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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2023

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The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, the holidays are approaching artisans and craft enthusiasts know what that means. It's craft fair and bazaar season! This list will be updated as we get more information. Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

Note that some craft fairs may run two days; those extra days are in bold. 

 
 

Saturday, Dec. 16

Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Market
 
The South County market is being held at the Housy Dome, 1064 Main St., Housatonic, from 10 to 2. Features locally grown and produced foods. 
 
Admission is free and mask-wearing is encouraged. More information here
 
Holiday Handmade Craft Fair
 
3 West at Norad Mill in North Adams will be filled with artists and crafters offering a wide variety of items for the holiday season. Admission is $3; children 12 and younger free. Runs from 9 to 3. 
 

Sunday, Dec. 17

Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Market

The North County winter farmers market is again being held at Greylock Works in North Adams from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 
 
Admission is free and mask-wearing is encouraged. More information here
 
Friday, Dec. 1
 
Simon's Rock Arts & Craft Fair
 
The Employee Enrichment Activities Committee at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington will host their annual fair in the Daniel Arts Center on campus from 2 to 6 p.m. Feature arts and crafts for sale from the college's students, faculty and staff. 
 
 
Saturday, Dec. 2
 
Savoy Craft Fair & Bake Sale
 
The annual fair will be held at the town fire station, 17 Center Road, from 9 to 3.  There will be a wide variety of local crafters displaying their creations just in time for holiday shopping. In addition, a bake sale with many options to tempt visitors will be held.  All proceeds of the bake sale will benefit the Hilltown Hose Company. Free admission.
 
Holiday Art Market
Eclipse Mill, North Adams
 
Held in the converted mill's gallery at 243 Union St., the market features a wide range of arts and crafts, from paintings to pottery to jewelry to mixed media created by the building's artist community. Runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5.
 
Park on the east end of the building; the gallery is on the first-floor. More information here.
 
St. Mary's Christmas Bazaar
 
Event runs from 9 to 3 at the Cheshire church the first Saturday in December. Features foods, baked goods, raffles, cash giveaways, white elephant, chinese auctions and more.  
 
Mount Greylock Extended Care Craft Fair
 
A day of crafty fun with family and friends at the annual fair at the facility at 1000 North St., Pittsfield. Shop specialty goods from local small businesses, enjoy light refreshments, learn about the resources available at the facility and enter a raffle. Runs from 11 to 3. 
 
Sunday, Dec. 3
 
Holiday Art Market
Eclipse Mill, North Adams
 
Held in the converted mill's gallery at 243 Union St., the market features a wide range of arts and crafts, from paintings to pottery to jewelry to mixed media created by the building's artist community. Runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5.
 
Park on the east end of the building; the gallery is on the first-floor. More information here.
 
 
Saturday, Dec. 9
 
Holiday Shindy 2-23

For 14 years the Holiday Shindy has been a  shopping tradition, showcasing artisan vendors from across the region. The Shindy features the chance to meet and watch local farms and makers weave, sew, preserve, and whittle. Longtime vendors and emerging talents will be in the Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 1st St.

Hours are 10 to 4 and admission is $3, children younger than 12 are free. More information here.
 

St. Charles' Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair

St. Charles Borromeo, located at 89 Briggs Ave. in Pittsfield, is having a Christmas bazaar from 10 to 3:30. It features more than 25 craft vendors, a bake sale, soup and sandwich for purchase, and a raffle. Santa Claus will visit from 11 to 1.

Holiday Market Place 

Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge

 

The annual Holiday Market runs Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

 

The market will feature a collection of 100 unique, designer wreaths as well as an assortment of holiday-blooming amaryllis and paperwhites in decorative and clay containers, succulent arrangements, garlands, hanging terrariums and gift items presented by regional artisan vendors. Special Friday preview party.

 

More information here.

 
Sunday, Dec. 10
 
Wahconah Holiday Craft Fair
 
The Wahconah Regional High Student Council hosts its annual craft and vendor fair from 10 to 3 at the high school in Dalton. All proceeds including raffles benefit the Student Council's community projects and the people in need it helps. 
 
 
 

*Saturday, Oct. 7

Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival
 
The 24-acre garden offers two days of family friendly activities, a beer garden, more than 50 regional artisan food and craft vendors, giant tag sale and popup shop, a haunted house, hay rides and roving entertainment. Of course, the Horticulture Tent will offer garden books and tools, bulbs, mums, pumpkins, and other plants for sale.
 
Admission is $10; children 12 and younger free. More information here.
 
*Sunday, Oct. 8
 
St. John Paul II Fall Fest
Notre Dame School, Adams
Time: 9 to 4
 
The annual bazaar and kids' fair takes place over two floors in the former school behind Notre Dame Church. Chinese auction, knitted goods, seasonal decor, country store, lunch and takeout, silent auctions, books, raffles and carnival games. 
 
*Saturday, Oct. 14
 
Bennington Harvest Festival
Downtown Bennington, Vt.
Time: 10 to 5
 
More than 75 vendors including artisans, craftspeople, specialty foods, and more. There will be four stages with live music, activities, and a variety of food and beverage vendors and wine and spirits tastings. Also lots of pumpkin activities including a best pumpkin or squash recipe. 
 
Admission is free; more information here

 

*Saturday, Oct. 21

Hoosac Harvest Fall Craft and Vendor Fair
 
Middle School PTG hosts its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hoosac Valley High School in Cheshire.
 
More information here
 
Stamford School Fall Fest
Stamford (Vt.) School
Time: 11 to 3
 
Third annual fundraiser for the Stamford Parent Teacher Group. Activities, games, food and items for sale, raffles of baskets and gift cards, pumpkin and scarecrow contests. 
 
More information here.
 

*Saturday, Oct. 28

 
Pittsfield-Adams Elks Fall Craft Fair
27 Union St., Pittsfield
Time: 9 to 2
 
Wreaths, baked goods, jewelry, crochet item, local-made items and goodies, raffles and more. 
 
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Annual Bazaar
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, North Adams
 
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in North Adams is holding a bazaar on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Features raffles and gift basket chances. Dinner and lunch eat-in or takeout. 
 
More information here

 

 

*Saturday, Nov. 4

Harvest Bazaar, Bennington, Vt.

Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church, 283 Main St., Bennington, holds its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

More information here
 
Berkshire South Regional Community Center Arts & Craft Festival
 
The community center at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, hosts its 8th annual fest from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. the center's parking lot with a wide array of items from Berkshire County vendors. There will also be live music by The Midnight Anthem, crépes from Crepe Royale, and tacos from The Taco Shack food truck.
 
This is an outdoor festival but will be moved indoors in the event of bad weather. Admission is free.
 
North Adams Holiday Craft Fair 
 
North Adams Elks' annual two-day Craft Show, Nov. 4 and 5, 9 to 2. More than 50 spaces filled with local and regional goods. Coordinated by Berkshire Emporium & Antiques. Free admission. Chance auction, raffles, concession, and Sunday breakfast. Held at the lodge, 100 Eagle St.
 
Richmond Consolidated School Craft Fair
 
Richmond School at 1831 State Road is holding a craft fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free admission, more than 32 vendors, silent auction, chance raffle, theme basket raffle, lottery tree raffle and more.
 
Fall Harvest Fair
First Baptist Church, North Adams
Time: 9 to 2
 
The annual fair features handmade and craft items, attic treasures, chinese auction, baked goods and homemade soup. The Elfie station also returns. 
 

Saturday, Nov. 12 

 
Haystacks and Snowflakes Bazaar
 
First Congregational Church of Dalton at 514 Main St. holds its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Baked goods, crafters, holiday shop, plants, books, thrift goods, basket raffles and silent auctions. 
 

Saturday, Nov. 18

 
Festive Holiday Market at Greylock Works
 
Festive holiday market returns for its sixth year on Saturday from 10 to 3 in the Weave Shed, 508 State Road, North Adams. Up to 100 vendors and artisans. More information here.
 
An adults only preview on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 8 for $25; tickets limited. More information here
 
 
St. Stanislaus Christmas Bazaar
 
St. Stanislaus Kostka School at 108 Summer St., Adams, holds its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Crafts, raffles and Polish food available. 
 
More information here.
 
 
United Methodist Church Holiday Craft Fair
 
United Methodist Church, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, holds its craft fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free. Features local crafters and artisans, silent auction, baked good and the Salvation from Hunger Cafe. 
 
More information here
 
*Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Market
 
The South County market is being held at the Housy Dome, 1064 Main St., Housatonic, from 10 to 2. Features locally grown and produced foods. 
 
Admission is free and mask-wearing is encouraged. 
 
The next market is Saturday Dec. 16. More information here
 
Holiday Craft Market
Mount Anthony Union High School, Bennington, Vt. 
Time: 9 to 3
 
The high school holds its first annual holiday market with items from local businesses, direct sales, food and homemade/craft vendors. A chance to find unique gifts for friends and family.
 

Sunday, Nov. 19

 
*Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Markets
 
The North County winter farmers market is being held at Greylock Works in North Adams from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 
 
It will have locally grown and produced foods found in the Berkshires. It will also be open on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More information here.
 
Friday, Nov. 24
 
Moonlight Magic Craft Fair
 
Held at Buckland Town Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. to benefit the new Buckland Recreation Area. Vendors of maple, mugs, handcrafted items, bags, gift baskets, foods, raffles and tickets, plus a season's pass raffle to the rec area.  
 
Second floor; elevator available. More information here
 

Saturday, Nov. 25

Berkshire Handmade Holiday Festival
The Stationery Factory, Dalton

The retail and craft market will be open Saturday from 11 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 3. VIP shopping hour from 10 to 11 Saturday. More than 50 vendors with local produce, art, clothing, wreaths, crafts, maple and CBD products, vinyl records, winter wear and more.  

 
Food and drinks available, bar and live music downstairs. Suggested donation $5 to support Roots Rising.
 
More information here
 
North Adams Eagles Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar
 
Arts and craft show hosted by the North Adams Eagles Auxiliary at the American Legion on Ashland Street. Includes homemade crafts, chinese auction, raffles and food for purchase. Runs from 10 to 3.

 

Sunday Nov. 26

Berkshire Handmade Holiday Festival
The Stationery Factory, Dalton
 
The retail and craft market will be open Saturday from 11 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 3. VIP shopping hour from 10 to 11 Saturday. More than 50 vendors with local produce, art, clothing, wreaths, crafts, maple and CBD products, vinyl records, winter wear and more.  
 
Food and drinks available, bar and live music downstairs. Suggested donation $5 to support Roots Rising.
 
More information here

 


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BRPC Developing Action Plan for Safer Roads, Crosswalks

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A countywide effort is developing a systematic approach to roadway safety for motorists and pedestrians. 
 
Three public sessions were planned with the third is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Great Barrington firehouse on State Road. There is also a Zoom option.  The first two were held Thursday: at North Adams at noon and in Dalton at the public library at 5:30.
 
The sessions are being hosted by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission for the Safe Travel and Equity Plan for our Streets (STEPS) initiative.
 
The nation, overall, has seen an uptick in the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities over the last decade, after tracking comparable to the European Union. Nicholas Russo, senior transportation planner at BRPC, said that's true of Berkshire County as well as fatalities have increased over the past five years. 
 
Pedestrian and bicycle accidents only make up about 2 percent of all incidents but 20 percent of the serious and fatal crashes.
 
North Adams has the No. 1 "intersection by severity" with 16 injury crashes and two serious injury crashes within a five-year span. No surprise, it's where Hodges Cross Road meets Curran Highway. The intersection became much busier over the past decade with the opening of the Walmart Supercenter and a Cumberland Farms. 
 
The initiative has also developed a dashboard highlighting problem traffic areas that will be available for the public to comment on. 
 
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