Things to do: Tour a garden, go to a barn bash, buy curios

Aug 22, 2019

Friday, August 23

Bring family to the farmer’s market.

From 1:30 to 5 p.m., South Coast Music Together will be coming to the Dartmouth Farmer’s Market at the grounds of St. Mary’s church in South Dartmouth for a family fun day.

The group will be singing and playing music, and there will be Music Together Singalong Storybooks for kids to sing and read along. All ages are welcome. The market has fresh local veggies, eggs, flowers, and crafts, and there will also be a Touch a Truck event, a chance to meet a princess, and more kid friendly fun.

Tour a garden.

Members of the public are invited on a free tour of Eva’s Organic Garden, a certified organic farm on the coast of South Dartmouth and a favorite of Boston area chefs and Whole Foods, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition and Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust are working to preserve the farm as agricultural conservation land. Come for a free tour of the farm and to hear from Eva herself about the importance of local agriculture. No RSVP required; wear comfortable trail shoes for walking.

Saturday, August 24

Buy curios.

The Dartmouth Historical and Art Society is sponsoring their last yard sale of the season at its headquarters on 1205 Russells Mills Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature books and household items as well as miscellany.

Table spaces are available for a $10 minimum donation on a first come first served basis, tables not provided. For reservations or more information, call Kathy at (508) 993-7736.

Enjoy family fun.

There will be a free family fun night at the Stackhouse club on 16 Faith Street, 3 - 6 p.m. with a bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, popcorn, and bag of school supplies. Please note the time has moved due to EEE concerns. 

Hoedown at a barn bash.

DNRT will be hosting its 14th annual Barn Bash fundraiser at the Sylvan Nursery Barn, 253 Horseneck Rd. from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The bash includes an evening of food and drink from a variety of local businesses as well as a silent auction, live bluegrass music and dancing.

Tickets are $90, with a $150 donor ticket and a $250 sponsor ticket also on offer. Folks purchasing Donor and Sponsor tickets will be listed in the event program. For more information, visit

Camp out. 

From 10 a.m. Saturday until noon on Sunday, REI Co-op and Mass Audubon will be holding a family-friendly end of summer camp out at the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.

Participants will be able to discover native flora and fauna with Mass Audubon's naturalists, and experience hiking, cooking, survival classes, photography, stand up paddleboarding, and kayaking with experienced REI outdoor school instructors. 

There will be a catered dinner, s'mores, and overnight access to the historic Stone Barn Farm. Minimum age is 5 years old. Cost is $75 for members and $95 for non-members. To register, email Heather at or register online at