Important Notice - Feast 2021 Canceled
We are so sorry to announce that we have decided to pull the plug on the plans for this year's Feast of the Falls.
We have a long history of pulling off very ambitious plans on very short notice but this time we definitely got ahead of ourselves and outran our own optimism and enthusiasm.
We had high hopes for pulling in lot of new sponsors and participants in this year, moving the Feast to Upper Falls and doing it all while navigating the complexities of an epidemic. Doing that all within two and a half weeks turned out to be beyond our abilities and resources.
In years gone by the Feast has always been something magical and awe inspiring. Rather than disappoint with a thrown-together lackluster event we've decided to cancel next week's Feast ... but begin today planning next June's Feast on the Upper Falls Greenway and make it the biggest, best ever.
We are so sorry to disappoint all of you who have been so enthusiastic about the return of the Feast, particularly all of you enthusiastic volunteers. Please accept our apology.
The Feast of the Falls in an event unlike any other. The neighbors and businesses of Upper Falls come together to create a fabulous catered feast. 100's of neighbors gather together at a beautifully appointed very, very long table. The many course meal is cooked on site in a mobile kitchen by the staff of our local restaurants (Dunn Gaherins, Better Life Food) and then served to you by our VIP server crew of elected officials and neighborhood notables. Get your tickets right here starting at exactly 7 PM on Friday June 21. The 200 free tickets will be handed out on a first-come-first-served basis until they are gone. Don't wait because they will go quickly.
Feast of the Falls, in the Falls, in the Fall
Same wonderful event with lots of new details. This year we are bringing the Feast across the bridge from Needham and holding it for the first time in Upper Falls on the Upper Falls Greenway. Rather than our usual June date we're holding it in the fall.
We're acutely conscious of the Covid environment we're living in so for the first time we will be separating the tables, spreading people out, reducing the number of guests from 400 to 200, and taking various other precautions.
We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the Upper Falls CDC. This year, and every year since the Feast began, the Upper Falls CDC has been the event's bedrock sponsor of the event. Thanks for this and everything else the CDC does for Upper Falls.
We have lots more ideas in the works. Get your tickets on Friday Sept 10 at 7 PM and we'll let you in on the rest of the plans between now and the Feast on Sept 19.
Here's a few comments from previous guests about the Feast ...
"I've lived in Upper Falls for 30+ years. I have enjoyed so many points about this village. Last evening confirmed my desire to spend the rest of my days here."
"I don’t think I’ve been to a better event in all my life. Everything about it was outstanding, almost miraculous."
"Upper Falls came alive last night!"
"... the whole evening was unforgettable! This is community at its best."
"It was a magical joyous night in an amazing community .. t was an unforgettable privilege to be able to be a part of such an event"
"It was the best community event I’ve ever been to"
"The feast was fabulous!"
"Simply amazing! I am in awe of the entire event"
"There have been many wonderful moments in our over 42 years in NUF. This is right at the TOP! Thanks for refilling the glass of community spirit!"
"A screamin' huge thank you to all who made the Feast such a success"
"By far the best event of the year!!!" - Anna Bulkin
"We could have easily have been in Tuscany or Provence as I imagine them both to be yet there we were right here in our own beloved backyard!!!!" - Nancy Peterson
"The Feast of the Falls was a wonderful event. Special thanks for making this a very special evening." - Michael Penza
"We absolutely loved the feast, it was above and beyond what we imagined!" - Amanda Cole
"We had a great time being part of the party. What a special event" - Mary & Jeff Brown
"Thank You!!! We had so much fun!" - Heather Kraft
"The Feast of the Falls was a blast" - Linda Goetz
The Feast of the Falls is put together by the residents, the businesses, organizations of Upper Falls. Local businesses and organizations have contributed generously both financially and with supplies. An army of neighbors volunteer their time to put the whole production together - everything from setting the Feast up, checking guests in, working in the kitchen, serving the food, and tearing it all down at the end. Our elected officials and small business owners pitch in waiting on the guests.
It's a party by Upper Falls, for Upper Falls.
Many, many thanks go to all our sponsors.
The Upper Falls CDC generous sponsorship of the first Feast of the Falls was crucial and immensely appreciated. Once again this year, the CDC is a major sponsor of the Feast of The Falls, as well as also sponsoring an array of other worthwhile Upper Falls projects throughout the year.
The Feast of the Falls welcomes Sysco as a major sponsor. Sysco provided most of the delicious food served at this year's Feast
They are our friendly neighborhood gas station and great mechanics to boot. So give them your business and thank them for their sponsorship of the Feast of the Falls.
They've been fixing cars and pumping gas since the first cars began driving around Upper Falls.
This family run firm right here in Upper Falls is a great neighbor and great construction company. Thanks to the Wexler family and Elaine Construction for their sponsorship of the 2014 Feast.
Where do you go for lighting fixtures or electrical supplies? Where did we go when we needed 300 feet of heavy outdoor cabling on short notice? Newton Electrical Supply.They're right down the street and have a great selection of lighting and electrical fixtures. When you're there, thank them for their sponsorship of the Feast ... and for setting us up with all that cable.
Seana Gaherin from Dunn Gaherins is the Feast's creator and visionary. Dunn Gaherins is a major sponsor of the Feast. Their staff works behind the scenes to deliver that fantastic Feast food to your plates. Stop by Dunn Gaherins for a great meal at Newton's friendliest restaurant and thank Seana for making the Feast a new Upper Falls tradition.
Christopher Osborn from Better Life Food is the Feast's chef and logistical mastermind. Upper Falls based Better Life Food's is a major sponsor of the Feast and produces the event on the day. If you see what they can do in Hemlock Gorge for 350 people, imagine what they can when catering your next party.