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Verrill Farm’s annual Harvest Festival to benefit pediatric care at Emerson Hospital will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 . There will be children’s games, hay and pony rides, pumpkin picking, and live music on the fields surrounding the farm stand at Sudbury and Wheeler roads. For more information, call 978-369-4494, or visit www.verrillfarm.com. The festival has raised some $67,000 for the hospital’s pediatric care unit over the past six years.