Throughout the month of August Westfield will profile themes of summertime play, community gatherings and entertainment. Each day we are open (see dates below) the hours are from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Your HCA membership is valid for each of these days. If you don’t have a membership the cost is $11.00 for the car and $5.00 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Our Gift Shop and General Store are also open on each of these afternoons.
First up on both Sunday, August 6 and holiday Monday, August 7 – Come one, Come all to enjoy some summertime amusements 19th and early 20th century style. We are dusting off some of our carnival games for visitors to try.
Sunday August 13 – Open Air Delights
Picnics were a cherished, affordable pastime for families and friends. Gathering in parks or scenic rural locations, spreading out blankets and unpacking a hearty lunch was a great way to sit back and enjoy a summer day. The family craft will be both fun and practical on your next picnic.
Sunday August 20 – Sweet and Salty
Special foods have always been an important part of summer. Many of the treats enjoyed in the past are as delightful today as they were then. This day will include demonstrations and activities to learn about some of these tasty foods. Saratoga Chips and pickle on a stick anyone?
Sunday August 27 – Outdoor Play
Summer is the time to get outside and play! Visitors can enjoy Westfield’s beautiful grounds and trails and discover how children, adults, friends, and families relaxed and enjoyed their time off. Come dance the afternoon away. Join us for a little country dancing on our Victorian bandstand.
Remember to check out our Fairies in the Forest event taking place Sunday, September 3 and holiday Monday, September 4 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. A reservation is required.