Two festivals, two concerts and a bike run: Five things to know in Burrillville this weekend


Go Green

Burrillville’s 12th annual Green Festival is Saturday, Sept. 8, an event that focuses on both family fun, and helping visitors learn how to live more sustainably. The free fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stillwater Mill Pavilion and will include food, games and free reusable bags packed with energy saving information, recycling tips and more for the first 500 attendees. Test drive an electric car, and stop by the NRI NOW booth and say ‘hello!’

Learn more about the festival here.

Memorial bike run

A bike run on Saturday will commemorate the life of Tanya Lynn Chabot and will include a 50/50 raffle, and entertainment by The Dan Lawson Band and The Jim Devlin Band. Proceeds will go to a scholarship for a 2019 graduating senior from Burrillville High School.

The event will be held at Oakley’s Bar and Grill with bike registration starting at 11 a.m. Admission package for rider and passenger is $45; a rider package including the meal, ride, commemorative keychain and raffle tickets costs $25; admission and meal costs $20; or admission after 4 p.m. costs $10.

The Aviators

Catch The Aviators performing live on stage at the Assembly Theater Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. The band covers popular music from the 1950s to today.

Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at the door.

Wallum Lake Field Day

On Sunday, head over to Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club for their Fall Festival and Field Day with fun activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to dusk. Stop by the range and shoot handguns and rifles including the 50 BMG Barrett Rifle. Try your hand with a shotgun at Skeet or Trap.

There will be archery, Airsoft, BB guns and paintball for the kids as well as other fun activities.

Enjoy live music, food and plenty of other events for both adults and children. Parking and admission is free.

Bernat and Li

Violinist, pianist perform at Grace Note

The Music at the Farm concert series continues on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. with David Bernat on violin and Jiarong Li on piano.

The artists are just returning from concerts in Zhuzlou, Beijing, and Wuhan, China to play at Burrillville’s Grace Note Farm.

They will perform Fritz Kreisler’s Schon Rosmarin, Leibeslied and Liebesfreid, Misha Elman’s Ave Maria, J.S. Bach’s Sonata for violin and keyboard No. 3 in E Major BWV 1016, Sarasate’s Ziguerenweisen, Ravel’s Violin Sonata and Piece en forme de Habanera and a piece by a Chinese composer.

Bernat has won competitions for young artists, including the National Music Teachers Assoc., Ft. Dodge Concerto Competition and the Waterloo- Cedar Falls Young Artists Competition. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Music Mountain Chamber Concerts, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Festival, under well known conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Charles Dutoit and Hugh Wolf. He is concertmaster of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra and will begin his masters degree at the Juilliard School of Music.

His associate, Li, began her studies at Wuhan Conservatory in China. She went on to win many honors in China including first prize of the Sunflower National Piano Competition, National Youth and the Long River National Piano Competition, the Distinction Award of the Hong Kong Asia Open Piano Competition and the New England Conservatory Honors competition. She has also performed at Jordan Hall, the Curtis Institute, and the National Theater of China in Beijing. In addition, she frequently performs for community service. She is doing advanced studies at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Music at the farm concerts are co-sponsored by Grace Note Farm and the Burrillville Land Trust. A family friendly environment, guests are invited to enjoy home made desserts, tour the grounds and visit vendors from the Burrillville Farmer’s Market after the concert.

Tickets are $20, $10 students available at the door or through

Learn more about the concert series here.


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