South Berkshire County

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

Lee Library to host another ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ series beginning Nov. 18

LEE — Due to continued popular demand and additional grant funding the Lee Library is offering another five-week series of “Every Child Ready to Read @ Lee Library. The program will run Thursdays, Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The five-week series for families with young children features(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 31-Nov. 2

THE BERKSHIRES — This weekend’s lowdown is all about Halloween — trick-or-treat times, Halloween parties, library celebrations and more. And we’ve even thrown in a few non-Halloween shows, fundraisers and free family days. So here is your short and sweet BFF Picks for the weekend. Remember you can always find more family events and activities(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 17-19

  THE BERKSHIRES — Fall illness has hit the Berkshire Family Focus headquarters — the McIlquham household. Coughing and sniffling is commonplace. Vicks rubs have become a part of our nighttime routine and over the counter medications help us get through the day. What would be wonderful? If one of our readers would send us their(…)

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West Stockbridge Library Halloween hedgehog contest is underway

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — In the spirit of Halloween, costumes and unique creatures of the night, the West Stockbridge library  Halloween is featuring book art (artworks that utilize books or the book form) and is seeking creative designers of all ages to dress up a Library Hedgehog for Halloween. Prizes for the best, most imaginatively costumed hedgehog will(…)

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Ventfort Hall steps back in time for annual Medieval Faire [Giveaway]

Note: This post was originally posted in 2012 about Ventfort Hall’s Medieval Faire. This year’s Medieval Faire is set for this Sunday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 17 and free for children 3 and younger. Check out the Giveaway at the end of(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 3-5

  THE BERKSHIRES — Happy first day of October. When I was in elementary school I remember a teacher telling our class that it was good luck to say “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” at the beginning of each month. Why? I never asked, but after a quick Google search last night I found that it’s an old(…)

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Annual Berkshire Botanical Harvest Festival set for Oct. 11 and 12

STOCKBRIDGE — For 80 years, locals and tourists alike have come to play at the Harvest Festival, a Berkshires tradition that has long focused on good, old-fashioned, family fun. Set on the stunning grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, the Harvest Festival hosts continuous music, art and craft vendors, countless kid’s activities and so much(…)

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Win free admission and $50 worth of kid’s rides to the Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival [GIVEAWAY]

STOCKBRIDGE — This year’s annual Harvest Festival at the Botanical Garden in Stockbridge is set Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12 and music, art and craft vendors, countless kid’s activities and  more are scheduled for the two-day festivities (read more about the festival here) and guess what? We’ve got two free adult tickets (kids under 12(…)

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Berkshire Family Eats: Our family’s quest to find the perfect cider doughnut

Berkshire Family Eats: Our family’s quest to find the perfect cider doughnut

The doughnut war going on in Pittsfield has made me think of a different kind of doughnut contest: who has the best cider doughnut in the Berkshires? From an online poll, I determined the top five cider doughnut makers in the Berkshires are, in no particular order: Hilltop Orchards and Bartlett’s Orchards, both in Richmond,(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 26-28

THE BERKSHIRES — Fall is the air and festivals fill up the calendar this weekend from North to South Berkshire County. Local businesses are gearing up for Halloween and there is spooky (and not so spooky) fun to be had in Hancock and Cheshire this weekend with the opening of Jiminy Peak’s 13 Nights and(…)

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