Upton Heritage Day Fair Sept. 30Sep 12, 2023 08:26AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
A good way to catch up with neighbors and much more
By Linda Chuss
This year, Upton Heritage Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, with activities from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tom Bair, president of the Upton Historical Society, describes Upton Heritage Day as, “a great opportunity for the whole community to come out and socialize and see what’s happening in town…It’s been a tradition for decades and was already well established when I moved here 30 years ago.”
The day’s activities will include:
7:30 a.m. – Town wide Yard Sale, at dozens of locations throughout town. Purchase a map of the locations at the United Parish Church, 1 Church St. Apple crisp will be sold throughout the day. Starting at 11:30 a.m., lunch food including hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Craft Fair on the Town Common, with local artisans selling their goods, and local non-profits and town committees sharing about their organizations.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Library sale of books, DVDs, and CDs at the library’s new location in the Community Center, 9 Upton St. Children’s books are 50 cents and there is a special tote bag deal.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Grange Fair at the VFW Post, 15 Milford St., with farm animals and 4-H projects, plus displays of produce, baked goods, and homemade crafts, which are judged for awards.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Fire Dept. and EMS Open House with demonstrations that appeal to kids of all ages, at the station, 20 Church St.
10 a.m. and 12 p.m. - Entertainment on the Town Common, with Johnny Diamond singing ballads in the morning, and a local jazz group performing at noon.
In addition to food at the United Parish Church, attendees can eat at these restaurants in the area: Country Club Sooper, Upton House of Pizza, Rushford & Sons Brewhouse, and the Rose Garden.
The Upton Historical Society coordinates Heritage Day, which includes securing Unibank as a financial sponsor. They also organize the craft fair, where they have a booth for their own organization for visitors to learn about the Historical Society’s upcoming events and updated displays at the Upton Museum, such as a piano from the 1820s in an area set up to look like a home from that era.
Limited parking will be available at the Community Center, at Town Hall, and on Grove St.
North Main St. will be closed at the Common.
Anyone interested in helping at Heritage Day, can call the Upton Historical Society at 508-529-6600 or email [email protected].