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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2018

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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 info@iberkshires.com.

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 info@iberkshires.com.

 

Special Events

Thursday, Oct. 18

Pittsfield: Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., and 37 downtown businesses are hosting a trick-or-treat in downtown Pittsfield from 5 to 7 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to visit downtown businesses in their Halloween costumes to score candy and treats during the free, two-hour special event. An orange “Heart of the Berkshires” pumpkin will be displayed in the window of each participating location

 

Friday, Oct. 19

Lenox: The Mount will hold ghost tours from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Not recommended for children under 12, these tours cost $24 for adults and $20 for youths ages 12 to 18. Reservations are recommended.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Lenox: The Mount will hold ghost tours from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Not recommended for children under 12, these tours cost $24 for adults and $20 for youths ages 12 to 18. Reservations are recommended.

Pittsfield: The annual Pittsfield Halloween parade steps off at 7 p.m. on Tyler Street.

Stockbridge: The Stockbridge Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Walk-About will take place. Marchers will meet at the corner of Main and Pine streets at 6 p.m. and march up Main Street to the Stockbridge Town Offices for cider and donuts  After the party, take a walk-about outside the Stockbridge Library and see lighted pumpkins carved by local businesses and area children.  Spooky stories and more fun treats (or tricks??) will be offered inside. Children interested in showcasing a jack o’lantern of their own, should drop them off at the library between 5 and 6 p.m. In case of rain, the parade is cancelled, but events will continue in the Library.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Lenox: The Mount will hold its first annual dog parade at 11 a.m.. People and their furry friends are encouraged to dress up and strut their stuff! Prizes will be awarded for Best Literary Costume, Cutest Costume, Best Hand-Made Costume, and Best Matching Costume. The parade is free; registration is recommended.

Lenox: Pittsfield historian Jeffry Bradway returns to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, appearing in costume as Edgar Allan Poe. His presentation titled “Fantastic Terrors” will take place at 3:30 pm, a program eminently suitable for the Halloween season.  A Victorian tea will follow Broadway’s performance. Tickets are $26 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as attendance is limited; call 413-637-3206.

Lenox: Blantyre will host a Harry Potter-inspired Halloween Party for adults from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy the Gilded Age Estate where the iconic movie soundtrack was written. To enhance the experience, this event will feature live entertainment, inspired food, butter beer and creative cocktails. Guests are also invited and encouraged to dress like their favorite Harry Potter character.  Reservations can be made by calling 844-881-0104.

Lenox Dale: The annual Halloween parade will step off at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent dePaul Church on Crystal Street and proceed through the village, ending at the fire station on Elm Street. A party for the children will follow at the fire station; prizes will be awarded for best costumes.

 

North Adams: Greylock Works, 508 State Road, will host "Masquerade," a Halloween party, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $25. The party will feature the very cool rhythms of DJ BFG @gabbyquail brought to another level with A/V immersion by McZawa LLC. Pair your Halloween candy cravings with savory MIXOLOGY by Jesse Egan.

North Adams: The UNO Halloween Party will be held at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. from 2 to 4 p.m. This free event will feature fun games, yummy treats and ghoulish dancing. Come in costume.

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

Adams: The Adams Lions Club’s annual Halloween Parade for children will step off at 4 p.m. from the Adams Community Bank at Center and Myrtle streets and end in the Depot Street/Adams Visitors Center parking lot, where the Adams Lions Club trailer will serve cider donuts and Halloween treats and the club will award prizes for the best costumes. Children, in costume, are asked to gather at 3:30 p.m. at the Adams Community Bank Center Street parking lot (across from Big Y). There is no charge.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Trick-or-Treat Hours

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: "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

New Marlborough: 5 to 7:30

North Adams: 5:30 to 7

Otis: 5 to 7 p.m.

*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: 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: 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.

 

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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