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You can travel back in time in Ipswich to the Roaring ’20s

No, the photo above isn’t from the filming of The Great Gatsby. It’s the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party, during which thousands of people don vintage clothing, and picnic and dance on the grounds of Ipswich’s Castle Hill at the Crane Estate.

The event, now in its fifth year, has gotten so big that organizers have turned it into a two-day affair, said Mike Hibarger, vice president of Boston Swing Central, which puts on the event along with the Trustees of Reservations. The first year drew 1,200 guests; last year’s brought 3,200 and sold out.

Hibarger said the (swing) dance floor is always packed.

“We have two stages this year, with two different bands on each day,” he said.

A previous Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at Ipswich’s Castle Hill at the Crane Estate. —John Joven

DJ Legs Magoo, aka Miranda Lank, who spins for Boston’s swing dancers, will play music all weekend long. Bands Tamar Korn A Kornucopia, Cassidy The Orleans Kids, and Baby Soda Jazz Band with Tamar Korn will perform, as will dance groups Boston Lindy Bomb Squad, Divine Providence, Boston Lindy Hop, Eight Thirty ACT, Just for Kicks, and The Riff.

Inspired guests can take swing lessons and participate in a Charleston dance contest.

Partiers can bring their own picnics, preorder them from Ferreira Foods, or choose from the seafood, roast beef, salads, Cuban food, nuts, popcorn, candy, and ice cream at food trucks and food tents on the grounds. Expect Empanada Dada, Kelly’s Roast Beef Catering, Mandy’s, Q’s Nuts, Ferreira Foods, and White Farms Homemade Ice Cream, as well as vendors selling vintage apparel. Don’t forget lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

The third annual Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate. —Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

Drinks from Ipswich Ale Brewery, Mill River Winery, and Far from the Tree Cider will be sold in a roped-off area fittingly dubbed the Bootlegger’s Garden.

And attendees— about 80 percent of whom dress in vintage clothing for the event, Hibarger said—can step inside the 1920s mansion for tours throughout the day and check out the vintage cars that will be on display across the property.

Tickets to the event cost $40 for general admission and $32 for students, seniors, and Trustees members. Children ages 10 and under are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. Parking is available on-site for $10 per car.

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party; Aug. 5 and 6 starting at 1 p.m. (full schedule here), rain or shine; 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich; thetrustees.org

Article source: https://www.boston.com/culture/travel/2017/07/31/you-can-travel-back-in-time-in-ipswich-to-the-roaring-20s

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