It’s Children’s Day!

Friday July 27th will be “Children’s Day” at the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market, from 2:00 – 6:30! Come for an interesting and fun-filled afternoon! Here are some of the special activities plus visiting artists and vendors.


• Stop by Jesse Berry’s Ride ‘N’ Dine food truck for a late lunch, a snack, or dinner. His menu for the day includes hamburgers, mini-hot dogs (also with chili and cheese), chicken tacos with mango & pineapple salsa, fries, and more.


• Alexis Arcerro will be back this week with her ever-popular whole-fruit popsicles. For Children’s Day, she’ll also be doing face painting, which was quite a hit last year. (There is a fee for the face painting, and children will need permission from a parent or guardian.)

violin instr 3• Musica Franklin will be at the Market from 2:00 – 3:00. Based in Greenfield and Turners Falls, Musica Franklin offers a free intensive music program where students learn social and academic skills while experiencing the joy of making music together. Musica Franklin is modeled on El Sistema, a hugely successful music and social change program started in Venezuela 40 years ago. El Sistema is now practiced all over the world, helping to lift up children and their families. The children will be playing violin, drumming, and singing, and are happy to teach you some songs, too.   And here’s an article about Music Franklin from the 18 July Recorder:



• From 3:30 – 6:00, the Shelburne Falls-based Ukulele Family (Dave Herrera plus family and friends) will be bringing their ukuleles, guitars, and wonderful voices to play a wide variety of tunes, featuring their large repertoire of children’s songs. They welcome you to bring your own instruments, and sing and dance along.

• And all afternoon (2:00 – 6:30), there’s a fun scavenger hunt that’s a great way to meet the vendors and explore the Market

Children of all ages are welcome, but should be accompanied by an adult.