Annual Conway Festival of the Hills Weekend
The Annual Conway, Massachusetts’ Festival of the Hills, an annual fall festival that has been recognized as a Library of Congress “Local Legacy” in Western Massachusetts, will take place Sunday, October 7th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. The Festival of Hill’s numerous eventsFestival of the Hills include:
- Covered Bridge Classic 10K Road Race
- live bands
- craft fair
- food vendors
- skillet toss
- logsplitting contest
- art show
- children’s activities
All proceeds from the Festival go to a scholarship fund that is made available to all Conway graduating high school seniors.
Last year, the festival continued its efforts to reduce trash generated at the event by increasing recycling and adding composting of Festival waste. Again this year, the Festival will provide bins for recycling bottles and cans as well as bins to collect compostable food and paper. New this year will be water stations where attendees can get a cups of water, reducing the use of single-use water bottles. Last year’s Festival sent 26 bags of compostable food waste, paper products, and other biodegradables to Bear Path Farm in Whately, MA to be turned into garden compost instead of sending it to the transfer station and a landfill. Twelve bags of recyclable/redeemable material were collected. Again this year, the Festival invites everyone who attends to help the Festival reduce its environmental impact by using the composting and recycling stations.