It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend around Concord, Bedford and Lexington.
1. Dabblers' Craft Fair
Where/When: Dabblers, 119 Commonwealth Ave, Concord; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29
Why Go: The fair features crafts from local artists including chainmaille jewelry, felted handbags, knitted hats, stained glass, mosaics, doll house furniture, greeting cards and more.
Pricing: Free to Go
2. East Villge Fair
Where/When: Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29
Why Go: Because the East Village Fair, an annual family event, features all sorts of games, food, a flea market and book sale. Now in its 173rd year, the East Village Fair is a community celebration with participation from local many organizations, including Wilson Farms, the Waldorf School, the East Lexington Association, and the Lexington Historical Society.
3. Apple Festival
Where/When: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 75 Great Road, Bedford; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29
Why Go: For the apple crisp, apple crafts, apple cider, games, music and more.
Pricing: $5 for crisp
Where/When: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St, Lexington; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28
Why Go: It's the opening reception for an exhibit in which the Lexington Artist and Crafts Society and Lexington's 300th Committee are celebrating the town's tercentennial with authentic, historic Lexington fashions and a unique collection of cigar box purses created by local and LACS artists. The purses will eventually be auctioned off. As well, Society members, past and present, have chosen fine art to complement the purses and clothing.
5. Stone Soup Dinner
Where/When: Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road, Concord; 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29
Why Go: It's an annual dinner in which more than a dozen Concord farmers, merchants and chefs come together to put on a meal served on long tables around which neighbors came together to share dishes made from locally-grown food.
Pricing: $40 per person, with limited availability. Tickets are available at The Concord Cheese Shop, Verrill Farm, and Debra’s Natural Gourmet in Concord