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Springfield Garden Club shines light on past with flower show

Oct 10 2017
Springfield Garden Club’s Oct. 20 and 21 standard flower show has the theme “Rooted in the Past and Still Growing.”
It will feature creative, themed floral arrangements and displays on horticulture and gardening as well as educational displays at The Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History at the Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards [continue reading]

The Big E 2017 sets new attendance record

Oct 2 2017
WEST SPRINGFIELD — A record number of fairgoers turned out for The Big E in West Springfield this year.
According to the Eastern States Exposition, The Big E welcomed 1,525,553 in the past 17-days. The previous record of 1,498,605, was set in 2014.
“I am humbled to see the incredible support [continue reading]

Best Of Mass Big E: Top Five new foods announced, judging takes place Wednesday

Sep 27 2017
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Preparing for one last weekend at The Big E? MassLive readers whittled down The Big E’s list of new food in the Best Of Mass voting round . Now it is time to use your suggestions to name the best food at the fair.
Since the top [continue reading]

Chicopee Knights of Columbus to hold beer and wine tasting to benefit Thanksgiving dinner

Sep 19 2017
More than 3,500 free meals are served by the Knights of Columbus at Thanksgiving.
CHICOPEE – The Fairview Knights of Columbus Council #4044 will hold a wine and beer tasting night with live entertainment to benefit its annual Thanksgiving dinner.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 6 at the [continue reading]

Springfield guitarist wins first-place honors at New England Music Festival

Sep 15 2017
The young guitarist recently took home first-place honors in four different performance categories at the New England Music Festival, beating out guitarists twice his age.
It wasn’t long ago that Bobbie Rennix recalls her grandson, Kiam, waltzing through the family living room in search of rubber bands, a shoebox and a ruler.
According [continue reading]

The Big E 2017 readies for start of 101st season on Friday

Sep 12 2017
The Big E runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 1.
Ask Gene Cassidy, president of the Eastern States Exposition, what makes him smile about the 101 st edition of The Big E opening on Sept. 15, and he’ll tell you “plenty.”
“We have a tremendous lineup of musical acts this year, [continue reading]

FREE: Springfield Jam Fest | Springfield | Sept 9

Sep 7 2017
Published by under Events, Music, Springfield
Springfield Jam Fest Saturday, September 9, at 12 PM – 11 PM Court Square Corner of State and Main St., Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
Come rock out and enjoy a broad range of local live music in historic Court Square. This event is FREE!
Get ready to see live performances from  FAT [continue reading]

Our Lady of Fatima Festa in Ludlow offers music, food, fireworks

Sep 1 2017
LUDLOW — Our Lady of Fatima Parish’s Festa celebration has become an annual tradition in many families.
From the Portuguese food to the music and fireworks display, the four-day festival, which runs from Sept. 1-4, celebrates the apparitions of Our Lady where three shepherded children in a small village of Fatima in Portugal reported [continue reading]

Mattoon Street Arts Festival to draw more than 100 artists, crafters

Aug 31 2017
The 45th edition of the Mattoon Street Arts Festival is set for Sept. 9-10.
As fall peeks around the corner and the holidays get closer, craft fairs become more numerous, some held outside like the Mattoon Street Arts Festival on Sept. 9 and 10, while the weather is still warm enough.
[continue reading]

Stone Soul Festival in Springfield provides family-orientated activities, entertainment, cultural enrichment

Aug 29 2017
The festival also includes food vendors, social service agencies, health care providers and other community services.
“You couldn’t keep me away” from this year’s Stone Soul Festival , said Jay Griffin , who since it began had served as program chairman.
Because of illness, he’s serving this year as [continue reading]

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