Boxes in Bloom

for Businesses

Chairperson - Gail Michaud

The Marblehead Festival of the Arts is bringing back Boxes in Bloom this year. We are planning on having it in the business area of town for businesses only. We hope you will participate to help us make our town beautiful during the Festival.

We are encouraging business owners from all over the business area to make up window boxes or floral displays.

There is a $10.00 registration fee with the deadline being Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Please register online at: and click on the Online Registration icon.

Judging will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

There are 3 awards - Best of Show ($125.00) and Outstanding Work ($50.00) and Honorable Mention. All 3 award winners will be awarded a ribbon and certificate.

The winners will be notified on Sunday, June 30th and they will be announced and invited to attend the Awards Night, Wednesday, July 3rd at Abbot Hall upper grounds, from 6-8pm.

If you have any questions please email -

More about the Boxes in Bloom Festival…

We hope the following further information will be helpful.

What is Boxes In Bloom?

It is a judged floral exhibit of businesses entryways and other creative floral displays, e.g. window boxes, freestanding containers, hanging baskets. This event provides Marbleheaders the opportunity to express their floral creativity and the visitors and shoppers a more inviting atmosphere.

How do Festival-goers view all the entries if they are spread throughout town?

We will display a walking map tour in our 2019 Festival Program Book and on our website. The entries are identified by a numbered sign featuring the Boxes in Bloom Logo.

Other Festival happenings…

In order for the Festival to help have people visit the whole town and make it more enjoyable, we will be having a Glass Blowing and other Artisan demonstrations on Friday, July 5th at Phillips and Lee Auto Service. They have generously lent us the space. And as you probably know, we have also been putting our Cod Auction Cods in Merchant’s windows throughout the town for the past four years. And of course, even though Abbot Hall is closed for renovations, we have been able to find alternative sites for those four exhibits throughout various venues in downtown. We appreciate the generosity of those institutions. We are a generous and welcoming community.