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Dates:Saturday, September 12, 2020 - Saturday, September 12, 2020
Hours:Hours Vary see below
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Fairs & Festivals
marshmallow fluff festival union square 2020 virtual photoWhat the Fluff? is a madcap festival honoring the invention of Marshmallow Fluff in Union Square and Somerville’s proud tradition of innovation.

This year, people from around the world can take part in this wacky festival that’s a little zanier than usual as we celebrate through the sphere of cyberspace - VIRTUALLY!

In a world reinventing itself, Fluff Fest 2020 unites us – albeit online – through the one thing we can all believe in: the sweet, sticky, tasty, magical power of Fluff!

Fluff at First Sight: Somerville is For Lovers
#LoveUnionSquare

What the Fluff? is a madcap festival honoring the invention of Marshmallow Fluff in Union Square.

It celebrates Somerville’s proud tradition of innovation with live music, games, a community-wide cooking contest, zany happenings, and much more.

Like peanut butter to its Fluff, the world can be salty or sweet.

2020 Theme
This year’s theme—Fluff at First Sight—scoops a spoonful of Somerville to help life’s absurdities go down. Swipe right on Fluff Fest!

It’s the sweet remedy for traffic jams and construction cones or opinion polls and ballot boxes. Somerville is for Lovers!

For the love of Fluff, strut your Somerville pride and bike, bus, or boogie to Union Square to fill your cup with deliciously diverse food, entertainment, and family-friendly activities with neighbors near and far.

What the Fluff? is brought to you by Union Square Main Streets, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to preserve the unique character and advance the strength of the Union Square business district and community in partnership with the Somerville Arts Council.

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 3–7 pm / rain date Sunday, September 13

Where: Union Square in Somerville and at select business locations throughout Union Square

Cost: Free!

More details: www.flufffestival.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flufffestival/

Join online for virtual games, music, guest appearances from Fluff’s past, and more!

For the love of Fluff, boast your worldwide Fluff pride, support independently-owned by scoring your Fluff stuff online and stuffing yourself with fluffy foods, and flock with fellow friends-in-Fluff through the first-ever, virtual Fluff Festival.

What the Fluff? is brought to you by Union Square Main Streets, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen the dynamic neighborhood of business and people of Union Square in partnership with the Somerville Arts Council.

========Past Info - Pre-COVID-19==========

Join 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 15th 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.

What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Innovation returns to Union Square in all its zany glory for a 15th year in September and we’re already working on mixing up the sticky fun.

This neighborhood feel-good event has fun for every age and variety of interests.

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 9/13/2020


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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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