friday market       It never rains on Fridays in Petersham.

Click Below to Meet Some of the People Who Make this Market and Our Music Possible

Petersham Cultural  Council

Wild Geese Foundation

Town Meeting Voters

Petersham Grange


Kiwi Meadows Farm

The Little Chicken Factory

Pick &  Shovel Farm

Rick Wilkey Produce

Coolidge Hill Farm


Stephanie Selden
Nancy Carruth
The last market of 2022 will be on October 21

The Friday Market will return in late May, 2023
with plants and produce, crafts, baked goods
and live music.

Go Fund Me for the Friday Market

You can help. Planning and fund raising for the 2023 Petersham Friday Market has begun. The 20-week market season  will begin at the end of May, 2023. The market is supported by grants, a town meeting appropriation, private foundations and a grant from the local Cultural Council. The majority of our annual spending is for live music performances from acoustic folk to klezmer to zydeco.

You can help with a donation in any amount. Just click here to reach our Go Fund Me page.

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The inventory and shopping is all the same, but you can select the Friday Market as your favorite charity. The
market will receive a small donation from each purchase. We appreciate your support to help keep the music program coming each week.

The Petersham Friday Market is registered with the IRS as a 501c3 charity. Your donations to the market are tax deductible.

We seek your donations because, unlike most  farmers' markets, we do not  charge our vendors to participate. We pay for weekly live music with support from the Petersham Cultural Council, town meeting voters and people like you.

If you prefer not to use GoFundMe, you can send contributions in any amount directly to

Petersham Friday  Market
PO Box 854
Petersham MA 01366

Our Tax ID Number is 83-2841413

Thank you for your support

The Friday Market will return to the Petersham town common and bandstand at 3 p.m. on May 26, 2023 with new music and many of your favorite and new produce and craft vendors.


Join us for live music, local produce, meat, fresh-baked muffins, micro greens, maple syrup, bird houses, fresh music and a chance to meet and greet the neighbors.


Hey Petersham. We miss you. This is Andrew from Starfire Bakery. We are just about to open our store in Wilmington, VT. Our journey started right there on the Petersham Common in 2019. Our fondest memories of Petersham include the farmers market. Being there made us realize that we had something good. We continued on moving to Marlboro VT. We had a bakery stand last year and now we are moving ahead. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be at the market. We miss everyone.
Andrew Allen
Starfire Bakery



May 27 - Petersham Jams Band

June 3 - Steve Benson Sitar

June 10 - Lunar Carnival

June 17 - The Equalites

June 24 - Walkin' Antiques

July 1 - Tribe

July 8 - Nate Martel

July 15 - Hip Swayers

July 22 - Chuck and Mud

July 29 - Evan Goodrow

August 12 - Stone Line

August 19 - Joel Cage

August 26 - Brian Bender & Robbie Roiter Jazz Duo

September 2 - Gumbo Jumbo Dixieland Band

September 9 - East Hill Band

September 16 - Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble

September 23 - Drew Paton

September 30 - Eric Phelps

October 7 - Big Chief Band

October 14

October 21 - Wormtown Mugwumps

That's all folks

Our music program is supported by donations from people like you and by Heywood Healthcare, the Wild Geese Foundation, Emily Arnold, town meeting voters, the Petersham Cultural Council, anonymous donors and Petersham Grange 95.

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Thank you for your support

The Friday Market will return to the Petersham town common and bandstand at 3 p.m. on May 27 2022 with new music and many of your favorite and new produce and craft vendors.


Join us in 2022 for local produce, fresh-baked muffins, micro greens, maple syrup, bird houses, fresh music and a chance to meet and greet the neighbors.



June 4 - Barrett Anderson Band

June 11- Nate Martel

June 18 - Evan Goodrow

June 25 - Hip Swayers

July 2 - Drew Paton

July 9 - The Equalites

July 16 - Stillwater String Band

July 23 - Chuck and Mud

July 30 - The Big Chief

August 6 - Bob Jordan - Walkin' Antiques

August 13 - Stone Line Band

August 20 - Spinelli

August 27 - Erin Harpe - Delta Blues

September 3 - Rebel Alliance

September 10 - Oak and Elm

September 17 -  Lunar Carnival

September 24 - Joel Cage

October 1 - Ken Leyva

October 8 - Muddy Ruckus

October 15 - L&M Rythm Kings

October 22 - Steve Benson - Sitar Player

That's all folks.


Josh Levangie and the Pistoleros Brought Outlaw Rock

chuck and mud at the market

Chuck and Mud  the Friday Market Will be back in 2021 -- With Walter

Each weekly musical performance will feature at least one Willie Nelson song, a tip of our hat and our
tribute to Willie Nelson for his years of work with Cambridge-based
to support small farms and farmers nationwide.

“We started out to save the family farmer. Now it looks like the family farmer is going to save us.” — Willie Nelson


The Petersham Friday Market opened for the season on the first Friday in June, 2021 with vendors offering fresh local produce, local eggs, garden plants and flowers, baked goods, hand-crafted soaps and more.  During the summer, we present live music on the bandstand ranging from acoustic folk to Zydeco. Social service and health care organizations are welcome to join us as well.

Our music schedule features a wide range of musical styles.  In 2021, they ranged from the Barrett Anderson Band, The Hip Swayers, The Equalites, Chuck and Mud, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Drew Paton, Evan Goodrow and more.

Market vendors vary each week and include plants and produce, Coolidge Farm, Walnut Kitchen Homestead (produce, meat and other items), Rick Wilkey from Orange (fresh Valley produce). Sunset Valley Farm, preserves and syrups, plants and herbs from Hartman's Herb Farm, Tracey's Traditionals (herbal remedies) and more.

The Friday Market is on the Petersham common from 3 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and does not charge vendor fees. For information, contact Roy Nilson (978-724-6662) or by e-mail:

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With your PayPal Account you can e-mail a contribution in any amount to:

Your donation will be confirmed by PayPal and will will come from Roy Nilson. You can also send a contribution to The Friday Market at P.O. Box 854 in Petersham.

Proceeds go to the musicians who play at the Friday Market each week.

NOTE: If you would prefer to make a tax deductible contribution, we can tell you how to do that - it's easy. Send us an E-mail. We will get right back to you.





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