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Arts & Entertainment

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Due to its rural charm, efficient access to major metropolitan areas and affordable housing prices, the Assabet Valley Region has attracted hundreds of artists from all disciplines. Below represents some of the many arts organizations in our region.

ArtSpace-Maynard
63 Summer St., Maynard, 978.897.9828. www.artspacemaynard .com
This former middle school structure now houses 43 studios, 70 artists, a theatre, a printmaking studio and a gallery space. ArtSpace Maynard hosts semi-annual open studio events.

Arts Alliance
155 Apsley St., Hudson, 978.562.1646 www.upwitharts.org
The Arts Alliance is dedicated to providing an assortment of arts events and education to the area. Programs include, but are not limited to:

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• After School Arts Program for students K-12
• After School Band Lesson Program
• Community Arts Series, diversified art events throughout the year.
• River’s Edge Community Band, open to HS and adult players.
• River’s Edge Community Choral, open to HS and adults who love to sing.
• River’s Edge Community Players, a community theatre group open to people 17 and older.

BlueSkies Studios
43 Broad St., Hudson, 508.357.8855 www.blueskiesstudios.org
BlueSkies Studios is a nonprofit open studio in the Hudson Mill Building in Hudson.

Symphony Pro Musica
P.O. Box 332, Hudson, 978.562.0939 www.symphonypromusica.org
Considered MetroWest Boston's premier community symphony orchestra, since 1983, SPM has showcased area instrumentalists and gifted young soloists performing at convenient, suburban Massachusetts locations under the guidance of founder and Music Director Mark Churchill.

In addition to these fine arts institutions, there are dozens of opportunities to take dance, music and art lessons in private studios throughout the region. Also, there are a myriad of entertainment options in both the Worcester and Boston areas.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

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The Assabet Valley Region is also the site of an assortment of family-friendly, area-wide events and festivals.

Berlin Olde Home Day
978.562.7756
Usually held on the 1st or 2nd Saturday in June and features free family entertainment, local crafters, a stroller parade and a fabulous chicken barbecue.

Bolton Fair
978.779.6253 www.boltonfair.org
One of the area’s oldest fairs, dating back to 1874, this event is on the third weekend of September and features animal shows, agricultural exhibits and carnival rides.

Downtown Trick or Treats
978.568.0360 www.assabetvalleychamber.org
This event draws thousands to the downtowns of Hudson and Maynard on the Thursday before Halloween.

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Hot Air Balloon Fest
978.568.9644
Features over a dozen hot air balloons at the Elks Club field and is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Public Library. The event is generally the 2nd weekend of August.

Hudson Community Fest
978.568.0360 www.assabetvalleychamber .org
Celebrated on the 1st Saturday after Memorial Day in downtown Hudson. This event includes over 80 vendors, free family entertainment, a truck zoo and the Hudson Rotary Club’s Annual Duck Race.

Maynard Fest
978.568.0360 www.assabetvalleychamber.org
Always held the 1st Saturday in October from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is followed by the Maynard Rotary Club’s Annual Oktoberfest. The Maynard Fest includes 100 vendors, free family entertainment, open studios at ArtSpace Maynard and fabulous sidewalk sales. The Oktoberfest includes a beer garden and fireworks.

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Pumpkin Fest
978.568.9642
Located at Morgan Bowl at the Hudson High School, the event is always the 3rd Saturday in October. It features hundreds of carved pumpkins, music, children’s entertainment and dozens of nonprofits serving up regional specialties. This event is managed by the Hudson Park and Recreation Department.

Stow Spring Fest
Generally presented in mid-May. For more information, contact the Stow Town Hall.

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