From National Apple Month and National Cookie Month to Vegetarian Month and Children's Magazine Month, October honors and celebrates many occasions. Thirty, to be exact. Our favorite of them all? National Go on a Field Trip Month. We have a feeling this was contrived for children, but as we like to consider ourselves kids at heart, we're taking full advantage and bringing you one brand new field trip idea each week throughout October. This week, we're heading over to the town of Warren, nestled next to quaint Bristol.
Made in Warren is an artist cooperative made up of approximately 45 artists and artisans. Visit their store on Main Street to get a first-hand glimpse of locally hand-crafted items from hand sewn bags, knitted items and clothing to greeting cards, clocks, furniture, upcycled and recycled items and stained glass.
Owned by The Massasoit Historical Association, The Maxwell House was built between 1752 and 1756 by the Reverend Samuel Maxwell. The house, which is the oldest brick dwelling in Warren, is distinguished by its great center chimney, steep gable and handmade bricks laid in Flemish Bond style. Today, the house operates as a museum on Church Street.
You may have seen our post in which we referred to Warren as Restaurant Ground Zero. It's true, this small town is bustling with new eclectic eateries like Bywater opened in the summer of 2015. Started by Brian and Katie O'Donnell, the menu is a coastal New England interpretation of Old World flavors and techniques. The small dining room offers just 32 seats making your dining experience quite intimate.
With twenty years of kitchen experience under his belt, Eli Dunn knows a thing or two about creating delicious food. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic range of culinary influences, Eli's menu offers creative interpretations of classic meals.
2nd Story Theatre is small town theatre at its best offering a variety of plays at the small theater on Market Street. Current show is The Ladies Man playing through October 16.
Frerichs Farm is a family owned and operated retail nursery and farm located on the scenic Kickemuit River in Warren Rhode Island. Visit the farm through Sunday, October 23 for Pumpkin Palooza where kids can play in the hay, ride the Magic Pumpkin Coach or Snap the Dragon around the farm, make their own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, explore Charlie Brown's Pumpkin Patch and ride the witch broom for a great photo opp.