Title /blog/tag/Events/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:08:27 -0400 The Cummington Fair is This Weekend! Celebrating 149 Years! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/08/24/this-fair-is-almost-150-years-old-and-is-right-in-the-pioneer-valley/ <p>Summer is winding down but there is still plenty of exciting summer events happening in the valley. Thursday, August 24th kicks off the <a href="http://www.cummingtonfair.com" target="_blank">149<sup>th</sup> Cummington Fair</a>, in Cummington, Massachusetts, which will run through Sunday, August 27th. The Fair was initiated in 1883 with the purpose of spreading agricultural knowledge. Today, the Fair holds true to this with a variety of farm-themed events, such as Horse &amp; Ox Draws, various animal showmanships, and judging of livestock.</p> <p>However, that is not all there is to see at the Cummington Fair! Each day there will be a motorized event, like the tractor pull and Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby. Live music will fill the air with country acts such as Jose Duddy and Truck Stop Troubadours. There will be over 50 vendors selling everything from food, to crafts, to agricultural products. Plus, entertainers such as Kenya Acrobats, Christopher the Magician, and Wayne from Maine will perform multiple times throughout the weekend.</p> <p>Whether you are a resident of Cummington, or the Pioneer Valley, or you are travelling from surrounding areas, you won&rsquo;t want to miss this huge event. Purchase your tickets ahead of time at <a href="http://cummingtonfair.com/" target="_blank">cummingtonfair.com</a> to receive a discount and save time waiting in line. Also visit their website for a full listing of events and other information such as directions, parking, and camping. Hope to see you at the Cummington Fair!</p> <p><a href="http://cummingtonfair.com/" target="_blank">www.cummingtonfair.com</a></p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/cummingtonfair%20banner.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 464px;"></p> Recreation Community Hampshire County Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Farm Wanda Mooney Hilltowns Western Mass northampton agriculture fair Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:08:27 -0400 Attend the Auction, Support Your Local Businesses! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/04/04/attend-the-auction-support-your-local-businesses/ <p>As a former board member of the <a href="http://www.gsfaba.org" target="_blank">Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association</a> (GSFABA) and a resident of the hilltowns, I love to support this association. The work they do benefits the hilltowns of West Franklin County, by boosting tourism, exposing businesses, and working together with the towns to make it a great place to live.</p> <p>That is why I am excited that this Saturday, April 7, GSFABA will host their 22nd Annual Auction. Attend the auction and bid on exciting items donated by local businesses such as getaways, glass by Josh Simpson, and bike passes to&nbsp;Berkshire East&rsquo;s Thunder Mountain Park. There will also be a variety of local food and beverage gift baskets and restaurant gift certificates.</p> <p>The evening starts at 6 pm at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center with a silent auction, followed by an exciting live auction. Plus, enjoy live music and local food, beer and wine while you bid.</p> <p>Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The proceeds from the auction will go towards GSFABA&rsquo;s non-profit subsidiary, West County Arts &amp; Culture, which supports the region&rsquo;s creative economy. Contact Angela Varilly at 413-775-8281 for more information or visit <a href="http://shelburnefalls.com" target="_blank">shelburnefalls.com</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/auction.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 400px;"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Community Pioneer Valley Arts Area Updates Franklin County Hilltowns Shelburne Falls Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:04:11 -0400