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Northshore October 2015

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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74 | OCTOBER 2015 1 34th Annual Haunted Happenings O C T O B E R 1 – 3 1 Join thousands of visi- tors as Salem transforms into Halloween Town for the month of October. Enjoy various events including street bazaars, motorcycle parades, candlelit ghost tours, and the Devil's Chase 6.66 Miler road race. For a full list of events, visit 2 Topsfield Fair O C T O B E R 2 – 1 2 Spend a crisp autumn day at America's old- est agricultural fair, featuring live animals, horticultural happen- ings, food vendors, rides, and performances of all kinds. Tickets $11 (weekdays); $15 (weekends); $25 (three-day pass); $10 (parking), 207 Boston St., Topsfield, 978-887- 5000, agenda Clockwise from top, 34th Annual Haunted Happenings, 33rd Annual Essex Clamfest, and Topsfield Fair photographs, clockwise from top, by John Andrews, by Artfluence, courtesy of Topsfield Fair 3 Pasture to Plate: Cheese Making Tour O C T O B E R 4 See how Appleton Farms makes their delicious dairy products. Take a tour of the pastures, visit the cheese kitchen, and sample some of their won- derful offerings. 2:30 p.m. Tickets $15 (members); $20 (nonmembers); $5 (children 12 and under), Appleton Farms, 219 County Rd., Ipswich, 978- 356-5728, 4 Sizing It Up O C T O B E R 1 5 Play with the notion of scale at the Peabody Essex Museum. Take a night to experience the newest Art and Nature exhibition, Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art. 6 p.m. Free (members and Salem residents); $10 (non- members), cash bar, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem, 978-745-9500, 5 National Theatre Live: Hamlet O C T O B E R 1 5 See Academy Award- winner Bennedict Cumberbatch play Shakespeare's Hamlet, which will be broadcast live to theatres around the country. 7 p.m. Tickets $22 (adults); $15 (students and seniors); $5 (children), Shalin Liu Perform- ing Arts Center, 37 Main St., Rockport, 978-546-7391, 6 11th Annual Rockport HarvestFest O C T O B E R 1 7 Enjoy the season's boun- ty in this quintessential coastal New England town. Try local beers on tap, taste local fare (lots of seafood, folks!), and hear live music, all on a working historic wharf. 10 a.m. Free. Downtown Rock- port, 7 Newburyport Great Pumpkin Lighting and Stroll O C T O B E R 1 7 Bring your own carved pumpkin and light it on the stage in Market Square before strolling down to the Tannery to see the shops' own pumpkin displays. 5 p.m. Free. Downtown Newburyport, 978-462-6680, 8 33rd Annual Essex Clamfest O C T O B E R 2 4 Join a panel of nine judg- es as they decide which clam chowder (out of more than 100 options) should receive the Judg- es' Choice Best Chowder award and cast your vote for the People's Choice award. Enjoy pony rides, arts and crafts vendors, and K9 demonstrations while sampling from among the contenders' recipes. 11 a.m. Free. Shepard Memorial Park, 24 Main St., Essex, 978- 283-1601,

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