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Mardi Gras Costume Exhibit During Winklepicker Festival in Ashfield Feb. 17-18, 2012 In New England, costumes are generally reserved for Halloween (and maybe the occasional themed party).  In New Orleans, however, costumes play an incredibly important role in the celebration of Mardi Gras.  Families can learn about costume culture and creation at the Winklepicker Festival’s costume exhibit coming to Ashfield, MA on February 17th-19th, 2012! The festival’s theme is Mardi Gras, as… Read More

A couple of years ago the question on the origins of the “rag shag parade” was proposed to our readers. Check out what we heard and share your feedback on your hometown rag shag parades…

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