(STOCKBRIDGE) — Before summer is official, an annual festival will set the tone for the season in the rural town of Stockbridge. For 22 years, Stockbridge has hosted A Day in the Village — a celebration with art, vendors, food, locally made crafts and free family fun.
“Stockbridge is known throughout the area as a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. For people who enjoy the look and feel of a charming small town celebrating its heritage, there is no better way to spend Father’s Day Weekend,” remarked former Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce president Donna Lippens.
A Day in the Village kicks off Friday June 17th at 10am.
Here are 6 things not to miss at this year’s A Day in the Village Festival:
Who doesn’t love music? This year the festival’s organizers, the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, have organized their largest lineup of bands from near and far to put on a show like never before.
With 7 bands performing, the wide range of musical genres will be sure get everyone grooving to the music. For a full band lineup and schedule go to stockbridgechamber.com
Put on your running shoes for a 5K! Saturday’s events are kicked off with a morning 5k run/walk around town.
The run will start at 8 a.m. and is hosted by Positively Chiropractic. Race director and chiropractor Dr. Erin Clifton says the 5k, “strives to enhance education of personal health while promoting positive community involvement.”
Runners can sign up at positivelychiropractic.com
Are you in the mood for a taste of summer? Cotton candy, chili dogs, and ice cream, just to name a few summer staples, will be available at this year’s festival. Local coffee shop Cravingz will also be hosting a beer and wine tent Friday and Saturday evening for those looking for summer spirits.
For the younger festival‐goers, there are plenty of attractions and activities that adults can share in too! Fun is guaranteed with Dee Dee the Clown, Little Conductors Trackless Train, Inflatable Kids Zone, Boyer’s Balloon Sculptures & a Fireworks Show!
The fireworks show, that is free and open to all, is to be held Friday June 17 at Dusk in Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Get your “shop on” and stop by the many vendors that will be set up throughout the Stockbridge Town Square.
From local craft tables to small business merchandise and rare finds, be sure to make some purchases to take home.
For a full list of events including this year’s rockin’ band lineup and list of vendors head over to stockbridgechamber.com