North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Forster's Farm (map)

From their website: "

The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is a celebration of the artistic, agricultural and cultural bounty of the region. The purpose of the festival is to unite North Quabbin people whose livelihoods are connected to the land and the arts, and to invite both local residents and those who do not live in the region to experience the richness of an area that is often overlooked.

The festival emphasizes what is homegrown, handmade and high quality, as well as what helps preserve and support the environment and the community. Everyone involved – organizers, exhibitors, volunteers, performers, attendees, a supportive community – makes the festival what it is: an engaging, fun and educational celebration for all ages."



Franklin County Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Festival (map)

This will be Branch & Beak's 5th or 6th year vending at one of the best local events! This small town festival shuts down the main street in downtown Great Falls (Turners Falls) for five or six blocks and so much happens in a small area! Music, beer garden, children's activities, and a lot more. 

"The eighth annual Pumpkinfest will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 on Avenue A in Turners Falls. The event is FREE to the public. Just bring cash for food, beer, and fun! The event runs from 2-9pm, with FREE shuttling from Turners Falls High School and Sheffield School! 

The event takes place on public property, and thus dogs are permitted at this event. However, for the safety of all guests (and the animals being stepped on!) we suggest not bringing them. 

Costumes are also permitted - and encouraged!

Guests are encouraged to bring carved and painted pumpkins. They can be brought starting at 10am in front of St. Kaz on Avenue A. The other pumpkin station, located on 2nd St, opens at 12pm."