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 22, 2014

FRC Pumpkin Picking (Cheshire) Wednesday, October 22 | 10:00 am
Whitney’s Farm
Route 8, Cheshire
Free

Join FRC staff for pumpkin picking, at Whitney’s Farm Stand. This trip is for families with children ages 2 to 5 years old. Call 413-664‐4821 to register (space is limited). ccberkshires.org.
Halloween Paper Crafts (Dalton) Wednesday, October 22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dalton Library
62 Main St., Dalton
$10 materials fee (additional materials can be purchased); registration required.

Learn how to make three beautiful Halloween themed projects: a handcrafted card, treat basket, and treat bag.  Seating is limited, so please sign up at the circulation desk. Advanced payment is requested; Cash or checks can be accepted. If you have...

October 23, 2014

Haunted House (Lee) Thursday, October 23 - Saturday, October 25 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spectrum Playhouse
20 Franklin St., Lee
$5 per person.

See the Spectrum Playhouse like never before in this carefully crafted haunted house. Tiptoe in terror through the Ghoul’s Party, Waltz with Ghosts in the Haunted Cemetery and more! spectrumplayhouse.org.
Luminaries: Exploring the Stockbridge Cemetery (Stockbridge) Thursday, October 23 | 5:00 pm
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road (Route 183), Stockbridge.
$5, members and children 12 and under free.

Join Curator of Education Tom Daly for a walking history tour of Stockbridge Cemetery, which boasts the burial sites of such luminaries as Norman Rockwell, Elizabeth Freeman, the Sedgwick Family, and other notable town residents. A cider and donut reception...

October 24, 2014

Ghost Tour (Lenox) Friday, October 24 | 5:45 pm
The Mount
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
$22 Adults; $18 Youth (12-18)

Prepare for a night of creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly fun as you tour the most haunted parts of the estate.  This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12. edithwharton.org.
13 Nights at Jiminy (Hancock) Friday, October 24 | 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...
Bewitching Bash (Great Barrington) Friday, October 24 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkshire South Regional Community Center
15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington
$6 per person / $5 if in costume.

Grades 5-8. Bring your friends, dress up if you’d like, and enjoy a night of Halloween fun! Snacks and drinks provided. This event has been made possible by the efforts of our Youth Advisory Committee. berkshiresouth.org.
John F.X. Keator Memorial Pumpkin Walk (Washington) Friday, October 24 | 6:30 pm
Washington Town Park
Route 8, Washington
Free

A yearly event drawing thousands of families to view the intricately carved pumpkins lining the trick-or-treat path, sample the food, visit around the bonfire, enjoy a hayride and more. Trick-or-treating runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a bonfire to follow.  washington-ma.com.
Ghost Tour (Lenox) Friday, October 24 | 7:00 pm
The Mount
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
$22 Adults; $18 Youth (12-18)

Prepare for a night of creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly fun as you tour the most haunted parts of the estate.  This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12. edithwharton.org.
Halloween Parade (Pittsfield) Friday, October 24 | 7:00 pm
Throughout Tyler Street
Tyler Street, Pittsfield
Free

Head to Tyler Street for this annual hauntingly good Halloween parade, featuring costumed marchers, floats and plenty of fun for the whole family. Prizes will be awarded to the top three Halloween-themed floats. More information at 413-499-9370 or .cityofpittsfield.org.
PHS Haunted Halls (Pittsfield) Friday, October 24 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pittsfield High School
300 East Street , Pittsfield
$5 adults; $3 students; children under 4 free.

Join PHS theater students for a tour through the schools haunted halls. For more information email 15echapman@pittsfield.net..
Friday, October 24 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nichols Family Property
190 Cleveland Road, Dalton
$10 a person.

Visitors will travel via hayride through the haunted woods of the Nichols estate on Cleveland Road where creepy creatures and scary stops are sure to scare the pants off of visitors  ages 12 and up. All proceeds will benefit suicide prevention.

October 25, 2014

Fall Arts Festival and Open House (Great Barrington) Saturday, October 25 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Renaissance Arts Center
420 Stockbridge Road, Suite 11, Great Barrington
Free.

An open house featuring pumpkin painting, a free fitness pass and demonstrations in dance, art, gymnastics, Zumba and more. renaissanceartscenter.org.
Halloween ArtBar (North Adams) Saturday, October 25 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kidspace at MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams
Free

Explore the strangely beautiful inner workings of the human body in It's Only Human, and step up to the ArtBar for some down-to-the-bone art-making fun!  massmoca.org.
The Haunting Gardens of Naumkeag (Stockbridge) Saturday, October 25 | 11:00 am
Naumkeag
Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge
$10|Members; $15|Non-Members; Children $5; Family Max $35

In celebration of the Halloween season, experience the spectacular gardens of Naumkeag in a whole new way! Be enchanted and surprised by the wacky, magical characters you'll meet. Your guides in these family-friendly performances is the Royal Frog Ballet,a cross-disciplinary...
Halloween Pet Adoption Party (Great Barrington) Saturday, October 25 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purradise
301 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington
Free.

Cats and dogs will be available for adoption while families can enjoy fun activities, costume contests, face-painting, refreshments and more. berkshirehumane.org.
Spirit Walk (Sheffield) Saturday, October 25 | 2:00 pm
Dewey Hall
91 Main St., Sheffield
$5, free for kids and Historical Society members.

The spirits of past Sheffield residents come alive  as actors playing the role of those residents stand alongside their respective graves at the Center Cemetery, eager to tell the stories of their lives. Event cost is $5, but free for...
Enchanted Cobble (Ashley Falls) Saturday, October 25 | 3:00 pm
Bartholomew’s Cobble
105 Weatogue Road, Ashley Falls
$15.

Enjoy an enchanted evening at the Cobble where visitors will be roasting marshmallows and telling stories around a campfire, carving pumpkins and  then later viewing their creations come alive as they walk Ledges trail to see them all lit up. thetrustees.org.
The Haunting Gardens of Naumkeag (Stockbridge) Saturday, October 25 | 3:00 pm
Naumkeag
Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge
$10|Members; $15|Non-Members; Children $5; Family Max $35

In celebration of the Halloween season, experience the spectacular gardens of Naumkeag in a whole new way! Be enchanted and surprised by the wacky, magical characters you'll meet. Your guides in these family-friendly performances is the Royal Frog Ballet,a cross-disciplinary...
Halloween at the Fairgrounds (Great Barrington) Saturday, October 25 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Great Barrington Fairgrounds
775 Main St., Great Barrington
Free; donations are accepted.

A fun -filled evening of Halloween fun for the family. Costumes are encouraged Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Contest at 4 p.m. followed by an outdoor screening of “Nightmare Before Christmas” at 6 p.m.. Bring your own pumpkin and a blanket. Carving tools...
Ghost Tour (Lenox) Saturday, October 25 | 5:45 pm
The Mount
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
$30 Adults; $25 Youth (12-18)

Prepare for a night of creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly fun as you tour the most haunted parts of the estate.  This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12. edithwharton.org.
13 Nights at Jiminy (Hancock) Saturday, October 25 | 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...
Ghost Tour (Lenox) Saturday, October 25 | 7:00 pm
The Mount
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
$22 Adults; $18 Youth (12-18)

Prepare for a night of creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly fun as you tour the most haunted parts of the estate.  This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12. edithwharton.org.
PHS Haunted Halls (Pittsfield) Saturday, October 25 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pittsfield High School
300 East Street , Pittsfield
$5 adults; $3 students; children under 4 free.

Join PHS theater students for a tour through the schools haunted halls. For more information email 15echapman@pittsfield.net..
Saturday, October 25 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nichols Family Property
190 Cleveland Road, Dalton
$10 a person.

Visitors will travel via hayride through the haunted woods of the Nichols estate on Cleveland Road where creepy creatures and scary stops are sure to scare the pants off of visitors  ages 12 and up. All proceeds will benefit suicide prevention.

October 26, 2014

Trick-or-Treat at Berkshire Mall (Lanesborough) Sunday, October 26 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Berkshire Mall
Old State Road & Route 8, Lanesborough
Free

Participating retailers throughout the mall will offer special treats to little ghouls & goblins in a fun environment. While supplies last. berkshiremall.com. *All children (up to age 12) must be in costume and accompanied by an adult.  Adults: please no...
Little Goblins Fun House  (Dalton) Sunday, October 26 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dalton Youth Center
27 South Carson Ave., Dalton
Free

For children up to age 6. There will be friendly super heroes and cartoon characters to greet the children while they trick-or-treat around the Dalton Youth Center for candy. daltoncra.org.
Halloween Parade (Adams) Sunday, October 26 | 4:30 pm
Adams Community Bank
93 Park St., Adams
Free

The annual Lions Club Halloween parade, beginning from Adams Community Bank and marching to the gazebo for judging and awards. Hot dogs and beverages will again be available. Participants are asked to arrive at 4 p.m. to line up.

October 27, 2014

MCLA Boo Bash (North Adams) Monday, October 27 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Berkshire Towers Dormitory (MCLA)
Church Street (across from Murdock Hall), North Adams
Free.

For ages 6-11 and their parents, stop by this MCLA dorm for trick-or-treating and a costume party. 413-662-5142 or napsk12.org.

October 28, 2014

Halloween Story Hour (Lenox) Tuesday, October 28 | 11:00 am
Lenox Library
18 Main St., Lenox
Free

A Halloween celebration for preschool children at which children are encouraged to wear their costumes to story hour and trick-or-treat around the library and then enjoy Halloween stories, crafts and snacks. lenoxlib.org.
Halloween Family Fun Night (Lenox) Tuesday, October 28 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lenox Library
18 Main St., Lenox
Free

A Halloween celebration for children ages 6 and up and their families featuring snacks and beverages provided by the library and a viewing of the movie “The BFG,”  based on the book by Roald Dahl. lenoxlib.org

October 29, 2014

Halloween Craft (Housatonic) Wednesday, October 29 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ramsdell Library
1087 Main St., Housatonic
Free

Get ready for Halloween and make a spooky pop-up house decoration with library staff. gblibraries.org.
Halloween Parade and Costume Show-Off (Dalton) Wednesday, October 29 | 6:00 pm
Dalton CRA
400 Main St., Dalton
Free

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. daltoncra.org.

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.
'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!

October 31, 2014

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...

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.