale Toss Challenge

2:30 PM – Chili and Cornbread Judging Begins

2:45 PM – Pumpkin Decorating Contest Awards

3 PM – Chili and Cornbread Champions Awards

3:30 PM – Shetland Sheep Visit

 

Participants can tour our permaculture garden at any time during the event.

Awards and gift certificates will be presented for the various competitions, but the real glory is getting your name printed in the paper! 

For all questions regarding the event and rules of competition, please contact us at info@ifarmboxford.com.

 

 

Chili Cook-Off Rules

Each hopeful chili competitor must pay a $15 entry fee and prepare at least one crock-pot of chili (electricity available.) Fees may be paid online or at the door.

Chili judging will begin at 2:30 p.m.

After all chili servings have been tasted, judges will confer and announce the winner at 3 p.m.

Key considerations include: appearance, tenderness, flavor and whether the judge wished he/she/they could have a second serving.

The winner of the Chili Cook-off will receive a trophy, a gift certificate to an ifarm event of their choice, bragging rights, and recognition in the Tri-Town Transcript.

 

Cornbread Contest Rules

Cornbread competitors must pay a $10 entry fee per pan of cornbread, minimum size 8″ x 8″. Cornbread muffins, loaves, or iron-skillet styles are acceptable. Fees may be paid online or at the door.

Cornbread judging will begin at 2:30 p.m.

After all cornbread servings have been tasted, judges will confer and announce the winner at 3 p.m. Key considerations include: appearance, texture, flavor and whether the judge wishes they could have a second serving.

The winner of the Cornbread Contest will receive a trophy, a gift certificate to an ifarm event of their choice, bragging rights, and recognition in the Tri-Town Transcript.

 

Women’s Nail Driving Contest

In the Nail Driving contest, each participant will attempt to drive a 6” nail into a stump as quickly as possible. The first contestant who drives their nail head flush to the stump is the winner. If there is a tie, there will be a second round. 2.5 lb. hammers and safety glasses will be provided. The winner of the Women’s Nail Driving Contest will receive a trophy, a gift certificate to an ifarm event of their choice, bragging rights, and recognition in the Tri-Town Transcript.

 

Men’s Bale Toss Challenge

Each contestant will toss a bale of hay (in any way they like) from a starting line. The contestant whose bale travels the farthest is the winner. We will measure the distance that the bale travels, not the first place it hits. In the event of a tie, there will be a second round. The winner of the Men’s Bale Toss Challenge will receive a trophy, a gift certificate to an ifarm event of their choice, bragging rights, and recognition in the Tri-Town Transcript.

 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Rules

Pumpkins must be decorated in advance. Candles or battery-operated lights are encouraged. Attendees will have an opportunity to vote on the pumpkin they like: The pumpkin that receives the most votes will win. The winner of the Pumpkin Decorating Contest will receive a trophy, a gift certificate to an ifarm event of their choice, bragging rights, and recognition in the Tri-Town Transcript

Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$3 - $15
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Website:
http://ifarmboxford.com

Venue

ifarm Grounds
55 Towne Road
Boxford, MA 01921 United States
Phone:
9788870878