The Green River Festival is Western Massachusetts' signature summer event. For one weekend every July, Greenfield Community College hosts an outrageous celebration of world class music, great local food, beer & wine, a handmade craft fair, and lots of family games and activities. We top it all off with a spectacular Saturday night balloon glow.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC
The Green River Festival has hosted dozens of legendary performers from many genres of music from folk to indie rock, reggae to Cajun & Zydeco, Alt. Country to blues and everything in between. This musical smorgasbord unfolds with over 30 bands on three stages featuring easy access plus great sound and sight lines. You’re guaranteed to discover your next favorite band.
BRING THE KIDS
The festival provides a most welcoming environment for families. Children under 10 are FREE! We have children’s music performers, a huge Art Garden, all-ages, art activities tent, low cost games, circus acts, a Mardi Gras parade and lots of surprises. We also have acres of lush lawn for a good game of Frisbee.
The Pioneer Valley is home to hundreds of great restaurants, and we’ve invited the best to come and cook for you. Whatever you crave, you’ll find it at the festival from burgers and pizza to ethnic and vegetarian specialties. Top it all off with a variety of dessert and beverage options.
COME THIRSTY (BEER & WINE!)
The Green River Festival is happy to welcome The Berkshire Brewing Company’s beer and wine tent. Now you can enjoy a premium micro-brew or glass of local wine at the festival.
The festival also features the Makers Market - a collection of regional artisans with a spectacular array of handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more. We also have face-painting, henna artists and massage therapists.
Interested in vending? Head over to the F.A.Q. page for more information.
We are proud to offer camping at the Franklin County Fairgrounds -- just 2 miles from the festival. Head over to the CAMPING page for more information.