Hampdenfest 2014 is Back On, Pushed Back a Week

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The Toilet Bowl Race at Hampdenfest 2013. Photo by Russ Bradshaw, via hampdenfest.blogspot.com

The recently canceled Hampdenfest 2014 gets new life and a new date: Sept. 20.

When organizers announced the abrupt cancellation of Hampdenfest 2014 due to a scheduling conflict, City Council members Mary Pat Clarke and Nick Mosby reached out right away to see what they could do to save the festival. And, man, are we happy they did! According to the City Paper, Clarke and Mosby with organizers and representatives from the permits office to move the festival a week later.

But it’s still unclear what the resurrected Hampdenfest will look like. In an email to the City Paper, Atomic Books co-owner Rachel Whang wrote that the festival has “lost almost all of [its] regular attractions and competitions.” I hope that doesn’t include the toilet races!


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