Apple Festival
10:00 AM10:00

Apple Festival

The 2019 Boxford Apple Festival is scheduled for September 21, 2019 with a rain date of September 22, 2019. The Apple Festival is the Boxford Historical Society’s signature event that dates back to the 1960’s. The East Village is transformed into a pedestrian mall between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:30 pm. Elm street is lined with artisan vendors, local musicians entertain and apple pie and BBQ abound. Festival goers also have the opportunity to tour the historic Holyoke-French house. All proceeds support maintenance of Holyoke‑French House.

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2019 Trail Running Festival
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Trail Running Festival

Welcome to Boxford’s Trail Run -October 20, 2019 -“Trails Less Traveled”

 BTA/BOLT will host its third Annual Trail Running Festival on Sunday October 20, 2019 at 665 Main Street in West Boxford. This is a fun outdoor community event for all ages. Bring the entire family to experience beautiful vistas, autumn foliage and “Trails Less Traveled”.

Festivities will include a fun morning of races, DJ and Music by Dance Music Express, Cookout, Awards Ceremony, Free Raffle and Ipswich Ale’s “Tapmobile”.

Online Registration: Now available through North Shore Timing Company  Online Registration closes October 17, 2019.

Registration fees increase $ 5.00 on August 1st.

Race Day Registration: 8 A.M.– 9:30 A.M. at race site.

Pre-Registration Packet Pickup: October 19th, at New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Race Day Packet Pick Up: 8 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. at race site.

Long Sleeve Race Shirt: Guaranteed to the first 100 entrants who register by October 1st.  Design coming soon

Timing and Results: North Shore Timing Company will time the 5K and 10K runs. Results will be posted at the race and on line.

1K Fun Run Awards: will be presented immediately after the fun run.

5K Run Awards: will be presented after the completion of the 5K run.

10K Run Awards: will be presented shortly after the presentation of the 5K run awards and when most of the 10K runners have finished.

Free Raffle Prizes: You won’t be disappointed!

Ipswich Ale’s “Tapmobile”:  Big Red will be serving Beer for $ 6.00 and Root Beer Soda for $2.00.

Portable Toilets: There will be portable toilets on site.

Dogs: Although we are dog lovers, no dogs will be allowed on the premises.

Parking: Parking will be in a large field adjacent to the race site. Parking attendants will direct you. If you are able to car pool with a friend, we would appreciate it.

Pictures: We will have a photographer on course and a photographer at the finish line. Photos will be posted online.

Directions: Follow signs from West Boxford Village to 665 Main Street. You will then be directed to the parking area.

Volunteer Opportunities:  If you would like to help out please contact Priscilla.

For More Information: Contact Priscilla Welch at 978-808-5054 or


1K Fun Run

Start Time: 9:00 A.M.

Entry Fee: $15 before August 1st / $20 August 1st to race day.

Ages 5 – 10.  A parent may accompany his or her child during the fun run at no charge.

Children participating in the 1K Fun Run will be limited to this event.

The 1K race course is a carriage path loop through a field next to the race site.

Medals will be given to each 1K Fun Run participant and first place awards will be given to the first male and female finisher.

5K Walk/Run

Start Time: 10:00 A.M.

Entry Fee: $20 before August 1st/ $25 August 1st to race day.

The minimum age is 5 years.

Walkers and Runners for the 5K will start at the same time.

Walkers should start in the back.

The course is made up of carriage paths through beautiful pastures, forests, hills and single and double track trails which have some roots and small rocks. 

There will be several water stops.

Awards for the 5K Run will be given to first place overall male and female and division awards will be given to the first, second and third place male and female in each 10 year category as follows:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 +

10K Run

Part of the 2019 North Shore Endurance Trail Series sponsored by New England Running Company & Salomon

Start Time: 10:00 A.M.

Entry Fee: $30 before August 1st/ $35 August 1st to race day.

The minimum age is 5 years.

The course is made up of carriage paths through beautiful pastures, forests, hills and single and double track trails which have some roots and small rocks.

There will be two water stops.

Awards for the 10K Run will be given to first place overall male and female and division awards will be given to the first, second and third place male and female in each 10 year category as follows:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 +

Many thanks to our Sponsors!!

ABT Yoga of Topsfield, Alfalfa Farm Winery Topsfield, The Bernardin Law Firm, PC, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Boxford Community Store, Boxford Topsfield Dental Care, Butcher Boy Market, Central Cooling and Heating, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Costco Wholesale, Country Motors, Crosby’s Marketplace, Danforth/Carey & Co., Inc., Dawn’s Sign Tech, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dole & Bailey, Essex County Co-Op, Essex County OB/GYN, Fantini Bakery, Fitness Together - Topsfield, Flatbread Company Georgetown, Four 66 Pub, Carol Fugere, Grounds Corp. Landscaping, The Home Depot, Institution For Savings, Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table, Market Basket, New England Running Company, NE Window Source, Ninety Nine Restaurant North Andover, Nunan Florist and Greenhouses,                 Osteria Peppino Pizza, Pentucket Bank, Ponte Vecchio Restaurant, REI, Serentee Restaurant Group, Smartwool, Soloway Schwartz LLC, Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, Stop and Shop, Supino’s Restaurant, T. Aghoian-Personal Best Training, Teddie Natural Peanut Butter, The Bicycle Shop of Topsfield, Texas Roadhouse- Danvers, Trader Joe’s, William R. Cargill Insurance.

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September 20 - CLIMATE STRIKE
9:00 AM09:00

September 20 - CLIMATE STRIKE


“On September 20, youth around the world are organizing Global Climate Strikes to demand the bold action we need. It’s up to all of us to show up big.

RSVP for a Climate Strike near you.

You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it. The climate crisis is here and it's urgent. Now, students and youth are taking things into their own hands -- and are looking for everyone, regardless of age, to get involved.

As fires, droughts, hurricanes, and floods become more and more common, I'm left with the sickening realization that this is just a preview of what's to come. I'm scared, but I know it doesn't have to be this way.

That's why the Sierra Club has endorsed this fully youth-led mobilization. Young people from all over the world are collaborating in dozens of countries and hundreds of cities. It's shaping up to become the biggest international day of climate action IN HISTORY.

 This is right before the UN Climate Week in NYC -- but the strikes are happening everywhere. Find out where the closest strike is to you.

It's time for bold, ambitious action at the scale that science and justice demand. We need a Green New Deal. We need youth, communities of color, workers, and all those who are most impacted to be at the forefront of these conversations.

 We have to grow our movement big enough to leave our elected officials no choice but to listen to us (instead of the political donations they get from big oil and gas corporations…) and to do what's necessary to protect our climate.

RSVP for a Climate Strike near you.

 Together, we can do this. Will you join in on September 20?

 Thanks for everything you do,

 Morissa Zuckerman
Sierra Student Coalition
Sierra Club”


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6:30 PM18:30

Film screening "BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?"

Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?

A film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton

“This film elicited a powerful and passionate response from our audience this year with many saying they had no idea about this issue and its devastating impacts. BURNED reveals the shocking destruction of our forests for fuel and the resultant rise in carbon emissions that exceed those of coal-burning.”

Audience Choice Award, American Conservation Film Festival Committee

BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the burgeoning biomass electric power industry.

BURNED is a feature-length documentary, which takes an unwavering look at the latest electric power industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use.

Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, along with verité-style footage shot across the U.S. and in the EU and UK, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, the conflict between jobs and trees, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect their own health, their communities, the forest, and the planet’s climate.

Woven together, the various stories present an intimate and visceral account of what is at this moment in time a critical, yet mostly unknown, national and international controversy.

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Dog Show
10:30 AM10:30

Dog Show

Our annual Dog Show will feature classes for EVERYONE!

Rescues, the elders, the youngsters, and everyone in between. Bring your puppies who need to get out and about and your old dogs who might enjoy some socializing!

We’ll be in our usual spot behind the East Boxford Fire Station, off Middleton Road.

Looking forward to seeing the amazing variety of four legged friends who join the fun!

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Annual Members Meeting and Dinner - with Scott Hoffman Black from the Xerces Society
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Members Meeting and Dinner - with Scott Hoffman Black from the Xerces Society

Please join us at our Annual Members Meeting and Dinner on May 9th, 2019.

 Lincoln Hall, 563 Main Street, Boxford MA 01921  

Social Hour at 5:30, followed by dinner 6:00 PM. 



Scott Hoffman Black

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

• You can thank insect pollinators for one third of every mouthful of food that you eat.

• Without small flies in streams for young fish to eat – your last grilled salmon would have been impossible.

• If you like songbirds, you can thank an insect. Eighty-eight percent of birds rely on insects for survival.

• In fact, the direct benefit of insects to Americans is $57 Billion a year.

Scott Hoffman Black will explain why we should be concerned with conserving habitat for insects and other invertebrates and highlight important ways we can all help these often overlooked but incredibly important animals.

Scott Hoffman Black is an internationally renowned conservationist who has been at the forefront of the conservation movement for three decades. He is executive director of the Xerces Society, which under his leadership has become the premier invertebrate conservation organization in North America. Scott’s work has led to protection and restoration of habitat on hundreds of thousands of acres of rangelands, forests, and farmland as well as protection for many endangered species. He is an author of the best-selling Attracting Native Pollinators and Gardening for Butterflies and has written more than two hundred other publications including a recent chapter on climate change and insects. His work has been honored with several awards, including the 2011 Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences Honor Alumnus Award, the U.S. Forest Service Wings Across the Americas 2012 Butterfly Conservation Award and the 2019 Wings Across the Americas International Research Partnership Award.

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