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FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest Visitors Bureau welcomes all to attend the 9th annual MetroFest on Saturday, June 11. The event will be held at the Bowditch Athletic and Cultural Complex, 475 Union Ave, Framingham from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2022 marks our return to an in-person festival following two virtual events during the pandemic years as “MetroFest: At Home Edition!”

This event is made possible each year thanks to our many sponsors and volunteers. With their help, this
event is again free admission for the family-friendly event, which will offer food, arts, exhibitors, music,
classic cars, craft beverage tastings, and much more.

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Make sure you show up hungry as there are 15+ different food trucks coming. To name a few: Sun Kim
Bop Korean Fusion; Eds French Fries – fries and poutines; Thee Taco Dude; Boston Coffee Rescue; The
Smokin Food Truck 51, and many more.

Throughout the day, you will be able to enjoy a variety of music and entertainment on two stages, with
a little something for everyone. Enjoy performances by returning groups The Reminisants with Oldies,
Eguie Castrillo and his Orchestra Latin percussion, and new in 2022 The Zajac Family Band featuring your favorite classic rock and more.

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MetroFest 2022 will have a wide variety of fun activities for all ages to enjoy with more than 75 crafters,
artisans and exhibitors. Family-friendly activities will include Touch-A-Truck, magic shows, community
stage performers, classic cars and lawn games. Habitat for Humanity returns with their playhouse
building area. New this year is a remote-controlled racing car track, and the Framingham Public Library’s

MetroFest is again excited to showcase a variety of offerings from MetroWest region: the Colonial
Curling Association, bounce houses and inflato obstacle course in Kids Town; and a tasting tent featuring
Framingham’s Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers and Natick’s Lookout Farm Brewing & Cider Co.

“MetroFest unites residents, visitors, and businesses together from the MetroWest area and is the
largest arts and culture event of its kind in the region,” said Erin Lynch, Executive Director of the
MetroWest Visitors Bureau. This is the 9th year for MetroFest, and we are excited to continue to
showcase the tremendous assets across this region. There is so much to do and see! The MetroWest
region possesses such amazing cultural diversity and that is what we highlight at MetroFest–from the
food and music to activities, community entertainment, tastings of the region’s locally produced beer
and hard cider, businesses and activities. There is something for everyone and this is a family friendly,
FREE event. Come one, come all, and relish in the richness of the region.”

The 9th Annual MetroFest is made possible through generous sponsorships from Avidia Bank,
MetroWest Medical Center, Mass Bay Community College, Town of Franklin, Natick Center Cultural
District, City of Framingham, Framingham Parks & Recreation, and the Massachusetts Office of Travel
and Tourism and our media partners MyFM101.3 and El Mundo Boston.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.