Ticket Giveaway: Parents’ Night Out at Mountain Park with Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys
Mountain Park in Holyoke, MA
Friday, August 16th, 2013 @ 8pm

Parents’ Night Out to see Dropkick Murphys plus Swingin’ Utters at Mountain Park! Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to take your spouse, partner or gang of friends on Friday, August 16th!

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

For August, Dropkick Murphys are coming to Mountain Park…and we’re giving away a 4-pack of lawn tickets for a group of friends to enjoy an evening out! Win the tickets and take your spouse, partner and gang of friends for a fun evening away from the kids! Deadline to enter to win is Tuesday, 08/13/13 @ 11:59pm (EST). Details below…


Boston’s Dropkick Murphys play music for the common man, about common things, that come together with such fury and infectious melody that everyone within earshot is struck straight. Dropkick Murphys, as much as any of the ‘punk’ or ‘blue collar’ labels they’ve earned, are fantastic songwriters. They are on the same quest as their beloved Woody Guthrie or their buddy Bruce Springsteen: how to get that big truth to come out the other end of the speakers in a way people all over the world will feel in their bones. www.dropkickmurphys.com


Following its opening in 1894 as a picturesque retreat on the side of Mount Tom, Mountain Park expanded and evolved into one of the most beloved amusement parks in New England. At the beginning of the 20th century, Holyoke was the most prosperous community in the state and the first planned industrial city in the United States. The city’s progress drew crowds of visitors to Mountain Park, and the park gradually developed into a bustling destination. Although the park closed its gates in 1987, the echoes of laughter from generations of visitors still reverberate throughout the Pioneer Valley. Today, Mountain Park evolves into the next millennium as a new host for music, entertainment and outdoor family fun.


We want your parenting questions to feature on our Facebook page!  Ever wonder how other parents are handling different challenges? Maybe you’re wondering where locals take their kids for swimming, skateboarding or ice cream?  Post your question for a possible feature on the Hilltown Families Facebook for our readers to answer and/or offer feedback… and be entered to win a 4-pack of lawn tickets to see Dropkick Murphys at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Friday, August 16th, 2013 @ 8pm, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply:

  • POST YOUR QUESTIONS AS OUTLINED ABOVE in the comment field below (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  • FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  • LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  • ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  • CONSIDER SHARING THIS TICKET PROMOTION WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK TOO by selecting the Facebook icon below (and if they win maybe they’ll take you with them!).
  • We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Tuesday, 08/13/13 @ 11:59pm (EST).

If you don’t win, tickets can be purchased at the Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, by phone at 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.


  1. Jennifer Jakubasz said,

    August 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations Tara :) have fun for all of us!!!!


  2. August 14, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Congratulations to Tara Winters of Williamsburg! Tara has won a 4-pack of lawn tickets to see Dropkick Murphys at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Friday, August 16th, 2013 @ 8pm and should contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com to find out how to pick up her tickets.

    Thank you to everyone for posting your questions. We will be featuring many of them over the next month on our Facebook page asking our readers to offer their feedback!


  3. Marianne Beach, Florence, Ma said,

    August 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Do you have any suggestions of places to learn to snowshoe?


  4. Jennifer Jakubasz said,

    August 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Chester, Ma
    Are there any natural/homeopathic remedies you recomend for teething? Dr says they don’t trust herbal meds bc they don’t necessarily know what’s in them….and we not comfortable w meds. .


  5. August 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I would love to make little bento box lunches for my daughter for school! I’d really love some ideas!


  6. Julie Russell said,

    August 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    My son and I visited Philadelphia this summer and “discovered” gelato. Is there a good place to get it in the Valley?
    Julie Russell, Granby, MA


  7. Tara Winters, Williamsburg said,

    August 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    What are your favorite Valley restaurants that offer affordable, healthy, vegetarian, kid-friendly meal options?


  8. David Cahn said,

    August 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    What are the best swimming holes?

    Dave Cahn
    Cummington, MA


  9. Eugenie said,

    August 6, 2013 at 11:12 am

    What are your favorite short hikes in Franklin county?

    Eugenie Wu
    Shutesbury, MA


  10. Jonathan Melhorn said,

    August 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Where are the best places to hike? Also where’s a nice, cheaper place to go bowling?

    Jonathan Melhorn
    South Hadley MA


  11. Jeanne Baj said,

    August 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    As a grandparent to be soon, what tips would you offer as a parent as to things you don’t and do want advice/help with parenting from the grandparents?

    Jeanne Baj, South Deerfield, MA


  12. fullmoonbaby said,

    August 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Any off leash hiking areas that are also easy on toddlers? Where are there pick your own organic farms? Where are the free outdoor concerts in western mass?

    Christina F
    Ludlow, MA


  13. Michelle Sullivan said,

    August 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Question; where are the best places in the valley for a cool August swim? I’m from the coast, so I’m used to the icy Atlantic. By late summer, most ponds around here feel like swimming in a bowl of soup.
    Michelle Sullivan
    Florence, Ma


  14. mamaleigh16 said,

    August 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Does anyone know if there is a great place in Western MA or nearby to take kids for either totally GMO Free Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt? Most places use corn syrup. One place doesn’t, but the milk comes from cows that are grassfed but “Grain Finished” with GM corn… still looking!

    I’d love to see the Dropkick Murphys!

    Leigh Salvage
    Amherst, MA


  15. August 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I am interested in knowing where to go ten pin bowling around the Chester area.


  16. August 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Sorry, forgot to add my town/state to my post!


  17. Jennifer said,

    August 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    What are your favorite free or low cost summer activities?


  18. Carol Sheehan said,

    August 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    The Dropkick Murphys are one of my favorite group. Always entertaining!


  19. Sue Overstreet said,

    August 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I have a new grandson and will be looking for fun activities for a wee one…it’s been a long time…what’s out there now that’s a blast for little bitties?!?


  20. Jamie Zarvis said,

    August 1, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Does anyone know of any local children’s cooking classes in Hampshire county? I have a budding chef in my household.

    Jamie Zarvis, Easthampton, MA


  21. Stephanie Gale said,

    July 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Where are there local craft programs for children 5-12 years old? My daughter is interested in learning more art forms, and many programs seem to be for older teens. Thank You.

    Stephanie Gale
    Greenfield, MA


  22. Annette stark - Westfield said,

    July 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    With school coming right around the corner I would love to get some new healthy , quick and easyrecipes for breakfast and lunches. Even some that I could make ahead .


  23. July 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    How do you keep your children focussed on cleanning there room or any chore? My daughter is 7 & my son is 4. They are very much like me & get caught up in there imagination & I have to keep reminding them or telling them what to do.

    Jacob Ellinger, Huntington MA


  24. Jessica Larkin said,

    July 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Where are your favorite places to swim in Franklin County that don’t cost $?

    Jessica Larkin, Bernardston MA


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