Plymouth to Host 2nd Annual Herring Run Festival


Plymoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA, is celebrating Earth Week this weekend (April 25-26) with its 2nd annual Herring Run Festival at the museum’s Plymoth Grist Mill at 6 Spring Lane. The event celebrates the river herring migration up Town Brook. The festival takes place from 10:00 to 5:00 both days.

Attendees can visit with local scientists and learn about efforts to restore the local herring population through dam-removal projects on Town Brook. They can also get a close-up view of the herring and help scientists collect data by counting fish.

The festival will also feature hands-on activities for kids, walking tours of the herring run and herring-related presentations, along with local music and food. Plimoth Grist Mill will be sharing the brook with the herring, using water power to mill organic cornmeal and sampe (grits) while sharing samples of favorite corn dishes.