Hilltown Spring Festival Offers Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs

Middle and High School Students Invited to Create and Operate Games at the 5th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival

Entrepreneur opportunity in the hilltowns for middle and high school students at the Hilltown Spring Festival on May 14th at the Cummington Fairgrounds! (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Middle school and high school students are invited to participate in the fifth annual Hilltown Spring Festival, which will take place this year on May 14th at the Cummington Fairgrounds. Students are encouraged to create games which can be played by younger children. The youthful game creators may charge a fee to each player who chooses to play their game. Proposals for all kinds of games are welcome. A description of the game, and the proposed fee, should be submitted in advance to Hilltown CDC. Email staff@hilltowncdc.org for more information.

These games will be in addition to the Kids-Made Craft Bazaar, which was very successful last year. More than a dozen children of all ages offered their handmade crafts for sale.

The Hilltown Spring Festival was visited by 2,000 people last year. It features music all day on three stages, food from local vendors, children’s activities all day long, a Sustainable Living Expo, and displays by area businesses, non-profits, and artists and craftspeople. Admission is $5 per person; children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information visit the Hilltown CDC.

Call for Young Film Makers

YouthFilm 2011: Make your Movie

The Northampton Arts Council is excited to present YouthFilm, the fifth annual showcase of cinematic talent from local children and teenagers. The deadline is January 6, 2011 — has been extended to January 17th.

Kicking off their program at the Academy of Music Theatre on February 21, 2011 with the thirteenth annual international children’s film festival KidsBestFest, the week will culminate with a return to the Pioneer Valley area to look at the films and animations created by up and coming local superstars. YouthFilm will give them the opportunity to display their talents on the big screen at the beautiful Academy of Music Theatre.

The Northampton Arts Council is seeking original films produced by youth (18 and under) to showcase at the Academy in February as part of this year’s line-up. Read the rest of this entry »

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