Old Newbury Day Open House & Bonfire
Come to Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a mid-winter open house and bonfire to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the Spencer-Pierce-Little House, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire fueled by Christmas trees in the growing fields of Tendercrop Farm!
The three story bonfire is a community event that will include:
- Live Music
- Sledding and Skating (weather permitting)
- Treasure Hunt
- House Tours
- Great Food - Pizza, Subs, Sausage, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fried Dough, Chili and Corn Chowder
- Beer, Wine, Cocoa and Hot Cider
There is also a fun, high-energy auction with prizes like a ride to school in a fire truck, cords of wood, original art. Two lucky winners will be the official lighters of the bonfire! This year’s event continues to raise funds for the Newbury Fire Department Protection Fire Company #2 is a Non-profit 501 (c) 3 that owns all its own equipment and buildings. It operates with a minimal budget, saving the taxpayers of Newbury valuable dollars.
Drop off your Christmas Trees at the Fire Department before January 8: Newbury - 3 Morgan Ave; Byfield - 44 Central Street 978-462-2280