Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 Fort River Festival May 2 12pm - 2pm Groff Park in Amherst

Not in our usual line, but hey, rubber duckies!

10am - 12pm Paddle!
Guided River Canoe Tour*
From Kiwanas Park to Groff Park
Our seasoned ecologists Dr. Piotr Parasiewicz and Joe Rogers will lead the journey by canoe down the Fort River, pointing out flora and fauna along the way. Our friends at Morse Hill have kindly donated a limited number of canoes for rental, but feel free to bring your own. The tour is by reservation only to the first 30 inquirers. Please fill out the form at

12pm - 2pm Picnic!
In the afternoon, we'll continue our festivities on land at Groff Park. Activities will include free live music, wildlife demonstrations, face painting, contests, and more! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the fun from your blanket or lawn chair. A limited number of picnic tables will be available, as well.

12pm - 12:45pm
Tom Neilson, Folk Singer
Local Greenfield Raconteur, Tom Neilson "The Bard Insurgent", has engaged listeners for decades with his environmentally and politically charged music. He's been called "The Jon Stewart of folk music," and we're delighted to have him play at the Fort River Festival!

12:45 - 1:15
Rubber Ducky Derby
We'll have on going contests all afternoon, including the famous Rubber Ducky Derby! Test your luck with a Buck-a-Duck and see if our rubber ducky can beat the competition. We'll have prizes available thanks to our lovely sponsors!

1:15pm - 2:00pm
Laura Meyer has been dazzling critics and garnering accolades at the world's best folk festivals. She's played for small audiences, and crowds numbering the thousands. Her soulful and elegant ballads will have you mesmerized.

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