Halloween in the Berkshires

Pumpkin Patches

yellow lab puppy Titan dressed up as scarecrow for Halloween

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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.

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: 5:30 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: 5 to 9 p.m.  (Kops n Kids Halloween celebration with costume parade starting at Police Garage and then onto Town Hall for dance, music, food and more)

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

Richmond: 5 to 7 p.m.

*Savoy: 5 to 8 p.m.

Sheffield: 5:to 7 p.m. (at the Sheffield Historical Society)

*Stockbridge: 5 to 7 p.m.

Tyringham: Saturday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m. at town park (Hayride and Halloween Festivities at Town Hall)

Washington:  Friday, Oct. 24, 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 6:30 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.

Halloween Events Calendar 2014

October 30, 2014

Halloween at the Library (Richmond) Thursday, October 30 | All Day
Richmond Public Library
2821 State Road, Richmond
Free

Stop by the library dressed in costume, have your picture taken and receive a prize. richmondfreepubliclibrary.org.
'Ghostbusters' (Williamstown) Thursday, October 30 | 9:15 am
Images Cinema
50 Spring St., Williamstown
Free

A screening of the digitally restored Ghostbusters, sponsored by the Williams College Religion Department. Film followed by a panel discussion with Williams College Religion Department faculty Jason Josephson, Jackie Hidalgo & Jeff Israel. imagescinema.org.
'Voices of Terror' (Pittsfield) Thursday, October 30 | 7:00 pm
Taconic High School
96 Valentine Road, Pittsfield
Free

The Taconic High School Theatre Program presents “VOICES OF TERROR,” An original collection of Halloween inspired stores, written and directed by the students of the Taconic High School Theatre Program's acting class. One Night Only!
Halloween 'House' Screening (Pittsfield) Thursday, October 30 | 8:30 pm
Berkshire Museum
39 South St., Pittsfield
$7.50, $5 for Museum members and $5 if you come in costume!

For mature audiences:  How to describe Nobuhiko Obayahshi’s indescribable 1977 movie House? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby Doo as directed by Dario Argento? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory...

October 31, 2014

Trick-or-Treat (The Berkshires) Friday, October 31 | All Day

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Not sure when your town is celebrating Halloween and trick-or-treat? See the list of times below (starred towns have not been confirmed): Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Becket: 5 to 7 p.m. Cheshire: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Clarksburg: 5 to...
All Souls: A Special Halloween Reading (Lenox) Friday, October 31 | 7:30 am
The Mount
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
$10 Adults; $8 Members; Free for 18 and under

Join the Mount and Ariel Block on All Hallows’ Eve for a reading of “All Souls,” Wharton’s last ghost story, written the year she died. Seasonal refreshments will be available. edithwharton.org.
Preschool and Toddler Halloween Parade (Pittsfield) Friday, October 31 | 11:00 am
Berkshire Atheneum – Pittsfield Library
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Free

Attention wee ghoulies & ghosties ... today the library welcomes preschoolers and toddlers to visit the three floors of the library for Treats — no Tricks! pittsfieldlibrary.org.
Library Trick-or-Treat (West Stockbridge) Friday, October 31 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Stockbridge Library
21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge
Free

The library has been showcasing fun, scary Halloween books all month and now they will have tricks or treats for any child in costume  who drops by the library today. Get ready to smile for the camera when you stop...
4th Annual Pumpkin Walk-About (Stockbridge) Friday, October 31 | 5:00 pm
Stockbridge Library
46 Main St., Stockbridge
Free

The Walk-About takes place following the Stockbridge Halloween Parade and Party! Here’s How it Works: Drop off your Jack O’Lantern between 5 & 6 p.m. in front of the town offices (we’ll light it for you) After the parade, take a...
Halloween Parade (Lenox) Friday, October 31 | 5:00 pm
St. Ann’s Parish
134 Main St., Lee
Free

The annual Halloween parade where children show-off their costumes with a march through town beginning at St. Ann’s Church and ending at the Lenox Community Center where candy is handed out. Trick-or-treat in the town begins at 5:30 p.m..
Trick-or-Treat at Outlets (Lee) Friday, October 31 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lee Outlets
Route 20, Lee
Free

Stop by the Lee outlets for its annual Trick or Treat event. Participating stores will distribute tricks and treats to costumed children and will be identified with a Halloween sign on their window. Stop by the Information Center located in the food...
14th Annual Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods (Pittsfield) Friday, October 31 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Free

BCC students will canvas selected neighborhoods to collect canned goods for local food pantries in need of food that can easily be made into well-balanced meals. The neighborhoods to be visited will receive a flyer and bag from now until Oct....
Friday, October 31 | 6:00 pm
Town of Stockbridge
Main Street and beyond, Stockbridge
Free

The annual parade will begin at the corner of Pine Street and will end on the front lawn of the Stockbridge Town Offices where doughnuts and apple cider will be provided. townofstockbridge.com.
13 Nights at Jiminy (Hancock) Friday, October 31 | 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Jiminy Peak
37 Corey Road, Hancock
3 Nights Admission: $25 ; 13 Nights Scare & Scream Package Includes one trip through 13 Nights along with 2 rides on the Giant Swing and/or Soaring Eagle: $37.

A truly spooky evening of fun featuring the 13 Nights; a Haunted Swing and the Soaring Eagle (packages vary). 13 Nights: Experience the terror as you descend into the depths of Jiminy’s past as a haunted hold out. This season...
Halloween at the Whit (Pittsfield) Friday, October 31 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Ave., PIttsfield
Free.

A post Halloween party for parents and children featuring a creepy costume contest, haunted Halloween cartoons and movies, spooky snacks and beverages and ghoulish games. facebook.com.

November 1, 2014

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Bingo (Great Barrington) Saturday, November 1 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mason Library
231 Main St., Great Barrington
Free

Try the library's Scavenger Hunt Bingo! For each completed bingo square, winner gets to pluck something from the scary box! gblibraries.org.
Halloween with 'Hawthorne: Shrouded in Darkness' (Lenox) Saturday, November 1 | 3:30 pm
Ventfort Hall & Gilded Age Museum
104 Walker St., Lenox
25 for advance reservations and $30 day of the reading.

Performer and scholar Rob Velella will portray the great 19th century New England author in “Hawthorne: Shrouded in Darkness” in celebration of Halloween. An appropriate Victorian tea for the holiday will be offered after the in-character dramatic reading. Reservations are highly...
Family Halloween Show (Great Barrington) Saturday, November 1 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mason Library
231 Main St., Great Barrington
Free

Featuring Tim Van Egmond, a multi-talented storyteller, singer and musician. His engaging warmth and dynamic performance will tickle your ribs, make your spine tingle, and warm your heart in an uplifting experience of enjoyment and enchantment. gblibraries.org.
Haunted House (Stockbridge) Saturday, November 1 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Stockbridge Grange Hall
51 Route 102, Stockbridge
Free; donations encouraged.

This year marks the 3rd Annual Stockbridge Grange Hall haunted house a kid-friendly, Halloween-themed "house" tour featuring fun for the whole family. 413-298-3236.