10 things ‘not to miss’ this fall

In Western Massachusetts

Nashville in the Berkshires

Bowe Field

371 Old Columbia St., Adams
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Sept. 7

The Nashville in the Berkshires concert returns for its third year with a lineup that includes country singers and a Neil Young and David Bowie tribute. Gates open at 11 a.m.; performances begin at noon. In addition to the performances, admission includes a car show, a farm animal petting area, pony rides and other amusements. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the gate; free for children 12 and younger. Parking fee of $3 per car.

FreshGrass Festival

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams
Sept. 20-22

Spend one, two or three days listening to traditional and cuttingedge bluegrass and roots music on four stages at Mass MoCA.This year, FreshGrass brings the stylings of Mavis Staples, Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Andrew Bird, Calexico and Iron & Wine and more to its stages, located in the museum’s galleries, as well as in its courtyards and grassy fields.

Becket Arts Center DriveAbout

Becket Arts Center

7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket
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Oct. 5-6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did you know that Becket and its surrounding hilltowns are full of talented artists? The inaugural Becket Arts Center DriveAbout allows participants to visit about 20 artists’ studios in Becket, Washington, Chester, Otis and Hinsdale.Visitors will be provided with a map of participating studios and information about the artists.

RambleFest and Greylock Ramble

Adams Visitors Center/Mount Greylock

3 Hoosac St., Adams
Oct. 13-14

Before hiking to the top of the state’s highest peak, spend an afternoon relaxing in the center of town at RambleFest, where you’ll find food, entertainment and activities for the whole family. On Monday, hike the 52nd Greylock Ramble. Parking at the trailhead is limited, so hikers are encouraged to park at the visitors center and take the free shuttle from downtown to the base of the Cheshire Harbor Trail.

Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Ernst Prey
Barbara Ernst Prey’s “Red Cloak, Blue Bucket.” Image courtesy of Barbara Ernst Prey

Hancock Shaker Village

1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield
On view through Nov. 11

Artist Barbara Ernst Prey spent many mornings and afternoons in quiet reflection at Hancock Shaker Village, observing how light filtered into the rooms; how the light changed throughout the day and changed the mood within that space. She observed the shadows being cast by objects in the room and contemplated the history of the objects and of the space. Her observations became studies for the 10 large-scale watercolors on display at the village through Nov. 11.

In Vermont

Equinox Mountain Environmental Film Festival


Sept. 21-22

Ninth Wave Global presents the inaugural two-day Equinox Mountain Film Festival, a grassroots effort to find and share stories about our environment and our role within it. Venue to be announced.

New England Street Food Festival

New England Street Food Festival
Crowds of people attend the second annual New England Street Food Festival at Kampfires Campground in Dummerston, Vt. Brattleboro Reformer File Photo

Kampfires Campground

792 U.S. Route 5, Dummerston
Oct. 5

Featuring over 50 bites and brews for $6 or less, the New England Street Food Festival returns for its third year. Feast on a variety of dishes from street food vendors from around New England while enjoying live entertainment and performances by the New England Center for Circus Arts throughout the day. Free admission.

Heirloom Apple Days

Scott Farm

707 Kipling Road, Dummerston
Oct. 13-14

Join orchardist Zeke Goodband in the apple barn for apple lore (10 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and a tasting of some of the farm’s 130 varieties of heirlooms in season. After the talk and tasting, guests can fill totes with the heirlooms they liked best, to purchase and take home, along with freshly pressed heirloom cider. Hard cider samples, food vendors, kids’ activities and guided dry stone wall tours by The Stone Trust.

Dock Dogs at Fall Orvis Days 2019


4180 Main St., Historic Route 7A, Manchester
Oct. 12-13

Watch as canines and their handlers make a splash as they compete in a series of dock-jumping aquatic performances. The two-day event, hosted by Green Mountain Dock Dogs at the Orvis-Manchester store, will feature competitions in “Big Air,” “Extreme Vertical” and “Speed Retrieve.”

Vermont Ukulele Harvest

Next Stage Arts

15 Kimball Hill, Putney
Oct. 25-26

Celebrate all things ukulele at the third Vermont Ukulele Harvest. This two-day event features workshops, jam sessions and more. This year’s event features Jim and Liz Beloff, Stu Fuchs, Amy Conley, Ron Kelley, Veronica Stevens and Ben Carr.

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