Berkshire County Sees a Flock of Thanksgiving Eve Events

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — While some may be busy preparing turkeys and sides for Thursday's big feast, others may want to go out on the town and connect with old friends the night before.

The night before Thanksgiving, has become a popular bar night for adults largely because people are home for the holiday.

Last year, BeerBoard reported an more than 62 percent rise in on-premise alcohol sales the night before Thanksgiving compared to the previous Wednesday.

Urban Dictionary describes the unofficial holiday as "one of the biggest party nights of the year since this is the start of Thanksgiving weekend and most people are home for the holidays at this time."

Berkshire County is no exception, with multiple events on Wednesday night at bars and eateries and a lot of live music. For those who are willing to cross a state border, there are also a few events happening just outside of the county.

iBerkshires reminds those going out on Thanksgiving Eve to drink responsibly and have a happy holiday. 

Thanksgiving Eve 2022 Events:

Balderdash Thanksgiving Eve
Balderdash Cellars, 81 State Road, Richmond

Local musician Mike Duffy will be playing from 5 to 8 p.m. and the winery's hours are noon to 8 p.m.  Customers can bring their own food.

Thanksgiving Eve Music and Dancing
Great Barrington VFW, 800 Main St.

Pick-Up Line, a Berkshire County-based cover band, will be performing at the VFW from 8 to 11.  There is a $5 cover charge.

Thanksgiving Eve Karaoke Party

Bogies Steak and Ale, 935 S Main St., Great Barrington

Karaoke and dance music begins at 9 p.m. The restaurant is normally open until 11 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Wobble
VFW Post 996, 573 Mohawk Trail, North Adams

From 9 p.m. to midnight, DJ 2BigMan will be playing music. The event promises "cheap drinks, good friends, and great tunes."

Thanksgiving Eve with All Over the Map- 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 
M&M's Tap and Tavern, New Lebanon, N.Y.

All Over the Map, which features Brad Licht and Zoltan Nemeth from the band SHYNE, will be playing cover tunes from musicians such as Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Jimmy Buffet, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Supertramp, Bryan Adams, and AC/DC from 8 to 11 p.m.

Patrons can go early and have dinner; kitchen closes at 9 p.m.  The restaurant also has an axe-throwing bar attached to it that features six axe-throwing lanes, pool tables, and darts.

New Saviors Thanksgiving Eve Bash 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at
The Avocado Pit, 201 South St., Bennington, Vt.

Southern Vermont/Upstate New York hard rock band New Saviors will be performing with Peach Misfits and Bove from 8 to 10 p.m. with no cover charge. 


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