Festivals & gatherings
TRAILS & SAILS: TWO WEEKENDS OF WALKS AND WATER. Explore Essex National Heritage Area’s cultural, historic and natural sites during Essex National Heritage Commission’s Trails & Sails program from Sept. 20 to 22, and Sept. 27 to 29. More than 150 free events over two weekends, including guided tours, open-house visits, hikes, walks, paddles and other special experiences for all ages, skill levels and interests. All events are in the 34 cities and towns of Essex County. Details at www.trailsandsails.org.
HAMILTON-WENHAM FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL. Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 300 Main St., Wenham, and Railroad Avenue, South Hamilton. More than 40 vendors, food, arts and crafts, goods, services and more.
FARM FESTIVAL. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Moraine Farm, 719 Cabot St., Beverly. Kid-friendly fun, farm animals, lectures, demonstrations, homemade treats, storytelling activities and more. Mary Williamson, 978-768-7241, ext. 13, email@example.com.
WIZARD OF OZ. Northshore Mall, 210 Anodver St., Peabody, celebrates The Wizard of Oz’s 75th anniversary, event hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of imaginative activities relating to Wizard of Oz.
IT’S A WESTIE WORLD. Sunday, Sept. 22, noon to 3 p.m., Endicott Park, 57 Forest St., Danvers. The West Highland White Terrier Club of New England presents the third annual It’s a Westie World. Fans and owners of Westies are invited to bring their dogs, a picnic lunch, ex-pens, and pop-up tents (in case of rain). Event includes Westie breed information for newbies, and a demonstration on pet tricks by club member Joe Ferraro, owner of K9 Academy New England. $1 parking for residents, $3 parking for nonresidents. Rain or shine. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-869-7258.
ARTHUR WESLEY DOW. Sunday, Sept. 22, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. Exhibit of paintings, wood block prints, and photographs by Arthur Wesley Dow of Ipswich, followed by Dow Walking Tour to visit landmarks and views significant to Dow’s life in Ipswich. Free tour. www.ipswichmuseum.org.