It started one night a few years back around a friend's kitchen table. We talked about how great it would be to have our own Festival for a town that had always been a close community with a vibrant center. It quickly became obvious that the theme of the Festival should be the iconic 1824 red building in the town center, the founding location of a company whose crackers are famous across the country. The Westminster Cracker Festival was born.

The first annual Westminster Cracker Festival took place in October 2015, attracting more than one thousand people to town to celebrate with food, fun, crafts, kids activities and music, to celebrate our heritage and a town that sits in the shadow of Mount Wachusett. All proceeds to benefit the Westminster Village Foundation.