Monday, September 16, 2013

Autumnfest 2013

Get ready for the 25th Annual Autumn-Fest 2013! This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 10-4 p.m. on the campus of Bridgewater State University in front of Boyden Hall on the quad. AutumnFest is a longstanding tradition in Bridgewater, MA, and is organized and presented exclusively by the Bridgewater Business Association (BBA) with the help of the Bridgewater business community. It is attended annually by over 5000 people.

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Bring the whole family for a fun day filled with our business expo, crafts, games, food, and music.This year the BBA will be holding a charity raffle for a Hot Air Balloon Ride Prize Package. This includes a hot air balloon ride for two, two nights stay at an area hotel, and gift card for dinner. Tickets will be on sale online until Sept 26 and all day at Autumn-fest and the drawing for the winner will be held live at 3:30 PM. Proceeds to benefit the BBA Charity Fund.

This FUN-tastic day includes sampling the wonderful products and services our BBA members have to offer, delicious food and treats from local eateries, music and MC by JAS Productions, crafts and face painting, live demonstrations and activities, train rides, moon bounce from Grant's Rental, Barn Babies Traveling Petting Zoo, the Bridgewater Fire Department smoke house, Bridgewater Police Department K-9 demo, Poppee the Clown, child ID digital photo and fingerprinting (with the Fellowship Lodge A.F. & A.M.), Magic performed by Dennis Blanchard of Eventful Magic, Joe’s Crazzy Critters, Stardust Gym, Brockton Rox and K-O, ...and much, much more!

Musical acts will include Neil Diamond Tribute featuring Bill "Solitary Man" Reidy, Women's Barbershop ChorusNoteAble Blend, and Bridge&Davies featuring Perry Desmond-Davies.

Admission is free. Select activities the day of the event do cost money to participate. There is parking around the BSU campus and the event is within walking distance from the center of town.

Funds raised from Autumn-Fest, Christmas on the Common, and other events we sponsor help fund and grow the BBA Charity Fund. This fund has been established to help residents who seek assistance with life needs, not only during the harsh winter months, but all year long. The Bridgewater Business Association raises money to fund this account, as well as continue the operation of our organization. Since 2005, the BBA has donated over $75,000 and helped more than 300 area residents.

This event is held rain or shine. In case of bad weather, the event will be held in the BSU Ballroom, Campus Center.

This event is organized and run exclusively by the Bridgewater Business Association with the help of the Bridgewater State University - Office of University and Community Partnerships and Bridgewater business community. The BBA is not affiliated with the Town of Bridgewater.

The Bridgewater Business Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, originally formed in 1984, devoted to the interests of the business community in the Town of Bridgewater, MA. The BBA Promotes unity between Bridgewater and the business community and is committed to promoting goodwill among business owners, interacting with Town government, and encouraging growth of in-town business.

Not a member of the BBA? Consider joining us for a wide variety of opportunities for your business.

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