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The Fluff Festival Needs You!

Sep 10 12:27 pm

by Mimi Graney, Executive Director - Union Square Main Streets

Union Square Main Streets Needs Flufftastic Volunteers...Can You Help?

Love to eat Marshmallow Fluff but hate the guilty feeling it leaves you with? Come absolve that guilt (and have your Fluffernutter, too!) by volunteering at the fifth annual “What the Fluff?” Festival in Union Square, Somerville.

The Festival celebrates the invention of Marshmallow Fluff in 1917 in Union Square and serves to unite the diverse Somerville community around a common love of Marshmallowy craziness.

We’re expecting around 5,000 Fluff-hungry attendees to descend upon Union Square so we need lots of help. This free celebration of kitsch and community includes live music, games for kids and adults, a cooking contest, craft and food vendors and, of course, lots of Marshmallow Fluff! The festival is presented by Union Square Main Streets as part of the Somerville Arts Council’s ArtsUnion series.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with Union Square Main Streets and to get to know and give back to the Union Square community. All are needed and welcome!

If you’re interested in taking a leadership or planning role for the Festival, we’d love to have your help! Please just mention your interest in your email.


  • Saturday, September 25 (rain date Sunday, September 26) from 3-7pm
  • Volunteer shifts run 2-3 hours long, beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 8:30 pm
  • There will be a pre-volunteer rally/party on Tuesday, September 21 at 7pm at the Design Annex, upstairs from Precinct. Attendance is encouraged but not mandatory to volunteer.

Volunteer positions:

  • Run games for kids and adults alike
  • Welcome guests and distribute programs
  • Help backstage for musical and dancing performances
  • Set-up, decorate and clean-up

Perks of volunteering:

  • Meet other creative, quirky, Fluff-friendly volunteers
  • Eat lots of Fluff
  • Support the amazing Union Square community
  • Thank you gifts to volunteers
  • You’ll still have lots of time to enjoy all the Festival has to offer: live music, eating contests, craft and food vendors, crazy shenanigans!

How to get involved:

Email [email protected]

Include your name, times available, and whether you can attend the pre-volunteer rally on Tuesday, September 21 at 7pm.

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