Lancaster Nashua River Festival
Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9am – 4pm
Join us for the 5th Annual Lancaster River Festival at Kalon Farm, 339 Seven Bridges Rd, Lancaster, MA, bordering the Nashua River on Route 117 (former Cully Field property) across from the Lancaster/Bolton Fair Grounds.
Festival will feature a variety of family oriented
and educational outdoor activities:
CANOE & KAYAK RIDES ON THE RIVER
KAYAK RIDES FOR KIDS IN THE POND
BOUNCY HOUSES * FACE PAINTING * GAMES * HAY RIDES
LIVE MUSIC *HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
Educational sessions including…
BIRDING * CRAFTS * RIVER/POND EXPLORATIONS
Starting at 7am there will be a special guided bird watching trip in the neighboring Bolton Flats, the RE/MAX hot air balloon (weather permitting) will be offering free rides from 9am – 11am, The Lancaster 4-H Club will have livestock on site, Mass Audubon will offer a guided canoe trip from the Festival field to Still River, Nashoba Paddler will offer a guided River Classroom canoe trip from 11:30am – 2:30pm, and there will be live music and hay rides from noon till 3pm. In addition there will be 3 bouncy machines, food & drink from the Lancaster Boy Scouts and a Juniper Farms ice cream truck on site.
The day will again feature a full schedule of canoe and kayak rides starting at 9:30am (lasting about 1 hour) on the Nashua River hosted by Still River Outfitters, who will also offer educational safety instruction and kayak exhibitions for children in the small pond on the Festival grounds.
11 – 11:45 am: Marc Bridge
Marc Bridge has been characterized as “a story teller with a guitar who uses modern day society, politics and relationships to weave an entertaining view of life through his twisted lens. It’s the twist that he puts on topics that makes his songs and performances unique and memorable. Says Bridge: “My style reflects the influences of the folk, rock and country music that I grew up with in addition to my love for social and political satire.” American Dream, his debut CD, will take you on a journey through the faults, endearments, and quirks of modern American society. Marc’s CD has garnered wide acclaim, as well as several songwriting competition awards and prizes, including a refrigerator (ask him about it)!
12 – 12:45 pm: Stefilia’s Stone
What’s cool? Stefilia’s Stone…The secret to success for this heavenly harmonic children’s duo is that they are each established singer/songwriters in the pop-folk arena as well as popular children’s music performers. Being the best of friends also lends to playful and witty banter between toe tapping tunes. Their catchy original songs for both children and adults have been highly acclaimed whilst they seamlessly weave from each genre effortlessly like a songbird in flight! Visit www.stefiliaslittlestones.com
1 – 1:45 pm: PE James
P.E. James has been entertaining audiences by singing and playing acoustic guitar for over three decades. He is an interpreter of songs, having a large repertoire that stretches from favorites of the 50s and show tunes, through James Taylor and Eagles, to Simon & Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, and the Beatles. Covering “Boomer Ballads” is his specialty, and they highlight his set list. P.E. also writes and performs original material, and his songs have been played on radio stations in Pittsburgh, PA, and WCUW-FM and WICN-FM in Worcester. He has written and recorded jingles for Westinghouse Corporation, Howard Hanna Real Estate, Workforce Central, the Urban League, several professional sports teams, and television station PCTV-21. Please visit: http://pejamesmusic.com/
2 – 2:45 pm: Paul DellaValle
Paul Della Valle is a writer, teacher and journalist and has been named one of the premier songwriters in Worcester County by renown promoter Troy Tyree of WCUW radio. His songs are written with love of local green spaces like the Nashua River! Check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrsjUbsMG-w
3 – 3:45 pm: The Lockers
Lauren and John Roy, and Tim Starr. This group of friends has been together for several years singing, playing, cooking together, and generally having a good time. Their music is a mixture of pop and spiritual tunes which include covers from Joni Mitchell, Colbie Caillat, Janis Ian, and songs from the show “Nashville”. Lockers were the feature band at last year’s River Festival. We hope you will stay and catch them in the act!
Call for Exhibitors
We’re looking for local businesses, craftspeople and farmers who offer locally made products, produce and other environmentally supportive ventures. For further information about exhibiting at the River Festival contact Peter Weis at
prweis123 @ comcast.net.
2015 Vendor Registration Form
“More importantly, she had a vision of the Nashua River as it could be, beautiful, clean and teeming with fish. She wanted people to be able to enjoy the river again, perhaps even swim in it,” says Marion Stoddart.