Working Together to Promote Deerfield
The pace of Activity is Picking up in Deerfield!
Deerfield is well-known as a town in the Pioneer Valley where people work together for the common good. Here are some of the milestones that led to the creation of Deerfield Attractions.com in 2007. One of the things people always say about living in Deerfield is how convenient it is to get to any of the other nearby towns–it’s equidistant between Greenfield, Northampton and Amherst, and right on the interstate for easy north/south travel.
Cumberland Farms, an institution in downtown South Deerfield’s crossroads, is planning a move to the corner of Elm Street and Route 5 in early 2018. Stay tuned! The town will be not only gaining a large new convenience store, but down the road, a new Au Bon Pain will replace the former Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle, and a marijuana dispensary is opening on Route 5 across the street from the Red Roof Inn.
DeerfieldAttractions.com is completely redesigned and is now responsive, easy to view on mobile phones, tablets, and desktops!
Amtrak trains pass through Deerfield with regular service from Greenfield to New York City and beyond.
The town sees major improvements for the railroad crossing at Elm St. in preparation for the Amtrak trains that will stop in Greenfield. Tag Sale Day number 7 will take place on Sat. October 4
The town is abuzz with excitement for the fifth annual TAG SALE DAY on October 6 all over the towns. Sadly, we have seen some of our downtown businesses go out of business like the GoNOMAD Cafe and Elm Farm Bakery. New in town is the Hillside Farmstand, offering creemee and produce from local farms.
The Recorder publishes an article about the upcoming Town Wide Tag Sale Day, which is set for Saturday, October 3 this year. They include a quote from founder Max Hartshorne, who said “you’d be crazy to have a tag sale any other day than this!” We are hoping for 80 tag sales in town that day!
The first annual Town Wide Tag Sale debuts with 60 neighborhood tag sales and hundreds of shoppers coming in to see all of the sales.
Members of the Deerfield business community recently joined for lunch to discuss promoting each other’s businesses in an organized town-wide way. Twenty local business people decided on a plan of decisive action. Joint marketing to attract tourists from out of state to come to Deerfield will be the focus of our efforts.
Our most recent meeting brought up ideas like a large advertising campaign in the Valley and Hartford Advocates and printing tourist cards with information about our businesses to distribute at area hotels and in our own locations. We are also looking into some television advertising to increase our exposure and show what we have to offer.
We are also interested in inviting journalists to come to Deerfield and experience it to write articles for travel publications and websites.
Deerfield Attractions is formed to promote the town as a tourist destination.
If you would like to be a part of our discussions please contact Max Hartshorne by email, or call 413-624-6640.