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Hey Day to feature artists.

Byline: Sandy Meindersma

PRINCETON - Hey Day/Farm Day made its return to Wachusett Meadow three years ago, and while it remains true to its roots of the Hey Days of the 1970s and '80s, the Princeton Arts Society brings a new element to the annual event.

More than 40 area artists will display and sell their works, all of which will be nature-themed, appropriate to the day.

Making its official debut at Hey Day/Farm Day is the Princeton Arts Society/Wachusett Meadow 2012 calendar, which will be on sale for $12.

"There are 29 artists," Princeton Arts Society President Judy Tyler said. "It's a full-color calendar, although two of the photographs are black and white. We've designed it so there are 13 pieces of frameable artwork - it's a first-class collaboration."

Ms. Tyler said several of the calendar pieces will be on display and available for sale at Hey Day.

"Twelve of the artists will be demonstrating their work, including paintings in progress, a woodworker and jewelry making," Ms. Tyler said.

In addition to the artists' exhibit, Hey Day/Farm Day will feature fall-themed farm activities including a mini-maze, pumpkin painting, pony rides, blacksmithing and cider pressing. Chuck and Mud, Rachel Douglas and Patsy Mollica will provide the music.

"We're also going to have canoeing on the pond," Deb Cary, Massachusetts Audubon Director of Central Sanctuaries, said.

Farmers from the Princeton farmers market and other area farms will be selling their products. Stillwater Farm will be back to sell ice cream. The Friends of the Princeton Firefighters will again put on their chicken barbecue, which will include half a chicken, roasted corn, baked beans and cole slaw for $12. For a reservation for the barbecue, call Wachusett Meadow at (978) 464-2712.

Hey Day/Farm Day runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 1, with a rain date of Oct. 2, at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per carload, free for children younger than 3. Proceeds benefit Wachusett Meadow wildlife sanctuary programs and projects.

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CUTLINE: The Hubbard Farm by Len Haug will be on display at Princeton Hey Day.
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