Herring events to make a splash in Middleboro

Apr 2, 2024

MIDDLEBORO — The Middleboro Tourism Committee will host Middleboro's 11th Annual Herring Run Festival on April 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oliver Mill Park on Nemasket Street and Route 44.  

 There will be merchant vendors, food vendors, games, exhibits, demonstrations, live music, a beer garden and lots of herring.

Admission is free.

On Saturday, the National Anthem will be performed at 10:50 a.m. by Marianna McCallum. The remaining entertainment schedule for Saturday is:

11 a.m.: Kait and the Best Buds

12:10 p.m.: Alex & Jake

1:20 p.m.: Dennis Lewoczko

2 p.m.: Dave Jackson & Karen Woodall

2:40 p.m.: Ann Cavanaugh & Mike Salafia

On Sunday, the National Anthem will be performed at 10:50 a.m. by Lily Jeswald.  The remaining entertainment schedule for Sunday is:

11 a.m.: To be determined

12:10 p.m.: Speedy Lapanna

1:20 p.m.: Shawno

2:30: Billy Mulligan, Jr.

Free parking is available at Middleboro Town Hall at 10 Nickerson Ave., Jackson Street, and the Council on Aging, 558 Plymouth St.  A shuttle will pick up and transport attendees to the festival. Paid parking is available at 99 North St for $5 a car.  Handicapped accessible parking is available at the Council 

For more information check out Facebook @MiddleboroToday, visit DiscoverMiddleborough.com, or call 774-766-6335. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Middleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

The town’s famous herring will also be celebrated at an April school vacation week event. 

The Bruce Spooner Education Center at Taunton River Watershed Alliance is offering a special school vacation week program that is free and open to all ages. 

On Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. the  Middleboro-Lakeville Herring Fishery Commission will conduct a program on the river herring life cycle. A short talk will be followed by a chance to see the fish up close and perhaps catch them by hand. Meet at the Wareham Street Herring Run, 47 Wareham St., Middleboro.