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Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM| $20.00
We are hosting the BEST Marathon Party…and you’re invited!
Celebrate the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 (Patriot’s Day) with the 2nd Annual Marathon Spectacular! Weston Nurseries invites you to party with us less than 1 mile from the start of the race. Eat, drink, dance and have fun all while cheering on the runners as they go by! We have big tents and space heaters to help keep you comfortable if the weather turns chilly, so we will be one of the best spots along the Marathon to enjoy the day, rain or shine!
Weston Nurseries, along with Start Line Brewing Company, and Marty’s Fine Wines are hosting this event to support the 26.2 Foundation. All proceeds from this event will benefit their mission to promote the sport of marathoning.
StreatFoodRx is joining our food truck selection this year alongside PJ’s Barbecue, Goody’s Kettle Corn, and Say Cheese Food Truck, and more. Start Line Brewing will be supplying the beer and Marty’s Fine Wines will have wine and and Prosecco flowing all day long. We’ve got well-known DJ Gary Titus emceeing the party this year and we’ll keep the jam going all day with killer bands like Hot Acoustics, Vermont Fiddlers, the F-Tones and Soul Function Boston!
The kids will have a great time, too, playing giant Jenga, getting their faces painted, playing corn hole, and dancing in our tent or watching the race on our ginormous TV screen. Thanks to the MetroWest YMCA for helping provide activities for the kids!
Join us for a day the whole family will love! Spend the day under our big tent, rocking out to some great music, and enjoying your day off. Party with a purpose!
$20 in Advance / $25 at the Event / Kids 12 & under: FREE
Beer & wine tickets: $5.00 each
Food trucks: Priced Individually
Entertainment For The Kids
We HIGHLY recommend you purchase your tickets in advance and plan to arrive before 7:00am!
Many roads are closed in this area and access to the event is restricted. Your ticket gets you a pass through the local security checkpoints when you access the event. You’re also welcome to walk here along the new sidewalk on East Main Street / Route 135, but please be mindful of security along the road. Once the Marathon ends and the roads open, everyone can come and go as they like (though we hope you will stay!).
We’re grateful to the following local businesses
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Thanks To Our Vendors
Q: What is the purpose of the Marathon Spectacular?
A: All proceeds of the Marathon Spectacular will go to the 26.2 foundation. This organization promotes marathoning, health, wellness, and economic development in local and regional communities. Weston Nurseries, Start Line Brewing Company, and Marty’s Fine Wines, along with other local businesses, are helping build awareness by partying with a purpose!
Q: What is the 26.2 Foundation?
A: The 26.2 Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness, and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national, and global levels.
Q: How long does?
A: The event starts at 7AM with free coffee and breakfast trucks.
Q: How do I get to the event?
A: Before 7AM and after 1PM, the roads around Hopkinton are generally open and you can drive right to 93 East Main Street as you normally would or with normal GPS guidance.
Q: Where can I park?
A: The entrance to the parking areas are located at the junction of Legacy Farm Road North and Frankland Road. We will have ample staff assisting you to your parking spot. From there, we will give you walking directions to get to the event. Golf carts will be on hand for those who need assistance.
Q: Will there be alcohol sold at the event?
A: Yes. Drink tickets are $5 each. Beer and wine drinks will be served from 8AM–4PM. We’ll have a large array of wines and prosecco available, as well as craft beer from Hopkinton’s own Start Line Brewing.
Q: Is this event rain or shine?
A: Yes, there will be a large tent that can be utilized both for attendees and the bands in we experience heavy rains.
Q: Will there be activities for kids?
A: Of course! We will have games, corn hole, face painting and other activities for kids.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: We have decided not to allow dogs at the festival this year as not all people are comfortable around dogs and we will have a very large group of people attending the event. We will keep being dog-friendly as a company and will continue to encourage visits from friendly pets to all of our garden centers, we respectfully request that you not bring your dogs with you to the Marathon Spectacular.
Q: Can I leave and come back?
A: Yes. We will be giving out bracelets for everyone who is 21 and over. We will also stamp hands of those under the age of 21 if they want to leave and come back.
Q: Is there a charge for drinks?
A: Yes, all beer and wine drinks are $5. Non-alcohol drinks are sold a-la-carte by vendor. Bottled water is $1.
Q: What type of food will be available?
A: Lots! There will be 5 food trucks on site throughout the day serving breakfast and lunch items. Breakfast items include breakfast sandwiches and baked goods. Lunch items include BBQ choices, pizza, grilled cheese, and various sandwiches. We will also have vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Q: Can I bring beer and wine drinks outside the event area?
A: No, we ask that you keep all alcoholic drinks inside the event area.
Q: Will I be able to see the marathon from the event area?
A: Definitely! The event area is located right along route 135. The ground is slightly elevated from the street and there will be considerable space to view the race from within the fenced in event area. You may also leave the event area and come back if you would like to stand closer to the street.
Q: What other facilities are on site?
A: We will have an ample quantity of porta-potties available, including a handicap-accessible unit. There will be a large tent with table seating for eating and sitting.
Q: Are there emergency vehicles available in the case of a medical emergency?
A: Yes. Our town has indicated that they will have ample emergency vehicles in the area of the event and an ambulance if needed. There will also be detailed police offers at the event to assist if needed.
We are required to follow the rules for all spectators along the course. All spectators along the course are discouraged from possessing any of the items listed below will not be allowed to enter our event if these items are in possession:
- Weapons or items of any kind that may be used as weapons, including firearms, knives, mace, etc.
- Handbags or packages or bulky items larger than 12 inches * 12 inches * 6 inches, including ackpacks or any similar item carried over the shoulder, and suitcases and rolling bags/rollers
- Glass containers, cans, or any container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid
- Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, or explosives
- Large blankets/comforters, duvets, sleeping bags
- Costumes covering the face or bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body
- Props (including sporting equipment and military and fire gear).
- In addition, public safety officials are asking the public to assist in creating a No-Drone Zone along the entire course at this year’s Boston Marathon. The use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) anywhere in the area of the course, including above runners and spectators, is strongly discouraged.
TICKETS: $25 at the Door | Kids 12 & under: FREE | Beer & wine tickets: $5.00 each, available for purchase @ the event – Food trucks: Priced Individually