250th Anniversary

Whately 250th Anniversary

2022 Tractor Parade Route

Saturday June 18, 2022 starting at 10am! A motorcade of a wide variety of tractors will jaunt through town, celebrating 250 years of Whately's agricultural commitment and success. Expect new models, vintage models, and everything in-between. Route begins and ends at Fairview Farms, looping through town via Christian Lane, Long Plain Road, Westbrook Rd, Webber Road, Haydenville Road, and Chestnut Plain Road. 

Please click here for the Tractor Parade route! 



Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 12pm! The route will begin at Whately Congregational Church on Chestnut Plain Road and end at the intersection of Christian Lane and Long Plain Road.

Public parking will be available at the following locations: library, the Center School, Quonquont, field behind 33 Christian Lane, town garage, and at the Yankee Candle facility on Christian Lane. In addition, there will be two shuttle buses running before and after the parade from Whately Elementary School.

Please: no on-street parking during this event.

Map of route: https://arcg.is/1yPuTe


BIRTHDAY PARADE  -  April 24, 2021 

Whately's Birthday Motor Parade was April 24, 2021 - Click here for the broadcast


Whately’s 250th celebration will be held June 17-26, 2022.

Whately 250th Celebration - Join the Fun June 17-26 The celebration we have all been waiting for is nearly here. For 10 days in June, the town will come alive with a full range of commemorative events, including an old-fashioned Polka, Family Fun Day, Firemen’s Muster, Arts & Crafts Showcase, Steam Engine Show, concerts, barbecue, and so much more! For details, visit whately250.com or following Whately 250th on Facebook and Instagram.


Special History Exhibit: Becoming Whately, a History in Objects

This special exhibit at the Historical Society Museum traces the town's history from 10,000 years ago to the 1980s. It features Native American artifacts and more recent objects that tell the story of Whately's daily life, crops, and industry from the 18th through the twentieth centuries.

Special museum hours during our 250th birthday celebration week:

Saturday, June 18 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. // 4 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 25 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Made possible by a special grant from the Mass Cultural Council and supported by the Whately 250 Celebration Commission.