Popping Piggies

Popcorn with butter and salt while seated in front of a movie? That’s just so yesterday’s news. How about popcorn with slow roasted pig while watching live capoeira, visiting farm animals or pressing cider. Sounds too good to be true? Well, this Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. all this and more are taking place at the eighth annual popcorn festival and fundraiser at the Native Earth Teaching Farm off North Road in Chilmark.

The afternoon events, which also include making natural dyes with native plants, are all free. The pig roast begins at 5 p.m. and tickets are $75 but barter is welcome and helpers get deep discounts. For more information about the event or getting involved, call 508-645-3304 or visit nativeearthteachingfarm.org.