16th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Sat, Sep 27 - Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Venue: North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
60 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange, MA 01364
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Mark your calendars for the fabulous 'Festival that Stinks; Follow your heart (and nose) to this fabulous fall destination in Orange MA, where there's something for everyone in the family.
Enjoy and support the bounty of amazing, regional artists, farmers and organizations; strengthen communities by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Gain vision and skills for local living: learn to grow garlic, press cider, mill lumber, grind grain, go solar. Nourish yourself through chef demos, glorious garlic cuisine and the wondrous wood fired bread oven. Transform trash into compost (only three bags of garbage for 10,000 people); Orange IS the New Green! Celebrate with stellar music and entertainment on two solar powered stages and throughout the rolling fields. Over fifty free, inspiring presentations and activities, fabulous kids art and nature activities, and garlic games galore all weekend long. Admission is still only $5.00 per day for adults, weekend pass $8.00, kids 12 and under free, with even more fabulous activities for all ages on the beautiful festival farmland.
Take Route 2 to Exit 16, or Route 202 (intersection with 122 north) and follow the signs to the shuttle lot at Hunts Farm to catch a free shuttle ride to the festival entrance gate. Parking at the festival site is for carpools of 3 or more or handicap tags. Save Fuel: bike or carpool; rideshare at www.ridebuzz.org/garlicandartsfestival. No pets: please leave your dogs at home. Visit our NEW website at www.garlicandarts.org for the 2011 schedule of vendors, music, entertainment and games, chef demos, renewable energy, local living and healing arts workshops.
A fully volunteer committee of friends and neighbors, and Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, a non-profit organization, organize the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. Supporters include the Forster/Stewart Family, local businesses, and over 200 community volunteers the festival weekend! Festival proceeds keep the event sustainable and affordable, and support the festival's community grant program for regional arts, agriculture, health and energy projects.