Welcome to Northfield's 350 Year Commemoration!


Our Goal: To understand and honor the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to the future.

WE DID IT!

Thank you, Northfield for an epic 350th year!

Please stay tuned, as this website evolves into a record of this amazing year! Changes and updates coming soon!

Celebrate Northfield With Us!

In 2023, Northfield Massachusetts will mark its historic beginning in 1673 after centuries of settlement by Native people, including the Sokoki of the Western Abenaki. Our 350th Anniversary theme, Reconnecting Northfield, is inspired by the beautiful Connecticut River (Kwenitekw in Abenaki) which runs through our town. Northfield is more than spectacular geography. For generations, its people have had a significant impact on our community, our region and even the world!

After over two years of planning, a festive year-long celebration is ready! It will be a celebration worthy of the special home we call Northfield. Throughout the year town folk and visitors will enjoy a wide variety of entertaining events, history and children's programs, a symphony performance, grand parade and a spectacular fireworks display! A variety of 350th commemoration memorabilia will be offered at most events and throughout the year.

Please take a moment to browse this website. View the schedule of events and activities, note the many generous sponsors and donors, gallery of photos, and more.

Welcome to 2023 - Northfield's 350th Year!

Tree 50th Project!

Saturday November 4 the "Tree50th" Project continued work to add fifty shade and ornamental trees along Main Street as a "gift to the future" in honor of our 350th anniversary. Seven trees were planted in June; another 20 will go in in November, and the remaining trees will be placed in the spring of 2024. Led by a team of five members of the Northfield Garden Club, the project has obtained recommendations from a forester from the Community Forestry Program of the Dept of Conservation and Recreation, applied for a planting permit from MADOT, worked with local nursery Sugarloaf, knocked on doors of homeowners along Main Street and organized a group of volunteers to handle planting, watering and caring for the trees.

If you would like to support this effort, please send your donation to: Tree50th Project, Northfield Town Hall, 69 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360, or access the donor link here.

Invitations to volunteer will be posted on this website, Next Door, and town information sites. We are hoping this gift to the town will have lasting benefits far into the future.

350th Merchandise on Sale!

The Northfield 350th Celebration is coming to a close. Don't miss your chance to have a wonderful and unique piece of pottery especially made for the 350th Celebration by local potter Tom White. Only a few pieces are left!

Crock $30

Bowl $24

Plate $24

We also have glass mugs for $6

All items are available at Adria's Floral Designs at 75 Main Street, Northfield

Great holiday gift idea!

350th Photo Contest

Have you been taking pictures at 350th events? Become a part of Northfield history. Enter them in our 350th Photo Contest!

Entries accepted in the following categories:

Parade, Fireworks, Other Events, People/Family (related to 350th events)

Each category will have a Youth Division (12 and under), and an adult division (13 and over).

Pictures will be judged more on artistic merit than technical merit, so don't be shy!

One entry per person per category.

Submit your pictures via email to: Entertainment Committee Coordinator bruce.kahn@comcast.net

Include your name, event category and division.

Deadline 12/31/23

All pictures, win or not, will become part of the 350th archive so that future generations can enjoy our celebration

Yes, there will be prizes!

Be sure to visit the "Shop!" tab on this website.

Many great items for sale to remember this special historic year for Northfield!

Please Note:

The official 350th Photographer will be taking photos at many events. If you don't wish to be photographed, please let the photographer know.
The 350th anniversary logo is the exclusive property of the Northfield 350th Anniversary Committee. It cannot be used without permission from the Committee.