Three Summer Bucket List Ideas

By Tiffany Williams –

Go To A Wine Tasting

This year the Worcester Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting, presented by Mass Food & Wine, will take place on the field at Polar Park on Saturday, August 28, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Since 2017, thousands of food and wine enthusiasts have attended the Worcester Wine Festival which features more than 600 quality wines. In a statement the WooSox announced that tickets to the general public went on sale Tuesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. General admission tickets are priced at $40 apiece and provide access from 1-4 p.m. VIP tickets are $125 and VIP patrons have exclusive access from noon–1 pm, followed by a curated multi-course wine pairing and a private tasting of highly coveted wines. For more information visit

Tour A Baseball Park

The Worcester Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox Triple-A team will be on the road on July 10th but the Worcester Red Sox are inviting the public to a free open house called “Saturday in the Park.” This open house will be 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Polar Park. Red Sox Hall of Famer Larry Lucchino, Chairman and Principal Owner of the WooSox says that “One of the more enjoyable aspects of a ballpark is to explore it at your leisure,” During the event, the WooSox say that “Fans will be able to take a walk around the warning track in addition to seeing the main concourse and the DCU Club areas.” They also said that “Fans will have the opportunity to take photos at the Ted Williams statue, the Casey at the Bat statue, and the giant Bobblehead of “Mistah Wistah” of the Worcester Worcesters of the 1880s.” Also, “Smiley Ball, the team mascot, will be available to meet fans, take photos, and sign autographs.  He may be joined by some of his friends.” If you can’t attend “Saturday in the Park,” don’t worry because the Worcester Red Sox in June began doing hourly “Summer Tours” every day from 10 a.m. until the last tour starts at 5 p.m.  Tours are available seven days a week but on weekends when the team is home, the last Saturday tour begins two hours before gametime, and no tours are scheduled before Sunday games.  Polar Park Ambassadors conduct the tours, which are $10 for adults and $5 for children 15 and under.  (Toddlers two years and under are free). The WooSox say that “Fans can purchase tour tickets on line at or in person at the Polar Park Ticket Office at 100 Madison Street, Monday through Friday, 9-5, and on Saturdays, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  (When the team has home games, the Ticket Office is also open through the end of the game.)  Fans can also visit the new WooSox Shop at the Worcester Public Market (160 Green Street), Wednesday through Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and fans can also call the WooSox for information at (508) 500-1000.” 

Attend Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers’ Market

The Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers’ Market on the Worcester Common Oval is returning this summer. The City Manager’s Office announced this week that the Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers’ Market will be held Thursday, August 12 and Thursday, August 19, with a rain date of Thursday, August 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be the 11th year of the Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers’ Market which features musical performances, area restaurants, farmers, organizations, and artisans who will sell their goods to the public, as well as local organizations and nonprofits.

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