Went to those festivals, well, tried anyway, Athol one was rescheduled due to rain, walked around & took pictures anyway. North Quabbin Garlic & Arts festival was kind of eh. Note to hippies: the dominant culture contains design sensibilities vastly more sophisticated and interesting than yours, look into that some time. Also, dreadful music, just dreadful, made me think of Emma Goldman. Lots of self-congratulatory eco-signs, quack therapies, overpriced produce, etc., etc. Did enjoy some tasty locally raised meat products.
Uploading pictures of all this now. Pictures from earlier here & here.
Such a beautiful day for driving around took 202 all the way down to Holyoke, came back up 5, sky, light in trees, sparkling river.