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. One lucky winner will be the official lighter of the bonfire! This year’s event continues to raise funds to purchase a new ambulance to replace one built in 1998, at the cost of approximately $142,000. 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 your Christmas Tree off at the Newbury Fire Department before January 9 and they'll throw it on the pile! Funds raised at the event will go to benefit local firefighters, and to purchase a new ambulance for the town!