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Weekend Outlook: Festivals, Concerts, and More

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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Berkshire County is offering a variety of indoor and outdoor events this warm cloudy weekend including music festivals, hikes, and farmer’s markets. 
Mountain Day 
Bousquet, Pittsfield 
Saturday, July 30 
This daylong family-friendly also includes vendors, food trucks, beer tastings, outdoor crafts, demonstrations, and athletic trainings beginning at 1 p.m.
From 11 to 1, the Berkshire County Outdoor Recreation Summit will feature conversations about the Berkshires outdoor economy, mountain biking and cycling, and new initiatives celebrating outdoor recreation. The afternoon will offer a guided hike to the summit, yoga, a cornhole tournament, and outdoor activities.
The Bousquet summer concert series will be hosting its pinnacle event with solo performances in the afternoon and a concert featuring Whiskey Treaty Road Show in the evening.
For more information about the music, check out our previous article and for information on activities, go to the Bousquet website
Monument Mountain Hike
Monument Mountain Reservation, Great Barrington
Sunday, July 31 
Berkshire County Historical Society will be leading a hike up Monument Mountain to celebrate the day Herman Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorn while on a similar walk up the mountain on Aug. 4, 1850. 
The approximate 2 1/2-hour hike will also include a reading of local poet William Cullen Bryant's "Monument Mountain."
Hikers should meet at the Monument Mountain Reservation parking lot on Route 7 at 9 a.m. and should be prepared with their own water, proper footwear, hiking gear, and bug repellent.
More information here
Downtown Pittsfield Summer Outdoor Movie Series
Clapp Park, Pittsfield
Friday, July 29
Downtown Pittsfield Inc. concludes its summer outdoor movie series this Friday at Clapp Park, located on West Housatonic Street, with Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Frozen 2."
Families can bring their blankets and lawn chairs beginning at dusk, around 8:30, to watch as Elsa discovers the truth about her family's past and the origin of her powers while also saving the kingdom with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.
In case of rain, the film will be postponed to Aug. 5.
Music in the Park 
First Congregational Church, Lee
Sunday, July 31
The Lee Cultural Council and the Starving Artist Café sponsor the Sundays In The Park series starting at 12:30 p.m. in front of First Congregational Church, located at 25 Park Plaza.
This Sunday, Dos Matchsticks will be performing their indie rock music from 12:30 until 1:20. Following their performance Cello & Violin Duo Bel Canto Chamber Players. 
Lineup and more information here
Flat Burger Society Performances 
The Flat Burger Society will be offering two performances this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Those planning to dine must arrive at least an hour before each performance; doors open at 5.
Friday, July 29: The Sample the Cat returns to Flat Burger Society since their last performance six months ago that sold out. Tickets are $15 and are sold here
On Saturday, July 30: Bluesy bar band Buddy McEarns will be performing rock, with some classical guitar riffs and hippie jam. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased here.
Pittsfield Suns
Sunday, July 31
The Pittsfield Suns will be offering a Bark in the Park Night as part of the game against Vermont Lake Monsters at 4:05 p.m. at Wahconah Park.
Participants are encouraged to bring their dog to the ballpark. Kids will get the opportunity to run the bases after the game. 
More information here.
Dottie's Coffee Lounge Performances
Dottie's Coffee Lounge, Pittsfield
Dottie's will be offering two performances this weekend on Friday and Sunday.
Friday, July 29, 11 a.m.: Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes will be performing "Carnival of the Animals" on the side patio located on Maplewood Street. 
They will be performing every Friday morning in July and August offering a different tale every week. 
More information here.
Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m.: Vocalist and keyboardist Bruce Milner will be performing alongside vocalist and guitarist Marji Zintz on Sunday morning until noon.
Brunch specials and beverages will be available for purchase until closing. There will be an option for Indoor and outdoor seating.
More information here.
Farmers' Markets
Lenox Farmer's Market
80 Church St., Lenox
The market will be open in its new location 80 Church Street, formerly the Cafe Lucia, this Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Participants can pursue local vendors while enjoying food and listening to music. 
For more information visit Lenox's Chamber of Commerce page.
Sheffield Farmers' Market
125 Main Street, Sheffield
The Sheffield Farmers' Market is open this Friday from 3 until 6 p.m. at First Congregational Church located at 125 Main St. 
The market will feature healthy food and products from a variety of local vendors in an attempt to nourish the community by protecting "local small farms, land, bees, and economy."
For more information visit the market's website
Pittsfield Farmers Market
The Common, Pittsfield
Powered by Roots Rising, the market is open every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through Oct. 8.
Each week the market will have fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers, and artisan goods while listening to music and participate in family activities. 
For more information, visit the website
Great Barrington Farmers Market
18 Church St., Great Barrington 
The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. until the end of October.  
Every week there will be locally grown food, flowers, and plants along with other local vendors. 
For more information, visit their website
Lee Farmers Market
Town Park, Main and West Park Streets, Lee
This market is open every Saturday from 10 until 2 p.m. It accepts SNAP/HIP, Senior Coupons, WIC coupons, and offer market match. 
More information here.
North Adams Farmers Market
St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot
The market is open every Saturday from 9 until 1 p.m. into October in the parking lot across from St. Elizabeth's Church.
More information here
Williamstown Farmers Market
Spring Street, Williamstown
The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. into October in the parking lot at the bottom of Spring Street. 
This year the market will feature returning and new vendors, including a fish monger, knife sharpener, baker, chef, and much more. 
More information here


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Weekend Outlook For Aug. 11-14

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff

Berkshire County has a variety of events this warm sunny weekend including festivals, guided meditation, tag sales, and more. 


Naumkeag at Night

Naumkeag, Stockbridge

Start your weekend off early with a night of live music Thursday at the beautiful Naumkeag, starting at 5 p.m. 

Enjoy light refreshments from the outdoor snack shack while listening to music by Afropop group Kina Zoré. 

Check in starts at 5 p.m. and the concert at 6. Admittance will not be permitted before or after these times. 

Tickets cost $9 for adult members and are free for child members. Adult non-members will be charged $15 and tickets for children without membership cost $5. 

More information here.


Mindfulness Meditation at Naumkeag

Naumkeag, Stockbridge 

Continue your weekend at Naumkeag with its guided meditation led by local meditation teacher Sandrine Harris this Friday.

Participants are required to wear comfortable clothes and need to bring their own yoga mat, blanket, or chair. 

Tickets are $12 for members or $20 for non-members. Registration is required. The class starts at 4 p.m. so participants have to arrive early to park and walk to the gardens. Admittance will not be permitted after 4. 

More information here

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