The Bidwell Country Fair

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MONTEREY, Mass. — After a 2-year hiatus, the Bidwell House Museum will bring back the Bidwell Country Fair.
 
The free community event is on Saturday, June 25 from 12-4 p.m. at the Bidwell House Museum. The event coincides with Monterey celebrating the town's 175th anniversary. 
 
There will be activities for the whole family at the Fair including music, reenactors, artisan demonstrations, crafts, food and more.
 
On the musical stage, Moonshine Holler and Oakes and Smith will play.
 
The Butler's Rangers, Loyalist Reenactors, will be at the Museum all afternoon talking about what life was like for those who fought alongside the British during the Revolutionary War.
 
There will be a number of artisans onsite showcasing their crafts, including The Berkshire Hills and Dales Spinning Guild, stone carver Adam Heller, and blacksmith Chris Templin, along with timber framing and timber sawing demonstrations.
 
History Buffs can learn more about the 175 years of the town of Monterey with a display from the Monterey Historical Society. Other local businesses will also have displays.
 
For the younger visitors, there will be a craft table, face painting and a scavenger hunt. Flour Bin Catering and SoCo Ice Cream will provide food for purchase and there will also be free water, lemonade and watermelon for visitors.
 
Visitors to the Bidwell House can also take a number of outdoor self-guided tours during the afternoon, including one about the history of the Bidwell House and one about the Native American history of the local land. Guided tours of the inside of the house will not be offered during the Country Fair.
 
Details and schedules will be posted on the website in July. Head to the events page for updates and free registration: https://www.bidwellhousemuseum.org/event/bidwell-country-fair-2/
 
This program is sponsored in part by grants from the Monterey, Tyringham and Otis Cultural Councils, local agencies which are sponsored by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
 
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