MetroFest

2018 MetroFest

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 11am-4pm

MetroFest Is A Rain or Shine Event!

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

MetroFest, the MetroWest Visitors Burea's signature event, showcases the richness and diversity of the region's music, arts and culinary offerings, with a wide range of activities anticipated to attract 8,000+ visitors.

 

Food Trucks

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

Now accepting applications for 2018

 

Map of MetroFest

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Exhibitors

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

Now accepting applicants for 2018!

Music

Celebrate the rich culture of MetroWest with local performers on the community stage.

Relax and take in headline acts on the main stage

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

Demonstrations

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

Give Back with Habitat For Humanity

Cheer on volunteers as they use hammers and paintbrushes to build one of 11 colorful playhouses, which will be given to families of regional veterans.  A program of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, the playhouse-building activity, which will take place near the Union Avenue entrance, will give hundreds of festival-goers a chance to brighten the backyards of these families.  

Sponsors

Join us as a 2018 MetroFest sponsor.

 

Thank you to our 2018 MetroFest Sponsors:  

Corporate Event Partner 

 

Exclusive Areas Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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.

           

 

 

 

 

MetroFest Photos