ASHBY -- You are welcome to join us for the first annual Wild Family Rumpus, a free family festival on the Ashby Town Common!

Three hours of fun, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, including door prizes, live music, free hot dogs, carnival games, pie-eating contest, dunk tank, photo booth and more!

In addition, there will be a pie-baking contest at 1 p.m. that day. Pie bakers are welcome to prove their baking skills and bring their pies to the common between noon and 1 p.m. to be entered.

For information, please call 978-906-5081 or email

The Wild Family Rumpus is sponsored by Sanctuary, P.O. Box 353, Ashby, MA.

Rain location: Ashby Elementary School.