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RiverFest 2015
Saturday, June 06, 2015, 10:00am - 04:00pm
 Contact Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association 413-625-2526

Riverfest 2015 poster imageRiverFest, one of the Top 20 Massachusetts Events according to Yankee Magazine, celebrates the Deerfield River as it flows through the Village of Shelburne Falls.A family-friendly festival with children's theater productions, the world-famous Frog and Flower Parade, live music, dancers, wild birds and animals, all in a beautiful setting enhanced by views of Salmon Falls and the extraordinary multi-hued glacial potholes. Village galleries, businesses, and restaurants, along with the extraordinary Bridge of Flowers, provide sumptuous options for all your senses. Don't miss it. Plus special events all weekend!

Watch a video of the 2015 Frog and Flower Parade.

RiverFest 2015 Schedule of Events

(All events subject to change)

Friday, June 5

1pm – 5pm TransCanada offers tours of Deerfield No. 4 Station 22 Creamery Avenue in Buckland
7pm Pothole Pictures presents “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (live music before) Memorial Hall Theatre

Saturday, June 6

10am Live Music by “The Chickenyard” Mocha Maya's Stage/Bridge Street
10:00am – 12:00pm Frog & Flower Parade Workshop with The Art Garden.  Make beautiful accessories to wear as you march in the parade!

Parade Workshop Tent

Buckland Side

7th Day Adventist Church Yard

10:30am "Return of the Eagles"  presented by Deer Paths Nature School.  Theatre, song, and art! Buckland Town Hall
11am Live Music by “Kalliope Jones” Mocha Maya's Stage/Bridge Street
12:00 Live Music by Carolyn Walker Mocha Maya's Stage/Bridge Street
12:30pm Frog & Flower Parade Featuring Maya Apfelbaum and Ezzell Floranina of                                                Serendipity Stilt Dancers  * Everyone is welcome to march in the parade!! State Street to Bridge Street
1:00pm Piti Theater’s “Innocenzo” Shelburne Senior Center on Main Street
2:00 Live Music by “Mount Peru” Mocha Maya's Stage/Bridge Street
2:00pm Tibetan Dancing In front of Buckland Town Hall
3:00pm Medicine Mammals Native American Music & Storytelling End of the Iron Bridge/Shelburn Side
10am-4pm Sonny Crawford Acoustic Music McCusker's Alley
10am – 4pm “Birds of Prey” with Tom Ricardi State Street
10am – 4pm Trolley Rides & Railroad Pump Car Rides Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum
10am – 4pm Fly-casting with Trout Unlimited Deerfield Avenue
10am – 4pm Rafting with Zoar Outdoor Deerfield Avenue
10am – 4pm Medicine Mammals: Native American Song, Storytelling, and Wild Animals Shelburne Side of the Iron Bridge
10am – 4pm Face Painting Artists Co-op on Bridge Street & Kids’ Tent on State Street
7pm Pothole Pictures presents “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (live music before) Memorial Hall Theatre

Sunday, June 7

9:30 Guided hike with Jerry Schoen: Join us to look at several spots along the Chickley River that were heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and are being restored. The walk will give participants a sense of the destructive power of the storm, and how disruptions of this magnitude can be restored, both by natural process and through focused human management activities. Plans are to meet at Berkshire East parking lot at 9:30 AM, and carpool to the Chickley River from there. Near Hawley
2pm Guided hike in the Dubuque State Forest with Polly Bartlett: This will be a short hike using abandoned old roads past cellar holes, a cemetery, mill pond and mill sites. Meet at the State Park and Ride parking lot on Route 2 in East Charlemont to car pool to the starting point. Pre-registration is requested; please notify Polly Bartlett at (413) 625-6628. Dubuque State Forest
Location Downtown Shelburne Falls