Union Square Plaza
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143

"What the Fluff?" A Tribute to the Union Square Invention 2007

It's a Marshmallow world in Union Square! Archibald Query invented Fluff right here in 1917 so we're hosting a madcap festival on Saturday, September 29 from 4 pm to 7 pm on Union Square Plaza. Raindate is Sunday, September 30. The event is free.

Join musical and theatrical performers, inventors, and humorists as we pay yummy homage to this great American foodstuff.

You can join the festivities by mixing a gooey concoction for the cooking contest. Bring your best batch of fluffy goodness at 4 pm to register. You could win the grand prize -- a tour of the Durkee Mower Fluff factory, a unique trophy and other special prizes.

While the judges taste and evaluate, kick up your heels to the music of Adriel Azure and his Dream Indigo Orchestra, B for Brontosaurus and Thunderpants Johnson's Hillbilly Orchestra. Be mesmermized by the talents of Thru the Keyhole cuties performing as The Flufferettes.

Or take part in Fluff-inspired silliness from the main stage or in our sideshow. MC Myq Kaplan will oversee the races for the Fluff Lick-Off and Blind Man's Fluff. Try your hand at Fluff Bowling. Take your chances in a game of Fluff Roulette at the hands of "The Tuna Fluffer." Win tickets for excellent prizes large and small, silly and sensational.

Of course we'll have fluffernutters and rice krispie treats as well as Fluffy Chocolate ice cream created special for the event by Toscanini's. We whip up the festivities even further with special Fluff stuff for sale too.

Stick around after the festival to whet your whistle with a "Fluffachino" at PAs Lounge, a "Coney Island Men's Room" at The Independent or a coffee at Sherman Cafe. Maybe linger for dinner at one of our excellent ethnic restaurants.

Union Square is where Washington St, Somerville Avenue and Prospect Street meet in Somerville. There's plenty of parking: behind the Citizen's Bank, in the lots behind Ricky's Flower Market and across from Dunkin Donuts and on the street.

We're seeking festival volunteers. If you can volunteer for an hour or two during the event you'll receive treats and a feeling of sugary civic pride. The Volunteer Organizing Meeting is Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm at Sherman Cafe (257 Washington St) in Union Square. If you want to volunteer, but can't make the meeting we can still find a job for you. Contact [email protected] for more info.

"What the Fluff?" is produced by Union Square Main Streets as part of ArtsUnion. ArtsUnion is an initiative shepherded by the Somerville Arts Council and funded by the Mass Cultural Council to electrify Union Square.

Union Square Main Streets is a non-profit organization working to increase the vibrancy of this Somerville neighborhood by enhancing its business district and surrounding neighborhoods through active community collaboration.

Official Website: http://www.unionsquaremain.org/committees/Special%20Events/flufffest07.html

Added by astevens1116 on September 24, 2007

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