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Teddy Bear Picnic

Where: Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St., Candia
When: Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, July 10)
Cost: $19 (children under 23 months get in for free)
Visit: visitthefarm.com
 

 





Bear with me
Celebrate National Teddy Bear Picnic Day

07/07/16
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 National Teddy Bear Picnic Day is real, and Charmingfare Farm takes it just as seriously as the kids, hosting its own Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, July 9, where kids can bring their bears to the farm for storytelling, a bear “checkup,” a parade, hide-and-seek and other beary fun games. 

The event will be held in observation of the “holiday,” which officially takes place the next day.
“We’ve been holding the picnic for at least five or six years now consistently,” said Linda Ellis of Charmingfare Farm, a picnic organizer. “It’s definitely one of the farm’s more popular events. Kids usually like to bring their little teddy bears all dressed up and set up their picnic blankets on the lawn. It’s even cute for the parents, because there are so many kids with teddy bears and they take it so seriously.”
The farm’s black bear keepers will be available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to talk about tending to their own bears, Baxter and Cindy Lou.
Dr. Byron, the Bygundo Bear Catcher, will perform a dramatic reading of “Going on a Bear Hunt” at 12:30 p.m. and will answer any questions kids have about bear facts, bear catching and life as a naturalist.
The teddy bear “doctor” will begin checkups from 1 to 1:30 p.m., performing a health assessment that will include checking the bear’s heartbeat and other vital signs. The checkups will be followed by the marching of the Teddy Bear Parade at 1:30 p.m.
Ellis said there will also be opportunities throughout the day for non-teddy bear related activities, such as pony rides from 11 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., as well as tractor-train rides and horse-drawn trolley rides that depart continuously from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We encourage people to bring their own picnic lunch, but we will be selling hot dogs and burgers that will be served off the charcoal grill at the farm,” she said.
Tickets to the picnic are $19, with additional cost for any food items, but children under 23 months will receive free admission. The rain date will be Sunday, July 10. Call the farm at 483-5623 or go to visitthefarm.com to buy tickets. 





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