Monday, October 6, 2008

38th Annual Ashfield Fall Festival

ashfield fall festivalWelcome to October! One of the prettiest times of year to visit the Good Time Stove Company. The leaves are changing colors and there are all sorts of fairs, festivals and events to attend in the area.

The Ashfield Fall Festival, takes place only a couple of miles down the road from us. Main Street (RT116) comes alive with crafts, food and small town culture. Activities take place from 10:00am – 5:00pm on the Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Click here to read a local review of this event.
The festival began in 1969 and has been a popular event ever since, attracting thousands of people every year. Ashield’s Fall Festival features tag sales, live entertainment, and children’s games. It showcases artwork and handcrafts from area artisans including jewelry, ceramics, fabric items, paintings, baskets, and even furniture. And it’s all for sale. As are pumpkins and locally produced Click here to visit the official Ashfield Fall Festival web site.

ashfield fall festival

Activities are many and the Pumpkingames are unique to this festival. Teams of volunteer participants are recruited on the spot to race against each other in games that use pumpkins as props.

The variety of food will make any mouth water: sausage grinders sold by the snowmobile club, cider doughnuts sold by the Boy Scouts, homemade soups in the Congregational Church. The Ashfield Lake House, situated on its namesake body of water, is a casual and comfortable tavern. Cajun flavored treats are available at Elmer’s Store. This is a very popular breakfast joint/whole food grocer/art gallery/lunch and dinner place. Click here to watch the video titled The Ashfield Fall Festival: What Did you Eat There?.

Crafters and exhibitors include jewelers, wood workers, glass blowers, potters, yarn asfield fall festivaland fabric artists, basket makers, metalworkers, leather workers, instrument makers, furniture makers, photographers and painters.

The festival is family friendly and there is no admission charge.

So we hope you’ll plan a trip to visit the Good Time Stove Company and the Ashfield Fall Festival this October.

Happy Trails,

Stove Black Richardson

& Sara the Stove Princess

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