North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Sweet [and Stinkin’] Sixteen Years of Celebration
Event Name: 16th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 PM both days. Shine or Rain
Location: Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd. Orange, MA 01364, No Pets Allowed
Full Details on the festival Website: www.garlicandarts.org
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Admission: Only: $5 per day for Adults, $8 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free.
Celebrate sweet [and stinkin’] sixteen – that’s years of the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, September 27 and 28 in Orange Massachusetts. There’s something for everyone at this fabulous family destination, held on a beautiful historic farm amidst autumn foliage.
Buy local, be local: support the bounty of over 100 booths featuring regional artists, farmers, and community organizations; strengthen communities by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Relax andcelebratelife with great music, performance, spoken word, and dance on solar powered stages and throughout the rolling fields and forest. Learn and create through exhibitor demos, and new art and adventure activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games galore including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Travel the garlic globe with celebrated chef demos, and fill your belly with glorious, farm fresh and savory cuisine as you relax in the food courts overlooking the festivities. Energize your life with informative renewable energy and local living presentations, plus healing arts exhibitors. Orange is the New Green: trash free (well, only three bags for 10,000 people) with everything else recycled or transformed into fertile compost for gardens not garbage. Family friendly admission: Still only$5.00 per day for adults, weekend pass $8.00, kids 12 and under free, free shuttle and parking too. Awarded 2nd best festival out of hundreds across the region by the Valley Advocate reader’s poll, mark your calendars now for two days of peace, love and garlic.
Visit garlicandarts.org for the ‘whole bulb’– details, directions and accessibility; all the amazing exhibitors; entertainment, performance including music, dance and spoken word; chef demos, renewable energy, local living workshops and family friendly activities for all ages.
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.