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Discover Medfield Day sets up shop

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

For over forty years, Medfielders have congregated in the center of town for a yearly celebration of Discover Medfield Day. The event draws a massive crowd of enthusiastic residents past, present, and future. Throngs of attendees throughout visited Medfield for this year’s iteration on Saturday, September 24, to grab a bite to eat, meet up with friends, and listen to great local music. 

With activities for all ages and interests, the popular Discover Medfield Day definitely had variety going for it: over 150 booths dotted the grounds. Vendors of all kinds made their yearly appearances — from food to unique knit scarves, Medfielders happily supported local businesses and organizations. 

MEMO Chair Russ Hallisey spoke over the upbeat music playing on a speaker: “The wind was a challenge setting up this week and today. Everybody seems to have set up well; they’re having fun.” The work that goes into Discover Medfield Day does not go unnoticed; the hundreds of organizations that chip in and work together to put on the day represent a point of pride for the town.

There was no shortage of entertainment, either. Mass Motion Dance Team took the stage at noon, and dancers in intermediate and senior classes wowed with skilled choreography. Live music began later as the Remnants covered blues and rock tunes ranging from the Wallflowers to Brandi Carlile. Folding chairs and picnic tables served as perfect places to recline and enjoy lunch while getting a great view of the performances.

Massachusetts State Representative Denise Garlick was happy to engage with others and mingle during the day. “I think that Medfield Day is one of the best days in community spirit,” she enthused from her booth. 

“I’m always touched when people are new to Medfield. People that have lived here and moved away come back; it touches my heart. This is the day everyone identifies with Medfield and feels like they belong.”

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