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Berkshires Beat: Halloween Weekend

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'Haunted Streets' To Air On PCTV

PCTV will present "Haunted Streets: A Celebration of 25 Years of Halloween Parades" in place of when live coverage of the parade as it stepped off on Tyler St would have begun. The program will look back at some of the best floats and moments of the past 25 years of PCTV's parade coverage.

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Adams Board of Health Accepts Town Halloween Plan

The Board of Health officially endorsed the town's Halloween plans but urged residents to remain vigilant over the holiday weekend.

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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2020

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours and/or events on Halloween.

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Pittsfield Community Comes Together to Host 'Trick or Trunk'

North Street on Thursday night was full of masked, socially distancing trick-or-treaters participating in the community organized "Trick or Trunk" event.

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Clarksburg Sets Halloween Hours; Buildings to Reopen in November

The Select Board set the hours for 5:30 to 7 p.m. and are recommending the "GHOST" protocol outlined by North Adams two weeks ago for the city's observances.

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Great Barrington Sets Trick or Treat Hours

The event is contingent upon the town remaining at "low risk" for COVID-19, according to the state's COVID-19 map. There will be no rain date.

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Downtown Pittsfield Announces 'Trick or Eat'

Downtown Pittsfield Inc. will be holding a "Trick or Eat" event over Halloween, Friday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 1.

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Williamstown Developing Guidelines for Healthy Halloween

Town Manager Jason Hoch presented to the board a draft of the guidelines he plans to bring to the Select Board for its consideration at its Oct. 14 meeting.

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Adams Sets Halloween Protocol

The town will bring a trick-or-treat to the kids of Adams this year, and town vehicles will drive through each precinct to distribute candy.

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Pittsfield Sets Halloween Hours; Discourages Trick-or-Treating

In a press release released by the city Wednesday morning, Mayor Linda Tyer discouraged residents from trick or treating this Halloween but provided some guidelines for those who wished to partake anyways.

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Governor Says Halloween Is a Go

Berkshire communities are determining how they will deal with door-to-door to distribution of candy. North Adams is holding trick-or-treat and issued a list of cautions; some towns are considering a central outdoor location or limiting hours.

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Naumkeag Pumpkin Show Debuts 1,500 Jack-O'-Lanterns

The historic home and gardens made an extra effort this year to provide a haunting outdoor experience, nearly doubling its jack-o'-lantern count to 1,500.

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North Adams Sets Trick Or Treat Guidelines

Thursday morning the city announced that Halloween Trick or Treat City hours for the City of North Adams will be held Saturday, Oct 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

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CDC Releases Guidance for Trick-or-Treating

Local governments will be taking up the question of Halloween activities in the coming weeks but it looks like traditional trick-or-treating is out this year. And don't think that plastic costume mask is a substitute for the cloth one you're wearing now.

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Adams Officials Seeking Safe Way to Celebrate Halloween

The state is expected to provide some guidance on trick or treating this week but going door to door is probably unlikely because of the novel coronavirus.

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Homeless Continue to Leave Pittsfield Parks

\Recreation Activities Coordinator Becky Manship gave her report and said the annual Halloween Parade has been canceled because of the pandemic.

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Halloween Accident Prompts Safety Discussion in Williamstown

The board responded to letters signed by more than two dozen residents and the comments of five residents who attended Monday's meeting, including the father of the child who was struck this Oct. 31.

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