Festival at the Farm Returns to Prowse Farm

Article Contributed by Callanan and K… | Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Six Chair Productions announced today that the 2nd annual Festival at the Farm will return to Prowse Farm in Canton this fall. Presented by New Hampshire-based Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, the 2017 festival will take place September 16-17, 2017.

Festival at the Farm is a weekend-long celebration of community, with live music and a focus on great food and unique experiences for all ages. The festival will feature two stages of nationally-known artists alongside some of Boston’s best local acts. In addition to the music, Festival at the Farm will host locally-sourced and inspired food vendors, culinary workshops from local chefs, an onsite farmers market, backyard games and a craft vendor marketplace. Inspired by Pete and Gerry’s free range hens, who have ample room to roam on green pasture, the Free Range Kids Zone will feature kid’s entertainers, hands-on games, activities and music geared towards the 10 and under crowd.

“With a stunning view of the Blue Hills and its proximity to Boston, Festival at the Farm gives music fans of all ages the chance to escape the everyday, to enjoy a weekend of live music, delicious food and drink, and experiences focused on simple pleasures and good times,” said James Macdonald, founder of Six Chair Productions and producer of Festival at the Farm.  “In addition to the music, fans can have some fun engaging with a host of other activities provided by our onsite partners, including many provided by our lead sponsor Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs . We can’t wait to see everyone at the festival and we are thrilled to have Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs onboard."

Six Chair Productions is a Boston-based entertainment company founded in 2016 by music business veteran James Macdonald that specializes in festival development, artist management and musically-minded brand experiences.  Before founding Six Chair, Macdonald spent two decades in music and live events including roles at Virgin Records/EMI Music, 525 Worldwide Music and The Life is Good Company.  It was Macdonald’s experience managing the much-loved  Life is Good Festival at Prowse Farm that brought him back to the location to develop Festival at the Farm.  

Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs is a fourth generation family farm in the foothills of the White Mountains in Monroe, N.H. Today, all of Pete and Gerry’s Certified Humane Free Range Organic eggs come from other small family farmers in New England who follow the strictest standards of humane animal treatment, safety, and environmental sustainability. Pete and Gerry’s believes hens deserve a safe, comfortable place to live a happy, healthy life – and that our family farmers deserve the right to keep their lands and livelihoods without having to resort to unhealthy factory-farm practices.

“As a local company, we jumped at the chance to be a part of The Festival at the Farm,” said Jesse Laflamme, Chief Executive Farmer of Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs. “ This event aligns so well with who we are as a company - family-led, a focus on local, organic and humane food provided by real family farms - and we look forward to sharing our eggs with everyone at the festival.”

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs will be showcased throughout the weekend of activities, including all-day breakfast featuring their eggs.  Festival at the Farm takes place at historic Prowse Farm in Canton, a 44-acre property managed by the Friends of Prowse Farm, a non-profit volunteer organization.  The property is located at the gateways of the Blue Hills Reservation, public parkland that has been set aside for recreational use.  Free parking is available on the Prowse Farm grounds.

The lineup for the 2017 Festival at the Farm will be announced May 3, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. and tickets will go on sale at that time. Adult single-day tickets are $45, Adult Two-Day Tickets are $75, VIP Tickets are $110,  Kids age 5 and under will be admitted free of charge and tickets for Kids Ages 6-12 are $15. For more information and tickets, visit www.festivalatthefarm.com