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Dates:Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Saturday, September 21, 2019
Hours:Hours Vary see below
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Fairs & Festivals
marshmallow fluff festival union square 2019 photoJoin us for the celebration of the 101st anniversary of Fluff, invented right here in Somerville’s Union Square in 1917 by Archibald Query.

This madcap, fun-filled festival draws approximately 20,000 people and is cited as one of the reasons why Lonely Planet named Somerville in the top 10 “Best In The US” travel destinations.

The 14th annual What the Fluff Festival will feature musical performances, a cooking contest, Fluff-themed games, activities, antics and fun for every age, and Fluff treats of every sort.

This year’s theme—Fluff the 13th—plays on imagery lucky 13 so often conjures: black cats, turning luck, ironic horror, illusion, fantasy, and the magical. Join us as we step into an alternate dimension of the imagination!

Ninety-nine years ago, the illustrious Fluff creator, Archibald Query, concocted the beloved gooey spread right in Union Square, Somerville. This madcap festival will celebrate the invention of marshmallow Fluff with musical performances, a cooking contest, fun for every age and Fluff treats of every sort.

The Fluff Festival presents fun and zany activities for everyone! Youngsters can enjoy interactive games at Knucklebones; fan favorites like Fluff bowling and Pin the F on the Fluff boy are at the Midway Area; and all are welcome to ride on the Roaming Railroad train.

You’ll be in stitches from the hilarious antics at the Shenanigans Stage, with sticky activities like Fluff jousting, Fluff Musical Chairs, Blind Man’s Fluff and even Fluff Hair-Do!

Come hungry and ready to shop, because over 40 local vendors will be selling both sweet and savory Fluff-inspired dishes, as well as a variety of Fluff-themed crafts. Where else can you try Fluff inspired creations at a nearby bar or restaurant?

And in between the sticky-sweet games, funky crafts and fabulous fluff creations, enjoy live music and entertainment on the Main Stage. This year’s performances include local funk favorites The Neprok! Allstars, the groovy 12-piece extravaganza known as Booty Vortex, and the sassy, smooth Miss Fairchild.

Add in a few sensational burlesque performances by the Flufferettes, and local radio star and Blues sensation Holly Harris as our emcee, and you’d better be ready to dance!

Sponsored by The Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the City of Somerville and generous supporters, including Allstate, US2 and
Bow Market.

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3-7 p.m
Rain Date 9/22/2019


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www.flufffestival.com/

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Union Square, Somerville, MA map

The Fluff Festival presents fun and zany activities for everyone! Youngsters can enjoy

interactive games at Knucklebones; fan favorites like Fluff bowling and Pin the F on the

Fluff boy are at the Midway Area; and all are welcome to ride on the Roaming Railroad

train. You’ll be in stitches from the hilarious antics at the Shenanigans Stage, with sticky

activities like Fluff jousting, Fluff Musical Chairs, Blind Man’s Fluff and even Fluff

Hair-Do!

Come hungry and ready to shop, because over 40 local vendors will be selling both sweet

and savory Fluff-inspired dishes, as well as a variety of Fluff-themed crafts. Where else

can you try Fluff inspired creations at a nearby bar or restaurant?

And in between the sticky-sweet games, funky crafts and fabulous fluff creations, enjoy

live music and entertainment on the Main Stage. This year’s performances include local

funk favorites The Neprok! Allstars, the groovy 12-piece extravaganza known as Booty

Vortex, and the sassy, smooth Miss Fairchild. Add in a few sensational burlesque

performances by the Flufferettes, and local radio star and Blues sensation Holly Harris as

our emcee, and you’d better be ready to dance!

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  • For event parking in Union Square: After banking hours the Citizens Bank at 40 Union Square is available. Also the Argenziano School at 290 Washington St.
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