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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2019

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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 Thursday, Oct. 31, 2010. 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. 17

Pittsfield: Downtown Pittsfield Inc. and downtown businesses are hosting a "Trick or Treat" in downtown Pittsfield from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit downtown businesses in your best Halloween costume to score some free treats; look for the orange pumpkin in the window. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pittsfield: Haunted Hancock, a spine-chilling 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.

 

Friday, Oct. 18

Lenox: Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults; $20 for youths ages 12 to 18. Tickets and information online.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

Lenox: Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults; $20 for youths ages 12 to 18. Tickets and information online.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20

Lenox: Ventfort Hall will prepare for Halloween by painting pumpkins here at the mansion.  While pumpkins dry, there will be opportunities to have some spooky snacks and craft other autumnal decorations. Families can drop in at any point; the cost to attend is $7 per child with advance reservation; $10 per child day-of (adults free with their child). Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Call 413-637-3206.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24

Pittsfield: Haunted Hancock, a spine-chilling 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.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

Lenox: Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults; $20 for youths ages 12 to 18. Tickets and information online.

 

Saturday, Oct. 26

Lenox: Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults; $20 for youths ages 12 to 18. Tickets and information online.

Pittsfield: Children of all ages are invited to tag along on your weekend grocery trip to enjoy the fun of Halloween at both Pittsfield Stop & Shop. Little witches, pirates, and everything in between are invited to trick-or-treat around the stores in their costumes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children are also invited to decorate their own clementine “pumpkins.” With craft tables filled with markers, stickers, glitter, and even googly eyes, these citrus creations are a fresh way to bring the decorative fun of Halloween home.

Pittsfield: Celebrate Halloween a little early at Hancock Shaker Village from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trick-or-treat in costume as witches, ghosts, and goblins roam the Village. Learn how Shakers celebrated Halloween, get spooked with ghost stories and fortune-telling, bob for doughnuts, and hop on a “flying” Shaker broom. Meet Valerian the Garden Witch. All ages are welcome for this annual tradition. Included with admission (free for members).

 

Monday, Oct. 28

North Adams: Residential Programs and Services and The Volunteer Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the 25th annual “Boo Bash” in the Venable Gym from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Children ages 5 to 12, who are accompanied by a parent or chaperone (age 18 or older), are encouraged to attend to celebrate the Halloween season in a fun, safe way. The Boo Bash is planned by MCLA resident students, working with their RPS advisors, and will feature games, refreshments, and more. Venable Hall is located at 375 Church St. in North Adams, Mass. Please use the quad entrance of the Hall to enter the event. Parking is available behind the library.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Lenox: The Mount is celebrating Halloween with an evening of Edith Wharton’s spine-tingling ghost stories at 5 p.m. Professional actors will read a selection of Wharton's gothic tales. Free for members, $10 for general admission. Space is limited. Reserve online.

 

Thursday, Oct. 31

Lenox: The annual Lenox Community Center parade will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Ann's, go through town and end at LCC, where goodies will be passed out at "trunk or treat" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative, Scariest, and Kid’s Choice vehicles decoration.

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, a spine-chilling 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.

 

 

Trick-or-Treat Hours

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: The Lee Chamber of Commerce will sponsor trick or treating at the Lee Outlets from 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. 25, 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. 19. 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.


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