If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, there’s no reason to leave Medfield for it! Here’s what your Saturday could look like:
1. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., take a one-of-a-kind trolley tour led by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher to learn about “Art, Culture and Mystery; the life style of Medfield’s Rich and Famous.” This event, part of Medfield’s Annual Discover Medfield History Day, is sponsored by MEMO and always gets rave reviews. Six one-hour tours on the Boston Old Town Trolley will run on Saturday, June 14. Tickets are $9 adults; $6 for children & seniors, and are on sale at Needham Bank through Friday, and then at the departure point of Lowell Mason House on Green Street (if not sold out), with parking at Hinckley Pond. The tour will be filled with interesting information about the likes of Kennedy, Roosevelt, Disney, Babe Ruth and many other famous individuals who have been linked with Medfield. Before or after your trolley ride, be sure to check out the Lowell Mason House, home of the father of music education, and make a donation toward the restoration efforts.
2. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., pop into the Dwight-Derby House “Dads & Grads” sale in the gift shoppe, where most of our items are handmade by local artisans, and you can purchase custom-made Medfield items such as historic coasters and notecards, Dwight-Derby House trivets, cutting board, key chains and posters. All proceeds support the continued restoration of our historical gem on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about the Dwight-Derby House, go to
3. From 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., head over to the Medfield Fire Department for the Annual Chicken BBQ. For just $5-$7, you can have a delicious slab of BBQ chicken (eat there or takeout), while also supporting our amazing team of Medfield firefighters. If you have little ones, they’ll love checking out the fire engines and firehouse!
4. After you’ve finished your dinner, head over to the 5th Annual Zullo Art Festival & Party under the tent behind the gazebo where festivities will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Medfield is fortunate to have the Zullo situated in the heart of downtown Medfield providing free exhibits throughout the year, 1st Thursday gatherings out on the deck, and affordable art lessons (and so much more). Despite so much change in Medfield, the Zullo Gallery remains a constant, and the art festival is critically important to the gallery’s ongoing sustainability. Tickets are $75 per person, and the price includes Sam Adams beer and an assortment of wine, small plates of local cuisine donated by virtually every Medfield restaurant and dining establishment, and music by the surf band “The Fathoms”. You also have the opportunity to peruse the art sale featuring original, affordable paintings by many of the Zullo’s exhibitors. Tickets can be purchased at the Medfield Public Library, at the Zullo, online at www.zullogallery.org, or at the door if still available.