Title /blog/posts/2015/05/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Thu, 21 May 2015 11:33:00 -0400 Western Massachusetts Fairs, Festivals and Special Events! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2015/05/21/western-massachusetts-fairs-festivals-and-special-events/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left"> <span style= "font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif;font-size: x-large"><b><i> Make your plans now and mark your calendar for upcoming fairs, festivals and special events happening in Western Massachusetts. &nbsp; &nbsp;</i></b></span></div> <div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Chicopee Kielbasa Festival:</strong>&nbsp;May 21-25;&nbsp; Szot Park, Chicopee,&nbsp;<a href="http://k-fest.com/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank"><cite>k-<strong>fest</strong>.com</cite></a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Paradise City Arts Festival:</strong>&nbsp;May 23-25, Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton,&nbsp;<a href= "http://www.paradisecityarts.com/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">paradisecityarts.com</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Militaria and Firearms Show: Eastern States Exposition</strong>, West Springfield; June 6-7; $12; (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Granby Charter Days:</strong>&nbsp;Dufresne Park Recreation, Route 202. June 12-14;<a href= "http://www.granbycharterdays.com/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">www.granbycharterdays.com</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Summer Brewfest:</strong>&nbsp;Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton, June 13;<a href="http://thesummerbrewfest.com/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thesummerbrewfest.com</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Vermont Classic Morgan Horse Show:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; June 18-20; (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Taste of Amherst:</strong>&nbsp;Town Common, Amherst, June 18-21, info@amherstarea.com</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Worthy Craft Brew Showcase:</strong>&nbsp;June 20, noon to 4 p.m.; Worthington Street, Springfield, $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event.&nbsp;<a href="http://theworthybrewfest.com/" style="color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target="_blank">theworthybrewfest.com</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Armory Day:</strong>&nbsp;Springfield Armory National Historic Site, June 20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.<a href= "http://www.nps.gov/spa" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">www.nps.gov/spa</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>New England Arabian Horse Show:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; June 25-27. Free. (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>New England Fire/Rescue/EMS:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; June 26-27. Free. (413) 737-2443&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Fireworks for Freedom:</strong>&nbsp;Stanley Park, Westfield, June 27 from 4pm - 11pm. Rain date June 28.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Lavender Festival:</strong>&nbsp;Local artisans working with lavender; Johnson Hill Farm, 51 Hog Hollow Road, Buckland. June 27-28. (413) 522-9068.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Cityblock Concert Series:&nbsp;</strong>Downtown Springfield; Thursday nights, July 2-Aug. 27. (413) 781-1591.&nbsp; springfielddowntown.com</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Monson Summerfest:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Fireworks, June 27; Summerfest celebration, July 4.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>East Longmeadow Carnival:</strong>&nbsp;June 28 - July 3. Fireworks on July 3 at 10pm at the East Longmeadow High School; parade on July 4 at 10 a.m.;&nbsp; eastlongmeadow.ma.gov</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Yankee Classic Dog Shows:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; July 1-5. Free. (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>South Hadley fireworks display:</strong>&nbsp;Michael Smith Middle School, July 3 with a rain date of July 5.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Old Sturbridge Village Independence Day Celebration:</strong>&nbsp;July 3-5; $10 for members; $14 for non-members. 1-800-SEE-1830. osv.org</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Star-Spangled Springfield:</strong>&nbsp;July 4; fireworks at 9:30 p.m., downtown Springfield. (413) 733-3800.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Independence Day Celebration:</strong>&nbsp;Beacon Field, Greenfield, July 5 from 4pm - 10:30pm. Rain date July 5.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>New England Sale and Northeast Youth Sheep Show:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; July 10-12. Free. (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href= "http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Green River Festival:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Music, crafts, food; Greenfield Community College; July 10-12; $99.99 for all weekend pass in advance; $19.99 for Friday, $59.99 for Saturday, $59.99 for Sunday; per day www.greenriverfestival.com.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show:</strong>&nbsp; Route 20, Brimfield; July 14-19; (413) 283-2418.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Glasgow Scottish Festival:</strong>&nbsp;Celebration of Scottish and Celtic Culture; Look Park, Northampton; July 18; $16. (413) 862-8095.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Northampton Sidewalk Sale Days:</strong>&nbsp;Downtown Northampton, July 24-27 (413) 582-0723.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Southwick Days</strong>: July 24-26; Southwick Recreation Center, Powder Mill Road. Southwickdays.com.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Hampden County 4-H Fair:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; July 25. Free. (413) 737-2443.<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Celebrate Ludlow:</strong>&nbsp;Ludlow Fish & Game Club, Sportsman's Road; July 25. &nbsp;</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Connecticut Summer Classic Horse Show:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; July 30-Aug 1. 413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style="color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target="_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; Aug. 7-9. (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style="color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target="_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival:</strong>&nbsp;Aug. 8, Court Square, Springfield;springfieldjazzfest.com</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; Aug. 12-15.&nbsp; (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href="http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>West Side Taste of the Valley:</strong>&nbsp;August 13-16, West Springfield Town Common,<a href= "http://www.westsidetaste.com/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">www.westsidetaste.com</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Dog Shows:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; Aug. 19-23. Free. (413) 737-2443.&nbsp;<a href= "http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Westfield Fair:</strong>&nbsp;Russellville Road, Westfield, Aug. 21-23.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Cummington Fair:</strong>&nbsp; 97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, Aug. 21-24.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Northampton Arts Council Transperformance:</strong>&nbsp;All-day rock concert to benefit Northampton Schools. Pines Theatre, Look Park, Northampton. 4-9:30 p.m., Aug. 25; (413) 587-1269.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Old Sturbridge Village Family Fun Days:</strong>&nbsp;Sept 5-7; 1-800-SEE-1830.&nbsp;<a href="http://osv.org/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">osv.org</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Three County Fair:</strong>&nbsp;Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton, Sept. 4-7; (413) 584-2237.&nbsp;<a href= "http://www.threecountyfair.co/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">www.threecountyfair.co</a>m</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show:</strong>&nbsp;Route 20, Brimfield; Sept. 8-13; (413) 283-2418.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Franklin County Fair:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Franklin County Fairgrounds. Sept. 10-13; (413)774-4282.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Glendi:</strong>&nbsp;Greek Cultural Center, 22 St. George Road, Springfield; Sept. 11-13. (413) 737-1496</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Mattoon Street Arts Festival:</strong>&nbsp;Mattoon Street, Springfield. Sept. 12-13; (413) 736-0629.</div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>The Big E:</strong>&nbsp;Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield; Sept. 18-Oct 4; (413) 737-2443.<a href= "http://thebige.com/ese" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">thebige.com/ese</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Belchertown Fair:</strong>&nbsp;Sept. 18-20. Town Common; free admission.<a href="http://www.belchertownfair.com/" style= "color: #305cb6;font-weight: bold;text-decoration: none" target= "_blank">www.belchertownfair.com</a></div> <div style= "background-color: white;color: #363636;font-family: Georgia, serif;font-size: 16px;line-height: 24px"> <strong>Old Deerfield Craft Fair:</strong>&nbsp;Old Deerfield Village; Sept. 19-20. (413) 774-7476.</div> </div> Uncategorized Thu, 21 May 2015 11:33:00 -0400 Shelburne Falls Art Walk, Saturday May 2nd 4 - 8 pm https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2015/05/02/shelburne-falls-art-walk-saturday-may-2nd-4-8-pm/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <span style="font-size: large">Visit the Falls and enjoy the Art Walk! &nbsp;</span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/11174828_900482183341200_3147477931679071140_n.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/11174828_900482183341200_3147477931679071140_n.jpg" height="640" width="412" /></a></div> Uncategorized Sat, 02 May 2015 01:02:00 -0400 Greenfield Farmers Market opening Saturday, May 2nd 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2015/05/02/greenfield-farmers-market-opening-saturday-may-2nd-8-00-a-m-to-12-30-p-m/ <h2 style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;margin: 0px 0px 5px;padding: 0px;text-align: center"> <strong style="border: 0px;margin: 0px;padding: 0px"><span style= "background-color: white;color: #274e13;font-size: x-large">Spring has arrived!&nbsp;</span></strong></h2> <h2 style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 20px;margin: 0px 0px 5px;padding: 0px;text-align: center"> <strong style="border: 0px;margin: 0px;padding: 0px"><span style= "background-color: white">The Greenfield Farmer's Market is opening&nbsp;</span></strong></h2> <h2 style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 20px;margin: 0px 0px 5px;padding: 0px;text-align: center"> <strong style="border: 0px;margin: 0px;padding: 0px"><span style= "background-color: white">this Saturday, May 2nd 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong></h2> <h2 style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 20px;margin: 0px 0px 5px;padding: 0px;text-align: center"> <strong style="border: 0px;margin: 0px;padding: 0px"><span style= "background-color: white">at the Court Square in Greenfield</span></strong></h2> <h2 style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 20px;margin: 0px 0px 5px;padding: 0px;text-align: center"> </h2> <div style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 1.6em;margin-bottom: 15px;padding: 0px"> <span style="background-color: white">The Greenfield Farmers' Market runs every Saturday starting the 2015 season on May 2nd.&nbsp; Spring is finally here and our vendors are excited to see you.&nbsp; We have a lot returning regular vendors and have added a few new folks this year so be sure to come by and meet them.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href= "http://greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/homepix1.jpg" style= "border-bottom-style: none;border-left-width: 0px;border-right-width: 0px;border-top-width: 0px;margin: 0px;padding: 0px;text-decoration: none"><img alt="" class="alignright size-full wp-image-56" height="135" src= "http://greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/homepix1.jpg" style= "border: 0px;float: right;margin: 0px 10px;padding: 5px 0px 0px 10px" title="homepix1" width="180" /></a>As always, the market will be accepting SNAP benefits, credit and debit cards.</span></div> <div style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 1.6em;margin-bottom: 15px;padding: 0px"> <span style="background-color: white">For the past 40 years, The Greenfield Farmers' Market has been providing fresh locally grown products featuring organic and conventional produce for you along with local craft vendors such as herbal ointments and salves, hand-made wooden bowls, home-made soap, handcrafted jewelry and much, much more. The market is held in season on Saturday mornings from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm in Court Square in downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts.</span></div> <div style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 1.6em;margin-bottom: 15px;padding: 0px"> <span style="background-color: white">For more information visit the website at: &nbsp;<a href= "http://www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/">www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com</a></span></div> <div style= "border: 0px;font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;line-height: 1.6em;margin-bottom: 15px;padding: 0px"> </div> Uncategorized Sat, 02 May 2015 00:47:00 -0400