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Celebrate Halloween in the Berkshires and get your shriek on

Visit a haunted house or costume party in the Berkshires
That wickedly wonderful time of the year is upon us — Halloween. It won't be hard at all to find in the Berkshires a haunted attraction or costume party to go to and get your shriek on. Full Story
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    Williams College students host planetarium shows for the public at one of the oldest observatories in the country
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    10/05/2016 01:11 PM EDT - It seems like every fall we say, "Where did the summer go?" For us, it went to 18 Berkshire Cottages alongside our funny, tireless and filled-with-interesting-facts tour guide Jennifer Huberdeau, otherwise known as the Cottager. Full Story

    The Cottager | Windyside: Tour the private Lenox Club where the Berkshire Cottagers played
    10/05/2016 01:36 PM EDT - LENOX, MASS. — In 1894, the New York Times ran a society column titled, "Lenox has the golf craze: Society hitting a little ball with a crooked stick," detailing how the popular sport had just about taken over everywhere.

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    10/05/2016 12:36 PM EDT
    Harvest Festival at the Pittsfield Farmer's Market: Grab your little ghost, superhero or princess for a Halloween parade around The Common on First Street in Pittsfield, Mass. 
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    Take Five | Five questions for Mark St. Germain
    10/05/2016 12:33 PM EDT - Mark St. Germain: Playwright Mark St. Germain has had a long and storied history with Barrington Stage Company and its artistic director Julianne Boyd. Full Story

    Best Bets in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for Oct. 6 - 12
    10/06/2016 11:23 AM EDT - Harvest fest Botanical Garden fall fun It's time for the Berkshire Botanical Garden's annual Harvest Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Full Story

    49th annual Greylock Ramble: Let's get ready to RAMBLE!
    10/05/2016 12:31 PM EDT - In Adams, Mass., you party on Sunday and hike on Monday. At least, during Columbus Day Weekend you do in honor of the annual ramble up Mount Greylock. Full Story

    New location for 28th Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival.
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    Go fly a kite at The Clark in celebration of free Stone Hill Family Day
    09/28/2016 11:56 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — Inside the galleries at the Clark Art Institute's Lunder Center atop Stone Hill in Williamstown, the rings of a massive root ball from a fallen tree count the years when it stood tall under the open sky. Full Story

    Take Five | Five questions for Jonathan Edwards
    09/28/2016 11:53 AM EDT - Jonathan Edwards: After four decades of delivering songs of passion, insight and humor, Edwards is often found on the road doing what he does best, playing live in front of people. Full Story

    Best Bets: Things to do in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5
    09/28/2016 12:35 PM EDT - Dog parade Put your pup in a costume Finally, an excuse to dress your dog in a funny outfit (not that you really needed one! Full Story

    Best Bets: Fun things to do in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont, Sept. 22 - 28
    09/22/2016 10:37 AM EDT - Civil war See rare quilt close up Even if you can't sew a button on a shirt, you'll appreciate the delicate craftsmanship of the "1863 Jane Stickle Quilt," at the Bennington Museum. Full Story

    Annual Fall Run: Where you can admire motorcycles for a good cause
    09/22/2016 06:16 AM EDT - ADAMS, MASS. — Traffic Alert: Be prepared for the rumbling hum of motorcycles on a mission this weekend. Full Story

    Glow Ball: Putt by the glow of the moonlight for a good cause
    09/22/2016 06:16 AM EDT - Test your short game by the light of glow sticks and help support the Berkshire County Special Olympics in the same stroke on Friday, at Baker's Golf Center in Lanesborough, Mass. Full Story

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