MetroFest 2017

MetroFest 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11am-4pm

MetroFest Is A Rain or Shine Event!

Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex
475 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702

 

Food Trucks

Taste delicious fare from 20 of the region's best food trucks and enjoy samples from local vendors.
 

Map of MetroFest

Parking

Exhibitors

Explore more than 100 exciting exhibits featuring artisans, crafters, cultural institutions and regional businesses with unique and one-of-a-kind offerings

Music

Celebrate the rich culture of MetroWest with local performers on the community stage or join them by signing up for an Open Mic performance time.

Relax and take in headline acts on the main stage

  • Eduardo Mercuri Group               11:30-12:30pm
  • Sympli Whitney: 1-2pm
  • Eguie Castillo and Mar del Norte Orchestra: 2:45-4

Kids

Play in kid’s town on bounce houses.  Climb the rock wall.  Experience Microsoft's latest gaming innovations. Touch big trucks and equipment and discover activities geared towards kids at many of our exhibitor booths.  

Tasting Tent

Savor craft beer, wine and hard cidar samples in the tasting tent.  4 (2oz) samples for $3

Classic Car Show

Step into history and view  some of the last autos produced in MetroWest

Demonstrations

Learn something new with featured demonstrations from Fallon Ambulance and Framingham Fire Department.

Sponsors

Visit our 2017 MetroFest Sponsors at their exhibit booths.  Their committment to MetroWest makes our region a great place to live, work and visit!

 

Community Spotlight - Hudson

Overview

Sitting on the bank of the Assabet River, on the western edge of Middlesex County, Hudson has come to embody the quintessential “new New England town.” While maintaining its charming, traditional essence, the town’s revamped downtown area has injected an air of trendiness and excitement to go along with its serene natural beauty.

History

Previously a village of Marlborough, Hudson was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Taking full advantage of its location along the Assabet River, the town quickly became a thriving factory town and home to 17 different shoe factories, even becoming known as “Shoe Town.” The availability of work opportunities made it an ideal place for immigrants to come to work and raise a family, and the land was settled by newcomers of predominantly Irish and Portuguese descent.

Local Offerings

With an influx of younger residents, Hudson has become a trendier, contemporary town, and its culinary offerings reflect this demographic shift. For those who enjoy a local craft brew, there’s Medusa Brewing Company and Ground Effect Brewing Company, which pair perfectly with a variety of artisanal cheeses from downtown’s Mullahy’s cheese shop. For the even younger crowd, Hudson offers many ways to pass the time, including Cellucci Skate and Splash Park and Roller Kingdom. For those looking to liven up their personal style or home décor, Hudson’s downtown is home to several clothing and home goods boutiques with offerings from both local and international artisans. Although these local shops and boutiques add to the charm of Hudson, it is still home to many of the big-box stores that simply make life a little more convenient.