The City of Greenfield, in collaboration with the Greenfield Business Association, will host the inaugural Vintage Days weekend September 23-25. Highlights of the event celebrating Greenfield’s long tradition of making and creating include a classic car show, sidewalk sales, a vintage tractor parade, historic trolley rides, demos, vendors and an old time fire department barbecue fundraiser.
“Vintage Days celebrates our city’s rich industrial history, grit and many local businesses that epitomize vintage,” said Mayor Roxann Wedegartner. “We hope it will be a fun weekend for all who participate, a boon for the business community and a great launch to an annual event.”
“We’ve been working closely with local businesses to help them leverage this event to strengthen their relationships with existing customers and introduce themselves to new potential customers,” said Greenfield Business Association Coordinator Rachel Roberts. “In many cases, businesses are extending their hours, running special promotions and holding sidewalk sales.”
Highlights of the weekend include:
Friday, September 23:
Classic Car Show at Court Square from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a prize for Best in Show with Bobby C. spinning classic tunes.
Downtown sidewalk sales.
Opening of The Goods, the new pop-up store at 357 Main Street featuring vintage fashion vendor Rainbow Rack.
Saturday, September 24:
Historic trolley rides from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Vintage Tractor Parade from the Franklin County Fairgrounds to Court Square, with a prize for Best in Show, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and returning to the Fairgrounds from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
“Greenfield History Pop-up” with exhibits by Greenfield’s Historic Commission and the Historic Society of Greenfield and demonstrations including flax spinning with Historic Deerfield and blacksmithing by Pierce Street Ironworks on the Common from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open house at the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage on Mead Street from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Books and papers appraisal with Steve Finer in the “Antique Tenthouse” on Court Square from 2 to 4 p.m.
Vendors and more!
Sunday, September 25:
Barbecue fundraiser for the new fire station museum hosted by the Greenfield Fire Department along with vendors, music, fire truck and safety exhibits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrity bartender at Hawks & Reed with vintage drink specials from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Swing dancing on Court Square with the O-Tones hosted by Hawks & Reed from 3 to 6 p.m.
Vintage Days is supported by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism through digital, broadcast and print advertising and funding for a new #DiscoverGreenfieldMA video series. The first video highlights Greenfield’s vintage vibe.