Meet Teen Authors, Peaches, Jumpin' Juba and More This Weekend

Get a look at the quick info about some of the local events happening this weekend in Danvers and nearby on the North Shore.

The Used Book Superstore in Danvers is hosting a teen author event Aug. 17.
The Used Book Superstore in Danvers is hosting a teen author event Aug. 17.

[Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction. The Summer Peach Celebration at Brooksby Farm is Saturday, Aug. 17.]

By John Castelluccio and Chris Helms

The weather forecast is perfect for getting outdoors this weekend, be that a summer peach celebration at Brooksby Farm in Peabody, catching Jumpin' Juba in concert in Topsfield or other activities around the North Shore this weekend. There's also a meet and greet event at the Used Book Superstore in Danvers for local teens to meet teen authors.

Get the when and where below for several events and other happenings in the Danvers area. There are several other events and activities going on beyond what's listed here, so always check our events calendar for a complete list.

Remember, each week Danvers Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.


Where/When: Used Book Superstore, 139 Endicott St., Danvers; Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Why Go: The Used Book Superstore in Danvers is hosting a group author event for teens on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. It's a chance for local teens to meet some talented peers (teen authors).

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St., Peabody; Saturday, 12-3 p.m.

Why Go: Pick your own peaches from the orchard, then check out the farm store to sample jams and preserves, fruit pies, grilled peaches and some quick and easy recipes. There will also be a coloring contest for kids, tractor-drawn hayrides and kids can climb around on the tractors and farm equipment. 

Pricing: No admission cost, but regular prices for peach picking


Where/When: 8 Walnut Ave., Beverly; 9 a.m. Saturday

Why Go: Getting good sports equipment for your rapidly-growing girls and boys doesn't have to break the bank. Plus, sales of the "gently used" items benefit Beverly Youth Hockey.

Pricing: Free admission but of course the items are for sale.


Where/When: This community rummage sale runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist, 391 Bay Road, Hamilton

Why Go: Great deals should be on offer, with items drawn from many local families. By the way, if you're looking for other yard sales, here's our map of ones this weekend on the North Shore.

Pricing: Free admission. Prices for items will of course vary.


Where/When: Topsfield Town Common; Sunday, 4 p.m.

Why Go: Jumpin' Juba is putting on an outdoor concert at the Topsfield Town Common gazebo with a mix of blues from Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans with roots-y rock n' roll, jazz, calypso and Latin flavors. Steve Hurl is on guitar, Bruce Ward is the band's pianist and Brian Flan is the drummer. The trio recently released their second album "Slap Happy." Check out www.reverbnation.com/jumpinjuba for more information.

Pricing: Free


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