Just Outside the Berkshires

Family and Kid Friendly Activities, Events and Things to Do in Just Outside the Berkshires, Berkshire County Massachusetts

Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 19-21

THE BERKSHIRES — Fall is in the air  … you can feel it, smell it AND Berkshire area fall festivals have arrived. From weekend-long music, pumpkin and town festivals to movie nights, family hikes and football competitions, there is no lack of activity this weekend. Once again, it’s just figuring out which event to attend. Good luck(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 12-14

THE BERKSHIRES — For many, New Years is the time to regroup, refresh, make resolutions and get your life together. My new year always begins in September, when the kids are back to school and I can take a breath, reorganize my house, my schedule and get the kids back on track — with homework, sports, chores(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 22-24

BERKSHIRES- Greetings! I am sure everyone is trying to thoughtfully schedule every last fun-filled event in their planners that the Berkshires has to offer this summer. Last week was quite enjoyable for me because I went to the Eleanor Sonsini shelter in Pittsfield for my BFF pet column and was there at the perfect time to see(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 15-17

BERKSHIRES — Even though the homework load and long school days will be here in a blink of an eye, the school bell has not rung yet. Enjoy the August air, carefree nights and time with family and friends until then. The events in the Berkshires are always pleasurable and ongoing and there are plenty of plays,(…)

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The Cummington Fair is set for Aug. 21-24 and we’ve got four tickets to give away

The Cummington Fair is set for Aug. 21-24 and we’ve got four tickets to give away

CUMMINGTON — The 146h Annual Cummington Fair is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 21, and run through Sunday, Aug. 24, at the fairgrounds located at 97 Fairgrounds Road in Cummington. Families will be treated to livestock demonstrations, truck pulls, tractor parades, crafts, carnival rides, music, food and more over the four day affair, and guess(…)

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Helping a Berkshire County family with young children devastated by a house fire

PITTSFIELD — On June 5, Nik Davies had us laughing out loud with her column Loose Shoelaces about teaching her then 4-year-old granddaughter, Armoni, how to tie her shoes. Monday night, Aug. 4, tragedy struck and on Tuesday, Aug. 5, we received this group message from Nik via Facebook: “You may have heard about the house(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 8-10

BERKSHIRES — There’s a saying that August is the Sunday of summer. And with one week behind us and only a few more until the kids head back to school, I hope everyone is enjoying all that the Berkshires has to offer in the summertime? I know I am. This has been one of my busiest(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 1-3

BERKSHIRES — It is officially August, can you believe it? Before you know it we will see pigments of fall on the trees. I have had one busy week because I started my new job at Marshalls Department Store in Lenox. Unfortunately I have not had time to go on any good hikes, which I love to(…)

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Geocaching in the Berkshires: A multi-generational treasure hunt

Want to get the family outside, explore new places and hunt for treasure? Try geocaching. It takes the classic game of Hide and Seek and gives it a twist using modern technology. It’s a family adventure that you can do just down the street for little to no cost. Our friend, Deb Goodrich, invited my(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: July 18-20

THE BERKSHIRES —Hi everyone, Songmei here with your Berkshire Family Focus Weekend Lowdown. As a new summer intern here at the BFF, I am very excited to inform you about fun-filled events in the Berkshires every weekend. This weekend brings about outdoor concerts and performances, marionettes, plays, an animal-free circus and so much more. So many(…)

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