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Fall Festival Weekend - Franklin County, Mass

The weather this weekend looks spectacular.  I will be joining my sister and attending the Ashfield Fall Festival.  This festival has an impressive selection of crafts created by local artists.  The food is fabulous and I must indulge in some fried dough with maple cream. YUM!   I don't think I will make this event, but I wanted you to know about Greenfield's first annual Blues & BBQ Festival.  It looks like a lot of fun.  If you would like to see what else is happening this weekend, take a look at the list on the Franklin County Calendar of Events website - http://bit.ly/ogNsuW

Here is more information about my two favorites for the weekend:

Ashfield Fall Festival http://bit.ly/q988o8

The 2011 Ashfield Fall Festival (Ashfield, Massachusetts) will take place up and down Ashfield's Main Street on October 8-9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days - rain or shine. The annual festival offers craft and art exhibits by more than 50 exhibitors, locally-grown and prepared foods, live music and dance, face-painting and other children's activities, and book and tag sales. Admission is free. 

First Annual Blues & BBQ Festival http://bit.ly/pNdoLk

The Greenfield Recreation Department and the Franklin County Rotary Club are hosting the first annual Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival on October 7th & 8th, 2011. The event was originally to be held at the Green River Swimming & Recreation area, but because of the flooding from Hurricane Irene, this year the event will be held at Beacon Field. This event will be officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society with anticipated professional BBQ teams competing from all over the country! KCBS is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts. Competitors will arrive on Friday, October 7th, and the Festival itself will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. KCBS will provide all rules and procedures for judging the BBQ competition. The festival will also feature food vendors, product vendors, crafters, beer sampling, Blues music, kids activities, and more.

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