Five things you need to know in Burrillville for the weekend of June 15

Photo credit: Hanaan Rosenthal. Drawbridge at sunset over the Seekonk River, Providence.

Father’s Day

Not yet sure what you’re doing for Dad this Sunday? Mapleville Farm at 544 Victory Highway will host a Father’s Day Feast on the Farm on Sunday, June 17, with a menu including meat from local farms. Seatings are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tickets cost $35 or $15 for kids 4-10 and can be purchased by visiting 

Family fair

That’s right, it’s finally here: the 27th annual Family Fair. The fair will take place on at Stillwater Mill Center on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free kids games, prizes, entertainment and information from local businesses and organizations aimed at providing resources to families.

Don’t forget to visit the NRI NOW booth to meet with Publisher Sandy Seoane.

Weekend entertainment

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern has live entertainment this weekend with local musicians Black Plain Road playing classic rock covers on Friday night and Cool Beans playing rock and blues on Saturday night.

Make jam

After the Family Fair, head over to the Goodwin Brothers Farm Stand in North Smithfield for   a farmers market with a few food trucks, crafters, artists and local businesses. This week the farm will host Bitchin BBQ and Ymani Soul Food on Wheels, plus Sugar High Catering. At 1 p.m., there will be a demo on how to make no cook strawberry freezer jam.

Take a picture

Blackstone Heritage Corridor is currently seeking photos for their 2019 Calendar Contest themed “The Legacy of Transportation in the Blackstone Valley – Yesterday and Today.”

“Being the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, there are poignant traces of history left behind, including the impact transportation had within the boundaries of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor,” explained a release on the contest. “From the historic Blackstone River Canal to the many rail lines which eventually put the canal out of business, from old trolley lines to cobblestone streets, these artifacts make great subject matter for photographers and will serve as the theme for Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s 2019 calendar photo contest.”

BHC’s annual calendar photo contest receives hundreds of entries, but only thirteen images will be selected for the 2019 calendar to illustrate the cover and each of the twelve months. Submitted images not selected for the calendar are used throughout the year for BHC’s various promotional materials, including its website, annual report, rack cards and much more.

To be considered for the 2019 Calendar Contest, photos must focus on transportation and must be original digital photography. Photos must be submitted in high resolution (300 dpi minimum), horizontal JPG format, 10 inches wide and 8 inches high. No black and white or altered images will be accepted.

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Entry forms can be downloaded from BHC’s website at, requested by calling the BHC office at (508) 234-4242, or by emailing There is no limit on the number of entries. Each individual photo for the contest must be submitted with a signed entry form. Winners will be notified in early September.

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