Village Fest 2016 Recap
On Saturday, September 17th Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett welcomed a crowd of over 5,000 Everett residents and visitors from the greater Boston area to the second annual Village Fest. The Mayor and City partnered with local businesses to present a new exciting take on City Fest, the annual event that was previously set in Everett Square.
Village Fest, sponsored by Wynn Everett, Polar Beverage, Teddie Peanut Butter was a citywide celebration that took place in the up-and-coming “Village Business District,” a niche commercial destination along Santilli Highway. The festival offered delicious tastes from several of Boston’s best food trucks, locally crafted beer and spirits from Night Shift Brewing, Bone Up Brewing, Down the Road and Short Path Distillery, and a full lineup of music including internationally acclaimed headlining band, EVE 6.
“The second annual Village Fest proved to be a huge success,” states Mayor DeMaria, “I am happy that people from all over came and visited Everett and shared in the excitement and celebration of all that Everett is and is becoming.”
Some of the area’s best food trucks were on hand offering everything from Asian cuisine to Mexican cuisine to Middle Eastern cuisine to BBQ, pizza, pasta, homemade ice cream sandwiches, cupcakes and much, much more. Food trucks include Barracuda Tavern, Chik Chak Food Truck, Cupcake City, Dining Car, Frozen Hoagies, Munch Mobile, Northeast of the Border, Sate Mongoose, Square Deli, Teri Yummy, The Roving Lunchbox, and Off the Hook Ipswich.
Everett’s own Night Shift Brewing, Bone Up Brewing Company, Down the Road, and Short Path Distillery were the perfect complement to the food trucks. Free, non-alcoholic beverages were provided by Polar Beverages.
While enjoying food and drinks attendees danced and listened to fantastic musical performances by amazing Boston-area bands the Gravel Project, Daemon Chilli, Analog Heart, Rebecca Zama, Herland Brothers, and Pete Kilpatrick Band. The evening culminated when Mayor DeMaria, and Wynn Representative, John Tocco, introduced the headlining act, EVE 6.
“Village Fest is a great opportunity to highlight so many of our City’s best assets,” states Mayor DeMaria, “Our city is growing and people outside of Everett are starting to really take notice at how much our community has to offer. My administration will continue to expand and act upon Everett’s immense potential to be the next hot spot in the Greater Boston area. I would like to once again thank Wynn Resorts and all the community sponsors for helping make this event a reality.”
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