The town-wide celebration of Westfield's own Charles Addams returns this October!
Born in 1912 and raised in Westfield, Charles Addams was one of the country’s premier cartoonists, with his work prominently featured in The New Yorker. His most successful creation, The Addams Family, was inspired by his hometown surroundings. The characters that began as illustrations grew into a television series, a live action movie franchise, a Broadway musical, and a highly anticipated animated movie scheduled to hit theaters on October 11, 2019. What better place to honor Addams’ talent and creativity than the town where he grew up?
After the success of its inaugural year in 2018 -- with over 12,000 attendees from 85 towns at nearly 20 events -- AddamsFest returns this year to celebrate this prolific talent and the hometown that inspired those all together ooky characters.
Westfield will be transformed to all things Charles Addams with family themed events, movie screenings, art exhibits and much more! With something for everyone, AddamsFest promises to be a whimsy-filled festival honoring the man, his legacy and the town where it all started.