Don’t Miss: Worcester’s 8th Annual Canalfest
Friday, September 06, 2013
The weather forecast is for a perfect September Saturday for the thousands anticipated to attend the Canal District's annual street festival.
Each year as the crowds grow the event offers new and different fun and interesting attractions. The Blackstone Valley's largest street fair amps it up with a great lineup of entertainers, food vendors, and street performers.
What to Expect: Entertainment, Food and Fun For All Ages
Wagon Tour guides will provide informative and entertaining narratives and interpretations of important Worcester personalities of the past. The National Park Service Rangers, the Worcester Historical Museum, and Gene Zabinsky, founder of the new Blackstone Canal District Museum, will answer questions about Worcester's great history.
Their ever popular Children's Tent will assure every child leaves with a smile or small souvenir from its varied activities. Children can ride the wagon, paddle the kayak on the "Canal", watch a clown or balloon performer, or search for a Table Talk pie.
Topping the entertainment bill will be the Canal District's own Lucky Dog's houseband the Flock, Helen Beaumont and the Farmer's Union Players, and many community dance troupes. Impromptu Street Performers will be roving the festival with surprise performances
This years event will be in conjuction with the Grand Open House of the Silver Hammer Award Winning Crompton Place and the First Anniversity Party for the exciting Crompton Collective. The complex's tenants and area businesses have planned special sales and events to attract attendees, so explore the neighborhood.
This years Raffle offers Tickets for $5 each to win a boat load of Mass Lottery Tickets valued at $500 and a chance to win a big surprise.
The festival will be on Harding Street at Kelley Square. This is a larger and more accessible space than in the past offering a great amount of street and safe parking in the new Canal District. One can admire the new sidewalks and streets, decorative street lights, and beautiful flower planted tree pits.
For more information visit the Blackstone Canalfest website. The festivities begin at 11 am.
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