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Festival Demo Tent

2019 WGBY Asparagus Festival in Hadley, MA

Learn & Get Crafty

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Hadley Town Common
Rte. 9 (Russell Street), Hadley MA

The WGBY Asparagus Festival celebrates the region's rich agricultural history with fun learning and hands-on opportunities for both children and adults inside the festival Demo Tent. This year's special speakers' theme is "Climate Change and Agriculture."

2018 Demo Tent Schedule

11 a.m. Food Forward: Embracing the Changing Landscape of University Dining & Agriculture

11:30 a.m. Asparagus Bunching Contest & Demo

So you think you can bunch? Join WRSI's Monte Belmonte, and watch experts and enthusiasts compete in this essential asparagus-grower's skill. Dan Fil officiates. Special thanks to Kathy Dion and Teddy Smiarowski of the Smiarowski Farmstand and Creamy for donating asparagus.

WANT TO PARTICIPATE? Check in at the WGBY Festival Demo Tent at 10 a.m. to see whether spaces remain available.

12 Noon — Government Officials on Agriculture


Proceeds from the WGBY Asparagus Festival support public television station WGBY and its educational programming throughout western New England. The event is 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.