Thanks to everyone for making 2018 a great year. Our next Festival will be on Sunday, October 6, 2019. In the meantime, we need volunteers for our planning board!

Not sure you have the know-how for the job? Don’t worry! We have experienced folks available to help. You won’t be starting from scratch.

In addition, we need volunteers for the day of the Festival and it’s not to early to sign-up. You can email Sue MacDonald ( or stop by the Conway branch of the Greenfield Savings Bank to talk to Sheila Harrington. If you want more details, a spreadsheet with available jobs and times will be posted on the website in the coming months.

Curious about the Festival? Check out last year’s Schedule of Events below.

Schedule of Events 2018

Saturday, September 29 – Pre-Festival Highlights

  • 9-2  Festival Bake Sale, Town Center
    Incredible donations of fabulous baked goods, and cider or hot beverages to go with them. Bakers, donations of baked goods are welcome!
  • 10-4  Used Book Sale, Field Memorial Library
  • 10-4  Art Exhibit, Field Memorial Library
    All work by Conway artists
  • 5 & 6:30  Turkey Dinner, Conway Grammar School
    Sponsored by Firemen’s Auxiliary – For tickets, phone 413-369-4936

Sunday, September 30 – Festival Schedule

All events held at the Ballfield in Town Center unless otherwise specified

  • 10 am  Covered Bridge Classic 10K Road Race & 1.2 Mile Children’s RaceRegistration 9-9:40 AM at the Field Memorial Library
  • 10-4  Café Conway –  Hot & Cold Beverages & Baked Goods
  • 10-4  Children’s ActivitiesGames, Hill Slide, Face Painting, and Pumpkin Painting
  • 10-4 Information Booth – Program Guides, Merchandise, Raffle Tickets
  • 10-4 Fabulous Food Booths and Pies Fried dough, Fresh cider & doughnuts, Tibetan food, pulled pork, soups, hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie options, grinders and more
  • 10-4 Craft Fair – Items for sale from local artisans
  • 10-4  Art Exhibit, Field Memorial Library
  • 10-4 ExhibitorsSee complete list below
  • 10-4 Used Book Sale, Field Memorial Library
  • 10:30-3:30 Live Music See line up at right
  • 11-3 Book SigningFeaturing Local Children’s Authors 
  • 11-4 Conway Historical Society Open House
  • 11:30 Presentation of the Tricia Donovan Scholarship
    (music area)
  • 11:30 Log Splitting Contest – Men’s & Women’s Divisions, 18 &over
  • 1:00 PARADE  – Kicks off at OESCO, Rt. 116
  • 2:00 Skillet TossMen’s & Women’s Divisions 18 & older
  • 3:00 Duck Race Race finished at South River Bridge, Rt. 116. Sponsored by the Sportsmen’s Club
  • 4:00 Festival Raffle Drawing Check out this year’s prizes!

Exhibitors and Attractions

  • Fried Dough w/ Maple Cream
  • Homemade Candy
  • Fresh Cider & Donuts
  • Natural Roots CSA
  • Shang Shung Institute
  • Rising Sun Forge Blacksmithing — Bob Compton
  • Kevin’s Old Time Tractors
  • Wilder Hill Gardens
  • Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
  • Blood Pressure Screening Clinic – Meg Burch, CGS Nurse
  • Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center
  • Ashfield Rod and Gun Club
  • Northwest Junior Racing Pigeon Club (homing pigeon release before noon)


  • Mill River Farm
  • Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass
  • Boyden Brothers Maple Syrup
  • Stiltgrass Exhibit -Conway Open Space
  • Madame Zolatana, Fortune Teller
  • Friends of South River