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Dog Agility Trials Free and Open to the Public in Greenfield MA

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Saturday, June 18, 2022 come to Greenfield for a free event at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. PAWS (Playing Agility With Style) is the New England regional club part of the USDAA (United States Dog Agility Association). They host 8 agility trials each year and the next one is being held right here in Greenfield, Massachusetts!

Come out and watch the dogs compete from 8 am to 5 pm. Entry is free and open to the public!

Find out more information on the PAWS Facebook Page for more information go to http://www.k9agilityservices.com/upcoming.html

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Franklin County's Largest Tag Sale

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Many tag sales have sprung up in front yards across Franklin County, as people do their spring cleaning. It can be a lot of fun to drive around on a Saturday morning and find your own treasures out of other people's old belongings. However, for the best finds in the county, head to the Franklin County Tag Sale on June 4th, 2022 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield.

Over a hundred tag-salers and vendors will be present for the largest tag sale in Franklin County, which will open at 8:30 am and run until 2:00 pm.

Grab a bite to eat from one of the food vendor booths, while you take a break from shopping. Enjoy delicious barbecue from Cliff’s Smokin’ Backyard BBQ, hot dogs from Hot Diggity Dogs, and other fair food from the Marine Booth. 

There’s no fee to enter the fairgrounds - just pay $5 for parking, which will benefit the Franklin Agricultural Society to help maintain the fairgrounds.

More information about the Franklin County Tag Sale here.

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Mutts & Mayhem Obstacle Course for Dogs and Their Humans

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This Sunday, May 22, bring your dog to the Green River Swim Area in Greenfield for the inaugural obstacle course, Mutts and Mayhem. Hosted by the Greenfield Recreation Department, the course consists of 1.5 miles of exciting challenges for both people and their dogs. The event starts at 11 am with the small dog obstacle course, followed by the large dog course, and finishing the day with a special awards ceremony. 

To participate, register yourself and your dog online by Friday, May 20th and pay $35. You can also register on the day of the event for $40. Register online through runsignup.org.

After the race, enjoy cooling off with a post-race rinse off and then enjoy a snack or treat. You can also check out the various vendors and socialize with other racers. 

For more information and updates, go to greenfieldrecreation.com/muttsandmayhem and join the event on Facebook.

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Greenfield Bee Fest: A Celebration of Bees and the Father of Beekeeping

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Did you know that without bees 35% of our food supply and up to 80% of all flowering plants? Bees and other pollinators are immensely important to the health of our planet. Reverend Lorenzo L. Langstroth understood the importance of bees and is considered the father of modern beekeeping. Langstroth was also the former pastor at the Second [...]

8 Local Potters Open Their Studios for Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail 2022

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It’s time to hit the trail again - the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, that is! Join local Western Mass potters and their guest potters, as they welcome you into their studios. Pottery and food have long been entwined and this trail is a celebration of the area’s rich agricultural history and cultural [...]

Celebrate 100 Years of the Greenfield Winter Carnival

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This weekend, you can be a part of a 100-year-old Greenfield tradition. The Greenfield Winter Carnival Centennial Celebration is happening this Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6, 2022 with events all over Greenfield, Mass and even some events happening all month [...]

Moonlight Magic Holiday Kick-Off Event Returns to Shelburne Falls

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Moonlight Magic returns to Shelburne Falls to kick off the holiday season in a joyous way. Moonlight Magic is held on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) every year as a way to bring the community together in excitement for the holidays, while supporting our local shops, businesses, and artisans. This Friday, November 26th, 2021 the events start at 4 pm, when shops stay open later, vendors line the streets, and the holiday lights turn on throughout the village. 

The events continue through 9 pm with a Moonlight Magic Parade through downtown, plus a boat parade on the river! There will also be a special lighting of the community tree, visits with Santa, carolers, and performances. Especially fun this year will be Mo’s Fudge Factor’s Truffle Shuffle, a truffle scavenger hunt through the village! Be sure to buy tickets in advance for the Truffle Shuffle as there are only a limited number available.

Moonlight Magic is a great opportunity to do your holiday shopping. Be sure to stop by the book sale at the Arms Library, the craft fair at the Eagles Club, and the Makers and Artists Pop-Up Shop at The Mill on Conway Street. Not to mention, all the vendors and shops to explore throughout the village.

And of course, it wouldn’t be Moonlight Magic without lots of delicious food. Be sure to visit the many food vendors along the street or check out the local restaurants and eateries. 

For the full schedule of events and other information, go to shelburnefalls.com

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Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail: The Show Must Go ON-Line!

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The Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail is an annual event in Western Mass, which draws pottery lovers from around the region and even the country to experience firsthand where and how the potters craft their one-of-a-kind pieces. Trail-goers are welcomed to grab a map and guide themselves door to door to 9 different studios where the artists and [...]

Local Western Massachusetts Potters Open Their Doors to the Public This Saturday and Sunday

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Living in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, we are so fortunate to be able to take a short drive and visit a bunch of different talented artists right in their studios. This Saturday and Sunday, you can take advantage of this when 9 local potters will open their doors to the public for the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail. The artists will also be hosting 13 guest potters from as far away as North Carolina.

From 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, this free event will feature sales and demonstrations right at the artists’ studios. In the beautiful village of Shelburne Falls, two local potters are participating in the trail. Molly Cantor of Molly Cantor Pottery will have her doors open to the public and is featuring guest potter Liz Rodriguez from Rockland, MA. You can also stop by Stephen Earp’s studio and see the work of his guest, Evelyn Snyder of Florence, MA. Down the road in Greenfield, Lucy Fagella will be showing off her work along with her guest potter, Martha Grover of Bethel, MA. View the full list of participating potters here.

Before you take the drive along the Pottery Trail, be sure to pick up a Trail Passport. Bring it with you to any of the participating studios and have it stamped. If you receive at least 7 stamps, you will have the chance to win a piece from one of the potters on the trail.

Plan your route ahead of time using the trail map. Don’t forget to make your last stop the 2nd Annual Pottery Trail After Hours Party, Saturday 5:30-8:30 pm at Snow Farm in Williamsburg. Check out some more potter demos, a kiln opening, and enjoy food catered by Local Burgy and the Pottery Trail Ale made special for this event by Lefty’s Brewing Company. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

For more information about all the happenings this weekend, visit the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail website.

See you on the trail!

Attend the Auction, Support Your Local Businesses!

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As a former board member of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (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.

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 Berkshire East’s Thunder Mountain Park. There will also be a variety of local food and beverage gift baskets and restaurant gift certificates.

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.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The proceeds from the auction will go towards GSFABA’s non-profit subsidiary, West County Arts & Culture, which supports the region’s creative economy. Contact Angela Varilly at 413-775-8281 for more information or visit shelburnefalls.com.

 

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