Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2018
Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. 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. The towns with the asterisks are the same times every year.
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.
Monday, Oct. 29
Pittsfield: WordXWord presents "Fear in America" at 7 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum. Two days before Halloween, organizers are asking poets to talk about what REALLY scares us. By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, the goal is to look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward. Admission is free.
Pittsfield: Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place at 140 Melbourne Road hosts trick-or-treat night for people to bring the kids for treats at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Adams: Jeff Belanger, the Emmy-nominated host of "New England Legends" on PBS, ghostvillage.com founder and Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures writer will offer an evening of true ghost stories, research and evidence from around the world at 7 p.m. at the Adams Free Library. The program is free and geared to those 13 and up. His talk will include images, audio clips and videos from some of the world's most famous haunts plus a question and answer session for the audience.
Great Barrington: The Claire Teague Senior Center is having a Halloween party and one last cookout for the year from 11 a.m. to noon. On the menu is hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, baked beans and dessert. The cost for lunch is $2 per person. The duo Sandy & Sandy will be singing during the event. Attendees in costume will receive a small prize and a group photo on the town's website. Please call the Senior Center at 413-528-1881 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Lenox: The Lenox Community Center will host its annual Halloween parade, beginning at 5 p.m. at St. Ann's. The parade goes through town and ends up at the community center, where goodies will be passed out during "Trunk or Treat." Costume prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Scariest & Kids Choice.
Lee: Lee Premium Outlets is hosting a trick-or-treating event on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Several stores, as well as the mall office, will be providing candy and other goodies for children between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. A list of participating stores can be found here.
Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Becket: 5 to 7 p.m.
Cheshire: 5:30 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 to 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: "Trick or Treat the Streets" will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. around downtown Lenox, where participating businesses will be giving out treats. Details on Facebook.
Lenox Dale: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Monterey: 5:30 to 7:30
*Mount Washington: No designated times
New Ashford: 5 to 7 p.m.
New Marlborough: 5 to 7 p.m.
North Adams: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Otis: 5 to 7 p.m.
*Peru: No posted hours
*Pownal, Vt.: No posted hours
Pittsfield: 5:30 to 7 p.m., leave outside light on if participating; Halloween parade steps off at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, on Tyler Street.
Readsboro, Vt.: 6 to 8 p.m.
Richmond: 5 to 7 p.m.
*Sandisfield: No posted hours
Savoy: Trunk or Treat will be held at the Savoy Fire House from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Bring candy for sharing. Cider and donuts will be provided.
Sheffield: 5 to 7 p.m.; "Trunk or Treat" Friday, Oct. 26, 4 to 6, in the downtown with hayrides, food trucks, emergency vehicles, haunted house, costume parade, games and activities. Prizes for top 3 decorated cars
Stamford, Vt.: 6 to 7:30 p.m.; the firehouse will be open at 5:30 for families wishing to start out there.
Stockbridge: 5 to 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., march from the corner of Main & Pine Street to the town office for cider and doughnuts. Open to area children. Pumpkin walkabout at the Stockbridge Library following the parade. Drop off pumpkins between 5-6 to be lighted. In case of rain, activities will take place at the library.
Washington: The annual Pumpkin Walk is Friday evening, Oct. 26, from 6-10 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 to 6 p.m.: Costume parade begins at 6:15 next to the West Stockbridge Post Office, followed by Town Halloween Party at the Congregational Church, and obstacle course on the church lawn. Costume judging at 7:15 p.m., register by 7.
*Williamstown: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Windsor: 4 to 7 p.m.
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.