Sunday, Sept. 19 10-3 Greenland Women’s Club Marketplace and Family Fun Day. Crafters/Artisans, live animal demonstrations, food trucks, cornhole tournament, egg toss, whiffle ball, lawn games & more! www.GreenlandRec.com
The Greenland Women’s Club (GWC), famous for their annual Pie Festival & Craft Fair usually held in November at the Greenland Central School, have had to re-arrange again this year. “We didn’t feel we could ask the school to commit to an indoor event way back in March, which is when we would’ve begun planning”, said club co-chairman Nancy Bassett. “We will be offering our online Pie Sales with outdoor pickup as we did in 2020, but a large indoor event just wasn’t feasible.” However, the Town was also in the process of planning activities to commemorate Greenland’s 300th year since the town was chartered, and club members wanted to be involved in those efforts. They decided to host an outdoor, more family-oriented event and to partner with the Town’s Recreation Department and the Greenland Parent Organization (GPO), representing school parents.
Events celebrating Greenland Old Home Days 300 will run from September 11-19, with the final celebration taking place on Sunday, September 19 on the grounds of the Greenland Central School on Post Road. The GPO is hosting a Community Spirit Fun Run & Walk which will start at 9 a.m. Participants can register at www.runreg.com/GCSCommunitySpiritRun2021 through September 10. Fees are $20 for Adults 18+, $15 for ages 6-17, and free kids 5 and under. The course is 3 miles long and will begin and end behind the school. Awards will be presented at 10:15 in time for the day’s other events which kick-off at 10.
The GWC Marketplace will feature artisans and crafters, live animal demonstrations, a caricaturist and food trucks, including Kona Ice, Chubba Wubbas, Up Street and Mainely Hot Dogs. The Recreation Department is planning a cornhole tournament, a soccer demonstration, egg toss and whiffle ball games, and a number of other lawn games throughout the day i.e. Yard Zee, Jenga and more. Details can be found at www.GreenlandRec.com.
Admission and parking are free, and vendors will be well spaced to encourage social distancing. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there will be plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the day. Inquiries from artisans/crafters, farmers’ market vendors and the general public may be submitted by email to [email protected] Complete details of the weeklong celebration can be found at www.Greenland-NH.com.