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Festival Demo Tent

WGBY Asparagus Festival in Hadley, MA

Learn and Get Crafty

The WGBY Asparagus Festival offers plenty of fun and learning opportunities for both children and adults. Below are some of the many presentations taking place in the WGBY Demo Tent. Visit the "Kids' Fun & Family Activities" page for more family-friendly WGBY Asparagus Festival fun.

Demo Tent Schedule

11–NoonLearn to Pickle
Melody of Revival Homestead Supply offers an asparagus pickling demonstration. Then, it's an Asparagus Pickle Tasteoff with Wally Czajkowsk, of Hadley-based Plainville Farm.

Noon–12:30 p.m.Cook with Asparagus
Jake Mazar from Wheelhouse, a Pioneer Valley farm-to-table caterer and food truck, shows us how to make an Asparagus dish.

1–1:30 p.m.Protecting Valley Farmland
Lee Halasz of Kestral Land Trust and Ryan Karb of Many Hands Farm Corps will talk about the importance of conserving farmland in our community.

2–2:30 p.m.Become Tick-Aware
Nicole Thurrell (CTRS / WEMT), director of the Institute for Wilderness and Emergency Medicine, explains the risks of tick-borne illness and explains how to lower those risks.

Make a Salad

Visit the Whole Foods Market Hadley Store tent between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make yourself a free sample asparagus salad.