the Date - October 6th
Old 78 Farm Fall Festival in Warwick, MA
MA: The 9th Annual Old 78 Farm Fall Festival will take place this year on October 6th at the Old 78 Farm at 823 Orange Road in the small "Right to Farm Community" of Warwick, MA. This family-friendly event brings the feel of a large music festival, like the Green River Festival, Solid Sound Festival, or Boston Calling, to a small town in the Massachusetts hills of the North Quabbin. Just as you’d expect, this event features craft vendors, amazing food, and award-winning local- and nationally-known musical acts to delight festival-goers of all ages.
The Old 78 Farm Fall Festival is also proud of its commitment
to the local community. Many of the craft vendors live in or around
Warwick selling things such as handmade crystal-wrapped jewelry,
recycled/reclaimed clothing, recycled glass candle holders, hula
hoops, and other handcrafted gifts. If you happen to arrive at
the festival during the day, you and the family will see Pixie
Belle the Clown, with facepainting and balloon art to amuse the
many children who join in the day’s festivities. In the evening,
the stage lights up to showcase music meant to keep you up and
dancing late into the night.
Our loyal festival friends come year after year, not just for the music, but to enjoy the food that is primarily grown on the property or from local farmers and made on property into a variety of culinary delights. The menu will include all of the flavors that folks have come to expect from Old 78 including squash soup, sausage sandwiches, quick breads, and hand-cut french fries. Don’t forget to buy a jar of dilly beans or relish, because the canned goods WILL sell out. And who could resist Grandma Lynn's pies, made from scratch!
what about the music? The owner of the property is also a music
booking agent whose company, Simon Says Booking, is located in
the neighboring town of Orange. We can tell you that we have one
of our first performers to appear at the inaugural Old 78 Farm
Festival returning for a solo set. We also have two other bands
returning and FIVE NEW BANDS!! In the past we’ve had an artist-in-residence,
Lee Ross formerly of The Hornitz, as well as the bands The Alchemystics,
Rebel Alliance, Bella’s Bartok, Outer Stylie, Secret Sage, The
Mary Jane Jones, Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute), Roots
of Creation, Flux Capacitor, Way Up South, Rhythm Inc., Lunar
Carnival, Duppy Conquerors (Bob Marley), DeadBeat (Grateful Dead
tribute), and After Fab (Beatles tribute) grace the stage, and
the list keeps growing.
The line up of this year's music will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Old 78 festival organizers are always looking for volunteers from now until the festival ends: pre-festival set up (getting the grounds ready), day of the event (front gate, parking, etc.), and cleanup. Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend the festival free of charge. Email or call the farm if you are interested in being part of this grassroots event. Save the date, and come out and enjoy a day of music and good company!
are $10 in advance and $15 DOS, or stop into Simon Says at 131
W Main St #208, Orange, MA. Children 12 and under are free. Gates
open at 11 and music starts at noon and plays continuously until
11pm. (Please, no pets. This is a working farm and we do not
want to compromise the health and safety of our animals. Thank
are happy to announce the return of the OIC (Orange Innovation
Center), and Montague Webworks as our valued sponsors for this
year’s festival. Plus, we are excited to welcome Steele Lighting
and Production as a brand new sponsor this year! We would also
like to recognize the North Quabbin Trail Association for their
volunteerism over the last few years. We are always looking for
sponsors for our festival, please email or call the farm if you
are interested in more information and a sponsorship package.
This year’s festival is supported in part by grants from the Athol,
Orange, and New Salem Cultural Councils, three local agencies
which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state
Old 78 Farm Fall Festival
October 6 2018
823 Orange Rd, Warwick, MA