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Yankee Magazine Names Local Massachusetts Establishments to 2014 “Editors’ Choice” List

Yankee Magazine Names Local Massachusetts Establishments to 2014 “Editors’ Choice” List
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Top Events

Call ahead to confirm dates, times, and admission prices. The “Top 20 Events” in Massachusetts, according to Yankee Magazine, include:

MAY 3: ROCKPORT, Historic Art Auction. It’s the Rockport Art Association’s major annual fundraiser—a live auction at 12 Main St. featuring the works of many preeminent Cape Ann artists. More than 100 paintings, sure to tempt both experienced and beginner collectors. 978-546-6604;

MAY 11: BOSTON, Duckling Day. Throngs of kids dressed as characters from the wonderful children’s classic Make Way for Ducklings descend on the Common for a day of face painting, music making, clowns, a dramatic reading of the charming Robert McCloskey book, and more, before marching parade-style through Beacon Hill. Registration required and fee charged per family.

MAY 13–18, JULY 8–13, SEPTEMBER 2–7: BRIMFIELD, Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Show. You’re sure to find a varied selection of everything—kitsch, furniture, jewelry, garden and home décor, and so much more—among the 6,000 dealers who set up shop amid the 20 fields and half-mile strip on Route 20.

MAY 14–18: NANTUCKET, Wine Festival. From the opening reception to the Harbor Gala and the Grand Tastings—each of the many varied events is sure to delight wine and food enthusiasts. Enjoy chef demonstrations, seminars, harbor wine tours, wine dinners, and more. 617-527-9473;

MAY 17–25: SANDWICH, Rhododendron Festival. Visit Heritage Museums & Gardens to view the spectacular blooms: thousands of rhodies, more than 100 varieties, and all throughout 100-plus acres. Stroll the grounds, talk to horticulture experts, and more. Many varieties for sale, including the rare opportunity to purchase Dexter and Cowles hybrids. 508-888-3300;

MAY 24–25: CUMMINGTON, 40th Annual Sheep & Woolcraft Fair. It’s all things sheep and all things wool at the fairgrounds! Enjoy watching the sheepdog trials, rug-hooking demonstrations, spinning contests, sheep shows, kids’ workshops, and so much more.

JUNE 6–8: SALEM, Arts Festival. With a variety of art, music, dance, and poetry performances, this family-friendly event appeals to all ages. More than 60 artists and performers grace the downtown with beautiful works and engaging performances, plus art-making for kids.

JUNE 7–OCTOBER 26: STOCKBRIDGE, “Edward Hopper: Art for Commerce.” The Norman Rockwell Museum presents a unique and comprehensive study of the little-known 20-year illustration career of the realist master. The exhibition seeks to provide an integrated understanding of Hopper’s published and personal art. 413-298-4100;

Heather Atwell


Heather Atwell


Communications manager Heather Atwell manages the magazine’s public relations efforts. She also writes the blog Outdoor Adventures for

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2 Responses to Yankee Magazine Names Local Massachusetts Establishments to 2014 “Editors’ Choice” List

  1. Shirley Blanchard January 10, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    PB Restaurant and Patisserie in S. Wellfleet would be high on my list.

  2. eilen January 11, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    Lenox patisserie…best croissant and pastry shop

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