Beaver Brook Fall Festival set for September; regional artists’ works sought for display

HOLLIS – Beaver Brook Association invites the public to our 37th annual Fall Festival & Nature Art Show, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 24.

Artwork by dozens of regional artists will be on display at Maple Hill Farm and the featured artist this year is Heather Crowley of East Kingston.

The festival is free and is the signature annual event of Beaver Brook Association. In addition to the fabulous display of artwork, there will be activities of interest for all age groups. These include nature crafts for children, animal presentations from Wingmasters, Eyes on Owls, Wildlife Encounters and Carriage Shack petting farm. There will be garden tours, guided hikes, live music, a beekeeping demonstration, homemade food, hot dog roast and more. Please visit our website for more details and save these dates for a fun weekend for everyone.

Maple Hill Farm is located at 117 Ridge Road in Hollis.

Artists sought

Beaver Brook is calling for artists to make this event special. Original artwork by both amateurs and professionals is eligible. The accent of the artwork should be on New England settings, but art reflecting a nature theme elsewhere in North America may be included. Recent artwork is preferred. Color or black and white photography; prints and paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, collage and mixed media); indoor and outdoor sculpture in various media.

This is a non-juried event but Beaver Brook Association retains the right to reject any work that is considered to be inappropriate.

Beaver Brook will be accepting artwork for display from Sept. 15-18 at Maple Hill Farm. If you are interested in displaying your work at the Fall Festival all rules, details and entry forms can be accessed at You can also pick up a form at Maple Hill Farm.

There is also a children’s art exhibit in the historic Cooper Shed. We encourage children of all age groups to submit their work up until Sept. 18.