50th Annual Conway Festival of the Hills

50th Annual Conway Festival of the Hills
October 2nd, 2011

50th Annual Conway Festival of the Hills happens Sunday, Oct 2nd from 10am-4pm, rain or shine! (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

The 50th Annual Conway, Massachusetts’ Festival of the Hills, an annual fall festival that has been recognized as a Library of Congress “Local Legacy” in Western Massachusetts, will take place Sunday, October 2nd from 10am-4pm. The Festival of the Hill’s numerous events will begin with the Covered Bridge Classic 10K Road Race, a 1.2 mile kids’ race at 10am. Other highlights include children’s activities from 10am-4pm, live music with The Nields at 10:30am, parade at 1pm, skillet toss at 2pm, and a book signing at the Town Memorial Park. Author/illustrators include Heidi Stemple, David Costello, Marie Betts Bartlett, Pat Leuchtman, Holly Hobbie, John Crowley, Susan Todd, Peter Jeswald, and many other!  Click here for a full schedule

SKILLET TOSS

The following video was submitted by the Conway Festival of the Hills organizers.  In this video, Sir Reginald Buttwinker tracks down and interviews the elusive former champion of the Conway, MA Festival of the Hills’ Skillet Toss. The annual skillet toss competition is a battle of brawn and wits, and Sir Reginald is on a quest to find out the secret skills needed to win the Festival of the Hills skillet toss:

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49th Annual Conway Festival of the Hills

49th Annual Conway Festival of the Hills
October 3rd, 2010

Festival of the Hills, a Library of Congress “Local Legacy”, Promises a Wonderful Day for All

The 49th Annual Conway, Massachusetts’ Festival of the Hills, an annual fall festival that has been recognized as a Library of Congress “Local Legacy” in Western Massachusetts, will take place Sunday, October 3rd from 10am-4pm. The Festival of Hill’s numerous events will include the Covered Bridge Classic 10K Road Race, a 1.2 mile kids’ race, live bands, craft fair, food vendors, skillet toss, log-splitting contest, art show, children’s activities, and a parade. Click here for a full schedule.

Last year, the festival continued its efforts to reduce trash generated at the event by increasing recycling and adding composting of Festival waste. Again this year, the Festival will provide bins for recycling bottles and cans as well as bins to collect compostable food and paper. There will also be water stations where attendees can get a cup of water, reducing the use of single-use water bottles. Again this year, the Festival invites everyone who attends to help the Festival reduce its environmental impact by using the composting and recycling stations.  Read the rest of this entry »

Conway Festival of the Hills

48th Annual Conway Festival Of The Hills
October 4th, 2009 in Conway, MA

Remember this great V-log HF Contributing Writer Tom Adams shared last year about his family trip to the Conway Festival of the Hills in Conway, MA?

Jeff Rutherford of Conway, MA posted this years festivities:

The 48th Annual Conway, Massachusetts’ Festival of the Hills, an annual fall festival that has been recognized as a Library of Congress “Local Legacy” in Western Massachusetts, will take place Sunday, October 4th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. The Festival of Hill’s numerous events will include:

  • Covered Bridge Classic 10K Road Race
  • live bands
  • craft fair
  • food vendors
  • skillet toss
  • logsplitting contest
  • art show
  • children’s activities
  • parade

All proceeds from the Festival go to a scholarship fund that is made available to all Conway graduating high school seniors.

Last year, the festival continued its efforts to reduce trash generated at the event by increasing recycling and adding composting of Festival waste. Again this year, the Festival will provide bins for recycling bottles and cans as well as bins to collect compostable food and paper. New this year will be water stations where attendees can get a cups of water, reducing the use of single-use water bottles. Last year’s Festival sent 26 bags of compostable food waste, paper products, and other biodegradables to Bear Path Farm in Whately, MA to be turned into garden compost instead of sending it to the transfer station and a landfill. Twelve bags of recyclable/redeemable material were collected. Again this year, the Festival invites everyone who attends to help the Festival reduce its environmental impact by using the composting and recycling stations.  Read the rest of this entry »

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