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Our Visitor Center
Route 2 Westbound
Lancaster, MA
Between Exits 35-34
(978) 534-2302

Be sure to visit our Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center when you’re in our neck of the woods. Located on Route 2 West in Lancaster, Mass., between exits 35 and 34, it’s chock-full of helpful brochures and locally made crafts, books, jams and jellies, giftware and souvenirs of all kinds. Our trained staff and volunteers will enjoy welcoming you to the Center, and providing you with customized travel advice and “insider information." 

We are open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome to Johnny Appleseed Country Tourist Center

News & Upcoming Events


Yes, it's here. The end of summer. But the fun is continuing on in Appleseed Country! Fall is a most beautiful season in our area and what better way to celebrate that with the Country Fair? And what better fair than our very own Appleseed Country Fair? This fantastic festival takes place September 6th from 10am-6pm and September 7th from 10am-5pm at Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston.
This year, we have so much going on! First up is the LARGEST ZUCCHINI CONTEST. Keep that huge zucchini that has been growing all summer and DON'T PICK IT until the fair! Click here for details.
Next up is the LAWN TRACTOR PULL. What is a Country Fair without a Tractor Pull? Click here for details. All proceeds go to Saint Judes Childrens Hospital. If you want to be a part of the tractor pull, please contact Andre Provencal at (978) 502-4584 or email
New this year is FIDDLEFEST! Can you play the fiddle? Come out on Sunday September 7th at 10am for a chance to win cash prizes. To register, contact Fern Parket at Click here for the flyer for more information.
As always, there is also LOTS OF LIVE MUSIC and a BIG List of Vendors! Click here to see who's playing and here to see who's selling!

You can click on the sunflower above for more information about our fair.

Our fair is not the only one going on in the area. Also on September 6th and 7th, it's the Sterling Fair! Beef & dairy cattle, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, swine, agricultural, horticultural & home arts, auction of donated items (Sunday), 4-H membership, chick hatching and rabbit displays, Heifer Project International livestock exhibit, Dale Perkins sheep dog demonstration, hooking/spinning/weaving demonstration, horses & oxen, apple pie making, chocolate chip cookie making, largest produce, children's pumpkin decorating, lego, scarecrow decorating, adult vegetable/gourd decorating, antique engine & machinary show, craft show, kidding pedal tractor pull, frog jumping, log sawing, fireworks (Saturday), Frog Town Mountain Puppeteers, Gillette Shows midway & local bands, farmers market, pancake breakfast, food & commercial vendors. Located at 5 Crockett Road, Sterling. For more information, visit

And then Labor Day weekend, there is the Spencer Fair with their Demolition Derby! One hundred and twenty six years and still going strong. Agriculture, amateur log sawing, truck pulls, great pumpkin contest, rides, food, and oh so much more! For more information, visit

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Are you interested in learning more about Johnny Appleseed Country while serving your community at the same time? Then volunteer some time at the Visitor Center on Rt 2 between Exits 35-34 Westbound. For more information, click here for our flyer or please contact Diane Burnette at (978) 534-2829 or email

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