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FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND FAMILY FUN

BARTHOLOMEW'S COBBLE

105 Weatogue Road,

Sheffield, Mass.

thetrustees.org

Sunday, Oct. 8: Fall Foliage Wagon Rides, beginning at 10 a.m. and running every 30 minutes until 3 p.m., $15, kids ride free.

BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL

GARDEN HARVEST FESTIVAL

5 West Stockbridge Road,

Stockbridge, Mass.

413-298-3926,

berkshirebotanical.org

Oct. 7 and 8: Live music, crafts, food, hay rides and maze, a haunted house, and the opening of "Wonder World: Three Artists Define Nature's Magic" exhibition, $7, children under 12 are free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BIZARRE BAZAAR

Gladys Allen Brigham

Community Center,

165 East St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Saturday, Oct. 14: Community craft fair, arts, gifts and food, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $2, children under 12 are free.

CIDERPALOOZA

309 County St., Bennington, Vt.

taphouseatcatglass.com/

ciderpalooza

Saturday, Oct. 28: A family-friendly craft cider festival, must be 21+ to sample hard ciders. Children can sample apple slices, Vermont-made sweet ciders, locally-made apple products, enter a costume contest or enter the family pet, 1 to 4 p.m. Children's admission is free.

EQUINOX VALLEY NURSERY

Route 7A, Manchester, Vt.

802-362-2310,

equinoxvalleynursery.com

Saturday, Oct. 14: Pumpkin carving festival fundraiser for the food cupboard, with vendors, games for kids, a doughnut-eating contest, crazy maze, hay rides and more, 8:30 to 5 p.m.

Through October: Pumpkin patch at the Nursery.

FALL INTO CHESTERWOOD

4 Williamsville Road,

Stockbridge, Mass.

chesterwood.org

Monday, Oct. 9: Includes entrance to studio, residence and grounds, live music by Mamma's Marmalade, dance performance by Sayer Mansfield and Shawn Ahern, a birding presentation by Arlene Kiesler, guided hikes, pumpkin carving and scavenger hunt, $10, $5 for teens, free for children. Rain or shine, 1 to 5 p.m.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 West Housatonic St.,

Pittsfield, Mass.

hancockshakervillage.org

Oct. 14 and 15: Fall Harvest Weekend, classes and workshops, readings, hikes and more, admission is $8-$20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JIMINY PEAK FALL FESTIVAL

37 Corey Road, Hancock, Mass.

jiminypeak.com

Oct. 7 - 9: Craft sale and farmers market, barbecue, scenic chair life rides, live music, beer garden and more, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

NAUMKEAG

5 Prospect Hill Road,

Stockbridge, Mass.

thetrustees.org

Oct. 13 and 14: Naumkeag Pumpkin Trail, along a pumpkin-lit garden trail you will meet nocturnal woodland creatures, and learn fun facts about some of your favorite local critters,$20, kids free, 5 to 8 p.m. This is a non-scary event for all ages, costumes welcome. Flashlights are encouraged; trail is not stroller friendly.

OKTOBERFEST

Colgate Park, Route 9 West,

Bennington, Vt.

845-641-6007

Saturday, Oct. 14: Hosted by the Norshaft Lions, there will be food, drinks, live entertainment by The Rymanowski Brothers, hay rides and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PITTSFIELD FARMERS MARKET

The Common, First Street,

Pittsfield, Mass.

farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Saturday, Oct. 14: Harvest fest with vendors, live music with The Banulis & Miller Jazz Duo, demos, free rides with the Roaming Railroad, bouncy house, pumpkin painting and more, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RAMBLEFEST

3 Hoosac St., Adams, Mass.

exploreadams.com

Sunday, Oct. 8: Ramblefest Half Marathon/8K along the Ashuwillticook Trail, organized by the Berkshire Running Center, 9:30 and 10 a.m. Register: berkshirerunningcenter-com.3dcartstores.com.

Sunday, Oct. 8: Ramblefest featuring live music by Quarter Life Crisis and License to Groove, local craft beer and wine from Bright Ideas Brewing and Wandering Star Brewing Company, craft exhibitors, hayrides, trolley tours, pumpkin decorating and more, noon to 5 p.m.

Ramble up Mount Greylock

Monday, Oct. 9: The 50th Greylock Ramble, trek to the mountain summit from the Cheshire Harbor Trailhead on West Mountain Road. Park at the Adams Free Library to catch the free shuttle to the trailhead, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with return shuttles running until 4 p.m.

ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY

LIBRARY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

roejanlibrary.org

Saturday, Oct. 7: Storytime for children up to age 6, 10:30 a.m.; pumpkin decorating for children 2-18, 11:30 to 3 p.m.; Pizza and movie night, 5:30 p.m., registration required at 518-325-4101.

SAINT JOHN

PAUL II PARISHFALL FEST

Notre Dame School,

St. John Paul II Parish,

McKinley Square, Adams, Mass.

Saturday, Oct. 7: American and Polish food, goods, decor, silent auction, kids fair and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 8: Italian Pasta, Chinese auction, Christmas and fall decor and more, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SOUTHERN VERMONT

COLLEGE FALL FESTIVAL

982 Mansion Drive,

Bennington, Vt.

Saturday, Oct. 14: Vendors, entertainment and children's activities, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WILLIAMSTOWN RURAL

LANDS FOUNDATION

Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road,

Williamstown, Mass.

wrlf.org

Saturday, Oct. 14: Stone Hill Interpretive Hike, 9 a.m. Meet at the Lunder Center Parking area, Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

Saturday, Oct. 21: A Taste of Honey honey-tasting event, $5-$15, 4 to 6 p.m. Register by Oct. 7 at ruraland@wrlf.org.

HALLOWEEN FUN

BENNINGTON FREE LIBRARY

101 Silver St., Bennington, Vt.

benningtonfreelibrary.org

Monday, Oct. 30: Not-so-Scary Halloween Stories, fun for the whole family, costumes optional, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Bring a flashlight.

BERKSHIRE SHENANIGANS

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Shire City Sanctuary,

40 Melville St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Saturday, Oct. 28: "Creatures of the Deep," themed Halloween Party, featuring performances by Heart-Shaped Box and Berkshire Acro-yogis, cash bar, $30, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. This is a 21 and older event.

BURDETT COMMONS

Arlington Community House,

Route 7A, Arlington, Vt.

802-375-6515

Oct. 27 and 28: Burdett Commons Annual Haunted House, $5-8, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.

bushnellsagelibrary.org

Friday, Oct. 27: Trunk-or-treating, free books and fun, 4 to 6 p.m., at Town Hall, Depot Square, Sheffield, Mass.

FALLAPALOOZA

Downtown Bennington, Vt.

802-442-5758,

betterbennington.com

Saturday, Oct. 28: Store-to-Store Trick-or-Treating, Roaming Railroad Rides and vendors, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Haunted Shuttle to 4 Corners North and pumpkin carving, noon to 3 p.m.

HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL

Southern Vermont Arts Center,

930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, Vt.

svac.org

Sunday, Oct. 29: Bring kids in their costumes and enjoy pumpkin painting, a scavenger hunt and magic show, goodies and more, 2 to 4 p.m. Check for pricing.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 West Housatonic St.,

Pittsfield, Mass.

hancockshakervillage.org

Oct. 6, 20, 27: Haunted Hancock after-hours tour, recommended for those over 13, $30 includes same-day admission to the village, 6 p.m. Reservations encouraged.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Halloween at Hancock, tick-or-treating, ghost stories and more, $8-$20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HAYC3

80 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

hayc3.org

Monday, Oct. 30: 67th Annual Halloween Parade, 6 p.m., Wood Memorial Park, Main Street.

THE MOUNT

2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

413-551-5100, edithwharton.org

Through October: Ghost Tour for ages 12 to 18, $24, Fridays at 5:45 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Ghost Tour for ages 12 to 18, $24, 5:45 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29: "In the Mood for Ghosts: Storytelling with Tom Lee," $10, 5 p.m., Main House.

Tuesday, Oct. 31: Halloween Ghost Tour, not recommended for children under 12, $22-28, 8 and 10 p.m.

NAUMKEAG

5 Prospect Hill Road,

Stockbridge, Mass.

thetrustees.org

Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28: Haunted House, the ghost of the Choate's gardener is back, and he has set a harrowing course through the creaking Carriage House at Naumkeag, $25, 7 to 9 p.m.

PITTSFIELD HALLOWEEN PARADE

Tyler Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

cityofpittsfield.org

Friday, Oct. 27: Zombies, ghouls and marchers are wanted. Register your group to march by Oct. 13. Parade kicks off at 7 p.m.

PURGATORY ROAD

190 Cleveland Road,

Dalton, Mass.

Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21: 2-acre haunted corn maze, not recommended for children under 12, $10, 7 to 10 p.m.

ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY

LIBRARY PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

roejanlibrary.org

Saturday, Oct. 28: Trick or treat for kids ages 3-10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VERMONT ARTS EXCHANGE

48 Main St.,

North Bennington, Vt.

802-442-5549, vtartxchange.org

Friday, Oct. 13: Halloween Poster exhibit, with live music, food and libation, 5 p.m., Power's Market, 9 Main St., North Bennington.

Tuesday, Oct. 31: North Bennington Halloween Parade, with costume contest and a costumed pet competition, 4 p.m.

WILLIAM CULLEN

BRYANT HOMESTEAD

207 Bryant Road,

Cummington, Mass.

thetrustees.org

Oct. 20, 21, 28 and 29: Homestead Haunted House, for ages 13 and up, $10, 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets: acaluori@thetrustees.org.

Friday, Oct. 27: Mystery Magic at the Homestead program for adults, cash bar, $25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: acaluori@thetrustees.org.

HARVEST FUN

ARMSTRONG'S FARM STAND

614 US-7, Pownal, Vt.

802-442-6715

Through October: Pumpkin patch open.

BEAR SWAMP ORCHARD

1209 Hawley Road, Ashfield, Mass.

bearswamporchard.com

Oct. 6 - 8: Apple picking, cider tastings, cidery tours and more, 10 to 6 p.m. The farm store will be open throughout October and November Saturdays 1 to 5 p.m., for hard cider tastings and sales of products and apples, as available.

HICKS CORN MAZE

1299 Route 2, Charlemont, Mass.

hickscornmaze.com

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October.

HILLTOP ORCHARDS

508 Canaan Road,

Richmond, Mass.

hilltoporchards.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Through Columbus Day: Hayrides, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Through October: Pick your own apples.

IOKA VALLEY FARM

3475 MA-43, Williamstown, Mass.

413-738-5915,

iokavalleyfarm.com

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through October.

Through October: Mini Corn Maze, Dress-Me Scarecrows, Giant Pumpkin House, Hay Tunnel, and Farm Animal Petting Area, free. Melvin's Fishing Hole, Family Play Area, Cow Train Ride and Pumpkin Slingshot, fee required. Pumpkin patch, pay buy the pound.

RIISKA BROOK ORCHARD

101 New Hartford Road,

Sandisfield, Mass.

riiskabrookorchard.com

Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Through October: Apple picking, and purchase apples, pumpkins, maple sugar, cider and more at the Apple Shack.

WHITNEY'S FARM AND

COUNTRY GARDENS

1775 South State Road,

Cheshire, Mass.

413-442-4749, whitneysfarm.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Through Oct. 29: Pumpkin Fest, pumpkin picking, haunted corn maze, pumpkin bounce house, pony rides and more, Friday 2 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WINDY HILL FARM

686 Stockbridge Road,

Great Barrington, Mass.

413-298-3217,

windyhillfarminc.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Dec. 24.

Through October: Fresh-picked or pick-your-own apples.

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