64th Annual Fall Foliage Festival


2019 Fall Foliage Festival – "There’s No Place Like Home…in the Berkshires!"

Thursday, Sept. 26:

MCLA's DownStreet Art, 5 – 8 p.m.


This is the final DownStreet Art Thursday of the 2019 season, from 5 to 8 p.m. More info. TBA. DownStreet Art, the last-Thursday-of-the-month popup program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, returns to downtown

North Adams from 5-8 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/308486300094733/

Friday, Sept. 27:

Movies Under the Stars at Colegrove Park Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Join us for the last free family movie in Colegrove Park for the 2019 season. This month’s movie is the 1939 MGM classic, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Thank you to Adams Community Bank for sponsoring this series. Movie begins at dusk, approximately 7 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 28:

Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt, Clues announced! Look for them in the Berkshire Eagle and in iBerkshires.com

Hoosac Valley Fall Foliage Train Rides

Departs from/returns to the Train Depot, 3 Depot St., Adams.

Saturday and Sunday, through end of October: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. On Oct., 6, 1 and 4:30 p.m. only.

$14/adults, $12/seniors & armed forces w/ID, $10/children 4-14, Free/lapsitter.


Fall Foliage Children’s Races and Family Fair

Noel Field, 310 State St., Adams.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Registration: 10 to 10:45 a.m./ Races at 11 a.m./ Awards ceremony at noon.

The northern Berkshire United Way, Youth Center Inc., and City of North Adams present this annual foot race and family fair. This event is free and open to all ages, with categories for various age groups, and awards for group winners. Best for ages 10 years and under.

The fair includes obstacle courses, games, give-a-ways, crafts, and magic! Children’s Fair booths are hosted by local community organizations. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.


MCLA's Fall Day of Service

MCLA Venable Gym, 375 Church St.

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Register to contribute to North Adams by signing up for this years Community Day of Service!


Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m in Venable Gym. After service we will meet for pizza and celebration at 1:00 p.m.Contact us at volunteercenter@mcla.edu with any questions or if you have a possible service site that could be addressed on the day!

Northern Berkshire Community Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding, at All Saints Episcopal Church, Steeple City Plaza Parking Lot

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sponsored by All Saints Episcopal Church and Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District. Disposal Fees (in support of All Saints): $5-10 for most items. LED/Flat Screen TVs $15 -50, CRT TVs/CRT monitors $15-50. No large appliances accepted (refrigerators, stoves, etc). No charge for paper shredding.

Open to all residents, businesses and schools in Berkshire County and Southern VT. Collect your old computers, laptops, monitors, TVs, air conditioners and more and bring them down. Also, watch your outdated sensitive documents shredded on site!

Fall Foliage Sunset Serenade - Bernice Lewis

The Wigwam Western Summit, 2350 Mohawk Trail

6 to 7:30 p.m.


Joined by her daughter Moriah, Bernice Lewis turns to the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra and perform their first Sunset Serenade.

With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis has been a featured performer on NPR's Mountain Stage program, as well as the Kennedy Center. She is The Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College.


Thursday, Oct. 3

Fall Foliage Ziti Supper

4 to 7 p.m.

Saint Elizabeth’s of Hungary, 70 Marshall St.

$7/ kids 12 and under, $10/person

St. Elizabeth's of Hungary will hold its annual ziti supper at the Parish Center. Dinner includes ziti and meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and a beverage. Desserts will also be available.

Friday, Oct. 4:

Annual Children’s Parade

Main Street, North Adams

Registration begins: 4:30 p.m./ Lineup: 5 p.m. / Parade: 5:30 p.m.


Children from throughout the Northern Berkshire's are encouraged to make costumes and enter the parade. This year's theme is "There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires”. Participants must arrive at the corner of Main and Eagle streets at 5 p.m. Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and will proceed west on Main St. to City Hall. Ribbons will be given to all participants. Group and float winners will be invited to participate in the Fall Foliage Parade on Sunday, Oct., 6, 2019. Please note that groups should be 10 or less children, as there are only 10 medals that will be awarded per category/prize. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. https://www.facebook.com/events/230082084596334/

Saturday, Oct. 5:

North Adams Farmers Market: Bring Your Dog to the Market

St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



The Farmers Market is one of the most pet-friendly places in the city! Help us celebrate the Dog Days of Fall by bringing your dog to the market. Special market vendors will include animal rescue agencies and animal-themed products. As always, patrons of the market can find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, and meat. For more information or a schedule of events, call or e-mail tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

Fall Bazaar

VFW Post 996 – Mohawk Trail

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Something for everyone: chinese auction, fish bowl, raffles, baked goods, fried dough and hot dogs. Contact: Mary Risch, 743-5040

9th Annual Dog Parade

Veteran’s Memorial Park

10 to 11:30 a.m., registration at 10 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m.

Free but donations to local animal rescues accepted

All dogs are encouraged to participate. Owners are encouraged to make costumes and enter their dogs into this parade. This year's parade theme is "There’s No Place Like Home in the Berkshires.” Categories are: funniest, best duo (owner and dog), best group (dogs), best small dog, best medium-sized dog, and best large dog. Prizes will be awarded following the parade and ribbons will be given to all participants. Dog parade winners will be invited to participate in the Fall Foliage Parade. Awards are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. https://www.facebook.com/events/501810037283807/

Fall Foliage Brew N’ Chew, Fall Craft Fair, and Miner Combat’s Dancing in the Street

Main Street between American Legion Drive and Eagle Street

Noon to 5 p.m.


Join us downtown for a celebration of Fall Foliage with local artisan and crafter booths, local beverage tent featuring Bright Ideas Brewing, Demarsico Wine Cellar, and TOURISTS, the annual Jack’s Hot Dog Stand hot dog eating competition to benefit PopCares, and

Miner Combat’s Dancing in the Street Fundraiser to benefit PopCares, supporting local families battling cancer. https://www.facebook.com/events/1494228654063930/

Noon to 5 p.m. - Vendors/food/beer

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - $20 to participate in Dancing in the Street Zumba and STRONG

2 p.m.- $5/person – crowler holding contest ( Contest is run in heats)

3 p.m. - $30/team to participate in Hot Dog Eating Contest

For vendor applications and information on space fees, please call 413-664-6180 or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov or aimeebullett@gmail.com

Sunday, Oct. 6:

1Berkshire presents the 64th

Annual Fall Foliage Parade – There’s No Place Like Home… in the Berkshires!

Downtown North Adams

1 p.m.

Parade begins at 1 p.m. The parade will commence at the Ocean State Job Lots parking lot, and conclude on Ashland Street after passing through downtown via Main Street. Thank you to the Gold Leaf Sponsor, MountainOne.


Event Dates
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from Thursday, September 26, 2019 through Sunday, October 6, 2019


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