North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival 2012 Press Release

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Garlic, art and celebration of all things creative and local abounds at this scent-sational family destination.

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14th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Where Orange is the New Green!

 Event Name: 14th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2012

10 a.m. to 5 PM both days.  Shine or Rain

Location:   Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd.  Orange, MA 01364

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Admission: Adults $5 per day, $8 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free.  

Mark your calendars for the fabulous ‘Festival that Stinks;’ the 14th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, on September 29 and 30. Orange IS the New Green, and the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is the trendsetter for ‘good green fun’ across the region.

There’s something for everyone in the family at this scent-sational festival.  Enjoy and support the bounty of amazing, regional artists, farmers and organizations; strengthen communities by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Relax and celebrate life with stellar music and entertainment on two solar powered stages and throughout the rolling fields. Gain inspiration with over fifty free, inspiring presentations and activities, plus exhibitor demos, fabulous kids art and nature activities, and garlic games galore all weekend long. Travel the garlic globe with celebrated local chef demos. Energize your life with incredible workshops in the renewable energy and healing arts tents. Transform trash into compost (only three bags of garbage for 10,000 people); Orange IS the New Green! All this for an incredible family friendly admission of only $5.00 per day for adults, weekend pass $8.00, kids 12 and under free. Wow!

Take Route 2 to Exit 16, then route 202 south (or 202 North from points south) and follow the signs to the shuttle lot at the intersection of Holtshire and Fairman Roads 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 New this year! Park at the shuttle lot and take a mile trail hike to the festival gate! No pets allowed at the festival: please leave yours at home. Visit for the 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.

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