Take a trip to the coast without the Cape Cod traffic. Enjoy all that Rowley & the North Shore has to offer while spending the day at this unique baby expo and outdoor marketplace. More than just a Baby Fair, the New England Parenting Sale focuses on bringing together parent in an outdoor space with products and services from the Seacoast, North Shore, Cape Ann and Greater Boston. The New England Parenting Sale & Expo is a full day of shopping and connecting for caregivers focused on parenting in this ever changing world. Expecting parents, new parents, veteran parents, grandparents and caregivers are all invited to meet local vendors and exhibitors with family oriented products that fit into a lifestyle that values local businesses and the environment. This is an opportunity to buy items for mom, dad, baby & young children. FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? The event is just one mile from the MBTA Commuter Rail, Rowley Station. If you will need transportation from the Rowley Commuter Rail Station please let us know. Shuttle service is $4.00 per group (no more that 4 people) The station is Zone 7 from North Station on the Newburyport Line. Transportation must be prepaid on EventBrite on the The Natural Baby Conference & Expo Event. You do not need to purchase a conference ticket to use the shuttle service. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-natural-baby-conference-expo-tickets-38825894295 What can I bring into the event? Please feel free to bring a blanket to picnic on. The goal is to have a range of food options for families. This is an outdoor event, if weather is dull please please make sure to have appropriate rain gear. Strollers and all backpacks or bags are welcome. Conference guests will receive a complimentary tote bag with paid registration. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please visit www.natural-parenting.org for additional contact information, including vendor & exhibitor applications. What's the refund policy? The Outdoor Market is free of charge. Train Station Transfer payment can not be refunded. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes, this is a free outdoor event. If you can not attend please cancel your ticket so that we are able to accurately prepare for our guests. All registered guests will be entered to win door prizes which will be available for pick up at the Registration Booth. Please make sure to stop in to the registration booth with a copy of your registration for prizes and giveaways. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-natural-baby-conference-expo-tickets-38825894295
Take a trip to the coast without the Cape Cod traffic. Enjoy all that Rowley & the North Shore has to offer while spending the day at this unique parenting conference and baby expo. More than just a Baby Fair, the The Natural Baby Conference & Expo focuses on connecting parents with information from the Seacoast, North Shore, Cape Ann and Greater Boston. The Natural Baby Conference & Expo is a full day of information and shopping for parents focused on parenting. Expecting parents, new parents, veteran parents, grandparents and caregivers are all invited to meet local vendors with family oriented products that fit into a lifestyle that values local businesses and the environment. There is also an opportunity to buy items for mom, dad, baby & young children.
Rowley is located in Essex County and was founded in 1639 by Reverend Ezekiel Rogers and 20 families. They sailed on the ship "John of London" bringing the first printing press to America known as the "Daye Press" which was then delivered and set up in Cambridge.
Rowley is situated between the Muddy River and the Rowley River which is heavily forested. There are several working farms but the Brad Street Farm owned by the Jewett family since the 1600's is the nation's oldest working farm to be continuously owned and occupied by the same family.
Rowley is home of America's oldest stone arch bridge and the "Turning Place" (currently known as Rowley Common). Benedict Arnold's musket men camped here on their journey to Quebec in 1775. The Revolutionary War cannon "Old Nancy" is one of the town's most prized possessions. The Rowley soldiers from the British ship "Nancy" took the cannon and were later captured off the coast of Gloucester.
The first wool mill was founded in Rowley in 1643which would later be seen as a contributing factor to the War of Independence. The mill was also portrayed as a threat to England's dominance in supplying wool to the colonies. Other major industries of Rowley were the Foster Shoe Company that began in 1850.
From its historical farming roots to present day Rowley is a peaceful residential community. The town has and will continue to preserve the historical colonial homes lining Main Street as well as several white steeple churches close by.