Posted July 30th, 2012
Join Easthampton City Arts+ and the Easthampton Bear Fest in a celebration of Buy Local, Eat Local at the Art Walk Easthampton Teddy Bear Picnic—a summertime community picnic around Nashawannuck Pond on August 11, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
All are invited to attend the Teddy Bear Picnic around the Nashawannuck Pond. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors, and share a seat on a large gingham picnic blanket that will be provided by Bear Fest. The cupcake truck, SugarBakers Cake Truck, will be stationed nearby to provide sweet treats. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite Teddy bear to share in the festivities and the band Shiprock and Anchordog Acoustic Greatness will be performing live for picnic goers. Pack a picnic basket and join the community fun!
Prior to the picnic, patrons can register to win one of 6 available prize picnic baskets at Big E’s Supermarket. Baskets are stuffed with goodies generously donated by participating businesses including: a $25 Big E’s Supermarket gift card, Pink Bear, a new children’s picture book written by Betsy Knode Newton and illustrated by Lucy Mueller Young, picnic fixings, Bear Fest Gummy Bears from Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream, a Teddy bear, a photo of Hay Bear and Harvest Bear, and more. Registration will begin on August 2 and the winners will be announced Friday, August 10th, so they can pick up their basket and bring it to the Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, August 11th.
In conjunction with the Teddy Bear Picnic and Art Walk Easthampton, Lucy Mueller Young, illustrator of the book Pink Bear, will be reading at White Square Books at 6:00 p.m. Pink Bear is one of the many wonderful gifts included in the prize picnic baskets. Teddy Bear Picnic conveniently concludes as the Art Walk Easthampton commences. Picnic attendees are invited to celebrate and explore the city’s participating galleries, studios, and local businesses that will be hosting guests from 5:00-8:00 p.m. While touring the city during Art Walk, guests will also have the opportunity to view all 40 bears and can pick up Bear Fest maps at participating locations.