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Harvest Festivals Across the Region

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Dowtown Salisbury last fall; photo by Pamela Wyeth

Is Columbus Day Weekend our Mardi Gras, the final fling before the serious business of preparing for winter?  This peak-leaf weekend offers many ways to spend all-day outdoors, surrounded by golden foliage. Whether you are searching for homespun hospitality or something grander, here are some of your options in three states:
Rural Intelligence Road Trips Hawthorne Valley Farm Fall Festival
A Harvest Parade, children’s games, crafts, farmers’ market, live-wolf and birds-of-prey presentations, puppet shows, hay rides.
327 Route 21C, Harlemville; 518.672.7092
Saturday, October 11
10:30 AM - 4 PM

53rd Annual Salisbury Fall Festival
In the twin villages of Salisbury and Lakeville, every church (Orthodox, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Congregational, Methodist) participates in this harvest festival, along with local merchants and the Scoville Library. There are pancake breakfasts, rummage sales, book sales, a chili cook-off, a scarecrow contest, live music, and hay rides for the kids. On Saturday evening, there’s also Lakeville Gallery Night with openings at Argazzi Art, Morgan Lehman and The White Gallery,
Route 44, Salisbury, CT: 860.435.0051
October 10 - 12


Rural Intelligence Road TripsThe Berkshire Coaching Weekend
In case you never realized that Lenox and Stockbridge have been grand resort towns for more than a century, the two communities’ Chambers of Commerce have gotten together to produce a weekend that celebrates that history. Horse-drawn carriages will pass through Stockbridge and Lenox this weekend, and they can be viewed up close at noon on Saturday, October 11, at Shakespeare & Company, on Sunday, October 12, at the Norman Rockwell Museum, and on Monday, October 13, at The Mount.
October 11 - 13

Looking Glass Garden’s Octoberfest
A benefit for the Sandisfield Fire & Ambulance Department, this one-day festival, on Sunday, promises pumpkin carving, hay rides, live music, and face painting.
October 12

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