Celebrate the season at one of our top picks for Halloween, harvest fun

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Harvest fun for young and old

Check out the Berkshire Botanical Harvest Festival, Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy lots of great children's activities, pony and hay rides, games, live entertainment, over 100 regional artisan vendors and workshops on cheese and cider making, beekeeping and more. 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge. BERKSHIREBOTANICAL.ORG



Taste the flavors of the season

NorShaft Lions' annual OKTOBERFEST returns Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with ethnic food, a beer tent, live music by the Rymanowski Brothers and a German DJ, children's activities including wagon rides, vendors and more. Historic Colegate Park, 1357 West Road, Bennington. BENNINGTON.COM



Leave the kids at home!

Naumkeag's Haunted House returns Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, 6:30 to 9 p.m. In the mansion, visitors encounter ghouls and ghosts. In the dark and gloomy gardens, the chain saw man has sharpened his steel. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Admission is $25. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. THETRUSTEES.ORG



Get spooked after hours

Stick around Hancock Shaker Village after dark for Haunted Hancock, Oct. 18-27. Walk the dark paths of the village by lantern light, hear true tales of ghostly sightings and discover the Shakers' role in the spiritualist movement. Tours are Thursdays at 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield. HANCOCKSHAKERVILLAGE.ORG



A parade of ghouls, ghosts and goblins

The annual Pittsfield Halloween Parade kicks off Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. on Tyler Street. There's still time to register your community/civic group to participate! Fill out your applications by Oct. 12. CITYOFPITTSFIELD.ORG


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