Marlborough Heritage Festival

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The Marlborough Historical Society will have a table at this annual event.  We'll bring along a photo display and new calendars, and books and cards for purchase.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

From the press release for the event:

On Sunday, September 30 Marlborough’s downtown will transform into the 17th Annual Marlborough Heritage Festival.  Main Street is blocked to vehicular traffic from Florence Street to Bolton Street to accommodate street performers, cooking grills, games, continuous music, and vendor booths.

Admission and parking are free. To taste chowder and chili created by area eateries, the cost is $3. The Chowder and Chili Fest is held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the old Fire Station with advance tickets for sale at City Hall Plaza. A panel of judges tastes first from 12:00 to 12:30. Trophies for the best tasting recipes are awarded in two categories, a judges vote and a popular vote.

Each year the Festival’s Planning Committee recognizes a community member who helps preserve and celebrate Marlborough’s rich history. Longtime Marlborough resident Joan Abshire will receive the 2012 Marlborough Heritage Heroine Award plaque on Sunday, September 30 at City Hall Plaza.

The annual Marlborough Heritage Festival is usually held on the first Sunday in October, but due to the Columbus Day holiday weekend, this year’s date was changed to September 30.