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Celebrate the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Fall at the 42nd Annual Ashfield Fall Festival by Laura Stravino Ashfield town center will be bustling with visitors on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, Oct 6-7, 2012 from 10am-5pm both days. The fall festival offers over 50 arts and crafts exhibits, live music, a wide variety of local agricultural products and prepared foods, book and tag sales, fundraising raffles, and many activities for children. Admission… Read More

Apples and Pumpkins and Maple Products, Oh My! The 41st annual Ashfield Fall Festival on Columbus Day Weekend One of the most popular small-town festivals in western Massachusetts, the Ashfield Fall Festival runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 8th & Sunday, October 9th in Ashfield town center. There will be over 55 arts and crafts exhibits, live music, a wide variety of local agricultural products and prepared foods, book and tag sales,… Read More

Ashfield Fall Festival! Wait—Last Sunday in the middle of the 183 people coming in for breakfast, someone said to me, “Do you have those little individually wrapped butters?” And I said, “yes, we do.” And that’s all I remember about the conversation. I don’t remember who it was who asked, but if you are reading this now, did you get what you wanted? Did I just walk away? Did I complete the… Read More

Notes from Nan: Locally Made Fundraiser & Ashfield Fall Festival BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Hey! You know what is one of the coolest ideas ever invented? Sanderson Academy coming up with their own catalogue of locally-made products to sell instead of Chinese-made stuff like most other schools sell to raise school money! Claire Mockler and Nancy Hoff came up with the idea, pitched it to local artists and businesses, Linda… Read More

The 39th Annual Ashfield Fall Festival Takes Place Columbus Day Weekend Exhibitors of fiber and textile arts, woodwork, blown glass, pottery, jewelry, kid’s clothing and more will display and sell their wares in several venues along Main Street. Food vendors will serve locally-grown or prepared foods— from the iconic fried dough with maple cream and apple pie with a slice cheddar, to kielbasa grinders and chowder. Saturday morning kicks off with the… Read More

Notes from Nan: Good Fest!  Good Fest! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati I do not know how one little festival about four blocks long can stomp my butt so soundly, but Fall Festival certainly does! And also, I don’t know how, after the cold-ish and rainy-ish summer we had that we were able to get two such glorious days, right together, holding hands, stepping up and proudly standing bold for the… Read More

SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. Suggest an Event | Local forecast | Get directions | Free Museum Passes | Farmer’s Market | Family Centers (Ages 0-4) HIGHLIGHTED EVENT: ASHFIELD FALL FESTIVAL The Ashfield Fall Festival happens all weekend long from 10am-5pm.  It’s a wonderful… Read More

Notes from Nan: Fall Festival and a Black Gospel Choir, All in Ashfield on the very same weekend ! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Okay— First off, you know that this weekend is Fall Festival in Ashfield! (All of you who do not live in Ashfield should talk among yourselves right now as this particular part will probably not interest you. I’ll let you know when to come back in.) So!… Read More

Notes From Nan BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Hey Y’all! Mahn, I got tings to do, yeah! Can’t waste no time on this heah letta, but I got to tell you what we havin’ fo dinna! It’s gonna be SOME good, yeah! Friday’s Menu (10/05) We got us some Catfish Cakes an’ Sweet Potato Fries an’ Blackeyed Peas an’ Garlic Greens an’ Cornbread I know y’all vegetarians is gonna have some… Read More

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