Old Fashion 4th of July Parade in the Hilltowns (2007)

Click here to discover the 2008 schedule, etc.

2007 Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade in Chesterfield
with Quilts, Antique Cars & Horse Drawn Buggies

This year will mark the 60th annual 4th of July Parade in Chesterfield! To recognize this milestone, this year’s parade will reflect the theme of “An Old Fashioned 4th.”

HORSES

In addition to including antique cars as has often been done, the planning committee is asking area residents with horses and wagons (or buggies) to join the celebration of our nation’s history by participating in the parade. Questions can be directed to Carol Jolly at 413-296-4254.

QUILTS

The Parade Committee will be holding a quilt display at the Chesterfield Congregational Church during the Independence Day celebration. We are looking for quilts to exhibit and welcome both vintage and new quilts, whether made by the exhibitor or someone else. We will be awarding cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 to those chosen as “best in show” by attendees and Honorable Mention ribbons to those selected by town boards.

Quilts must be received by noon on June 30th to be included. For additional information or to receive an entry form, please contact Denise LeDuc at 413-296-4312 or .

Stay tuned for more old fashion updates …

11 Comments

  1. July 1, 2008 at 6:33 am

    This post is from 2007. To read what’s happening for the 2008 parade go to
    https://hilltownfamilies.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/parade08 where you will find a schedule of events.

    Have fun!

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  2. mosa29 said,

    June 28, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    What time does the parade start?

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  3. Helga said,

    July 4, 2007 at 9:35 am

    I am really excited to go to your parade! Lets celebrate this anniversary.

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  4. July 3, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    Wednesday – 07/04

    6:30pm – BASEBALL & FIREWORKS – The Pittsfield Dukes will play an inter-collegiate baseball game against Manchester, Connecticut, followed by fireworks at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, MA. [Families] ($)

    7pm – MUSIC & FIREWORKS – July Fourth Celebration at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. The New Cars performs in concert at the Koussevitsky Music Shed. Gates open at 4 p.m. for picnics on the Lawn. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks to follow. 888.266.1200 [Families] ($$)

    9:30pm (dusk) – FIREWORKS – North Adams Fireworks. Best viewing location from Joe Wolfe Ballpark. Display can be viewed throughout downtown North Adams, MA. Time: Dusk. 413.664.6180 [Families] (Free)

    7:30om – MUSIC & FIREWORKS – Music by the US Air Force Liberty Pops on the steps of Springfield City Hall. Fireworks follow @ 9:30pm from the Springfield Memorial Bridge. 413.733.3800 [Families] (Free)

    PARADE & FIREWORKS – Amherst, MA for the 4th of July.

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  5. Jan Mowka said,

    July 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    When and where are the fireworks?

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  6. tinacornell said,

    July 2, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Cummington Family Center families will be there too! Looking forward to joining the hoopla and marching with everyone in support of Hilltown Coalition to End Domestic Violence. We’ll be meeting up with everyone on South street in Section 3 at 9:45 am Weds morning.We’ll have a bunch of yellow balloons so hopefully everyone find us.
    Come with strollers, tricycles, and backpacks decorated and ready for fun!

    See you then!

    Tina Cornell
    296-0321

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  7. Carol of Chesterfield said,

    June 28, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Schedule Set for July 4th Festivities in Chesterfield, MA

    There will be a full day of activities associated with Chesterfield’s 60th annual 4th of July Parade. Here is the day’s schedule of events:

    7am to 10am – Pancake Breakfast
    8am to 2pm – Climbing Wall
    8am to 10:30am – Air Brush Tattoos
    8:30am to 10:30am – Clown Entertainment
    9am to10:30am – Seth Glier (singer-songwriter)
    9:30am to1:30pm – Quilt Display
    9am to 2pm – Food Booths
    9:30am to 2pm – Artists Exhibit
    10:30am to 11:30am – PARADE
    11:30am – Chicken Barbecue
    11:30am – Magic Show
    11:30am – Petting Zoo
    11:30am – Band Concert (Heritage Pops Orchestra)
    11:30am – Bisbee Mill Museum Open

    There will be plenty of parking available nearby

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  8. Gail Kielson said,

    June 24, 2007 at 8:29 am

    The Hilltown Coalition To End Domestic Violence is inviting folks to march in the July 4th Chesterfield Parade. They are marching to promote peace in the home. This year they are emphasizing that abusers sometimes abuse animals in addition to their loved ones. Wayne Roberts and his oxen team will lead the contingent and Boo Cherau and her goat will be at the end. Join them at 9:45 a.m. on South Street in Chesterfield. For information call Gail Kielson at 413-296-4088.

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  9. Carol Jolly said,

    June 5, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Chesterfield 4th of July Celebration Promises Something for Everyone

    Chesterfield’s 60th annual 4th of July celebration will be bigger and better than ever. With the theme of “An Old Fashioned 4th,” the parade will feature bands, floats, the clown Peppermint Patty, costumed children, antique cars, and horses and buggies. There will be plenty of food, with a Pancake Breakfast preceding the parade and a chicken barbecue right afterwards. A variety of snacks will also be available throughout the day. For kids (of all ages), in addition to the clown, there will be a magic show, petting zoo, climbing wall and “sticky wall.” After the parade, visitors will be entertained by the Heritage Pops Orchestra and will be able to watch the traditional Firemen’s Mini-Muster, an art show and a quilt display. Except for the food, everything is free of charge, and of course everyone is welcome.

    The Parade can always use more participants. Bands, horses and buggies, antique cars, floats, and kids with costumes are welcome to be part of the festivities. If you’d like to join the parade, please contact Mary Ann Coleman at 413-296-4787.

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  10. May 21, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    I think that’s a GREAT idea Kara. I think if we put something together it would be a lovely (civic) opportunity for our kids to learn about & participate in a community tradition that’s been around for 60 years!

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  11. kara said,

    May 21, 2007 at 11:07 am

    What do you guys think about getting together a good old fashioned bike/trike/wagon brigade from hilltown families? We could get together before the parade and decorate with streamers, balloons etc…I know P’s b-day is usually on the fourth, can we somehow incorporate the parade in town with her special day?

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