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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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8th Riverside BBQ Fest Coming Up Soon!

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Riverside Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival returns to Greenfield for an 8th year on Saturday, October 6th, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Hosted by the Greenfield Recreation Department and Lefty’s Brewing Company, the festival features a Northeast Barbecue Society Grilling Contest, Kansas City Barbeque Society BBQ Contest, Lefty’s Brewing Company Brew Tent, live blues music, People’s Choice BBQ Samplin’ Pit, vendors, contests, and more.

Riverside BBQ Fest Bigger & Better Than Ever!

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Riverside Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival returns to Greenfield for a 7th year on Saturday, October 7th, at its new location, the Franklin County Fairgrounds.  Hosted by the Greenfield Recreation Department and Lefty’s Brewing Company, and sponsored by local businesses, the event features a Northeast Barbecue Society Grilling Contest, Kansas City Barbeque Society BBQ Contest, Lefty’s Brewing Company Brew Tent, live blues music, People’s Choice BBQ Samplin’ Pit, vendors, contests, and more.

Winter Carnival is Almost Here!

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

Winter Carnival returns for its 95th year this Friday, February 3rd, through Sunday, February 5th. Since its very beginnings, this event has brought the community together in celebration, in a time of year that can be long, cold, and dreary. This year is no exception, with an exciting, jam packed, Arctic Blast themed weekend of activities planned.

Mmmm Eat Your Fill This Weekend!

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Riverside Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival, held under the iconic Poet’s Seat Tower, returns for its 6th year on Saturday & Sunday, October 8th & 9th.  “We love to showcase one of the gems of Greenfield- Beacon Park.  It is a wonderful place, with the surrounding mountains and Poet Seat Tower standing above” says Greenfield Recreation Director, and event organizer, Christy Moore.  “It is especially beautiful at this time of year with all of the changing foliage.”

Volunteers Needed & Roads Closed for Sunday Triathlon

Adapted From Greenfield Recreation Department press releases:

The Greenfield Recreation Department would like people to know that it still needs volunteers for the 33rd Annual Greenfield Lightlife Triathlon being hosted this Sunday, August 7th, from 8AM to Noon, at the Green River Swimming Area, and that some roads will be closed to accomodate the race.  Over 350 tri-athletes from all over New England and beyond are expected to compete and raise money for the many programs and special events that the recreation department puts on each year.

Winter Carnival Traffic Advisory

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Greenfield Recreation Department would like to remind people that tonight's Winter Carnival Parade of Lights will begin precisely at 6PM, at Newton School, and arrive at Beacon Field around 6:30PM, after winding its way through downtown.  Motorists are asked, if possible, to avoid Main and Federal Streets during the parade.  In addition, spectators should be aware that some streets and parking areas around Beacon Field will be closed.

94th Annual Winter Carnival Keeps the Magic Alive

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

Nothing says tradition in Greenfield like Winter Carnival and it returns for its 94th year Friday, February 5th, through Sunday, February 7th. Winter Carnival dates back to 1922 and, since its very beginning, has brought the community together in celebration during a time of year that can be long, cold, and dreary.  2016 will be no exception, with an exciting, jam packed, magic-themed weekend of activities planned.

Playground Build Needs Your Help

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Greenfield Recreation Department is pleased to announce that we will be installing a new playground, at Newton School, with a community build October 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. Volunteers are needed throughout these 3 days to assist with the installation of equipment, construction of timber borders, and spreading of woodchips. Shifts are scheduled from 8AM to Noon and 1PM to 5PM each day.  For safety reasons, children are not allowed at the build site.

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