2017 Events (in a List format) *see also our calendar
Saturday September 30th (rain date October 1st) 12-4pm
Children's games, music, the bounty of the harvest. All this and apple crisp too! Relax and enjoy a fine autumn day!
Join us as we celebrate the harvest, and the joys of summer. Enjoy family friendly games and activities as well as our home-made apple crisp. Watermelon rolling, instead of bobbing for apples we will hang them from tree branches (healthier). Haven Brothers (yes, the company that has been serving the late night crowd in Providence, RI since1893), Mobile unit will be here with their mouth watering offerings (including their signature Haven Dog). View an exhibit of the finalists of our photo contest. Entertainment by the Jesse Liam band. Also, hear a talk about baseball played at Cocumscussoc, and let the kidshelp us celebrate America’s great past time with an old fashioned baseball game on the front lawn.
Contact Smith’s Castle for a registration form for your son or daughter. Registration must be made by September 20th
55 Richard Smith Dr. Wickford, R.I
Admissions: $8.00, $4 for children 6-12, 5 and under free, discount for seniors, Family Cap is $25
Autumn is just around the corner, the leaves are already starting to turn and soon there will be frost on the pumpkin. Photographers love this time of year, because fall color lends itself to fun and creative ways to photograph one of natures most spectacular shows.
Pro photographers from all corners of the globe travel to experience the magic that is Autumn in New England. We are so fortunate to have this amazing backdrop of color in our own backyard.
Smith’s Castle and photojournalist, Laura Paton invite you to join us for “Capture the Color”. A Fall photography workshop being held at Smith’s Castle on Sept 30th during the annual Harvest Festival.
During this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn all you need to know to create beautiful Autumn foliage photos. From how and when to use camera filters, composition techniques, and how to control light and work with changing weather conditions to achieve perfect exposure. Just for fun, you will learn techniques to create abstract images through intentional camera movement, focus racking and zoom blur techniques. You’ll also have the chance to experiment with crystals and prisms to create unique works of art.
Space is limited, to register contact PatonPhotography@verizon.net
Christmas at the Castle
Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd 12-4pm
The aroma of the home baked treats will fill Smith's Castle along with the spices of mulled cider and the scents of the season. Enjoy some cider, good conversation, and music of the season.