The Shirley Center Farmer's Market "Kids' Art Contest" is open to all children in grades one through five. There is no fee to enter, and the deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 18.

Poster submissions may be in any medium, but must measure approximately 12 x 18". Each submission must include the artist's name, age, school, and phone number on the back. One entry per child, please.

We are looking for the best farm, garden, fruit, vegetable, plant, flower (or any combination) design to be featured on our 2015 Shirley Center Farmer's Market posters and flyers.

Entries may be dropped off at the Shirley Center Farmer's Market, located at 3 Parker Road in Shirley, between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, or placed in a drop box inside the front entrance of either Lura A. White or Page Hilltop Elementary School any time before or on that day.

All artwork submitted will be on display at the Farmer's Market on September 25, at which time it will be judged by a local panel. The winner will be announced at 6:00 p.m. Besides having his or her design featured on next year's poster, the winner will receive a special Farmer's Market gift bag filled with goodies and treats.

The Shirley Center Farmer's Market is in its third year! We have been enjoying a great season and are looking forward to four more weeks of wonderful produce, music, and fun with neighbors and friends, surrounded by the beauty of our historic Center Town Common.


The Farmer's Market is held every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until dusk through September 25. We have free live entertainment scheduled every week, so come shop, eat, socialize, and relax during these beautiful autumn New England days.

For more information on the art contest or the Farmer's Market, contact Jodie Rachman, 978-425-2112, or email

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