Friday, September 6

Sterling Fair. Fairgrounds, 121 Greenland Rd., Sterling. 5-11 p.m. Rides, horse and oxen pulls, food and classic family fun. Free. sterlingfair.org. 

Peppa Pig Live: Peppa Pig’s Adventure. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 6 p.m. Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe. $35.50-70. thehanovertheatre.org.

Stars Over Springfield. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory or a planetarium show. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.

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Saturday, September 7

Harvest Craft Fair. Brookfield Orchards, 12 Lincoln Rd., North Brookfield. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Craft vendors, artisans, local farmers and lots of scratch-baked goodies. Take a wagon ride into the orchard to pick your own apples, enjoy live music, and craft beers and local wine. Free. brookfieldorchardsonline.com.

Sterling Fair. Fairgrounds, 121 Greenland Rd., Sterling. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Rides, horse and oxen pulls, food and classic family fun. Free. sterlingfair.org.

Gibbon Birthday Party. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kien the white-cheeked gibbon who calls the Stone Zoo home is turning 18, so come celebrate with arts and crafts, sign a giant birthday card, and maybe have a slice of cake. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $19.95, youths 2-12 $12.95, ages under 2 free. zoonewengland.org.

Celebrate the Apple: Family Open House. Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participate in hands-on programming from pressing cider to baking pies, building a community art mural, and more. Free. concordmuseum.org.

Dr. Seuss’s The Horse Museum Release Party. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Come one, come all, celebrate the new Dr. Seuss book ‘The Horse Museum’ with a day filled with activities including drawing, scavenger hunts, and character sightings. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

WAM Family Tour. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour filled with fun facts, stories, and time together. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths 4 and up $6, ages 3 and under free. worcesterart.org.

Beyond the Spectrum. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Enjoy a gallery tour led by experienced instructors, followed by a creative art-making workshop during this artful adventure for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. For ages 8 to 12. $9. mfa.org.

MISTER G Performs Live. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join Latin Grammy Award-winning artist and educator, as he brings his international sounds to The Carle. Members $9, nonmembers $10. carlemuseum.org.

Worcester Pride Festival. Front St., Worcester. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A family-friendly event with live music and entertainment, kids’ play area, food trucks and more. Free. worcesterpride.org.

Boston Arts Festival. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Atlantic Ave., Boston. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Meet artists and craftspeople, view performing and visual arts, and explore the best of Boston’s paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, and more. Free. thebostonartsfestival.com.

Zumba Kids. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Get moving during this exercise and fitness class for kids and caregivers alike, as we dance to cumbia, salsa, merengue, and tango beats. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $18, youths 1-15 $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

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Sunday, September 8

Harvest Craft Fair. Brookfield Orchards, 12 Lincoln Rd., North Brookfield. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Craft vendors, artisans, local farmers and lots of scratch-baked goodies. Take a wagon ride into the orchard to pick your own apples, enjoy live music, and craft beers and local wine. Free. brookfieldorchardsonline.com.

Sterling Fair. Fairgrounds, 121 Greenland Rd., Sterling. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rides, horse and oxen pulls, food and classic family fun. Free. sterlingfair.org.

Yoga in the Park. deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 10:30-11 a.m. Get moving as a family and enjoy a teacher led kid-friendly yoga session in the Sculpture Park. For ages 3 to 12 with caregiver. Member children free; nonmember children $5. deCordova.org.

Somerville Dog Festival. Trum Field, 541 Broadway, Somerville. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Play Games, have fun, and feed pets, as we enjoy a day filled with dog agility runs, food trucks, pet-owner activities, and more. Free. somdogfest.org.

39th Victorian Fair. Downtown Melrose, Main St., Melrose. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, performances, food, local products, martial arts, singers, dancers, music, and more, during this celebration of community. Free. melrosechamber.org.

Boston Arts Festival. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Atlantic Ave., Boston. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Meet artists and craftspeople, view performing and visual arts, and explore the best of Boston’s paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures, and more. Free. thebostonartsfestival.com.

Pet Rock Festival. Wyman Gordon, 244 Worcester St., North Grafton. 12-5 p.m. Live music, games for kids (and dogs!), pet photos, demonstrations, vendors and lots of pet-friendly fun. facebook.com.

Book Party. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 1 p.m. Get ready to get reading with Hi Jack! and Jake Blasts Off! Delight in create-your-own adventures and engage with early reading. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Toe Tapping Snappy Hot Jazz. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Enjoy as 440 Gypsy Jazz performs irresistible toe-tapping swing and hot gypsy jazz standards and originals. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.