Father’s Day weekend is the time for several events that mark the summer season. Here are a few. Also, check out our Happenings pages on 5, 6, and 7.
Father’s Day Road Race
The 43rd Father’s Day 10K and 5K Road Races, Sunday, June 17. Begins and ends at Hastings Middle School, 30 School Street, Fairhaven. Start time, 9:00 a.m.
The annual running of a 10K, TAC sanctioned course through the lovely, historical Fairhaven streets features some of New England’s top runners. There is also a shorter 5K race.
Sponsored by Fairhaven merchants and Fairhaven Road Race Inc. Online entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for children 13 and under and adults 70 and over, plus a service charge. Online registration deadline Friday, June 16 at 11:00 p.m. Late registration and early number pickup will be at Hastings Middle School, 30 School Street on Saturday, June 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No race day entries. For registration, call 508-997-9460. For more information and online registration, visit http:// fairhavenroadrace.org/
Huttleston Marketplace Opens on Saturday, 6/16
There will be arts and crafts, including woodworking, jewelry, knitted goods, photo note cards, prints, and calendars with local scenes. There will be unique bird houses, hand woven items, t-shirts, and repurposed household decor. There will be farm fresh produce, organic eggs, honey, two bakeries, and fresh made guacamole. There will be antiques and collectibles. There will be soaps, balms, lotion, and herbs. There will be henna and jagua temporary tattoos and face painting.
Close to 30 booths should be set up when Fairhaven’s new outdoor Huttleston Marketplace opens on Saturday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. The marketplace will held on the lawn of the Fairhaven Visitors Center, 141 Main Street, at the intersection of Route 6, directly next door to Fairhaven High School. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and there’s free parking in the high school lots. It will continue to operate, rain or shine, every Saturday through September 1 (except for June 30).
“This is intended to be a vibrant outdoor shopping spot — part arts, crafts, and collectibles fair, part farmers market — that happens weekly through the summer months,” says Fairhaven tourism director Chris Richard, who is organizing the market. “Besides being a great place to shop, it will provide very affordable space for crafters, artists, and other compatible merchants to set up shop, so to speak.”
Overall there are more than 40 vendors signed up, though not all of them will be at the market every week. The vendors will vary, so there are lots of reasons to stop by every Saturday.
A list of vendors is posted at http://fairhaventours.com/huttleston-vendors-2018/. The list includes the dates that individual vendors plan to attend.
“The public coming here each week will see select, unique things for sale. There won’t be any new mass-manufactured goods, multi-level marketing products, or garage and rummage sale items,” says Mr. Richard. “Shoppers will be supporting creative artisans from our own region.”
Vendor space is still available. Application forms and guidelines for vendors are available now and can be downloaded from the Fairhaven Office of Tourism website at http:// fairhaventours.com/huttleston-marketplace.
For additional information about the Huttleston Marketplace, you can email Chris Richard at FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov or call 508-979-4085.
Annual Acushnet Lions Club Duck Race
The Ducks Are Back!
The annual Acushnet Lions Rubber Duck race is finally here!
We have 1000 ducks that need adopting, $10 each. All money goes to eye research. The race will be held at the Sawmill, 32 Mill Rd., Acushnet, on Sun., 6/17, at NOON. Buy tickets at practically anywhere in town, including Town Hall, River’s End, or call Duckmaster Glenn Costa, 508-971-1859. Lots of fun, lots of great places to watch the ducks float down the river from the Sawmill to the finish line at River View Park in Acushnet. 1st Prize, $1,000; 2nd Prize, $500; 3rd Prize, $250; Gift Certificates.
West Island Improvement Association Breakfast Buffet
FIRST OF THE SEASON
Sun., 6/17, West Island Community Center, 41 Causeway Rd., West Island, Fairhaven, 8–11 a.m.
By the West Island Improvement Association. Includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, fruit, cereal, coffee and juice. $8 adults, $4 children under 12. Tickets at door. Accessible.
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