It was like a scene right out of Haverhill’s farming history, as the legendary Tattersall Farm came to life again for a New England style agricultural festival.

The event, which was postponed one day due to rain, went off without a hitch on September 16. Sunshine broke through the cloud cover adding a distinct late summer warmth to the day’s activities.

Children scurried from booth to booth at the farm’s 150-acre parcel of land on North Broadway, getting their faces painted and their fingers licked by live animals.

There were turtles, bunnies, miniature horses, and other friendly faces from area farms, fields and marshes.

Farmgoers could also take part in storytelling, winemaking, nature walks and beekeeping.

Hay rides were also offered for guests who wanted to see the full lay of the farm land. And if a view from behind a tractor wasn’t enough, guests could get another perspective from high-above. Rides on a hot air balloon furnished by ReMax were available.

Another crowd-pleasing aspect to the day on the farm was live music. Underneath a tent because of the fear of more rain, E.J. Ouellette and Crazy Maggy played their hearts out.

It was an affordable day out for area families, as children under 16 were admitted free and adults only had to pay $5 to participate. Proceeds from the event will benefit Tattersall Farm directly.

Trustees of the Tattersall Farm Charitable Foundation and other volunteers worked tirelessly to make the event possible.

The money will help pay for upkeep, upgrades and other necessities that allow the farm to maintain it’s timeless place in Haverhill’s history. In addition to the Tattersall Farm Charitable Foundation Trust, the event was also sponsored by Haverhill Rotary Club and Haverhill Cultural Council.

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