Berkshire county has a variety of events this weekend including Easter Bunny experiences, festivals, and more, including the return of Thunderfest in Adams.
ThunderFest is an annual outdoor festival celebrating the historic Thunderbolt Trail and Race. The event runs from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday featuring live musical acts, local craft beer and local wine, craft exhibitors, and more.
Relieve your cabin fever by getting toasty by the fire with marshmallows and other activities, including train rides with Berkshire Scenic Railway, right across Hoosac Street at Adams Station. The Easter Bunny will be riding the train this weekend and the popular cabaret train runs at 5 p.m.
Comedian Colin Mochrie and hypnotist Asad Mecci bring their cross-genre performance to the Berkshires starting at 7:30 p.m.
During the performance, 20 random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis. The volunteers will be whittled down until five remain and Mochrie will take the stage to improvise with them while they are still under hypnosis.
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Veterans Make Memorial Day Trek to War Memorial
By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
Retired Navy Petty Officer Cindy Lacoste speaks at Sunday's Memorial Day observance.
ADAMS, Mass. — North County American Legion members made their way to the summit of Mount Greylock early on Sunday morning for their 89th pilgrimage to the state's War Memorial.
Speaker Cindy Lacoste, a retired petty officer with 22 years serving in the Navy and current member of the Department of Massachusetts Executive Committee of Women of the American Legion, spoke and recalled memories of fallen veterans.
"Memorial Day brings up so many memories to me, and I'm sure it does to you," she said. "But in 2003, I was deployed to the Middle East not knowing if I was going to make it back home. So the fact that I did, obviously, I'm forever grateful, and I want to make sure that I never forget the stories of those that didn't come back."
She recalled the story of a young soldier, Cindy Bowden, who was a freshman attending the University of Connecticut during the Gulf War.