Each October Marlborough celebrates the Marlborough Heritage Festival. A Main Street downtown event, the day starts with the Main Street Mile Race and the festival includes entertainment, arts, crafts, and gift vendors, food court, children’s activities, truck fair, and our famous ChowderFest.
The 2008 Heritage Festival - the 13th Annual - was held Sunday, October 5, 2008. George Whapham, recently retired Director of the Marlborough Labor Day Parade, was honored as the 2008 Marlborough Heritage Hero for his work in preserving Marlborough's traditions and promoting Marlborough's heritage. A resident of Marlborough for over 40 years, Mr. Whapham served as director of the parade for over 20 years.
Sampling of the 2008 Heritage Festival
Schedule for the day's events
Entrance from the West on Main Street
A look down Main Street
Announcing the Truck Fair
Selling tickets for the ChowderFest
Several ChowderFest contestants
Public enjoying chowder
Band performing during the ChowderFest
Preparing to perform
Performers engaging children from the crowd
Marlborough Wellness Committee
Support for Marlborough's Veterans
Support for Marlborough's Food Pantry
Marlborough Rotary Club
Support for Mass.' Recycling Program
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