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WGBY Asparagus Festival

2018 WGBY Asparagus Festival in Hadley, MA

Celebrate All Things Local & Agricultural

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Farmers/Makers' Market

Over 100 farmers, food vendors, artists & makers, and community partners from across Western Massachusetts will host booths, helping WGBY to celebrate all things local and agricultural.
Meet the Market Vendors »

Live Music

Don’t miss headlining bands from Signature Sounds.  Heather Maloney, Jig Jam, and Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters will provide live music all day. So, wear your dancing shoes.
See Who's Performing »

Kids' Fun & Family Activities

WGBY's Asparagus Festival is fun for the whole family. From the award-winning music of Mister G to visits from Curious George and The Cat in the Hat, there will be a little fun for everyone. PLUS! Outdoor PBS Kids games, storytimes, and partner activities.
Find Family-Friendly Things to Do »

Learn & Get Crafty

The WGBY Demo Tent offers plenty of fun and learning opportunities for both children and adults.
Plan to Attend a Demo »

Get a Taste of the Valley

Food and agriculture are built into the culture of the Pioneer Valley. Spend the day at the WGBY Asparagus Festival, and you'll get to taste a little of that foodie connection.
Find Something Good to Eat »

Local Craft Beers

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

Chef's Spearit Lunch

The WGBY Chef’s Spearit Lunch is a multicourse dining experience with asparagus-themed dishes from five popular Pioneer Valley chefs. Buy tickets »
 

Festival Sustainability

The WGBY Asparagus Festival serves its food and beverages using compostable serveware from Alternative Recycling Systems. The West Hatfield, Mass.-based waste management company will also handle all waste and recycling at the event.

Dog Friendly / Leash Rule

The WGBY 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.

Event Sponsors

Proceeds from the WGBY Asparagus Festival support public television and PBS programming in western New England. The 2017 event was made possible by Dennis Group, Greenfield Savings Bank, Whole Foods Market Hadley Store, Dave's Soda and Pet City, Yankee Magazine, MassLive.com, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

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