Fairs & Festivals brighten the Berkshires every season of the year

In a landscape like this with so much natural beauty, history, creative and performing artists, craftsmen, food purveyors, wine and beer makers, there are lots of reasons and occasions to hold celebrations of every kind. Year-round this part of Massachusetts is filled with fairs, festivals and other events highlighting the richness found here. Each fall brings with it a special blend of activities for the whole family , as do the holidays and warmer months. Come for a family getaway to this sweet spot in New England and be delighted.

Berkshire Theatre Group at the Colonial, The Unicorn, and The Garage, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA Phone: 413-298-5576

November 11-13, 2016

The 6th annual festival features cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance in a festival atmosphere like no other. Schedule.

Old Deerfield and nearby areas Deerfield, MA Phone:

November 4-6, 2016

Two days of orchard tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more for people who love apples, cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall. Major events of the festival include a cider making competition, a cider tasting salon, a harvest supper, cider and cheese pairings, orchard tours, chef demos, and workshops, talks and tastings. See events website for details.