Acushnet River Herring Festival

Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00am - 4:00pm
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The Sawmill
The Sawmill
32 Mill Rd.
Acushnet, MA 02743

Enjoy food, festivities, and outdoor fun during the third annual Acushnet River Herring Festival on Saturday, May 19 at The Sawmill in Acushnet. This family-friendly festival will celebrate the ongoing restoration of the Acushnet River during the annual river herring migration. The festival is free and open to all, and will feature music, live animal demonstrations, fishing and canoeing, guided walks, and kids’ activities.

After the Herring Festival, all are welcome to stay for the Coalition’s 30th Annual Meeting to hear about the Coalition’s accomplishments to protect clean water in 2017 and meet other supporters as well as Coalition board and staff.

Schedule of Activities:

  • 11am-12pm: Restoration tour of The Sawmill
  • 11am-1pm: Fishing demo/tent — Bret Bokelkamp of Trout Unlimited
  • 11am-3pm: Canoeing
  • 11am-3:45pm: Kids’ tent (touch tank, arts and crafts)
  • 12-1pm: Mammal Show — The Creature Teachers
  • 1-2pm: Vinny the Bubble Guy
  • 2-3pm: Birds of Prey — Tom Ricardi
  • 3-3:45pm: Toe Jam Puppet Band
  • 4-6pm: 30th Annual Meeting

Cost: Free

For more information:
Phone: (508) 999-6363 x219
Category: Buzzards Bay Coalition
Hosted By: Buzzards Bay Coalition
Free EventKid-Friendly EventOutdoor Event
three girls canoeing on the Acushnet River at The Sawmill
Try your hand at canoeing on the Acushnet River at the Herring Festival!

Upcoming Events

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Sat, April 21
11:00AM - 12:00PM
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30th Annual Meeting
Sat, May 19
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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Acushnet River Herring Festival
Sat, May 19
11:00AM - 4:00PM
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