Fairs & Festivals in Berkshires and Pioneer Valley/Mohawk Trail
May 21-22, 2016
Come to enjoy food, music, continuous entertainment, activities for children, historical tours, a 5K road race or walk, a parade and some of the best artists, crafters and photographers in New England. The 5K Race is Saturday morning. Starting time is 7:30 a.m. for walkers and 8 a.m. for runners. The parade is Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. on Longmeadow Street to the Town Green.
There are many activities for children at Long Meddowe Days. The popular miniature train, a climbing wall, a bounce house and fun temporary tattoos are returning favorites.
Visit the Storrs House Museum on Longmeadow Street to understand regional history from the early 17th to the mid-19th centuries.
Attend tours of the Olde Burying Yard with local experts. Some gravestones are 250 to 300 years old. Their design and composition are intriguing! Join an Architectural Walking Tour along the Town Green.
Civil War re-enactors from the 9th Massachusetts Light Artillery will be on our Town Green in full battle dress at an authentic Civil War encampment. A Parrott cannon is fired every hour during the festival while re-enactors play the roles of several members of the Civil War Artillery that fought at Gettysburg. The Society of the 17th Century will be demonstrating craft skills of the period.
3-County Fairgrounds, 54 Old Ferry Road, off Route 9
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:
Cummington Fairgrounds, 97 Fairgrounds Road
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