Drover's Roast

We regret to say that all of our events are put on hold due to the gathering restrictions mandated by the state of Massachusetts. As soon as we are able, we will schedule.

Join us for our popular Drover's Roast outdoor dining event, where we prepare a 1700's American trailside feast recalling the days of John Pynchon, the colonies' first cattle drover.  Experience our version of the Drover's Roast as we prepare the feast as you watch; hand rubbed prime ribs of beef with an age old recipe of spices are slowly roasted for hours over a huge fire pit; fritters are made by hand and cooked; chowder of the sea is slow-cooked in cast iron cauldrons over open fires. These are just the beginning of an endless feast (eight tables long!) including other seasonal entrées and a large variety of hot and cold vegetable dishes. After your feast it's time to enjoy an assortment of delightful baked goods and fresh. home baked shortcake or pies topped with real whipped cream. As if the feasting weren't enough, there are festivities you can enjoy throughout the day; enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, music and other live entertainment, demonstrations by period crafts people, a Cow Puncher Drink, and more! 

Drover's Roast Event Schedule

June 21, 2020 - Father's Day

This event is Cancelled

FESTIVITIES begin at 1:00pm.
FEASTING begins at 2:30pm

Drover's Roast 2020 Event Details
Salem-Cross-Inn_Drovers-Roast-1You'll be enjoying this event outside, on our lovely Salem Cross grounds -- rain or shine!


  • $65.00 per adult
  • $25.00 per child (10 yrs. old and under)

Salem-Cross-Inn_Drovers-Roast-5The Drover's Roast is an advanced ticket only dining event. To find available dates, please open the drop down menu labeled 'Select a Date and Time:' on the online order form below. *As dates become filled and sold out they will be removed from the schedule.

Reserve Your Tickets

To attend our Drovers Roast, order tickets online using the form below, or call 508-867-2345. 


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