The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Valley Kids Festival and Craft Fair

WHAT: Valley Kids Festival and Craft Fair
WHEN: Saturday, September 29 at 10 AM – 4 PM
WHERE: Amherst Town Common, Amherst MA

The VALLEY KIDS FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR is a re-creation of an old-fashioned New England community fair, coupled with the presentation and sale of beautiful art and fine crafts. Held on the Amherst Town Common, the Festival includes a generous space for professionally presented
 crafts as well as a midway of family-oriented activities. Free Admission!

Fresh Local Food
Fried Dough from All Things Maple, Foley's Franks, Chill Out Shaved Ice, Atkins Farm wraps and pastries, Spuds with Love French Fries and Paul's Sugar House Maple sure to come hungry, there's something for everyone!

Local Artisans
Beautiful handmade items ranging from jewelry and soaps, to pottery and quilts. Find Christmas gifts for your loved ones, or indulge in some luxurious items for yourself! Lots of kid friendly items too, from making your own stuffed animal to Slime Gift boxes.

Lots of family fun activties are scheduled. Pop in the Entertainment Tent for some great sing-a-longs, take a turn on our obstacle course, or visit our Education Tent to find out about the opportunities in our area for your children.

Proceeds benefit the Amherst Family Center

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