Westfield Rotary Club’s Food Fest begins tonight

The annual Food Fest sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westfield will return Aug. 23 and 24 with food,music and fun on Elm Street.

WESTFIELD- The Westfield Rotary Club’s 5th annual Food Fest gets underway tonight at 5 p.m. and will feature local restaurants, food trucks, vendors and music during the two-day downtown festival.

The free-to-attend festival will take place on Elm Street between School Street and Franklin Street. The event begins at 5 p.m. with two musical performances on separate stages.

On the North stage, Westfield’s Harry Rock will perform some early 1970’s folk-rock. On the South stage, the Charlie Galvin Band will be playing some easy listening music.

Both stages will feature musicians playing throughout the festival on Friday and Saturday.

“We have two music stages filled with music.” Said Jennifer Gruszka, of the Westfield Rotary Club, “Special thanks to Whip City Music for their help in organizing the music schedule.”

Tonight’s festivities will end at 10 p.m. and will continue Saturday from noon to 9 p.m..

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a classic car show.  Anyone wishing to show their car can register tomorrow for a $15 entry fee.

“We will also have a rock climbing wall as well as corn hole board games available on Saturday.” Said Gruszka.

There will be a number of vendors at Food Fest representing local foods, jewelers, and other companies. The list of vendors includes Janik’s Pierogi Café and Smoothie Bar, Angelo’s Fried Dough, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield, the Kiwanis Club of Westfield, Moe’s Donuts, Skyline Beer Co., Alo Saigon, The PAHK, Moo-licious Ice Cream, North Elm Butcher Block, Little Georges, Yummi Noodle, Lemonade by Julie Turner, All Stars Dance Center, Mary Kay by Mikki Provencher, Feel Good Fixes, the Department of Children and Families, Paparazzi Accessories, WSKB 89.5, Sand Art by Ron Olivero, New England Novelty and Glamourous Creations.

The sponsors for the event include Westfield Bank, Elm Electric, Forish Construction Co., Westfield Gas and Electric, Jerome’s Part Plus, Commercial Distributing Co., John S. Lane & Son, Sarat Ford, Air Compressor Engineering Co, Eastfield Grass Co., Roger Butler Insurance Agency, Valley Concrete and Construction, Salamon Flooring, and Fortier Painting.

“The net proceeds from this event will be returned to the Westfield community in the form of grants.  The Westfield Rotary Club is pleased to provide an enjoyable event for the residents and businesses of Westfield.” said Gruszka.

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