Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2017
Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Remember to dress appropriately, carry a flashlight and only visit homes with lights on in your neighborhood.
Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours on Halloween, unless otherwise noted. Those towns that are crossed out have not been confirmed so check back. If you don't see your town listed and you know the hours, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also plenty of other fun holiday-related events happening in the Berkshires, too! If your organization is holding something Halloween related, let us know at email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
LCC ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE, Lenox, 5 p.m.: The Lenox Community Center's annual Halloween parade begins at St. Ann's at 5 p.m.; arrive a few minutes early to line up. The parade goes through town and ends up at LCC, where goodies will be passed out.
HALLOWEEN GHOST TOUR, Lenox, 8 and 10 p.m.: The Mount presents a special tour on the spookiest night of the year! Syfy’s Ghost Hunters found The Mount to be full of eerie experiences. What will you discover on your tour of the most haunted parts of the estate' Not recommended for children under 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website. Tickets are $28 for adults and $22 for teens.
OUTLET TRICK-OR-TREATING, Lee, 5-7 p.m.: Lee Premium Outlets invites all area families to come dressed in their Halloween best for a festive (and free) evening of trick-or-treating at the center. Visit participating retailers for a treat bag and let the candy collecting fun begin.
HALLOWEEN READING, Lenox, 5 p.m.: All are welcome for a reading of Edith Wharton's eerie ghost story from 1926, “A Bottle of Perrier.” Longtime friend of The Mount and Shakespeare & Company actor Ariel Bock will read this haunting short story at The Mount. Admission is $10.
Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Becket: 5 to 7 p.m.
Cheshire: 5 to 7 p.m.
Clarksburg: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
*Dalton: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Egremont: 6 to 8
*Florida: 6 to 8 p.m.
Great Barrington: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hancock: 5-7 p.m.; a community "trunk or treat" will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school on Oct. 28
Hinsdale: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; costume parade begins at 5 p.m. at the area between the Congregational Church and the Kids Park
Lanesborough: 5 to 7 p.m.
Lee: 5 to 7 p.m.
Lenox: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Lenox Dale: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Monterey: 5:30 to 7:30
*Mount Washington: No designated times
New Ashford: 5 to 7
New Marlborough: 5 to 7:30
North Adams: 5:30 to 7
Otis: 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27
*Peru: No posted hours
*Pownal, Vt.: No posted hours
Pittsfield: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Readsboro, Vt.: 6 to 8 p.m.
Richmond: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
*Sandisfield: No posted hours
Savoy: Little Drummers at Emma L. Miller Memorial Elementary School in Savoy will be collecting change or small bills instead of candy during trick-or-treating; "Trunk-or-Treat" will be held at at the Firehouse from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
Sheffield: The Undermountain Elementary PTO will host this truck or treat event in the center of Sheffield on Friday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Stamford, Vt.: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Stockbridge: 5 to 7 p.m.
Washington: The annual Pumpkin Walk is Friday evening, Oct. 27, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Washington Town Park (Route 8), with hayrides and bonfire, and trick-or-treating from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
West Stockbridge: 4-6 p.m.; annual town Halloween Party is 4-6 p.m. at West Stockbridge Congregational Church; costume contest is 5 p.m. (register from 4 to 4:45 p.m.) at the West Stockbridge Congregational Church; Halloween Parade 6:15 p.m. starting at Main Street across from the West Stockbridge Congregational Church
*Williamstown: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Windsor: 4 to 7 p.m.
*Same time, day every year
Halloween Safety Tips from the state Department of Fire Services:
* Remind youngsters to cross at crosswalks or corners and not to dart out between parked cars. More children are hit by cars on Halloween than any other single day.
* Children should carry a flashlight or glow sticks; costumes should be bright-colored or have reflective tape to highlight them.
* Be sure all parts of costumes are labeled flame retardant.
* Costumes should not have trailing materials or tails long enough to cause falls.
* If a child is wearing a mask instead of make-up, make sure the eye holes are large enough to see through clearly.
* Make sure your home is well-lit inside and out and that there is a clear path to your door.
* Use a small flashlight or battery-operated tea light in pumpkins instead of a candle.
* Keep decorations like cornstalks and leaves away from heat sources and lit candles.
* Children under 12 should always be with an adult. It’s best to take little ones out early. If older children are going out without you, go over the ground rules first and set a curfew. Have them travel in a group and with a cell phone and flashlight.
* Fireworks are dangerous and illegal in Massachusetts. The ban includes firecrackers, cherry bombs and party poppers.
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