This post has been sponsored by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs.
All opinions are 100% mine.
Music festivals can often be a bit too large and overwhelming for families, especially if you have young children. I took my family to Festival at the Farm a few weeks ago. It is a two-day event celebrating the end of summer with live music, fun activities, great food. It’s an event that the entire family can enjoy. I highly recommend it as the best music festival for families. Mark your calendars to check back at FestivalattheFarm.com to be on the lookout for the 2019 dates.
What makes Festival at the Farm the Best Music Festival for families?
Everyone can come
I mean EVERYONE. I saw kids of all ages from babies, to toddlers, tweens to teens and everything in between. Grown ups of all ages were in attendance as well. So cute to see multi-generational gathering with grandparents too!
With two main stages and artists playing all day, the site was constantly surrounded by excellent music. Local bands as well as national headliners played. I found myself dancing even as I walked around the grounds or waited on line for food. Here’s the roundup from 2018:
A fabulous sponsor
I don’t often point out sponsors of an event I attend, but Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are truly special. I had the opportunity to meet some of the farmers’, their family members, and even a few of their free range chickens. Not only do they promote small family farms, for every ticket sold, Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs donated a dozen eggs to the Greater Boston Food Bank. How cool is that? They are a company who cares about the community.
There’s plenty of space for all
At many of the best music festivals, the grounds are so packed you can barely move. Not so here. Especially during the day, there is plenty of space to set out a few chairs and a blanket. I was quite envious of these red chairs in particular. If it’s a hot day, arrive early and grab a spot in the shade between the main stage areas and the vendor/kid’s stage area.
BONUS – there is plenty of parking. When you arrive early, there is a great underground parking lot so that your car stays in the shade. Even if you arrive late, there is ample parking outside behind the main stages.
Kids have their own stage and activities area
It’s great to have access to entertainment specifically for younger kids. There were magic shows, puppets, singalongs, a raptor show and more. They even had kid size chairs. This gave parents the opportunity to relax a bit instead of running around after their toddlers. Even though I didn’t have little ones, it was great to watch them giggle and run around. They also had face painting and caricature drawing.
Another reason I put Festival at the Farm on my best music festival list is the food. I was SO GOOD!! They truly had something for everyone. Whether you wanted a snack or a full meal, drinks or a treat, you could find them all! My family loved the Oath Pizza truck and the ice cream stand. Some sponsors gave out samples like Rx Bar and Honest Tea. I got an awesome pulled chicken bowl with brown rice and veggies from Puritan & Co. We were so busy eating that I forgot to take pictures of our food.
Unique shops, art and even hula hoops
The vendor area hosted local shops and artisans to sell their products. Many used sustainable and recycled materials in their products. My daughter got a henna tattoo and we all tried the hand made hula hoops from Bring the Hoopla.
That’s why I rate Festival at the Farm as the a best music festival to attend with your family. I cannot wait to go back again in 2019!