Bits & Bites: Hawley Pudding Festival, turkey dinner slated

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The Pudding Hollow Pudding Festival will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Hawley Meeting House and Grove on East Hawley Road, Hawley.

In addition to the pudding contest, the festival will include a cider tasting, lunch, pudding parade, homespun Hawley entertainment, and the crowning of the pudding head.

Puddings and their recipes must arrive at the Hawley Grove by 11 a.m. to be considered for the contest. Pudding may be sweet or savory and should be original.

The day is a fundraiser for the Sons & Daughters of Hawley, the town's historical society. The group is working hard to restore the old East Hawley Church and its environs as a community center.

Admission is free, although donations are requested for entering the contest and for lunch.

For more information, call 413-339-4747 or go to


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The Sheffield Farmers' Market will celebrate Oktoberfest from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Old Parish Church parking lot, Sheffield.

The market will feature beer tasting and grilled sausage from West Colebrook Farm, in addition to live music, kids' activities, handmade jewelry, crafts and clothing, fresh veggies, pies, corn, maple syrup, flowers and more!


First Congregational Church of Becket will hold a turkey dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Guild Hall on YMCA Road in Becket.

The dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, butternut squash, coleslaw and homemade apple crisp with ice cream for dessert.

The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.

Call 413-623-8300 for to-go meals.


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