The Third Annual Blackstone Valley Fall Family Festival and Craft Fair returns Oct. 8 with even more family-friendly features and fun.
This annual event, which draws thousands of visitors, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the pasture of West End Creamery, a popular tourist destination at the junction of Route 146 and Purgatory Road in Whitinsville.
The festival is sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Tourism Association.
“We are excited to be putting together our biggest festival ever,’’ said Tourism Association co-presidents Holly Gallerani and Tom Bellacqua. “We hope people will put the date on their calendars now so they will be sure to attend the most popular agricultural event in the Valley.’’
Features will include farm animal demonstrations and exhibits, arts and crafts, great food and games and attractions for children.
New features this year include:
A cow chip bingo contest. Take a chance on a spot on our bingo grid. If the cow marks the spot, you will take home the prize.
Mini-whinnies. View these adorable miniature horses.
A quilting bee, with quilters working on handmade projects right before your eyes.
4-H. Young people from Blackstone Valley 4-H will showcase their animals, including pigs, chickens, goats and sheep.
Kids’ identification kits sponsored by Charter Communications.
Fresh samples of Vermont-made cheese from Cabot Creamery.
The association is still looking for sponsors and vendors to join the thousands of visitors that day.
For more information about the festival, including sponsorship and vendor opportunities, visit our Web site at www.blackstonevalleyfallfestival.com and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BVFallFestival or call Marcia Decker at 508-234-9090, ext. 108.