Halloween in the Berkshires 2013

Pumpkin Patches

yellow lab puppy Titan dressed up as scarecrow for Halloween


Bartlett’s Orchard, 575 Swamp Road, Richmond: Pumpkins, gourds and squash for sale. $.39 per lb./pumpkin; $.59 per lb./gourds; and $1 per pound/squash. 413-698-2559, bartlettsorchard.com.

Howden Farm, 303 Rannapo Road, Sheffield: U-pick Pumpkins, hayrides and hay maze for children, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 413-229-8481 or howdenfarm.com.

Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 Route 43, Hancock: Pick Your Own Pumpkins and Uncle Don’s Barnyard Fun, featuring free hayrides on the “Giant Pumpkin” wagon, or in the “Haunted House” to the Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin slingshots, playground, paint-your-own pumpkin racers and more, 10am – 5:30 p.m. (weekends only). Pumpkin prices vary;fees for some activities. 413-738-5915 or iokavalleyfarm.com.

Riiska Brook Orchard, 101 New Hartford Road, Sandisfield: Pumpkins for Sale, $10 large/$5 small.  413-258-4761.

Taft Farms, 119 Park St. North, Great Barrington: Pumpkin, gourds and squash for sale, $.59 per pound/pumpkins; $.79 per pound/gourds; and $.99/squash. 413-528-1515  or taftfarms.com.

Mountain View Farm, Old Cheshire Road, Lanesborough: Pick Your Own Pumpkins, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday).$1/two mini-pumpkins; $2/medium-sized; and $5/large and extra large. 413-445-7642 or mountainviewfarm.org.

Whitney’s Farm Market & Country Gardens, 1775 South State Road, Cheshire: Pumpkin Fest (weekends only), featuring free hayrides, giant slide, face-painting, pony rides, the Jumpin’ Pumpkin, scavenger hunt, games and prizes, music and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and 9-a.m.-7 p.m. (Monday-Friday, store and pumpkin patch only). Pumpkin prices vary; fees for some activities. 413-442-4749 or whitneysfarm.com.

Windy Hill Farm, 686 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington: Pumpkins for Sale, pumpkins range from $4-$32; cooking pumpkins $.50-$1. 413-298-3217 or windyhillfarminc.com.


Halloween Events Calendar 2013


Monday, Oct. 28

MCLA (Berkshire Towers), Church Street, North Adams: 10th annual Boo Bash, children ages 6-11 are invited to MCLA’s Berkshire Towers featuring a decorated entrance, trick or treating and a costume party for those who attend,  6-8 p.m. Free; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Dan Raymond House (in rear), Main Street, Sheffield: SpiritFest — Pumpkin Carving, where the pumpkin is supplied families just bring the carving tools and their imaginations to create a prize-worthy pumpkin, 3-5 p.m. $5 per pumpkin. localendar.com.

Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Road, Hancock: 13 Nights at Jiminy Peak, haunted tours of the property, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; tours leave every 15 minutes. $25/tour; $39/tour and unlimited rides on Mountain Coaster and Soaring Eagle. 413-738-5500 or 13nightsatjiminy.com.

Berkshire Museum, PechaKucha Night #4, Halloween-themed evening of presentations in a “20×20″ format (20 slides in 20 seconds) on a variety of topics, 7 p.m. $5/Free with costume. 39 South St., Pittsfield. berkshiremuseum.org.


Wednesday, Oct. 30

Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton: Halloween Parade and Costume Show-Off, participants will parade in costume from the Dalton Senior Center on Field Street to the Dalton CRA where they will parade up and down the stage to show-off their costumes, 6 p.m. FREE.

Dan Raymond House (in rear), Main Street, Sheffield: SpiritFest — A Walk on the Dark Side, featuring zombie scarecrow, jack-o-lanterns and more. 6-7 p.m. Free. localendar.com.

Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield: Rev Tor’s 20th Halloween Jaman all ages family-friendly  event featuring music, haunted bathrooms, Halloween pranks, gags, costume contest and more with proceeds benefitting Moments House, 7 p.m. $15-$23; Children under 12, $10.

Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Road, Hancock: 13 Nights at Jiminy Peak, haunted tours of the property, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; tours leave every 15 minutes. $25/tour; $39/tour and unlimited rides on Mountain Coaster and Soaring Eagle. 413-738-5500 or 13nightsatjiminy.com.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield: Preschool Halloween Parade, children are invited to come dressed in costume and parade through the library and receive a treat or two, 11 a.m. Free. pittsfieldlibrary.org.

Richmond Public Library, 2821 State Road, Richmond: Halloween Fun, stop by the library dressed in your favorite Halloween costume, have your picture taken, get a free book and a treat, all day long. Free. richmondfreepubliclibrary.org.

Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee: Trick-or-Treat at the Library, children are invited to stop by the library in their costume for a treat and take a stab at guessing at the “Guessing Jar,” all day. Free. leelibrary.org.

Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington: Halloween Tricks and Treats, a fundraiser for the eighth grade featuring Games, fortune tellers, food, haunted house, fun for all ages, 3 p.m. Tickets are $1 (games are two tickets, haunted house is 4). gbrss.org.

Bushnell Sage Library, 46 Main St., Sheffield: After School Halloween Party, for children in kindergarten through grade 4, featuring balloon and magic show, music and games, pizza and snacks, 3-5 p.m. Free; registration required by calling 413-229-7004. bushnellsagelibrary.org.

West Stockbridge Library, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge: Halloween Fun, visit the library in costume to receive a treat, 5-6 p.m. Free. weststockbridgelibrary.org   

Lee Outlets,  Route 20, Lee: Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat, participating stores will distribute tricks and treats to costumed children and will be identified with a pumpkin sign on their window; visitors can stop by the Information Center located in the food court for a trick or treat bag and a treat to get started, 5-8 p.m. FREE. premiumoutlets.com.

Pittsfield High School, 300 East St., Pittsfield: Haunted Halls, Pittsfield High School’s Proteus theater troupe will lead tours through the ‘haunted halls’ of the school. All proceeds benefit Proteus, 7-10 p.m. $5 adults; $3 students and children; $10 family.

The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox: Chilling Tales: A ghostly reading of Wharton’s “Kerfol,” a reading of one of Edith Wharton’s most disconcerting ghost stories, roaming the grounds and mansion is encouraged, cider and light refreshments will be served, 6-8 p.m. (reading begins at 6:30 p.m.).  $15 nonmembers, $10 for members; registration is requested (Limited to 40). A 90-minute ghost tours will follow at  8:30 p.m. $25 adults; $20 youths ages 12-18; and a witching hour ghost tour will begin at 10:30 p.m. $25 adults; $20 youths ages 12-18. Costumes encouraged at all events, free memberships given for best costume at each event. Space for each is limited, advance purchase is strongly encouraged by calling 413-551-5100 or going online to edithwharton.org.

Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Road, Hancock: 13 Nights at Jiminy Peak, haunted tours of the property, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; tours leave every 15 minutes. $25/tour; $39/tour and unlimited rides on Mountain Coaster and Soaring Eagle. 413-738-5500 or 13nightsatjiminy.com.

Friday, Nov. 1

Great Barrington Historical Society, South Main St., Great Barrington: Follow Me to the Haunted Hayride, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (tickets for sale at 6 p.m.). southernberkshirechamber.com.

Trick-or-Treat Times

Oct. 31, unless otherwise noted

(* times have been confirmed)

 Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Becket: 5 to 7 p.m.

Cheshire: 5 to 7 p.m.

Clarksburg: 5 to 7 p.m.

Dalton: 5 :30 to 7 p.m.

Egremont: 6 to 8 p.m.

* Florida: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 Great Barrington: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hancock: 5 to 7 p.m.

Hinsdale: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Lanesborough: 5 to 7 p.m.

Lee: 5 to 7 p.m.

Lenox: 5:30 to 7 p.m., starting with a parade from St. Ann’s Church to the Lenox Community Center (5-5:30 p.m.)

Monterey: 6 p.m.

Mount Washington: No designated times p.m.

New Ashford: 5:30-7 p.m.

New Marlborough: 5 to 7 p.m.  

North Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Peru: No trick or treat

Otis: Friday, Oct. 25, 5 to 7 p.m.  (Followed by Kops ‘N Kids ‘N Costumes activities at town hall)

Pittsfield: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Richmond: 5 to 7 p.m.

Savoy: 5 to 8 p.m.

Sheffield: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stockbridge: 5 to 7 p.m.

*Tyringham: Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. (Hayride and Halloween Festivities at Town Hall)

Washington:  Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the John FX Keator Memorial Pumpkin Walk (6:30-10 p.m.),Washington Town Park (Rte 8)

* West Stockbridge: 4 to 6 p.m.; followed by costume parade and party at the town hall 6-8 p.m. (5-6 p.m. at the West Stockbridge Library)

Williamstown: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Windsor: 5 to 7 p.m.