How to Score $10 Hamilton Tickets in Boston this Fall!

Hamilton will be in Boston from September 18 to November 18, 2018 at the Boston Opera House and there will be a lottery for a chance to win tickets for $10. There will be forty $10 tickets available for each performance.

To enter the lottery, you can download the app or enter online.

The lottery opens at 11AM two days before each Hamilton performance and closes at 9AM the day before. Notifications will be sent at roughly 11AM and the purchase window is 11:01-4pm the day before the performance.

You are limited to two tickets, can’t transfer the tickets, and must purchase the tickets online via credit card during the specified window.

For more information or for your chance to win, please head here. Good luck!!

Are you planning to see Hamilton this fall in Boston?

 

 

Pay $10 Roundtrip to Gillette Stadium for Patriots Home Games This Football Season!

A Playoff Patriots Game at Gillette StadiumAre you going to a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium this year? Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to get to the game from Boston?

If you’ve ever been to a Patriots game at Gillette, you know there’s not many budget-friendly transportation options for game days.

You can:

  • Drive down, sit in traffic, and pay $40+ to park
  • Take the commuter rail from Boston, pay $20, and limit tailgating options
  • Take a taxi, lyft, uber or bus, which can get pricey fast and limit tailgating options

However, Skedaddle is now offering rides for $10 roundtrip to Gillette Stadium on Patriots home games. All you need to do is request a seat in advance and show up at the designated pick up spot in Boston on game day!

Skedaddle also leaves some time for tailgating (leaves Boston at 10:30am for a 1pm game) and you can bring coolers on the bus. This is a great alternative if you don’t have a car or don’t want to drive to Foxborough for Pats games!

Even better, you can use promo code d1aafd (my referral code) to receive free Skedaddle credit for new users!

For more information or to request a ride to Gillette Stadium, please head here.

Now all you need is Patriots tickets!

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Apple & Pumpkin Picking and Farm Fun in the Greater Boston Area

Boston Apple Picking and Local Farms

Apple picking and pumpkin picking is such a fall activity to do in New England and there’s so many great farms to choose from!

Here’s some great apple & pumpkin picking and fall activities at local farms within an hour or so from Boston:

Originally written September, 2016 and Updated for 2017 and 2018 Apple Picking season. 

Belkin Family Lookout Farm, South Natick

  • Train rides, farm animals, hay pyramid, farm maze, children caterpillar rides, weekend hayrides, apple & pumpkin picking, and more!
  • Open daily from 10-5pm
  • Weekend/holiday rate: $18 for adults, $15 for children under 12; Weekday admission is $15 for adults, $12 for children under 12, children under 2 are free
  • Fruit bags are $14 small, $22 medium, and $36 large

Dowse Orchards, Sherborn

  • Apple picking: $16 for a half peck bag {2017 pricing)
  • Open 10-5pm on weekends (weekend only)

Highland Farm, Holliston

  • Apple picking available on weekends 10-4:30pm
  • Fruit bags are $10 for 1/2 peck, $20 for a peck, and $35 for 1/2 bushel

Nashoba Valley Winery, Bolton

  • Restaurant, orchards, wine tastings every weekend, and more
  • Apple picking: $20 for a 10lb peck bag + admits 4 people into orchard, $30 for 20lb 1/2 bushel bag + admits 8 people into orchard
  • Open daily 11-4:30pm, must buy picking bag before 4pm

Carlson Orchards, Harvard

  • Apple picking daily from 9-4pm
  • Apple picking prices: $19 for a peck bag and $29 for 1/2 bushel {2017 pricing}

Tougas Family Farm, Northborough

  • Pick your own, wagon rides, playground, farm animals, pumpkin patch, and more!
  • Apple picking: $30 for 10/lb peck bag, admits max of 4 people, $40 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag, admits 6 people
  • Pumpkin picking: .75 per pound, minimum $2.75 per pumpkin
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-5pm, open on holiday Mondays

Shelburne Farm, Stow

  • Pick your own apples and pumpkins, hayrides, tractor playground, barnyard animals, and more!
  • Apple picking: $20 for 10/lb peck bag, $33 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag
  • Pumpkin picking: .60 per pound
  • Open daily 9-5pm, rain or shine
  • $10 for all-day unlimited admission for child play area (adults are free with child), weekends only
  • Hayrides are $2 per person

Honey Pot Hill Orchards, Stow

  • Barnyard animals, corn maze, hayrides, pick your own, and more
  • Apple picking & pear picking: $18 for 10/lb medium bag (gets 2 adults and 1 child into orchard), $28 for 20/lb large bag (gets 2 adults & 3 children into orchard), $6 per extra person, cash or check only {2017 pricing}
  • Open daily 9:30-5pm for pick your own
  • Corn maze prices vary, hayride $2 per person and under 2 are free (no strollers or wagons allowed on hayride, strollers only allowed to and from Lot E)

Carver Hill Orchard, Stow

  • Unconfirmed prices for 2018 picking season
  • Open daily 10-5pm

Pickard Farm, Littleton

  • Tractor drawn hayride (weekends only) and pumpkin patch
  • Pumpkin picking: pumpkin prices vary, over 15 acres of pumpkins (no admission charge or parking charge)
  • Weekends 10-6pm, weekdays 1-6pm

Parlee Farms, Tyngsboro

  • Pick your own, hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin patch, hay play area, and more!
  • Apple picking: $25 for 1 peck bag and includes admission for max of 4 people + hayride, $35 for 1/2 bushel bag and includes admission for max of 6 people + hayride, $5 for each additional person, infants are free (save 10% for weekday visits)
  • Over 40,000 pumpkins in the field: pumpkins are .75/lb, minimum $2.75
  • Pick your own hours vary based on weather/conditions, get updated information here.

Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

  • Apple picking: $20 for one peck, up tp 4 people, $35 for 1/2 bushel, up to 6 people
  • Open daily from 8-5PM

Smolak Farms, North Andover

  • Corn Maze, pumpkin patch, amusement area, hayrides, farm animals and more every weekend in September & October
  • Apple picking: $20 or a 10lb peck bag, $40 for 1/2 bushel bag 24/lb bag, and $45 for 1/2 bushel basket {2017 pricing}
  • Apple picking is open daily from 8-5PM, last admission is at 4:15PM
  • Children Festival: Weekends 10-4pm, $12 for children and free for children under 2 and adults
  • Hop on Hayrides are $5 per person, children under 2 free
  • Corn Maze: $5 per person

Boston Hill Farm, North Andover

  • Apple picking: $20 for a 10/lb peck bag, $38 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag {2016 pricing}
  • Apple orchard open 10am to 5:15pm daily, farm stand open 9-6pm daily

Brooksby Farm, Peabody

  • Pick your own apples, farm store goods, pumpkin yard, and fall activities
  • Apple picking: $17 for a 10lb peck bag, $30 for 20/lb half bushel bag, cash only {2016 pricing}
  • Open 9-6pm daily from September 8-October 14, closes at 5pm otherwise

Connors Farm, Danvers

  • Corn maze, barnyard animals, hayrides, grain train, live entertainment, haunted farm, pick your own, and much more!
  • General admission tickets: $14.95 for 3 and up, free for kids 2 and under
  • Apple picking: $17.95 for 10/lb peck bag, $29.95 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag {2016 pricing}
  • Open daily 8-6pm
  • Check Groupon for daily deals and discount tickets for Connors Farm

Russell Orchards, Ipswich

  • Hayrides, farm animals, pick your own, and more
  • Apple picking: $20 for peck size bag on weekends and holidays, weekday pricing is per pound
  • Open 9-6pm daily, cash only

C.N. Smith Farm, East Bridgewater

  • Farm animals, train displays, pick your own fruit, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, and more!
  • Hayrides & Pumpkin Picking: $3.50 per person + pumpkin priced per pound, Pick-your-own pumpkins on weekends only from 10-4pm
  • Apple Picking: $28 for Peck Apple Bag for 3 Adults/4 people total and 1/2 bushel is $45 for max 6 people. Wednesday-Friday 10-4pm and Weekends 9-4pm

The Big Apple, Wrentham

  • Hayrides, pumpkin house, pick your own, bakery, and more
  • Apple picking: $25 for 10/lb peck bag, $35 for 20/lb 1/2 bushel bag, cash or check only {2016 pricing}
  • $3 per person for hayride into the orchard or drive into the orchard for free
  • Open on select days for Apple Picking for 2018: September 8, 9, 5 & 16

Ward’s Berry Farm, Sharon

  • Hayrides, pumpkin picking, barnyard animals, and more
  • Pumpkin picking: prices vary depending on size
  • Pumpkin patch open daily 9-4pm (not yet)
  • Hayrides: $3 per person for ages 3+, weather permitting

Nihtila Farm, Holbrook

  • Pick your own pumpkins, hayride, farm animals, and more
  • Open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays from 11-6pm
  • Call for pricing, cash only

The only organic apple farm I could find in the Greater Boston area is Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, MA but they are not doing Apple Picking this year due to poor crop.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite spot or if your favorite is on the list.

Where is your favorite place in the Greater Boston area for apple picking and fall fun?!?

Discount Tickets and Ways to Save at Davis Farmland

Discount Tickets to Davis FarmlandAre you looking for discount tickets to Davis Farmland?

Davis Farmland is located west in Sterling, Massachusetts and a great day trip for young kids! In fact, you do need to be accompanied by children 12 and under to get into Davis Farmland Discovery Farm.

Admission to Davis Farmland is $27.95 for ages 2-59 and $24.95 for adults 60+ during the summer months and admission is $22.95 for ages 2-59 and $19.95 for 60+ in the fall from September 6 to October 28, 2018.

However, there are a few different ways to save on admission at Davis Farmland:

  • Library Pass: Receive discount admission with a library pass from select local libraries with advanced reservation
  • Entertainment Book: Buy 1, get 1 admission free with the 2018 Greater Boston Entertainment Book (there’s also a food & maze coupon in the book as well)
  • Half Price Admission after 3PM: In the month of August, enjoy half off admission after 3PM
  • Free Admission Day: Mothers receive free admission on Mother’s Day, Father’s on Father’s Day, and Grandparents on Grandparent’s Day (September 9, 2018).
  • AAA Discount: Receive a $2 discount with your AAA membership card, up to 4 people
  • MTA Discount: Receive a $2 discount with your MTA membership card, up to 4 people
  • Military Discount: Receive a $2 discount with your military ID, up to 4 people
  • Membership: If you frequent Davis Farmland, you can buy a membership for $150 per first member & $140 for additional members. Buy a membership for the 2019 season, and get the rest of this year free!

We went to Davis Farmland last Friday and used the b1g1 coupon in the Entertainment Book as well as a free kids meal with adult entrée coupon. I think I paid around $10 for the book itself during a previous sale so still a good deal if I hadn’t used any other coupons in the book, which I did.

A person in front of me had black and white b1g1 coupons that I couldn’t place so I’m not sure if they were library coupons (since my library doesn’t participate) or another coupon floating around, so keep an eye out! Also, let me know if you know what coupon that is or if you know of any other coupons, promo codes, or discount tickets!

For more information about Davis Farmland, please head here.

Free Friday Events in Boston for August 31, 2018!

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014

There’s so many fun things happening on Friday this summer from Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays to free outdoor movies. This post rounds up all the fun and free events on Fridays this summer!

Here’s all the free fun that can be had for Friday, August 31, 2018:

Free Fun Friday Schedule

The Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays take place every Friday with free admission to great attractions in Massachusetts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. Here’s where you can get in free this Friday:

  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • EcoTarium
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History9
  • Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Cape Ann Museum
  • Griffin Museum of Photography
  • Provincetown Art Museum
  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Free Outdoor Movie Screening in Boston

Enjoy free Outdoor Movie Screenings of your favorite movies every Friday night at dusk in Boston. Here’s what and where you can watch outdoor movies in the city:

More Friday Events in Boston and Beyond

Looking for even more fun this Friday in Boston? Here’s some more free and fun events:

  • Fenway Fridays: Enjoy this weekly block party with fun promotions, live music, and more in the Fenway every Friday!
  • Astronomy After Hours: Free astronomy at the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum of Science’s parking garage (weather permitting) on Friday nights at 8:30PM
  • Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music from 12:30-1:30pm at Boston Public Central Library Courtyard every Friday this summer
  • P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at 7:30am at Post Office Square
  • Boston Parks Fitness Series: Free boot camp and walking group in Boston on Fridays
  • November Project: Free fitness on Friday mornings at 6:30am
  • Free Friday Night Fun (Acton, MA): Head to The Discovery Museum in Acton for free admission every Friday night from 4:30-8pm this summer
  • Boston Children’s Museum: Head to the Boston Children’s Museum on Friday nights from 5-9pm for $1 admission!

Please let me know if I missed any free and fun things happening this Friday in Boston. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to find some more free fun happening this weekend in the city!

Hope you have a great day!

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Discounts for King Richard Faire 2018

King Richard's Faire Discounts 2018King Richard’s Faire returns to the South Shore of Massachusetts starting on September 1 2018 in Carver, MA.

The popular New England Renaissance Festival takes place on weekends and holidays from September 1, 2018 to October 21, 2018.

King Richard’s Faire Admission is $32 for adults, $16 for children ages 4-11, and children under 4 are free. Tickets purchased online have a $2 surcharge per ticket and tickets purchased at the gate must be paid by cash only. However, there are a few different ways to save on admission tickets.

On Sunday, September 2, 2018, all military, fire, police, and EMS personnel are admitted free with government issued ID at the box office.

Both LivingSocial and Groupon currently have discount tickets for King Richard’s Faire for select dates for $52.99 for two tickets or $92.99 for four tickets. Both deals look just about the same if not exactly the same, so pick which daily deal site you prefer or can find a working promo code for.

Also, Goldstar Boston has discount tickets to King Richard’s Faire starting at $22.99 for select dates.

AAA Members can use promo code AAANE-18 online to save $4 on admission or you can save $2 at the gate with your AAA card.

You may also keep an eye out at a local Walgreens or Costco for coupons and deals as well.

And lastly, you may want to head over to King Richard’s Faire’s Facebook page where they may share some discounts or free tickets as well as some helpful info!

For more information about King Richard’s Faire, please head here.

Have you been to King Richard’s Faire before? Will you be going this year?

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 25-26, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonI really can’t believe this is the LAST WEEKEND OF AUGUST! WHAT!??!

Well, if you are looking for some fun and cheap things to do for the last weekend in August, here’s some ideas!

As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston!

Saint Anthony’s Feast: August 23-26, 2018. Head to the North End of the 99th Annual Saint Anthony’s Feast this weekend.

Movies at the Lawn: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy a free movie screening of The Sandlot at The Lawn on D at 8PM, fun starts at 6:30PM.

Films at the Gate: August 24-26, 2018 at the Chinatown Gate. Enjoy a series of Kung Fu movies and other films next to the Chinatown Gate this weekend.

African Festival of Boston: August 26, 2018 at Boston Common. Enjoy this multi-cultural celebration featuring the best of African arts and culture.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 starting at 6PM. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in the courtyard of the Prudential Center with a free screening of A Wrinkle in Time starting at dusk.

Movies in the Park: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 at Sylvester Baxter Park in Somerville. Head to Assembly Row for a free outdoor movie with a free screening of Thor: Ragnarok starting at dusk.

Sunday Night Movie Night: Every Sunday night from July 22-August 26, 2018 at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End. Enjoy a free outdoor movie screening of Finding Dory at dusk.

Tango in the Park: Every Saturday in July & August from 6:30-9:30PM at Rose Greenway Conservancy (across from Boston Harbor Hotel). Enjoy, dance, and delight in the magic of the Tango in the Park with free beginner lessons at 7:30PM.

ZUMIX Summer Concert Series: July 8-August 26, 2018 at Piers Park from 6-8PM. Bring a picnic and some friends and enjoy an evening of free live music! 

SoWa Open Market: Every Sunday May to October from 10-4pm. Enjoy this award-winning open market with local artisans, farmers, musicians, food trucks, and more!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

Harvard Art Museum: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

Free Friday Events in Boston for August 24, 2018!

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014

There’s so many fun things happening on Friday this summer from Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays to free outdoor movies. This post rounds up all the fun and free events on Fridays this summer!

Here’s all the free fun that can be had for Friday, August 24, 2018:

Free Fun Friday Schedule

The Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays take place every Friday with free admission to great attractions in Massachusetts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. Here’s where you can get in free this Friday:

  • Harvard Museums
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • MASS MoCA
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens
  • Cape Cod Children’s Museum
  • Smith College Museum of Art
  • The Old Manse
  • Emily Dickinson Museum
  • Hull Lifesaving Museum
  • Museum of African American History

Free Outdoor Movie Screening in Boston

Enjoy free Outdoor Movie Screenings of your favorite movies every Friday night at dusk in Boston. Here’s what and where you can watch outdoor movies in the city:

More Friday Events in Boston and Beyond

Looking for even more fun this Friday in Boston? Here’s some more free and fun events:

  • St. Anthony’s Feast: Enjoy this huge North End Festival this weekend for the 99th Annual Feast!
  • Fenway Fridays: Enjoy this weekly block party with fun promotions, live music, and more in the Fenway every Friday!
  • Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music from 12:30-1:30pm at Boston Public Central Library Courtyard every Friday this summer
  • Astronomy After Hours: Free astronomy at the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum of Science’s parking garage (weather permitting) on Friday nights at 8:30PM
  • P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at 7:30am at Post Office Square
  • Boston Parks Fitness Series: Free boot camp and walking group in Boston on Fridays
  • November Project: Free fitness on Friday mornings at 6:30am
  • Free Friday Night Fun (Acton, MA): Head to The Discovery Museum in Acton for free admission every Friday night from 4:30-8pm this summer
  • Boston Children’s Museum: Head to the Boston Children’s Museum on Friday nights from 5-9pm for $1 admission!

Please let me know if I missed any free and fun things happening this Friday in Boston. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to find some more free fun happening this weekend in the city!

Hope you have a great day!

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