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Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 29, 2019

Stages are filling with fabulous performers, vendors growing and crafting fabulous wares, and tents going up in preparation for the 21st Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival, September 28th and 29th in Orange MA. The family friendly “festival that stinks” is renowned for exceptional art, local farm products, fabulous food, endless entertainment, and inspiration for a hopeful future. Held on a historic farm amid fall foliage, the event attracts and unites many thousands locally and across New England.

The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is a celebration of the artistic, agricultural and cultural bounty of the region. The purpose of the festival is to unite North Quabbin people whose livelihoods are connected to the land and the arts, and to invite both local residents and those who do not live in the region to experience the richness of an area that is often overlooked.

Event Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2019. 10 AM to 5 PM both days.  Shine or Rain

Admission: $10 (Good for the weekend!) $5 seniors, students, EBT cardholders. Kids 12 and under free.

Location:  Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd. Orange, MA. No pets allowed on site or in parking lots.

Parking is FREE but limited so please carpool: on-site parking is for accessible tags and carpools of three or more; free nearby shuttle lot for all others. No pets allowed (service dogs only). Biking encouraged! Garlic lovers are hot, but no smoking on the festival site or shuttle bus lines.

The festival is volunteer organized and run; proceeds keep the event sustainable and affordable, and support the festival’s community grant program for local art, agriculture, health and energy projects. Over $45,000 has been contributed to local organizations as well as socially responsible loan funds, and the festival donates hundreds of entry passes annually to organizations that serve low income local residents.


September 29
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Forster’s Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, MA 01364
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