Sep 042014


We’re expanding on our Fall Festival this year! It’s going to be Fabulous! In past years, you’ve come Downtown on a Saturday in September for the Gardner Chair Lugé and the Gardner Ale House’s Oktoberfest. Fear not. The ever-popular Chair Lugé and Oktoberfest are still part of the festival! We’re just adding a whole lot more of Fabulous Family Fun! Join us on Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for shopping in the street with Downtown Shops and Crafters, Food Court, Kids Zone, Chinese Auction, Costume Parade, Line Dancing, and so much more! The North County Quad Series Run for a Beer 5K Road Race will be coming through and finishing right on Parker Street! The full schedule of events will be available soon. Visit our Fabulous Fall Festival page: CLICK HERE.

Jul 232014

Judy_crew_forwebNew England’s most beloved children’s musician, GRAMMY™ nominee, Judy Pancoast, will bring her kind of fun to the 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival and Sidewalk Sale on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Pancoast received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Children’s Album for her one-of-a-kind CD, “Weird Things Are Everywhere: A Reading Road Trip with Judy Pancoast,” in 2011. She is known world-wide for her holiday hit “The House on Christmas Street” which is used in thousands of Christmas displays each holiday season, and has received over a million combined hits on YouTube.

Costumed local Super Heroes of all ages are invited to join Judy’s troupe of teen dancers, The Judy Crew, in the festival’s Super Hero parade. Participants will meet at John’s Sport Shop, 38 Main Street, at 11:00 A.M. The parade will stroll through Downtown, making its way to the Bank of America Stage, where Ms. Pancoast will top off the parade with her song, “Superman Can.”

At the conclusion of the parade, Judy Pancoast will perform her one-hour concert, “Bubble Gum Pop for Sweet Kids,” which will officially begin at 11:30 A.M. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Children’s Room at Levi Heywood Memorial Library.

Judy’s outrageously fun family performances have created a ruckus throughout the USA wherever children and families gather, most notably at the New York A-list fundraiser, Kids 4 Kids Carnival for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, and the Robert DeNiro Tribeca Film Festival Street Fair, also in NYC.

More information about Judy may be found on her website at

A full schedule of events and more information about the 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale can be found at

Jul 202014

Join us at the 75th Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale on Friday & Saturday, August 1 & 2, 2014. This is one of Downtown Gardner’s biggest events! Take part in our Super Hero Parade, Princess Parade, Beach Party in the Street, and Wildcat Howl Contest. Enjoy a variety of entertainment all day long!

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE (Schedule of events, map, list of merchants and vendors)



May 062014

UptownRootsFestLogo_sidebarGardner Square Two, Inc. is pleased to be a sponsor of the Uptown Roots Music Festival scheduled for Friday, June 27 – Sunday, June 29, at the West Street Parking Lot, 9 West Street, Downtown Gardner (across from  Gardner Ale House). Click on the logo to learn more about the entertainment line up; and all the details!

Aug 042013

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Success! Thank You Everyone!

We were blessed with two beautiful days for the 74th Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale!

Thank you to all of the families and individuals who came out to enjoy the Festival and shop locally.

Special Thanks to our sponsors and supporters: Bank of America, Friends of Gardner Square Two, Inc., City of Gardner, Heywood Wakefield Commons Assisted Living, John’s Sport Shop, Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Ovila Case Post 905, Parker House of Pizza, Platinum Productions, Scotty’s Potties, SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up, The Gardner News, The Velvet Goose, and WGAW 1340 Radio.

Thank you to our members, retailers, vendors, churches and community groups, and performing artists who came out onto the street to sell their wares, share their information, and entertain us. A good time was had by all!

Jul 272013

Join in the fun  on Friday afternoon as Gardner Square Two, Inc. presents two featured, family-friendly performing artists at the Entertainment Center in front of Bank of America.

Linda Peck presents Bubbles, Balloon, and Circus Arts
Friday, August 2 at 3:30 p.m
Kids and adults alike will enjoy Linda’s whimsical and lighthearted mix of theatre, mime and circus illusion.

Stacey Peasley Children’s Music
Friday, August 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Stacey is an award-winning, Boston based children’s singer and songwriter. Her music has been heard on multiple radio programs throughout the country; and she performs regularly with her band throughout New England.

May 082013

The 74th Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale, scheduled to take place on Friday & Saturday, August 2 & 3, 2013,  is in the planning stages. Members, Vendors, Sponsors, and Entertainers who are interested in participation, please CLICK HERE to download the necessary forms. Hurry, space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. The deadline for registration is July 1, 2013. Registration received after July 1 is subject to availability and a $25 surcharge.