Event Newsletter - August 2019

Below is the town's monthly newsletter for all of the exciting events in Sturbridge this August. Be sure to follow us on twitter at @visitsturbridge to keep up to date on all of the excitement here in town. If you feels that there's something we missed please let us know by clicking here

Additionally, the Sturbridge Tourist Association is excited to announce that the new 2019 Sturbridge Visitor Guides are now available both online and in businesses all across Sturbridge! Please click here to view a digital version of this years guide and explore all that our community has to offer. 

Special Events

Sturbridge Farmers Market 

Every Sunday from 9am - 1pm on the Town Common 

Pan Mass Challenge at Sturbridge Host Hotel

August 2nd, 2pm - 8pm; August 3rd race starts at 5:30am 

Redcoats and Rebels at Old Sturbridge Village 

August 3rd and 4th, all day

Disney's Newsies, presented by Stageloft Theater 

August 9th - 18th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm 

Textile Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village 

August 17th and 18th, all day 

Cooking with Rico and Eric: Cuban Cuisine 

August 22nd, 6:30pm (reservations required) 

2nd Annual Running Out of Summer 5K at Rapscallion Brewery 

August 24th from 10am - 1pm 

Free Fun Friday at Old Sturbridge Village 

August 30th, all day 

Muster Day at Old Sturbridge Village

August 31st, all day 

Recurring Events 

Alternatives for Health

Offering various workshops, classes, readings and meditative classes every month, Alternatives for Health provides a variety of services to its patrons. For more information check out www.alternatives-4health.com.

Altruist Brewery

With local musicians and local brew, Altruist is the place for you. For more information on the artists playing, please check out www.altruistbrewing.com.

Baba Sushi

Every week there are various activities guaranteed to entertain. In collaboration with WAITT, a local nonprofit, Baba Sushi sends 1% of their daily sales to a variety of local charities. For more information go to babasushisturbridge.com

Bird Store and More

The Bird Store and More offers bird walks throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. For more information on how to participate in these bird walks you can go to www.thebirdstoreandmore.com.

Brush It Off Paint and Sip Bar

Featuring events throughout the week like Chit Chat and Color, Paint Classes and Walk in Ceramics Painting. For a full list check out www.brush-it-off.com.

Community Garden

The Community Food Collaborative (CFC) is a community garden run solely by volunteers growing fresh organic vegetables that are totally donated to the St. John Paul II Food Pantry to help feed the food challenged citizens of Sturbridge and Southbridge.  The CFC is located behind the Sturbridge Town Hall lower parking lot.  Work hours at the garden are:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 5:00-6:30 pm and Sunday mornings from 10:30 – noon.  Join us when you can to weed, water, harvest and work on special projects!  www.cfcgarden.org and www.facebook.com/CFCGardens/

The Duck

Featuring live muscial entertainment on every Thursday through Saturday night. For more information please check out theducksturbridge.com

Homefield Brewing

Featuring local musicians playing live shows almost every weekend as well as other live performances. For a full list check out www.homefieldbrewing.biz.

Joshua Hyde Public Library

Offering numerous events throughout the month that are open to the public, the Library is a great place for kids, teens and adults to socialize and enjoy all the wonderful things that the library has to offer. www.sturbridgelibrary.org.

Old Sturbridge Village

With guest speakers, tours, demonstrations, special events and more, Old Sturbridge Village always has something fun and excited to see and try. Go to www.osv.org to learn more.

Rapscallion Brewery

Featuring multiple live musical performances by local band throughout the month, as well as fitness events check out www.drinkrapscallion.com for a full list of performers and to see the fitness schedule.

Sturbridge Senior Center

The center hosts a myriad of activities designed to enrich the lives of our aging population. Many drop in exercise classes, twice a month movies, workshops and activities are open to all ages. The center is a warm welcoming environment, whether you stop in for a coffee or stay for activity .For more information look for our monthly newsletter at www.town.sturbridge.ma.us/council-aging.