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Fairs & Festivals in Berkshires and Pioneer Valley/Mohawk Trail

Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road Cummington, MA Phone:

May 28-29, 2016

All Massachusetts sheep producers and woolcraft enthusiasts are invited to participate in this event. Chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 things to do in Massachusetts. Camping is available on the grounds for vendors and exhibitors. There is a $20 charge for campers and a $10 charge for tents. Hook-ups are first come first serve.
A potluck supper will be held on the fairgrounds dining room at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a prepared dish or salad sufficient to feed your family to the kitchen by 4 p.m.
Admission: Parking is $10 per car; $15 for a two-day pass

3-County Fairgrounds, 54 Old Ferry Road, off Route 9 Northampton, MA Phone: 800-511-9725

May 28-30, 2016

Two hundred sixth artists and makers from all part of the United State come to Northampton for three days of visual arts, unique design, food, live music and great fun. Browse the 2016 collection of this show’s remarkable exhibitors, organized by medium. Admission: Adults, $13; seniors over age 64, $12; students, $8; three-day pass, $16; children 12 and younger, free Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Information:

Court Square Springfield, MA Phone:

August 6, 2016

The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival is family-friendly event designed to bring people of many different walks of life together to share their love and passion for music and art. Sweet, sensual, energetic, and infectious musical sounds from a wide range of genres, including jazz, Latin jazz, gospel, blues, funk and more will fill the air in Court Square. Food will be provided by many vendors, including Blackjack Steakhouse, Neville’s Creole Cuisine n’ Catering, Nadim’s, La Veracruzana, Elegant Affairs, Queenie’s Island Cuisine and others. Festival is held rain or shine. Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Featured musicians are Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla, Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, the Eric Krasno Band, Heshima Moja and Ofrecimiento with guest Rayvon Owen, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Terri Lyne Carrington Group, and Taj Mahal.