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Kids' Fun & Family Activities

2019 WGBY Asparagus Festival in Hadley, MA

Music, PBS Kids Games & Curious George

THE 2020 ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL Presented by New England Public Media
Hadley Town Common
Rte. 9 (Russell Street), Hadley MA

The Asparagus Festival is fun for the whole family. While adults may enjoy the farmers/makers' market, the Beers & Spears Tent, or the Chef's Spearit Lunch, children will have plenty to do on the Hadley Town Common, too. Here's a look at family-friendly activities from 2019.

And don't forget: It all benefits New England Public Media, the new alliance of WGBY & NEPR.

2018 WGBY Asparagus Festival Children's Activities

Curious George & The Very Hungry Caterpillar

PBS Kids character Curious George and The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be on hand for meet-n-greets with children.

PBS Kids Games

Outdoor games included the Valley Asparagus Pick and Valley Scramble, an agricultural-themed spinoff of PBS Kids spelling game Kart Kingdom. Plus, families watcheed experts quickly bunch asparagus.

Kids' Music

WGBY’s “Rooted in the Valley” stage will featured family-friendly band In the Nick of Time.

Educational Activity Booths

Other educational displays and booths were hosted by Amherst College, Center for Ecotechnology, Central Rock Gym Hadley, Hilltown Sleddogs, Kestrel Land Trust, Kids, Art & Nature, Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass), and Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s Jurassic Roadshow.


Proceeds from the  Asparagus Festival support New England Public Media, the new alliance of NEPR and WGBY. 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.