Traditional Music at the Barrington Natural Heritage & Agricultural Fair

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Barrington Natural Heritage and Agricultural Fair

  1. Important: The Fair is currently in limbo and won’t happen in 2o11. I’m leaving last year’s information  in the hopes it will restart in the reasonably near future.

Last Year’s Information:

  1. Saturday & Sunday August 28 & 29 at the Warren Farm
    Event: 10:00 - 4:00
    Traditional Music: Sunday 11:00 - 1:30

  2. Bring your musical instruments and come prepared to have a fun and interesting day!

  3. Tell your friends - Invite both musicians and nonmusicans!


eter and Teresa invite you to join us playing music on Sunday from 11:00 to 1:30 under a tent at the Warren Farm, one of the nicest places in town. We will provide general listening music, and we may do some old-time New England country dancing as well.

For More Information, Directions, etc:

Here are some links you may find useful or interesting:

My Contact Information - Click on this link for my phone number, e-mail address and web site address.

Barrington Natural Heritage Fair flyer [high resolution] - This is a flyer I made up for this event; feel free to download and distribute it. It’s about 400K. Here’s a low resolution flyer for those with slower internet connections (about 90K).

Invitation Sent to Musicians on E-Mail List  - The 2010 invitation; it’s about what it says.

Event Web Site with Directions - This is a link to the web site that was set up for the Fair. You can also call Heather at 603-868-2001 for information or to be a vendor. Click on How to Help to volunteer!

Slow Foods Seacoast Page for the Fair - The Slow Foods web site has an excellent description of the events and overall character of the Fair, probably the best available - check it out!

Warren Farm Web Site - Find out more direct from the Warren Farm web site. Also get information about what veggies and fruits they’ve got coming in; they update it regularly. If you haven’t been to the Warren Farm you really should check it out!

Photo Page for the Warren Farm - New! I just put up a page with some photos of the Warren Farm.

Quick Directions: It’s on Warren Road, off Route 4 in Barrington. It’s about 2 miles west of the Lee Traffic Circle (intersection of Routes 4 & 125), on the right going west. Go to the end of Warren Road, about 1/3 of a mile. If you type in “Warren Road, Barrington, NH 03825” in Google Maps, you’ll get the map show below.

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2010 Fair:
Sat. & Sun. Aug. 28 & 29 10:00–4:00
At the Warren Farm

Click on the Flyer above to download a copy in PDF format. (It has a border that was removed for the web version.)


A Brief Summary of What to Expect at the Fair

  1. Farmer’s Market with lots of great, fresh, local food!

  2. Crafts and Specialty items made by local artisans

  3. Educational Displays and Information about Agriculture, Land Conservation, Sustainability, Bee Keeping and Living Local

  4. Animals accompanied by their owners who can answer questions about the purpose each animal serves on the farm as well as in our healthy local diets.

  5. Lots More: Musicians, perhaps Country Dancing; first class local food cooked up fresh; Mule Team Hay Rides, Nature Walks, and Old Fashioned Storytelling

Tune List - Click on the picture to download a copy. These are intended as sources of ideas and guidance when looking for a tune, not as a list of tunes to learn - so don’t panic if you don’t know them, and don’t feel like we have to be confined to the list.

  1. For those of you who have been to the Canterbury Fiddler’s Picnic, we’re planning on running the music at the Fair in a fairly similar fashion, except it will be in the context of a much larger event; so we won’t be the center of attention in the same way. If you haven’t been, click on the Canterbruy Fiddler’s Picnic web site, for details: it’s mainly group playing, but if any subgroups or individuals want to play separately, that would make for an interesting change.