Massachusetts Fairs & Festivals create festive fun in all seasons

Massachusetts folks celebrate their history and heritage all year round. Make a cozy inn your lodging headquarters and head out for fun, inspiration, and adventure. You’ll find fairs and festivals with competitions, animal encounters, reenactments, fireworks and parades, barbecue dinners and pancake breakfasts. There are religious and ethnic events, hot air balloon rides, great music and dance; on the Fourth of July join the Boston Pops to celebrate Independence Day. Then keep on celebrating through the cranberry harvest and the winter holidays.

To find more events, visit the MA Events Calendar.

The Big E in west springfield MA
The Big E 2022 – Eastern States Exposition

1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA Phone:

September 16 - October 2, 2022

The Big E is a gigantic, 17-day agriculture fair representing all six states of New England. Activities, entertainment, and exhibits cover the entire range of everything you will see at any great country fair. Avenue of the States has permanent buildings where Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont display information about their communities, products, and foods. There is a giant midway . Entertainment throughout the fair includes a daily parade, a circus, car shows and live performances. Storrowtown Village is a window into an earlier New England. Agricultural exhibits and demos and competitions run the full gamut of the work that farm families do, from raising horses to canning berries. Fair food is everywhere, and repeat visitors often pre-order the famous Big E cream puff.
Old Deerfield Fall Arts & Crafts Festival 2022

Memorial Hall Museum - 8 Memorial Street Deerfield, MA, 01342 Phone:

September 17-18, 2022

This fair features more than 180 juried exhibitors from 16 states displaying and selling crafts of all media in the picturesque setting of the historic village of Old Deerfield. Highlights include a free museum tour, craft displays and demonstrations, music, food court and specialty food sampling.
Time: Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults (13+) - $7 ; Children 12 & Under - Free
North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival 2022

Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange, MA Phone:

October 1-2, 2022

Still Stinkin’ After All These Years: this family event is bursting with art, farm products, food, endless entertainment, and inspiration. Find all the possibilities for garlic in the chef demo tent, and dine of savory cuisine in four food courts. Held on a historic farm. No pets allowed. No ATM on site, bring a water bottle for free water, and a bag to carry great goods. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10  for adults; kids 12 and under free.
Middlefield Fair - Middlefield, MA
Middlefield Fair 2022

Middlefield Fairgrounds - 7 Bell Road Middlefield, MA, 01243 Phone: 413-770-6326

August 12-14, 2022

Live music and fiddling contest; truck, tractor and horse and oxen pulls, and much more
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors $5, Military & Vets Free.
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What The Fluff? Festival - Union Square - Somerville, MA
What the Fluff Festival 2022

Union Square Somerville, MA, 02143 Phone: 617-955-0080

September 17, 2022

What the Fluff Festival honors the invention of Marshmallow Fluff with live music, vendors, a cooking contest, Fluff games, and Fluff treats. The 2022 theme is Fluff at First Sight - Back on Track so come join us & enjoy a fun time in Somerville!
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival - Becket, MA
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022

358 George Carter Road Becket, MA, 01223 Phone: 413-243-9919

June 22 - August 28, 2022

Jacob's Pillow, America's longest-running dance festival, brings audiences, dancers, choreographers, composers, teachers, experts and novices together to enjoy the art of dance.

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