Happy news!  After several years at the Grammar School, this year’s Festival is going to be at the park in the center of Conway. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, here’s the application for this year’s Scholarship, and check out last year’s schedule for an idea of what’s to come.


2015 Events

Saturday, October 3rd – Pre-Festival Highlights

  • 7:30-10 Pancake Breakfast, UCC Church
  • 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, Town Hall – Benefiting the Field Memorial Library
  • 10-4  Art Exhibit, Field Memorial Library – All work by Conway artists
  • 2-4  Open House at the Conway Historical Society
    Special exhibition, “Democracy in Action”
  • 5:30 & 7  Turkey Dinner, Conway Grammar School
    Sponsored by Firemen’s Auxiliary – For tickets, phone 369-4080

Sunday, October 4th – Festival Schedule

Sunday at the Conway Grammar School

  • 10 am  Covered Bridge Classic 10K Road Race & 1.2 Mile Children’s Race Registration 9-9:40 AM on Roaring Brook Rd., across from the school
  • 10-4  Café Conway –  Hot & Cold Beverages & Baked Goods
  • 10-4  Children’s ActivitiesHill Slide, Games, Face Painting, Hay Maze, and more!  Sponsored by Hilltown Families
  • 10-4 Information Booth – Program Guides, Merchandise, Raffle Tickets
  • 10-4 Fabulous Food Booths and Pies Fried Dough, Fresh Cider & doughnuts, Ethnic Foods
  • 10-4  Exhibitors – Inside/Outside the Grammar School
  • 10-4  Craft Fair – Inside/Outside the Grammar School
  • 10:30-3 Live Music See line up at right
  • 11-2 Book SigningFeaturing Local Children’s Authors
  • 11:30 Presentation of the Tricia Donovan Scholarship
  • 12-4 Boyden One-Room Schoolhouse Open House Hosted by the Conway Historical Society
  • 12:15 Franklin Tech Drum Band – School Ballfield
  • 1:00 Log Splitting Contest – Men’s & Women’s Divisions
  • 2:00 Skillet TossMen’s & Women’s Divisions 18 & older
  • 4:00 Festival Raffle Drawing Check out this year’s prizes!

Sunday Town Center Events

  • 10-4 Art Exhibit, Field Memorial Library – All work by Conway artists
  • 12–4 Book Sale, Field Memorial Library
  • 12–4 Conway Historical Society Open House Main Street – Special Exhibition, “Democracy in Action”
  • 3:00 Duck RaceRace finishes at South River Bridge, Rt 116 (Sponsored by the Conway Sportsmen’s Club)

2015 Exhibitors

OUTSIDE the Grammar School

Fried Dough Northwest Junior Racing Pigeon Club
Cider & Donuts Ashfield Rod & Gun Club
Mammal Rehabilitation/Paw Prints Rising Sun Forge
Natural Roots – CSA Wilder Hill Gardens
Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans Services Blood Pressure Screening Clinic – Meg Burch, CGS Nurse

INSIDE the Grammar School

Ute Bargmann Hand Weaving Friends of the South River
Conway Quilters New England Wildflower Society Nasami Native Plant Nursery
Boyden Brothers Maple Products Conway Open Space Stiltgrass Project
Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts Greenhill Center for Outdoor Activities
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