Farm Pond Fall and Vintage Bike Fest

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Practice the art of exploring the everyday world around you at FDRs Farm Pond Fall and Vintage Bike Fest this Sunday!
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Outside Lies Magic

The Season of Color is Here!

Framingham Downtown Renaissance (FDR) has teamed up with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) and Cisco Cycles to host the Farm Pond Fall and Vintage Bicycle Festival. This co-sponsored event will be held this Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 11AM to 3PM at Farm Pond Park on Dudley Road, Framingham. Join us as we celebrate our historic connection to Farm Pond and welcome a new vintage bike tradition to Downtown Framingham!

Farm Pond Fall & Vintage Bike Fest offers something for everyone! Families, friends and visitors are invited to borrow kayaks and canoes (or bring your own), dance to live music, participate in outdoor games, hike the walking trail, ride ponies and much more. Local vendors with artisan items, jewelry, pottery, food and fun doggie treats will be on hand!
Vintage bicycle showdown.
If you haven't guessed by now, the folks at our own classic bicycle shop Cisco Cycles love old bikes. Antiquity. Tweed. Less cars and more style. We love that in our downtown and especially in the craftsmanship of yesteryear

Cisco Cycles is the proud sponsor and organizer of this year's addition, a community vintage Bicycle Show!  People with bikes produced through 1984 are welcomed to participate. Judging categories include the following: Balloon Tire, Randonneur / Touring, Road Racing, Track, and Tandem. Two top entries will be awarded People's Choice and Best in Show.
Kids will be kids!

There's so much for the kids, too! Boys and girls will be super amazed by homeboy Jo Jo the Magician's magic and balloons. And come early, because we have the Party Ponies again this year, thanks to our wonderful sponsor, Kiessling Transit.
Live music.

We gotta say -- we always have the best soundtrack for this event! This year we've got rock, dance beats, big band and ska, y'all. And we couldn't bring it to you without our veteran Fall Festival music heroes from Centre Music House and Amazing Things Arts Center hooking us up with sound this year :) Our music is proudly and kindly sponsored by Bernardi Auto Group, Tosti's Service Center and MAPA Translations and Language Solutions!

Music will be performed by The New Limits, Aug Stone, DJ Haze and headlined by Johnny Fireseed. We want you guys to move and groove your way into fall, so we have local dancing warriors from our downtown Brazilian capoeira studio, Casa da Bahia to inspire you!
You are what you eat. 
The food this year will knock your socks off! We have everybody's favorite fresh lemonade from When Life Gives You Lemons, the most awesome Velma's Kettle Corn, sweet delights à la Juniper Farms Ice Cream Truck and South of the Border tacos and burritos from our downtown guys at Taqueria Mexico, yo!
To your health!

We're some well-adjusted people here, and that's a big thanks and shout out to Fall Fest veterans, Chiropractic Solutions

Our favorite downtown dentist, Atlantis Dental will be here once again as well, with lovely giveaways that will make you smile wide.

And we are very proud indeed to include safety in that bill of good health -- with Framingham's Finest, our true blue community police officers who you know from seeing them on the sidewalks of downtown will be here, too!
There's magic outside. It's here for you to enjoy.
Borrow a kayak or canoe and paddle around on the Pond that was once connected to Downtown Framingham. Rediscover this beautiful hidden gem of ours on a lovely nature walk and remember how fun it is to just go outside and play. Boats sponsored by Align Credit Union!
 
Historic Harmony Grove.
 
Meet a new downtown Framingham company that brings it all together -- the 1854 Cycling Company Bikes. Bags. Abolition.

The thing that makes Farm Pond historically significant is its place in the anti-slavery movementCome learn about this incredible moment in history!
Animals on parade.

FramBark! You know it's gonna be cute. You know it's gonna be very doggone cute. And you're gonna like their Dog Costume Parade! So come on down and bring your friendly dog on a leash to try out the FramBark mobile agility course! And let Fido sport a cool Halloween canine get up for the parade! Polka Dog Bakery will be here, too. Yummy treats for your buddy.
Love horses? We sure do. Four beauties from the National Lancers of Framingham will be here, too. A sight to see along the shores of Farm Pond. Generously sponsored by Kiessling Transit!
Grateful we are.
The event, presented by FDR, is a collaborative project between local businesses, nonprofits, healthcare providers and art studios -- just to name a few. All coming together to support the great comeback of Downtown Framingham!

A very special thank you to the following
Farm Pond Fall Festival sponsors. We really appreciate your generous support! And to Framingham Parks & Recreation, well, you made it happen.

And thanks, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) for mowing the trail!
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