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New England Public Media Asparagus Festival

2019 WGBY Asparagus Festival in Hadley, MA

Celebrate All Things Local & Agricultural

Presented by New England Public Media, the new alliance of WGBY & NEPR
Hadley Town Common
Rte. 9 (Russell Street), Hadley MA

This fun-filled event will be free (with recommended gate donation of $5/person ($20/family). Proceeds will benefit New England Public Media, the new alliance of WGBY and NEPR. In the coming weeks we will be monitoring the status of the Coronavirus and will choose the date for this popular community event as soon as possible. In the meantime we send our best wishes to you, your friends,and your family.

Farmers/Makers' Market

Over 100 farmers, food vendors, artists & makers, and community partners from across Western Massachusetts hosted boths, helping WGBY to celebrate all things local and agricultural.
See the 2019 Market Vendors »

Live Music

Signature Sounds provided headlining bands. See Who Performed in 2019 »

Kids' Fun & Family Activities

The Asparagus Festival is fun for the whole family. From the exciting PBS Kids games to visits from Curious George, 2019 offered fun for everyone. PLUS! Outdoor PBS Kids games, storytimes, and partner activities. See 2019's Family-Friendly Things to Do »

Learn & Get Crafty

The Demo Tent offered learning opportunities for both children and adults. Last year, the demo tent featured hosts from America's Test Kitchen for cooking demonstrations and book signings.
See What Was in the Demo Tent »

Get a Taste of the Valley

Food and agriculture are built into the culture of the Pioneer Valley. Spend the day at the New England Public Media Asparagus Festival, and taste a little of that foodie connection.
See the Food Offerings »

Local Craft Beers & Libations

The Pioneer Valley knows its libations, and some of the region's most creative brewers were on hand to pour brews.
Explore Participating Breweries »

Chef's Spearit Lunch

The Chef’s Spearit Lunch is a multicourse dining experience with asparagus-themed dishes from five popular Pioneer Valley chefs. See the 2019 Lineup »

Festival Sustainability

The Asparagus Festival serves its food and beverages using compostable serveware. USA Waste & Recycling handled all waste and recycling at the event.

Dog Friendly / Leash Rule

The Asparagus Festival is dog friendly, but all pooches must be leashed at all times (and always attended — never tethered or left alone). Service dogs are especially welcome. Please bring water for your furry friend, too (and clean up after them). NOTE: All liability is at the sole responsibility of the dog owner. So, if your four-legged buddy tends to get aggressive, then this isn't the venue for him/her, as there will be many people, children, tight spaces, and lots of unusual smells and sounds.


Proceeds from the Asparagus Festival support New England Public Media, the new alliance of WGBY and NEPR. The 2019 event was made possible by Greenfield Savings Bank, TommyCar Auto / Country Nissan, Common Media, River Valley Co-Op, SunPower by Earthlight, Nourse Farms, Provisions, USA Waste & Recycling, and Eversource. AM Lithography is a print services donor. Daily Hampshire Gazette and Weekends with Yankee are media sponsors.

Special thanks to the Hadley Historical Commission and the Town of Hadley.