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WGBY Asparagus Festival

2019 WGBY Asparagus Festival in Hadley, MA

Celebrate All Things Local & Agricultural

Farmers/Makers' Market

Over 100 farmers, food vendors, artists & makers, and community partners from across Western Massachusetts hosted booths in 2018, helping WGBY to celebrate all things local and agricultural.
See the 2018 Market Vendors »

Live Music

Signature Sounds provided last year's headlining bands. In 2018, Heather Maloney, Jig Jam, and Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters provided live music all day. See Who Performed in 2018 »

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, 2018 offered fun for everyone. PLUS! Outdoor PBS Kids games, storytimes, and partner activities.
See 2018's Family-Friendly Things to Do »

Learn & Get Crafty

The WGBY Demo Tent offered plenty of fun and learning opportunities in 2018 for both children and adults.
See What Was in the Demo Tent »

Get a Taste of the Valley

Food and agriculture are built into the culture of the Pioneer Valley. Spending the day at the WGBY Asparagus Festival, and taste a little of that foodie connection.
See the 2018 Food Offerings »

Local Craft Beers

The Pioneer Valley knows its libations, and some of the region's most creative brewers were on hand in 2018.
Explore 2018's 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. See the 2018 Lineup »

Festival Sustainability

The WGBY Asparagus Festival served its food and beverages using compostable serveware from Alternative Recycling Systems. The West Hatfield, Mass.-based waste management company also handled 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 2018 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.