Events/Event Sponsors

Our fundraising events are essential to the success of the program.

Daffodil Run 5K & 10K

The Daffodil Run is a 5K walk/run and 10K run through downtown Amherst that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters. In this fun and festive community event, participants race past many of the 50,000 daffodils that were planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary. The event is held each year at the beginning of spring, when the daffodils are in full bloom. Like our Facebook Page to see when registration opens up for the 2020 Daffodil Run/Walk!

Click here to learn more about this wonderful event or email Katie Lipsmeyer at for sponsorship opportunities.

The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K

The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K courses are designed to take you on a tour of the beauty that is Western Massachusetts! Enjoy peak fall foliage and a rockin’ post-race party with free tacos, beer and cider donuts, great prize giveaways, food vendors and more!

The 4th annual Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K is October 20, 2019 at Look Park in Florence. To learn more and register, visit:

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Katie Lipsmeyer at

Northampton Winter Craft Fair

2014-Winter-Craft-Fair-Collage-The Northampton Winter Craft Fair is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled day while doing your holiday shopping. The fair takes place at Northampton High School on the first full weekend of December every year. The two-day fair features one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from 90 juried artisans, delicious food, a fabulous silent auction on Saturday and plenty of free parking. The fair also features a wonderful children’s book sale with thousands of gently-used, pre-loved children’s books at bargain prices, organized by children’s book author/illustrator Diane deGroat. $5 Admission benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. The 2020 show will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22, 2020.

If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at the 2020 Winter Craft Fair, please click the application link below:

2020 Northampton Winter Craft Fair App

Click here to view the layout of the Winter Craft Fair

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The tremendous success of our events would not be possible without the generous support of our event sponsors!

Being a sponsor of all three of our major events is a win-win situation for your business or organization. Not only are you supporting a great cause, but you are putting your name in front of thousands of race participants, craft fair attendants, website visitors and more. The money raised by these events directly allows Big Brothers Big Sisters to continue to serve children in our community.

Thank you so much for your support of our events, and of course, of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County and the children and families we serve. We look forward to working with you!


Katie Lipsmeyer, Big Brothers Big Sisters Manager of Development and Marketing – 413-259-3346

Mailing Address:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002

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