Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Castle Hill is part of The Crane Estate, encompassing more than 2,100 acres overlooking Crane Beach, Crane Wildlife Refuge, and winding salt marshes. Guests will enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere and breathtaking views along the half-mile-long manicured lawn: The Grand Allée. The Great House, perched high above beautiful Crane Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, was finished in 1928, and has the opulent feeling of the 1920s.

Getting There

TICKETS

Tickets are on sale now!

Through July 22, One-day General Admission: Member: $36; Nonmember Adult: $45; Student/Senior: $36. Tickets ordered July 23-August 2, One-day General Admission: Member: $44; Nonmember Adult: $55; Student/Senior: $44. Tickets ordered July 23 or later will be held at Will Call. Tickets will not be available at the event.

Two-day Pass General Admission: Member: $60; Nonmember Adult: $75; Student/Senior: $60. Two-day Passes will not be available after July 22.

Children under 10 FREE

Afternoon Tea Package
Through July 22, Member: $86; Nonmember Adult: $95; Student/Senior: $86
Includes Lawn Party admission and afternoon tea. Tea package will not be available after July 22.

All ticket pricing listed HERE.

ARRIVAL aND PARKING

No parking passes needed. Mailed ticket holders must present tickets at the gate upon arrival and will be directed to parking.  Will-Call ticket holders must proceed to the Inn Lot (will-call parking lot) to pick up tickets and park.

Consider arriving early

Guests may arrive as early as 1pm when the gates open.  We recommend arriving early to avoid long lines. Please have tickets ready to go!

Rules and FAQs

What if it rains?

The Roaring Twenties Lawn party will take place rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges! If severe weather becomes an issue and we need to interrupt programming, announcements will be made regarding safety procedures. Programming will resume when deemed safe.  

DO I NEED A TICKET? 

Yes, you need to purchase a ticket in advance to attend the event. Tickets are available by mail BEFORE July 23 or at will-call ticket after July 23. See ticket info above under TICKETS.

DO I NEED A Parking pass? 

No, this year there will be no parking passes required.  We will park people on a first come, first serve basis starting at the top of the hill and work our way down. You must purchase your event tickets in advance.

Can I get a refund?

All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges will be processed by the Lawn Party.

Do I need a ticket for Afternoon Tea in the Italian Garden? 

Yes, it is a separate admission and is an event within the event.  Attendees will receive a special ticket for this event along with their Roaring Twenties Lawn Party ticket.  Please bring both tickets to the event.

Will there be alternative foods for people with allergies at the Afternoon Tea in the Italian Garden?   

Yes, we will have a milk alternative, and a gluten-free baked good option.

When will the schedule be posted?

The schedule is coming soon! Stay tuned.

What is allowed on the Lawn Party Grounds?

  • Picnicking! You may bring your own food, beverage (non alcoholic) and picnicking supplies (vintage or modern). Please keep the grounds clean! Hike it in, hike it out.

  • An individual blanket

  • Lawn chairs. Please ensure good viewing for your neighbors.

  • Pop-up tents on the edge of the Allée. Please feel free to set up a tent on either the far left or far right of the Allée next to the hedge rows. Please be courteous and DO NOT put tents in the middle of the Allée as they will block the sound and view for other guests.

  • Cameras and smart phones are permitted but cannot be used to reproduce the event and must not interfere with other guests enjoyment of the party.

  • Dancing!

  • Fun loving attitudes.

What is prohibited?

  • Outside alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, and hard cider are available for purchase on-site), illegal substances of any kind, firearms or any item that could be used as a weapon

  • Grills or grilling

  • Open flames; candles, fire spinning, etc.

  • No pets

  • No drones

Is there a dress code?

Nope! 1920s vintage dress-up is encouraged but not required.  Many guests will dress-up for fun! Check out the photos on our Facebook page for inspiration.

May I bring my children?

Children 10 and under are free and all children are welcome to attend. Please note there are no specific activities designated for children.

Are there bathrooms?

What's new at Lawn Party this year?  The Luxury Loo! Yes, we've got them for you. Two mobile bathrooms with running water will be available for your convenience.

How do I stay cool?

For outdoor events like this one we recommend wearing sunscreen, bringing a parasol for shade, bringing cold non-alcoholic beverages with you, misting yourself with water, and/or getting a break from the sun by perusing the vintage vendors under the tent. There are also shady areas to be found as you explore the grounds.

Is there water available?

Unfortunately, there is no running water available to guests.  We provide some limited amount of mints, sunscreen, bug repellent, and baby-wipes for those guests who forgot to bring such items at our courtesy table in the Information tent.  We will also provide water and cups at the Information Tent (please label your cup and reuse throughout the day, thank you.)

 

General Policies

Any ticket holder who directly or indirectly interferes with the enjoyment of the lawn party may be asked to leave the venue and may be subject to arrest and prosecution by State/Local Authorities. See safe spaces policy.

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party encourages a smoke-free environment and asks that you respect the health of your neighbors at the festival and refrain from smoking or vaping in any area where it may affect someone else. 

Safe Spaces Policy 

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party is for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, religion, dance experience or dance role. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and/or offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, dance skill level, and/or dance role. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

In the rare event that you experience or see anything that makes you uncomfortable, please contact an organizer or volunteer at the information tent to the right of the main stage. The staff will be happy to help participants contact security or police and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

 

 

Location

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938

 

Contact Us

Ticketing Questions tschell@thetrustees.org                             978-356-4351 x4015

General Questions info@bostonswingcentral.org                   978-884-7690

 

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