Mark Your Calendars for May 20—Spring into West Concord Festival

By Chris Randall, Correspondent

West Concord is holding its fourth annual Spring into West Concord festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. This family-friendly event features sidewalk activities, the immensely popular Green Thumbs plant sale, a scavenger hunt, a raffle, and cake and ice cream! Plus, the much-anticipated Bruce Freeman Rail Trail mural will be unveiled as part of the festival.

Over 30 shops and cultural organizations will be holding sales and activities outdoors and indoors. It’s a fun way to check out the wide variety of enterprises that give West Concord its zip. 

Do you like scavenger hunts? How about a Village-sized one? Beginning May 13, start hunting for 20 three-foot-high flowers, designed and crafted at Art for All. You can pick up a Flower Scavenger Hunt Game Sheet at most stores in the Village. Complete the sheet, matching each flower with the business it is displayed in, and drop it off at the Fowler Library to be entered in the raffle for over 25 great prizes from local retailers and cultural organizations.

Make sure to be near Nashoba Brook, behind 40 Beharrell Street at 3 p.m.! An amazing 24-foot-long pictorial map of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, painted by over 30 local artists, will be unveiled. Using a blend of paintings, and descriptors, the mural highlights the trail’s landmarks, towns, history, plants and animals. Three speakers, including Massachusetts State Representative Simon Cataldo, will commemorate this historic event. Plus—drumroll please—the Scavenger Hunt raffle drawing will take place at the unveiling, followed by celebratory cake provided by the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

To learn more about Spring into West Concord activities, and participating businesses and organizations, visit the Events section of the West Concord Village Community Facebook page (

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