Summer may be winding down. But thanks to a group of Westford volunteers, there’s a perfect way to enjoy one of the final weekends before fall arrives.
This weekend marks the annual Summerfest, the highly attended Blues ‘n’ Brews and Pig n’ Pepper Festivals, presented by the Westford Rotary.
On Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m. the Blues ‘n’ Brews festival spans from 12-7 p.m., featuring performances by a wide variety of blues bands and over a dozen regional craft beers ready to be consumed. There will also be food, homebrew competitions, raffles, games, rides and more.
Then on Sunday, Aug. 25, the Pig n’ Pepper festival runs from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The event includes inflatables for children to play on as well as rides, carnival games and more in addition to live music throughout the day.
Both of the events will take place at Nashoba Valley Ski Area, and proceeds from both will go to a variety of charities. Tickets to the Blues ‘n’ Brews festival range from $30-$95 while Sunday’s Pig n’ Pepper event costs just $10.
According to Summerfest Chair and Westford Rotary member Dan Bush, thousands of residents from across the region are expected during the two-day event, and each of the six primary beneficiary groups will receive no less than $2,500.
“We try to make a real impact with the beneficiaries,” said Bush. “We are sponsoring and contributing to dozens of projects up and down the Merrimack Valley.”
“The fact of the matter is there are people coming from every direction to make this event a success,” said Bush. “It’s going to make a big impact in the community. From my point of view, it’s amazing to see how generous people are. When you get a chance to tell them what you’re trying to accomplish, they bend over backwards to help you meet your goals.”