Best Bets: Fun things the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont, Sept. 15-21


Reflecting on history, place

Celebrate the beauty of the Clark Art Institute's natural setting in Williamstown, Mass., by visiting its newest exhibit 'Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill.' Trace Stone Hill, a geological wonder, back to its ancient geologic times and its first settlers.

Food Fest

An apple a day keeps winter ...

Well, it doesn't keep winter away, but it makes accepting cooler temperatures easier! Celebrate fall's harvest from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, at Bartlett's Orchard in Richmond, Mass. Pick some apples and toast to fall at their Crunch, Munch and Malt fest.


Feel the fabric in your hands

If you love to sew, or just enjoy fashion throughout history, make the trip over to Sepencertown, N.Y., on Saturday, for "Costume & Culture: Designs for Life." From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., enjoy workshops, exhibits and demonstrations.

Live Animals

Go wild in Vermont

The 2016 Vermont Wildlife Festival is something to howl about! Bring the family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, to the Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vt., for live animal demos, outdoor fun and a Native American exhibit. Entrance is a donation.


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