Members of the public are invited to head to Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, at 217 Hewett Road in Somerville, on Saturday, Aug. 10 for an unforgettable evening of art and community under the open sky.
The hillside fields are beautiful in the golden glow of twilight, filled with the music of Toki Oshima and John Pranio on fiddle and guitar; they are magical.
Find a partner, meet a neighbor – soon one will be part of a swirling, frolicking, laughing community in a contra dance guided by Chrissy Fowler, the amazing caller who makes the dances easy and fun, no matter one’s experience.
Those who prefer a slower pace can browse the craft tents featuring amazing local artisans, enjoy a picnic dinner prepared by the talented folks at Washington General, stroll the farm fields, or just sit and watch the setting sun; the lights will twinkle on at dusk.
Children are welcome to play in the farm fields and explore the barn under parental supervision.
Parking will open at 5 p.m. in the lower field. Wagon rides up to the farm will run from 5-6:15 p.m.; those who arrive after that can enjoy the 5-minute walk up the dirt road past the farm fields. Craft and food tents will be open from 5-8 p.m.; music and dance will run from 6-9 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated, as they go directly to the musicians and the caller. One can help them support the arts and and ensure that Pumpkin Vine can keep this annual event open to all.
Call Kelly at 549-3096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. To learn more about the farm, visit pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com. This is a weather-dependent event; please check the farm’s website or call the morning of the event if it is looking questionable. Art by the incredible, multitalented Toki Oshima, who is also the musician for the event, will be on hand.