Spring Festival


A favorite event of Westborough residents, in 2017 the Rotary Club of Westborough Spring Festival is being held in concert with Westborough's 300th Anniversary celebrations.

This year's Spring Festival will be held on June 10, at Lake Chauncy Fields on the beautiful grounds of the former Westborough State Hospital. The celebration features a vendor fair, 5K road race, classic car show, music, pet events, raffle baskets, and more. June 11 is the rain date. This year’s event is extra special because we are celebrating this day as a component of the year-long celebration of the town of Westborough’s 300th anniversary. 

A note about vendors: all 85 of our vendor spaces are now filled. Wow! Festival attendees are going to have an amazing assortment of businesses to visit - from jewelry to clothing, crafters, services, our headline sponsors, and even the 1717 Shoppe with Westborough 300 merchandise!

Events will take place at three primary locations: the fields at Lake Chauncy, the Division of Massachusetts Fisheries & Wildlife Headquarters (MassWildlife) at Rabbit Hill Road, and Sandra Pond. 


Parking & shuttle information:  Click here or on map below to see full size version

ADA parking is available in lots P1, P2 and the VIP lot - all accessed via Hospital Road from Lyman Street.  Transport from these parking lots into the event area is available for those who need assistance.  Advise volunteers or police upon entry if ADA parking and/or transport is required

Lake Chauncy Fields are located near Hospital Road & Lyman Streets, Westborough

No coolers or backpacks are allowed on Lake Chauncy Beach during the event


15th Annual 5K Race - June 10 - Lake Chauncy
Rain or Shine!


Click here to register for the 2017 5K Race.  On site registration begins at 8:00am and the race kicks off at 9:00am

The race will take place around scenic Lake Chauncy. Set your GPS for 1 Hospital Rd, Westborough, MA 01581 and join in the fun! Click here for a course map. 

Results from the 2016 5K race can be found at Cool Running's website.

The historic 5K race records are posted, too, so you can see the time you need to beat for this year.


Spring Festival Calendar of Events


 MassWildlife Open House & Fishing Lessons 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

MassWildlife headquarters building

Don't miss the Open House at MassWildlife, where you can participate in interactive demonstrations, try your aim at archery, watch falconry demonstrations, participate in a scavenger hunt and enjoy this gem of a building, complete with a trout stream, located right here in our backyard on Rabbit Hill Road!  You can also enter a FREE raffle to win a kayak, life vest, and paddle, donated by Bass Pro Shops. 

Teams from MassWildlife will be hosting fishing lessons. Bring your gear and hone your skills while enjoying the beauty of Sandra Pond on Upton Road.  

 Food Trucks and Roche Brothers Food Tent

Food trucks will be on site from 11:00 am - 8:00 PM, and the Roche Bros. Food Tent will be open from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Food trucks include:

Baby's Bonetown BBQ
VeeBop's Ice Cream and More
Uhlman's Ice Cream
The Dog Father- Hot dogs
Teddy's Lunch Box - Wraps (Vegetarian Options)
Stonefire Pizza Napoletana
Say Cheese- Gourmet Grilled Cheese


1717 Games for Everyone!

Time:     11:00am – 12:00pm           
1:00pm – 4:00pm
 

Grab some friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues and join in the fun. We will have three family-friendly games available to test your skills and agility:

Lawn Bowling – Demonstrate your bowling skills by seeing how many of 10 softballs you can roll under a chair 50 feet away on a manicured lawn. Maximum of 3 frames per contestant.

Team Relay Race – Put together a team of five people to finish our course in the fastest time.  Each team will complete 4 laps: egg carried on spoon; two persons - three legged; carrying a bundle of wood; & a sprint through obstacles.

Badminton – Come play! Enjoy our three badminton courts for singles and doubles.  Nets, racquets and shuttlecocks will be provided.


Dog Events

Children’s Activities: Snuggle Pup Hut & Loving Paw Prints – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

·       Snuggle Pup Hut – Children will have the opportunity to snuggle with a pup and learn how to gently brush the animal

·       Loving Paw Prints – Children will be able to make a colorful paw print (either with their own dog or one of the volunteers’ dogs) using Tempura paint on to a paper.  This memento can be made into a sweet “paw note.” 

Dog Show 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Is your dog the best dog in town? Prove it to us in the amateur dog show!! Ten different categories: smallest dog, largest dog, best tail wag, most obedient, best smile, dog that looks most like his owner, best trick, best bark, best paw shake or “high five,”, highest jump.  spring festival dog show

·       Dog show fee: $5 per category; dog may be entered into as many categories as desired

·       All money generated from the dog show will be donated to Daisy’s Animal Rescue League located in Sterling, Mass.

·       The dog show will be judged by Todd and Lily Hathaway, owners of All About the Pup

·       Winners will receive a certificate, a dog biscuit and a T-shirt from All About the Pup 


Pup Clean-Up: Doggie Spa – 1:00 -3:00 PM

Got a dirty dog? Have your pet’s nails trimmed and their ears cleaned by All About the Pup’s professional stylist

·       $5 for a nail trim, $5 for an ear cleaning, or $8 for both!

·       All proceeds will be donated to Daisy’s Animal Rescue League, Inc.

Dog Agility 11:00am – 4:00pm

Come and see SureFire Dogs Training Center demonstrate Dog Agility and Obedience. Don't miss their dogs’ crowd pleasing tricks!

You and your dog can show off your Dog Agility on the Agility Try It Course, too.

Massachusetts State Police K9 Unit  12:00pm – 1:30pmphoto of k-9 officer Scully

Watch these specially trained dogs and their trooper handlers demonstrate their obedience, agility, and other carefully honed skills. 

The Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit is one of the largest K-9 Units in the United States. It provides statewide K-9 support for all police and public safety operations on a 24 hour basis.


Kids’ Carnival

11:00am  - 4:00pm

Includes face painting, lawn games, small crafts , finger painting and bounce houses.

Staffed by Westborough High School Student Government and Honor Society Students.


Main Street 

Main Street will feature a wide range of fun and interesting exhibitors from all over our community. We'll have crafters, artists, community organizations, artisanal food producers, and local merchants all representing the wonderful depth and diversity of our local economy


1717 Tavern

Enjoy a variety of cold beers at the "1717 Tavern" tent while socializing with friends, building community and toasting Westborough’s 300th anniversary! 21+ only - ID required.


Music Fest

 Event Sponsor:  Central One Federal Credit Union 

11am   LUANNE CROSBY 
 

Local singer-songwriter Luanne Crosby, will perform a selection of original music, including “The 100th Town,” which she wrote in honor of the town of Westborough’s 300th anniversary, and her most recent composition, composed for the Westborough Land Trust’s 20th birthday. Learn more about Luanne, her music and the community events to which she brings her talents, at luannecrosby.com.

12pm  THE WORCESTER JAZZ COLLECTION 

The Worcester Jazz Collective is an extended group that explores jazz in its many forms. The group’s repertoire spans the genre of jazz from traditional to contemporary and draws on the diverse backgrounds and musical experiences of its members to bring an unique musical performance for each audience. The WJC was formed in 2014 by baritone guitarist Tom Lubelczyk and pianist Martin Gohary. Since its creation, it has been a showcase for the many wonderful musicians that make up the Worcester jazz scene, often featuring different lineups and musical identities for each performance. For more info:  www.worcesterjazzcollective.com  or worcesterjazzcollective@gmail.com.

1pm  THEATRIX 

THEATRIX is a barbershop quartet that was formed in 2001 to perform in a production of My Fair Lady.  Since then they have appeared collectively and individually in many various productions around the Worcester area.  Mark Goodney is originally from Auburn and sings Lead...the easy part. Gary Swanson sings the low down Bass and hails from Hudson.  Rick Munnis comes from way out in Holland (the town, not the country) and sings the Tenor which are the notes only dogs can hear. Chris Harris sings the Baritone which is...well..the notes that are left over. He resides in Shrewsbury.  THEATRIX is grateful for the opportunity to help celebrate Westborough and its 300th anniversary.

2pm  19 CARTER BAND 

The 19 Carter Band is a collection of seasoned acoustic musicians who play bluegrass, old-timey, Irish, Contra Dance, and classic roots music. The band plays regularly at 19 Carter Street in Berlin, MA, a renovated church that has been converted to a vibrant community center by a nonprofit organization (www.19carter.org).  The band consists of Seth Asser on guitar, harmonica, and vocals; Dave Coleman on mandolin and guitar; Sean Regan on the Irish Bodhran; Martin Miller on tenor banjo; Dick Hyland on guitar and vocals; Evy Dueck on fiddle, and Dave Kassel on fiddle and vocals.

2:45  PATRICE PERIS VOICE STUDIOS STUDENT SHOWCASE

 

Lyssa Coulter:

Be sure to catch Pop/Country singer/songwriter, Lyssa Coulter, as she commands the stage for the second year in a row at this year's Westborough Spring Festival! For updates from Lyssa follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/LyssaCoulter 

Lexi Zarozny:

After working with Patrice Peris Voice Studios, 16-year-old Lexi has already begun recording original music and performing all over New England!  Check out Lexi on Instagram at instagram.com/lexizaroznymusic/


Amanda LaCoy:

15-year-old Amanda LaCoy will be returning to the stage at this year’s Westborough Spring Festival, and you won’t want to miss her! For updates on Amanda follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/lacoyamanda 


Ciara Cargiulo:

Pop/Rock singer, Ciara Cargiulo never fails to turn heads with her riveting performance and sensational vocals! This is her third time performing at the Westborough Spring Festival. More updates available on Instagram at instagram.com/ciaracargiulomusic


Adessa Rivera:

At only 12 years old, Adessa Rivera has performance and vocal skills far beyond her years! Catch her vigorous energy and spunky self returning to the Spring Festival stage for the third year in a row! Check out more on Adessa on her Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009719085963


Taylor O’Connor:

Don't miss out on soon to be Berklee College of Music student, Taylor O’Connor, performing her first, new single “Hey Baby.”  Follow Taylor on Instagram at instagram.com/tayloroconnormusic for updates on more original music coming soon! 


300th Band and Fireworks

7:00 pm


The SNG Band, a local favorite, takes the stage at 7 pm. Fireworks begin at about 9!


Westborough 300th Anniversary Calendar of Events 

Spring Festival isn't the only fun event this year! 

The Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee has a list of events for the entire year.