Festivals

Solid Sound Festival

MASS MoCA

Wilco takes over Mass MoCA with this festival curated by the band and showcasing bandmembers new work, emerging bands, art and comedy.

FreshGrass Festival

Mass MoCA

FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum.

FreshGrass Festival 2019

MASS MoCA

September 20 5:00 PM - September 22, 2019 8:00 PM

FreshGrass is a family-friendly event with four stages of guitar and banjo traditionalists and trailblazers.

22nd Annual Country Fair

Hancock Shaker Village

September 28, 2019 10:00 AM - September 28, 2019 6:00 PM

This iconic Berkshires autumn event offers a quilt and fiber festival, workshops, demos, family acitivites, pony rides, access to the Shaker Village, and much more!

22nd Annual Country Fair

Hancock Shaker Village

September 29, 2019 10:00 AM - September 29, 2019 5:00 PM

This iconic Berkshires autumn event offers a quilt and fiber festival, workshops, demos, family acitivites, pony rides, access to the Shaker Village, and much more!

Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival

Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from more than 200 different vendors and all things garlic, from pop corn to wood-fired pizza to ice cream, with live music.

Fall Foliage Festival

North Adams

A weeklong celebration of fall in North Adams ends in the annual Fall Foliage Parade through downtown with live bands and a daylong downtown celebration.

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Community events

MCLA Downstreet Art

Downtown North Adams

September 26, 2019 5:00 PM - September 26, 2019 8:00 PM

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) DownStreet Art’s 2019 (DSA) season will feature new artists, new events, and new collaborations. 

She Shapes History: Public Preview and Reception

Berkshire Museum

October 4, 2019 5:30 PM - October 4, 2019 7:30 PM

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote with this new exhibition at the Berkshire Museum. Come for this preview, a special event free to the public!

Greylock WORKS Festive

Greylock WORKS

November 23, 2019 10:00 AM - November 23, 2019 4:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, 23 November at our third annual holiday market celebrating exquisite design and local food.

Sheep Hill

This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in 2000. Art and Ella Rosenburg and their son ‘young Art’ moved here in 1933 and had a milking herd for more than 50 years. The Williams Outing Club operated a rope ski tow here from the late 1930’s to the mid […]

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Family events

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Holiday events

Haunted Hancock

Hancock Shaker Village

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM - October 3, 2019 8:30 PM

Haunted Hancock gives visitors a spine-tingling nighttime tour of the Shaker Village, complete with ghostly legends and tombstones!

Haunted Hancock

Hancock Shaker Village

October 10, 2019 7:00 PM - October 10, 2019 8:30 PM

Haunted Hancock gives visitors a spine-tingling nighttime tour of the Shaker Village, complete with ghostly legends and tombstones!

Haunted Hancock

Hancock Shaker Village

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM - October 17, 2019 8:30 PM

Haunted Hancock gives visitors a spine-tingling nighttime tour of the Shaker Village, complete with ghostly legends and tombstones!

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Classes & Workshops

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Well-being

Yoga Matt

BeFit Company

Matt Neely is Yoga Matt, bringing Strala Yoga to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

In Touch Massage & Day Spa

A full-service spa along the Green river. Massage therapy, facials, skin care, full service hair salon, private outdoor hot tub, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Jen Messer, LMT

Williamstown Wellness

Intregrative body work including deep tissue, myofascial release, prenatal, and sports massage.

Nicole Methot, LMT

Williamstown Wellness

Massage therapy including pregnancy massage, deep tissue and sports massage, and Thai massage.

Night Sky Yoga

Mindful yoga for every body and soul with Mary Edgerton. Classes of all levels at Williams College and other locations in the community.

Nutrition Center

UNO Community Center

Mission is to to inspire a healthy relationship with food through counseling, nutrition and culinary demonstrations.

Salon 290

A hair, skin, and nail lounge in a Victorian building.

Empire Cutz

A Williamstown landmark since 1908 and “Only 3 hours from Fenway Park.”

Tasha Yoga

Embody Yourself with Finely Tuned Alignment and Heartfelt Expression: Yoga Classes, Private Classes, Workshops, Teacher Training in Williamstown.

Tsubo Massage

An integrative wellness center that offers massage and other body work modalities that support health and vitality.

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Stockbridge

A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga.

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Parks & Playgrounds

Spruces Park

Williamstown

Two sculptured lion sentries guard the entrance to more than 100 acres. Walk or run on the flat?2.2 mile perimeter trail ?or take a morning walk with your dog on the interior mowed paths through the fields.

Linear Park Picnic Area

Williamstown

At the enter of town, at the top of Route 43, a stone bridge crosses the Green River to a shady with picnic tables and a swimming hole that can reach several feet at its deepest.

Linear Park Trails

Williamstown

Flat walking trails wander through the woods and fields along the Green and Hoosic rivers. The Woods Loop travels through a floodplain forest along the rivers and past their confluence, and the field loop skirts ploughed land along the river bank.

Margaret Lindley Park

Williamstown

A manmade pond that’s fed by the Hemlock Brook has sandy beach and shallow areas for the little ones. Open from dawn til dusk.

Windsor Lake

North Adams

Close to town, Windsor Lake invites picnics and swimming on a sandy beach with views of the mountains.?Bring a lawn chair, picnic supper and bathing suit.

Stone Hill at the Clark

Williamstown

Walking trails cross the hills, woods and pastures behind the museum with picnic tables and benches along the way to enjoy the views of the mountains. Open year-round.

Field Farm

Williamstown

At the historic art deco house and folley, picnic tables overlook the pond just off the lot next to the Folly. The gardens are open to visitors, and trails wander through fields where bobolinks nest and along the river.

Mount Hope Park

Williamstown

Where the Roaring Brook meets the Green River, tables and small grills give picnic spots just off Route 43. Follow the road through the park and uphill to find Hopper Road and trail heads for Mount Greylock.

Greylock Glen

Adams

A network of meadows, swamps and woodlands covers?more than 1,000 acres on the slopes of Mount Greylock, with picnic tables by the pond,?an accessible trail and a mountain biking trail and trails for walking, hiking, romping with dogs and horseback riding.

Summit of Mount Greylock

Top of Mount Greylock

Paved roads lead up the state’s tallest peak to a broad view ? picnic in the meadow or climb the lighthouse tower of the World War I memorial to see still farther across the valley, or rest at the 1930s lodge.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesborough

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail runs north to south along Route 8, from Lanesborough and north to the visitor center in Adams.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

In 368 acres of northern hardwood forest,?Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area, and the pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails along which visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, and perhaps a moose.

Sheep Hill

This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in 2000. Art and Ella Rosenburg and their son ‘young Art’ moved here in 1933 and had a milking herd for more than 50 years. The Williams Outing Club operated a rope ski tow here from the late 1930’s to the mid […]

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Civic

Williamstown Cultural District

Williamstown, high in the Northwest corner of Massachusetts, is unique in its mix of contemporary and historical art, theatre and music, ideas, history, and nature.

Town of Williamstown

Visit the Town’s website for meeting information, road status, voting information, and more.

Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

Serves Williamstown and neighboring communities by supporting efforts in communication, education and coordination of our members, our residents, and our visitors.

WilliNet

View our civic & cultural life through locally produced television programs.

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Camps

Art Ninjas Camp at MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA

Create art, embrace creative genius, explore exhibitions, and have fun! Full day sessions at MASS MoCA for kids entering grades 1-5 in August.  North Adams, MA Website: http://massmoca.org/camps

Buxton School Summer Arts

Buxton School

Buxton School hosts a variety of week-long, summer arts programs for children, ages 6 and up. These programs foster a depth of curiosity, active engagement, hands-on creativity, and group play. All of our day programs are co-educational and open to all levels of experience. Extended daycare is also available. Learn more at https://buxtonschool.org/dayrprograms/

Berkshire Girls Basketball Camp

Wiliams College

The Berkshire Girls Basketball Camp is held at Williams College and directed by Williams Women’s Basketball Head Coach Pat Manning, her assistants and current and former players.  Camp is for girls ages 6-16.  Pat Manning: 413-822-0495 pmanning@williams.edu http://bit.ly/bgbc2019

Kids Act: Barring Stage Company Camp

KidsAct! for ages 7-10 Join Barrington Stage Company for an exciting theatre program for students ages 7-10. This two-week theatre camp will focus on building acting and improvisation skills through fun theatre games, as well as the creation of an original play to be performed for parents and friends on the final day of the […]

Berkshire Museum Summer Camps

Pittsfield

The Berkshire Museum presents many summer camps, including hands-on experiences in robotics, natural science, theater, forensics, film, animation, and more.

Camp Discovery

Williamstown Community Preschool @ the Williamstown Youth Center

The camp for children entering grades 1-6 includes swimming, field trips, biking, sports, games, crafts, science, and nature activities.

Camp Sarsaparilla

Pownal, VT

Children enjoy art, outdoor exploration and camp craft, swimming, singing, read aloud games, riding the zip line, snacks, picnic lunches, and journal writing.

Coding Camp

Williamstown

Basic introduction to programming through a combination of class- room instruction and hands-on exercises that are designed to be fun and engaging.

Creating Music Together Camp

A week-long camp for budding composers, ages 9-12, consisting of games and collaborative experiences organizing sounds into music. Each morning will feature a new aspect of music-making, including mouth & body sounds, simple percussion, and improvisation within a group. We won’t know what the music will sound like until you come and show us! Meets […]

Gaming Week

Williamstown Elementary School

This fun-filled week for 7-13 year olds will feature the popular networked computer game Minecraft?. Lessons, co-op projects, and daily challenges.

J*Star Gymnastics

North Adams

Camps are for ages 5 and up and they will be participating in gymnastics, crafts, games and so much more!

MCLA Summer Camps

North Adams, MA

MCLA hosts Young Hacks, Science & Robotics, Creative Writing, and Sports Clinics

Magic Camp at Sand Springs Pool

Magic Camp is a week long magical camp for elementary school age children at Sand Springs Pool.  Jane Shiyah 413-458-9544 jawss13@gmail.com

Northern Berkshire YMCA Camps

North Adams

Itty Bitty Sports Camps are for children 4-6 years of age. Most sports camps are for children 7-12 years of age.

Overland

Williamstown & Around the World

Small groups, inspiring leadership, carefully crafted summer camp program that captures imagination, stretches abilities, strengthens bonds for 4th-12th graders.

Pine Cobble Summer Programs

Williamstown

Offers a summer of fun for young children, sports enthusiasts, and children who want a mix of outdoor games and mental challenges.

Rock On!

Pittsfield

Explore rock, blues, and jazz with a great faculty. All levels welcome from Beginners to Advanced players.

Softball Academy at Williams

Comprehensive instruction in all phases of the game and the opportunity to showcase their abilities through various drills and game scenarios.

Starlight Stage Youth Theater

Williamstown

Since being founded in 1976, hundreds of young people from the Berkshire County, southern Vermont and eastern New York state area have participated in the programs.

Tim Duncan Pottery

Williamstown

Each 5 day session will include pinch, coil, slab and hand building, as well as sculpting and wheel throwing.

Undermountain Farm Camp

Lenox

Each day includes a horseback riding lesson as well as many horse and farm related games and educational activities.

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