Middleborough’s newest festival – Octoberfest – is a family-friendly celebration of community and autumn. Middleborough’s Tourism Committee is looking for all you creative types to show the world your best stuff by entering our Octoberfest Jack O’Lantern and Scarecrow contest. We invite businesses, individuals and for- and non-profit organizations to whip out the lights, the crepe paper and put your creative decorating hats on.Each entrant will be given the opportunity to decorate a cabin or camping site at the Boston/Cape Cod KOA (just off Route 44 on Plymouth Street in Middleborough). Need... Read More
According to Matthew Ferreira, Staff Writer with the Middleboro Gazette: It's no secret that social networking and the Internet are becoming more and more intertwined with everyday life. Now more than ever, municipal bodies are using internet-based tools to reach their audiences, creating an environment of do-it-yourself marketing and instant information sharing. Things that once took a written letter, phone call, or a trip to town hall are now as easy as clicking a mouse or tapping the touch screen of a smartphone.Just a few of the town groups and departments who are using social... Read More
Located just a few miles off Route 44 is one of Middleborough’s hidden treasures, Soule Homestead Education Center. The property was originally rented from the town about 20 years ago and developed into an Education Center for agriculture and environmental awareness, children’s programs, and community service, among other uses. Community members can rent a plot of land and grow their own fruits and vegetables at the organic community farm. Soule Homestead is also home to a small farm with sheep, a goat, rabbits and chickens. The education department’s outreach programs frequently... Read More
Town receives $20,000 state grant for tourism promotionsJune 6, 2014Middleboro GazetteSelectman Leilani Dalpe announced Monday night that the town has received $20,000 from the state supplemental transportation budget which the Tourism Committee had requested for signage and kiosks for the town. Upon town approval, the Tourism Committee would seek to place informational kiosks in front of the Town Hall and the Green School building, Ms. Dalpe said.
On The Map: Selectwoman aims to coordinate town tourism effortsJune 28, 2013Jennifer Bray, The EnterpriseMiddleboro is rich in history, attractions, farmland and more, said Selectwoman Leilani Dalpe. But, she says, the treasures of the town remain all too hidden. "We have a lot in this town," said Dalpe, including attractions like the herring run, kayaking and canoeing on the Nemasket River and agri-tourism potential.Already planned is a festival around the herring run for next spring."It's really unique, no one else has that," said Dalpe, adding that Middleboro's herring run is the... Read More
Middleboro seeks tourists: Seven-member Tourism Committee appointedFebruary 3, 2014Eileen Reece, The EnterpriseSelectman Leilani Dalpe, who has spearheaded the campaign to promote Middleboro tourism, has been working closely with the state Office of Travel and Tourism, which recommended appointment of a tourism committee. The basic goal of the committee "is to organize and market existing attractions and then to gradually add events that will attract people from a widespread geographical area," said Dalpe.Existing attractions include the Herring Festival in April, Krazy Days in August,... Read More