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Fairs & Festivals in Berkshires and Pioneer Valley/Mohawk Trail

Main Street and Holden Street North Adams, MA Phone: 413-664-6180

February 21, 2015

Hot chocolate, a chowder competition, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, and roasted marshmallows at a community campfire.

2 Court Street Springfield, MA Phone:

August 8, 2015

Featured performers at this festival are Big Chief Donald Harrison, Avery Sharpe, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jeff Holmes Quartet, Elan Trotman, Deva Mahal, Jesus Pagan and Conjunto Barrio, Butler, Bernstein and the Hot 9. See full schedule.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road Princeton, MA Phone: 978-464-2300

August 15, 2015

Kristian Bush, founding member of the superstar country duo Sugarland, tops the summer day-long mix of country music, food and fun featuring a total of five bands and two stages. Rounding out the lineup are top local and regional country artists, including Shanna Jackman, Alec MacGillvray, the Houston Bernard Band and the up-and-coming Darren Bessette Band. Festival goers will also enjoy Wachusett’s famous scenic SkyRide to the mountain summit, local craft vendors, barbecue and beer Fest-of-Ale featuring Wachusett Brewery and other favorites. Also highlighting the day will be an appearance by festival host former New England Patriot Matt Light. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $20 in advance at www.wachusett.com and $30 at the door; children, $6 in advance and $9 at the door).

41 Fair Street Northampton, MA Phone: 413-584-2237

September 4-7, 2015

Highlights this year include the demolition derby, Garfield's Birthday Surprise Party (shows at noon, 3 and 6 p.m.), Ella The Ellephant (shows at noon, 3 and 6 p.m.), The Very Hungry Caterpillar on September 7, The Magic Tree House (shows at noon, 3 and 6 p.m.), Moto Maniacs motorcycle stunts and acrobatic displays, Axe Women Loggers of Maine, 300 Foot Long Drag Racing on September 7 Check out the truck and oxen pulls, too. Fans of agriculture, late summer, or nature, and people of all ages can have a blast here. Admission: Adults, $8 (online price) or $10; seniors or veterans, $7 (online price) or $8; kids below age 11, free! Ride-all-day wristbands, $22. Demolition derby tickets, $5