Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2019
Trick-or-treaters around Berkshire County and beyond will be donning costumes and ringing doorbells in anticipation of treats on Halloween -- however, many towns have moved their trick-or-treat hours to Saturday, Nov. 2, because of inclement weather. PLEASE CHECK BELOW. 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.
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Thursday, Oct. 31
Great Barrington: Berkshire South Regional Community Center will open its Jaffe auditorium doors from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for families to celebrate Halloween and stay dry. Come in costume or not, but bring the whole family for two hours of bounce house and dancing fun under the glittering disco ball. Bounce house for those ages 12 and under. Apple cider, donuts and cookies will be provided as snacks. Please note: this not a nut free event. Suggested donation is $5 per family.
Lenox: The annual Lenox Community Center parade HAS BEEN CANCELED; the annual "trunk or treat" will be held in the Community Center ballroom from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative, Scariest, and Kid’s Choice vehicles decoration. Trick or treat is Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 7.
Lenox: A special Halloween ghost tour will take place at 8 and 10 p.m. Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home. Tickets are $24 for adults; $20 for youths ages 12 to 18. Tickets and information online.
Pittsfield: "Haunted Hancock," an evening of Shaker ghosts and mystery, will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays in October. Walk the dark paths of Hancock Shaker Village, venture into the basement of the Trustees' Office to see a collection of gravestones, hear tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement. Participants will learn about the legend of the "woman in black" roaming the upper floors of the 1830 Brick Dwelling, where rocking chairs have reportedly been disturbed by forces unknown. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 413-443-0188. Walking tours are approximately 90 minutes and include slightly uneven terrain and stairs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Pittsfield: The Berkshire Athenaeum is offering a free screening of "Hocus Pocus" beginning at 5:30.
Friday, Nov. 1
Stockbridge: Naumkeag is postponing its trick-or-treat event from Halloween to Friday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 8 because of the weather forecast. Tickets purchased for Thursday's event will be honored on Friday. Costumes encouraged $9/members, $15/members, free for children and Stockbridge residents.
Adams: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Becket: 5 to 7 p.m.
Cheshire: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Clarksburg: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
*Dalton: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Egremont: Saturday, Nov. 2,6 to 8
*Florida: Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
Great Barrington: Saturday, Nov. 2 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hancock: 5 to 7 p.m.
Hinsdale: Saturday, Nov. 2, parade starts at 5; trick or treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lanesborough: Saturday, Nov. 2,5 to 7 p.m.
Lee: The Lee Chamber of Commerce will sponsor trick or treating at the Lee Outlets from 5 to 7 p.m.
Lenox: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. LCC's "TRUNK or Treat" is still on Halloween from 5:30-7 inside the Community Center Ballroom. However, the parade is canceled.
Lenox Dale: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Monterey: 5:15 to 7
*Mount Washington: No designated times
New Ashford: 5 to 7 p.m.
New Marlborough: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5 to 7 p.m.
North Adams: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Otis: Friday, Nov. 1, trunk or treat from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
*Peru: Saturday, Nov. 2, No posted hours
*Pownal, Vt.: Friday, Nov. 1, for Trunk or Treat from 6-8 at Hardwood Homestead, 7:30-8:30 at Faith Church; No posted trick or treat hours
Pittsfield: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m., leave outside light on if participating; Halloween parade steps off at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, on Tyler Street.
Readsboro, Vt.: 6 to 8 p.m.
Richmond: Saturday, Nov. 2, 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. 19. Bring candy for sharing. Cider and donuts will be provided.
Sheffield: Saturday, Nov. 2, 5 to 7 p.m.
Stamford, Vt.: Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Stockbridge: 5 to 7 p.m.; Halloween Parade, Friday, Oct. 25, at 6; the Ice Glen Walk set for Saturday has been canceled.
Washington: The annual Pumpkin Walk is Friday evening, Oct. 25, 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., followed by Halloween Haunts Parade at 6:15 from post office and activities at 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.