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AUSTERLITZ HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 22ND AUTUMN IN AUSTERLITZ FESTIVAL


Old Austerlitz, 11550 NY-22, Austerlitz, N.Y.

oldausterlitz.org

Sunday, Oct. 7: Demonstrations of 19th-century crafts, cider press, vendors, silent auction and live music. Admission $7, children under 12 free.



BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN HARVEST FESTIVAL

Intersection of Route 102 and Route 183, Stockbridge

berkshirebotanical.org

Oct. 6 and 7: Celebrate the autumn harvest with continuous live entertainment, artisan food and craft vendors, tag and plant sales, pony rides, hay maze, drop-in workshops and a haunted house, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7, children under 12 free.



BIZARRE BAZAAR

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center

165 East St., Pittsfield

brighamcenter.org

Saturday, Oct. 13: Unique handcrafts, specialty gifts, jewelry, and more available for sale, 9:30 to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 and children under 12 are free.



CIDERPALOOZA 2018

Tap House at Catamount Glass

309 County St., Bennington, Vt.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Family-friendly event featuring a craft cider tasting of both hard and sweet (non-alcoholic) ciders, activities for adults and children, plus delicious food, 1 to 4 p.m.



FALL FUN DAY

Colgate Park, Bennington, Vt.

betterbennington.com

Saturday, Oct. 20: Wagon rides, corn hole games, pumpkin crafts and games, golf contest and ponies, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5.



FALL INTO CHESTERWOOD

4 Williamsville Road, Chesterwood

chesterwood.org

Monday, Oct. 8: A fun family event, 1 to 5 p.m., featuring pumpkin carving with artists-in-residence Rick and Laura Brown, music by the Easy Ridin' Papas, sculpture demonstrations, guided hikes up the Ledges Trail at 2 and 3 p.m., and a late afternoon stroll along woodland walks, decorated with lit, carved pumpkins. Guided tours of Chesterwood's Studio and Residence will be held at 1 and 2 p.m. and open touring is available from 3 to 5 p.m.



GREAT BARRINGTON LIBRARIES

Mason Library, 231 Main St.,

Great Barrington

Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St.,

Housatonic, 413-274-3738

413-528-2403, gblibraries.org

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Crafting Ornaments for the Festival of Trees, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Mason. Registration begins Oct. 1.

Saturday, Nov. 17: Make-a-Turkey-Out-of-a-Potato Extravaganza, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Mason Library. Registration begins Oct. 1.



JIMINY PEAK FALL FESTIVAL

37 Corey Road, Hancock

jiminypeak.com

Monday, Oct. 8: Fireman's sale, craft sale, Mountain Adventure and scenic chair lift rides, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



KILLINGTON HARVEST FAIRE

4763 Killington Road, Killington, Vt.

killington.com

Saturday, Oct. 6: Live music, craft beer and family favorites like pumpkin painting, horse drawn hay rides, bounce house, apple launching and stein hoisting, $25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



MOUNT HOLLY CIDER DAYS

Belmont Green

Oct. 6 and 7: Cider press, library book sale, vendor sale and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.



NAUMKEAG

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge

thetrustees.org

Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13: Pumpkin trail, meet nocturnal woodland creatures along the pumpkin lit garden trail and learn about your favorite critters, 5 to 7:30 p.m. $15, children free.



OKTOBERFEST

Colegate Park,

1357 West Road, Bennington, Vt.

bennington.com

Saturday, Oct. 6: Ethnic food, beer, wagon rides, vendor sale, music by the Rymanowski Brothers, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $8. Children under 12 free.



PITTSFIELD FARMERS MARKET

1st Street, Pittsfield

farmersmarketpittsfield.org

Saturday, Oct. 13: Craft fair, live music by Luke DeRoy, photo booth, meet the author, live cooking demo and roaming railroad. Don't forget to wear your costume, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



RAMBLEFEST

Adams Visitors Center

3 Hoosac St., Adams

exploreadams.com

Sunday, Oct. 7: RambleFest 15K Two Person Relay, sign up at berkshirerunningcenter.com.

Sunday, Oct. 7: RambleFest, live music, local craft beer and wine, hayrides or horse-drawn trolley tours of historic Adams, a toasty campfire, pumpkin decorating and other activities for the kids, noon to 5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 8: 51st Greylock Ramble, free shuttles take hikers from downtown Adams to and from the base of the Cheshire Harbor Trail from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



ST. JOHN PAUL II PARISH

21 Maple St, Adams

adamscatholicchurches.org

Sunday, Oct. 7: Annual Fall Fest, Bazaar and Kids Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Notre Dame School, behind the church.



SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE'S

FALL FEST

982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, Vt.

Saturday, Oct. 6:
The festivities include food, live music and entertainment, local Vermont crafts and gifts, games and more, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



STRATTON'S HARVEST FEST

Stratton Mountain

5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain, Vt.

stratton.com

Saturday, Oct. 6: Annual Brewfest, 100 brews to sample, $39, noon to 6 p.m.; chili cook-off, $20, 1 p.m.; a spooktacular scavenger hunt, hayrides, live music and more.





HALLOWEEN FUN



BURDETT COMMONS

Arlington Community House

Route 7A, Arlington, Vt.

arlingtonactivityevents.org

Oct. 26 and 27: Annual haunted house, "Urban Legends," 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.



FALLAPALOOZA

Main Street, Bennington, Vt.

betterbennington.com

Saturday, Oct. 27: Store-to-store trick-or-treating, in-store specials, roaming Railroad Rides, gift and food vendors, children's activities, live entertainment, medieval combat demonstrations, pumpkin carving and decorating, and more activities at Four Corners North.



GREAT BARRINGTON LIBRARIES

Mason Library, 231 Main St.,

Great Barrington

Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St.,

Housatonic, 413-274-3738

gblibraries.org

Saturday, Oct. 27: Halloween Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mason.

Sunday, Oct. 28: Boosatonic, an afternoon of pumpkin decorating, a scavenger hunt and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," 1 to 4 p.m., Ramsdell.



HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE

1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield

hancockshakervillage.org

Oct. 18-27: Haunted Hancock after-hours tour, Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 6 and 8 p.m., Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m., $30.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Halloween at Hancock, with admission, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., wear your costume for trick-or-treating throughout the village, and learn how Shakers celebrated Halloween. Expect ghost stories and fortune telling.



HAYC3

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

hayc3.org

Saturday, Oct. 27: Trunk or treating, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Halloween Parade, 6 p.m., Wood Memorial Park. Prizes will be awarded to those with the cutest, funniest, most original, scariest, and best family costumes.



HUBBARD HALL

25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

hubbardhall.org

Saturday, Oct. 27: Whispering Bones, an evening of spooky storytelling, $10 adults, 7:30 p.m.



13 NIGHTS AT JIMINY

Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Road, Hancock

jiminypeak.com

Through Oct. 31: Experience the terror as you descend into the depths of Jiminy's past as a haunted hold out. Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Also Oct. 7, 30 and 31. Admission $25; Scare and Scream Package, $37. Recommended for ages 10 and up.



LENOX COMMUNITY CENTER

65 Walker St., Lenox

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Trunk-or-Treat, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; annual Halloween Parade, begins at 5 p.m. at St. Ann's, 134 Main St., Lenox.



THE MOUNT

2 Plunkett St., Lenox

edithwharton.org

Fridays through October: Ghost tour, take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home, 5:45 and 7 p.m. $24, $20 teens. Also Saturday, Oct. 20, 27, 31.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Halloween Dog Parade, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.



NAUMKEAG

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge

thetrustees.org

Oct. 19, 20, 27 and 28: Haunted house, inside the historic mansion, visitors will encounter ghouls, grimoires and ghastly ghosts, $15-$25, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Recommended for ages 13 and up.



PITTSFIELD HALLOWEEN PARADE


Tyler Street, Pittsfield

cityofpittsfield.org

Friday, Oct. 26: 74th annual parade, 7 p.m. Group and float registration by Oct. 12.



PURGATORY ROAD

190 Cleveland Road, Dalton

Oct. 12, 23, 19 and 20: Walk your way through a two acre corn maze, not recommended for children under 12, $15, 7 to 10 p.m.



SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

930 SVAC Drive, Manchester, Vt.

svac.org

Saturday, Oct. 27: Halloween on the Hill, explore the SVAC campus as you work your way through a spooky scavenger hunt, decorate seasonal crafts and more, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 suggested donation.



STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY, MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

46 Main St., Stockbridge

stockbridgelibrary.org

Friday, Oct. 26: 8th Annual Pumpkin Walk-About, drop off your pumpkin 5 to 6 p.m. Halloween Parade, 6 p.m. Storytime, 6:30 p.m.



WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HOMESTEAD

207 Bryant Road, Cummington

Programming subject to change, check thetrustees.org

Friday, Oct. 26: Mystery Theater with Magician Melies, intended for adults, $30, 7 to 9 p.m.

Oct. 27, 28 and 30: Homestead Haunted House, ages 12 and up, $15, 7 to 10 p.m.





HARVEST FUN



ARMSTRONG'S FARM STAND

614 US-7, Pownal, Vt.

802-442-6715

Through October: Pumpkin patch open.



BEAR SWAMP ORCHARD

1209B Hawley Road, Ashfield

bearswamporchard.com

Oct. 5-7: Apple picking and hard cider tasting, Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 3 and 4: Cider Days Weekend, hard cider tastings, cidery tours and workshops.



EQUINOX VALLEY NURSERY

1158 Main St., Manchester, Vt.

equinoxvalleynursery.com

Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Through Early November: Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin products, cider doughnuts, wagon rides and corn maze. Annual pumpkin carving festival, usually second weekend of October.



HICKS CORN MAZE

1299 Route 2, Charlemont

hickscornmaze.com

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. $7 adults, $5 ages 12 and under.



HILLTOP ORCHARDS

508 Canaan Road, Richmond

hilltoporchards.com

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

Through October: Apple your own apples.

Sunday, Nov. 4: Learn to Brew Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.



IOKA VALLEY FARM

3475 MA-43, Williamstown

413-738-5915, iokavalleyfarm.com

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

Through October: Pick-your-own pumpkins and Indian Corn, cow train ride, free hayrides, a family play area and animal petting area, pumpkin games, pumpkin slingshot and more.



RIISKA BROOK ORCHARD

101 New Hartford Road, Sandisfield

413-258-4761, riiskabrookorchard.com

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

Through October: Apple picking.



WHITNEY'S FARM MARKET AND COUNTRY GARDENS

1775 S. State Road, Cheshire

413-442-4749, whitneysfarm.com

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

Through Halloween: Pumpkin Fest, Friday 2 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pick pumpkins, take a hay ride, visit the corn maze and more.



WINDY HILL FARM

686 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington

413-298-3217, windyhillfarminc.com

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

Through Fall: Apple picking.


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