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NEPM Asparagus Festival

NEPM Asparagus Festival. June 1, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the Hadley Town Common. Live music, local food, craft beer, kids activities, PBS characters, marketplace, bunching contest. nepm.org/asparagus.

Save the date!
Saturday, June 1, 2024
10 a.m - 7 p.m.
Hadley Town Common

Known as “the asparagus capital of the world,” western Massachusetts is still home to hundreds of working farms and many more locally-owned restaurants and breweries. Now in its tenth year, the NEPM Asparagus Festival returns to the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 1 to celebrate the region’s legacy of agriculture and community.

The family-friendly NEPM Asparagus Festival features a full day of fantastic local food, drink, music, games, and fun for everyone.

The NEPM Asparagus Festival is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family to support local public media here in western Mass. You can skip the line at the festival gates, and be entered to win VIP tickets to the Green River Festival, June 21-23 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, by registering early!


Valley Grass & Family Fun

Meet PBS Kids characters Curious George and Malik from “Work It Out Wombats,” and catch the Tumble Podcast live! Find out how fast you can pick asparagus with the Asparagus Valley Pick game or join Wild Garden of Childhood Nursery for arts and crafts. And, don't miss live music from the Grumpytime Club.

Beers & Spears

The Provisions Beers & Spears tent will feature local beers, ciders and wines from Headwater Cider Company, New City Brewery, White Lion Brewing, Building 8 Brewery, Element Brewing & Distilling, Abandoned Building Brewery, Leadfoot Brewing, Black Birch Vineyard, Loophole Brewing, Amherst Brewing, Ginger Libation and Katalyst Kombucha.

And, we'll have all the asparagus you can eat and more from local food trucks and restaurants, including Spuds with Love, Wake the Dead Donuts, Holyoke Hummus Company, Esselon Café, Vibesman's Jerk Shack, Dean's Beans, Ginger Love Cafe, P'frogi, Crooked Stick Pops, Bruisers BBQ, Vegan Pizza Land, Thai Chili Food Truck and Masa Mexicano.

Live Music

The Fabulous 413 Stage will feature western Mass. singer-songwriters Lexi Weege & JJ Slater; the cultural sonic fusion of TapRoots; New Orleans jazz and soul artist Glen David Andrews; and the blues of the The Diego Mongue Band.

Farmers & Makers Market

Are you a local craftsperson, artisan, or vendor interested in showcasing your products in the Farmers & Makers Market at the NEPM Asparagus Festival? We invite you to join us and be a part of this vibrant community event!



It takes a lot of people to make the NEPM Asparagus Festival happen, and we need your help. Spend time outdoors, meet new people, get a free T-shirt and support your local community as a volunteer!


Bicycle Valet & Parking

The Hadley Town Common is on the Norwottuck Rail Trail and attendees are encouraged to ride bikes to the festival and take advantage of MassBike’s free bicycle valet service.

Suggested Donation

The NEPM Asparagus Festival is a free event for all to enjoy with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family to support public media in western Massachusetts. Register early to skip the line on June 1!


The NEPM Asparagus Festival is grateful for the sponsorship of Greenfield Savings Bank, PV Squared, Country Nissan, All Energy Solar, Smithland Pet and Garden Center, Northeast Solar and Valley Solar.

The Fabulous 413 Stage is sponsored by Hope & Feathers Framing.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, El Pueblo/The Republican, Reminder Publications, Hilltown FamiliesYankee Magazine and the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council are media sponsors.

More to come

Stay tuned for more details about this year's NEPM Asparagus Festival — we're excited to see you on the Hadley Town Common on June 1!

NEPM will be recording video and audio for future use at this event.