MP first read about Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk on Katy Elliot’s popular home restoration blog. Since then, she’s visited on her own—and with the kids—any chance she gets. Snug Harbor is best known for its line of unique plants and gift shop filled with lovely things for gardeners. But what MP enjoys most? The farm’s inspired, family-friendly events.
Last year, MP, Grandma Cookie, and CP#2 visited the farm for a late afternoon Halloween Play Faire. The kids at the event made paper masks out of autumn leaves and dried flowers (such a sweet idea)! CP#2 and his grandma tried their best to take a bite out of donuts on a string, which is harder than it looks! As for MP? She visited the haunted barn all alone —a feat for a self-described scaredy cat! The barn was dark but fortunately, she made it out in one piece.
Rather than brave the barn, CP#2 decided to visit with the animals on the farm. He loved the ponies, but made an instant connection with a chicken scurrying about the property.
After the fun outdoors, we stopped in the garden shop for hot cider, homemade treats, and some shopping. CP#2 and his grandmother had lots of fun trying on Victorian masks, while MP perused the gorgeous terra cotta pots, terrariums, and unique gifts around the shop.
This year, Snug Harbor is hosting a Haunted Barn Celebration. The folks at the farm promise the barn will be played down for little ones, but no matter, something tells MP everyone in the family will be entertained.
Snug Harbor Farm
87 Western Avenue
PS: While you’re in Kennebunk, don’t miss the houses on Summer Street. There are several that are decorated for Halloween from top to bottom. Such fun!